Working out at home can be quite challenging, especially if you don’t have a lot of exercise equipment. However, it is completely possible to get a fantastic workout in the comfort of your own home, whether you simply don’t have time to go to the gym or are simply not comfortable doing so. In this post, we will look at a few home workout tips and guidelines that can help you to get started.
One of the best types of home workouts that you can do is HIIT or high-intensity interval training. This is where you work out at extremely high intensities for 20 – 90 seconds, followed by an equivalent amount of rest, and then you repeat the cycle. This particular type of exercise is great to do at home since you can do it without any equipment. You can do 30 seconds of high intensity jumping jacks, mountain climbers, squat jumps, burpees, etc, followed by 30 seconds of rest and then repeat for 20 – 30 minutes. HIIT workouts are meant to be short so they are great if you don’t have much time to workout. They are also quite effective since they burn many calories which is great for weight loss. You can easily burn between 200 – 600 calories in a session.
Next, you can focus on doing calisthenic workouts. These types of workouts only use bodyweight for resistance. Some typical calisthenic workouts include pushups, pull-ups, muscle-ups, dips, chin-ups, and more. Each one of these workouts can be done for reps and you can even increase the difficulty by doing different versions. For example, once you’ve mastered the traditional pushup, you can move onto the one-handed pushup, incline pushup, etc.
Another great option is to purchase exercise DVDs or subscribe to online video exercise training. There are hundreds and even thousands of different options according to what type of exercise you prefer. Some of the most well-known programs include Turbo Jam, P90X, Insanity, Body Beast, Power 90, etc. You can choose from different styles such as weight training, kickboxing, dance, etc.
In closing, we have just looked at three great options for working out at home. Each of these options will help you to lose excess weight and get fit. However, to see true results from your workouts, you need to also eat healthy foods and avoid excessive eating and snacking. So, be sure to work out at least 3 times per week and you will be on your way to excellent health.