Workouts You Can Do At Home


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Physical Fitness is one of those things everyone knows they need but seemingly can’t always get because of a myriad of factors that “get in the way”. Unless physical fitness is your main priority in life, people often blame inconvenience, personal finances, and time management as reasons for not spending the time to exercise. The truth is, it’s a common misconception that fancy equipment and wide spacious environment are needed to commit to workout routine for achieving your personal fitness goals, and the workouts listed below only need a timer, clothes you’re comfortable sweating in, and water to stay hydrated.


  1. Push-ups


Face-down with hands on the ground and arms, body and legs straight, lower and raise your body by bending your elbows. The key here is to bend your elbows at a 45 degree angle or closer to your torso, not perpendicular. You also need to make sure your back and legs are straight.


If you’re having a hard time, you can put your knees to the floor with feet raised slightly off the ground.


  1. Squats


Standing up with feet apart and lined up with your shoulders. Lower and raise your body by bending your knees while keeping your back straight and body only slightly leaning forward. The key is to make sure you keep your shoulders behind or aligned with your knees while you do this. You can use your arms to maintain your balance.


  1. Jumping Jacks


Jump and raise both arms up and land with legs apart to the sides. Jump again and return both arms to the side and land with legs back together.



  1. Mountain Climber


Face down with arms extended and hands on the ground, alternatively raise your knees as high up in the direction of your chest without touching the ground. Maintain a straight back.


  1. Lunges


With one leg, do a step forward assuming a position where you kneel on one knee without touching the floor with your knee. Then return to rest position without moving the foot with the kneeling leg. Maintain a straight back as you do this. Repeat with the opposite leg to complete one rep.


  1. Leg Raises


Lying on your back, raise both legs clipped together until perpendicular with the ground. Afterwards, lower back to the ground without touching the ground with your feet.


To enhance the workout, do an upwards kick once your legs are perpendicular with the ground before lowering your feet. In this case, your entire lower body would have been lifted slightly off the ground as you kick upwards.


  1. Planks


Lying face down a straight body lifted off the ground with your elbows, maintain that position for a minute or for as long as you can hold it. You’ll know you’re doing it correctly when your abdomen feels the brunt of the strain to maintain your position.


  1. Burpees


Jump with your arms raised straight upwards, and crouch down with lowered arms once you land. From the crouch position, place both hands on the ground and extend legs and lower body backwards to assume a pushup position. Simply reverse the process to complete a rep.


To enhance this routine, do a pushup before reversing the routine in each rep.



And there you have it. Eight easy to follow workouts you can do at home that don’t need anything investment whatsoever. You can start with 10 reps and 3 sets for each (except planks which depend on time instead of repetition) and change it up depending on what you need. Just remember to stay hydrated and to listen to your body. The only thing standing between you and your personal fitness goals is your will to follow through and commit to your routine.




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