Working out when you’re occupied with a full-time job is definitely require more determination and self-discipline than ever. Dividing your hours in between work, sleep and leisure is tricky enough and yet you need to spare some for gym... Before you feel like giving up on the idea of exercising, here’s how you can skip gym without compromising your fitness- do home workouts.
Home workouts are basically some simple exercises which do not require any involvement of complicated machines. With that being said, you’ll just need a space enough for you to move around and yourself. Easy yet effective. To give it an extra boost, turn your simple household items to sports equipment, adding some HIIT workout! Ready to sweat? Throw on your favourite sports bra and tights to get started!
1. Wall Sits
Helping you to build strength endurance on your glutes, calves and quadriceps, this workout can be done almost anywhere as long as there is a wall. Start by leaning your back on the wall with your knees bent at a 90-degree angle. Make sure your butt is parallel to the ground. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat for 3-4 sets!
2. Chair Dips
Your chair works more than just letting you to sit on. Turn it into a dip bar for those tricep dips. When sitting on the chair, put both your hands by the edge. Then, slide off your bottom and move forward with both your legs bent. Lower your body down. Be careful to not over bend your elbows lesser than a 90-degree angle.
3. Detergent Bottles Curl
Carrying detergent bottles are usually a hard work from the grocery store but look at it on a brighter side- you get to work those muscles. Before doing your laundry, take a little time to lift those bottles. Just hold two bottles in both your hands with your elbows close to your waist. Lift both detergent bottles up until they reach your shoulders while keeping the upper arms stationary. Pause for a bit before lowering it down to the starting position.
4. Counter Push-ups
Want to strengthen your upper body? Do your push-ups! Start by standing a few feet away in front of your counter top. Put both your hands on the counter and lean slightly forward. Make sure your hands are just a little wider than shoulder width. This will be your starting position. Then, bend your elbows while leaning forward to the counter top, just before your chest touches it. Hold for a second and push off yourself back to the original position.
5. Milk Jugs Lunges
Weighted lunges are a great way to train your lower body. Want stronger and toned legs? Don’t throw your empty milk jugs. Instead, fill them up with water and use them as DIY weights when doing your lunges. Begin with holding them in both your hands, close to your body in a standing position. Then, take a step forward with one leg and then lower your body until your knee is bent to a 90-degree angle. Remember to keep both your hands and the other side of the leg stationary while you’re at it. Return to standing position and alternate sides.
With these workouts made easier, you won’t have to squeeze time forcefully to go to the gym. While you’re at home, just take a 30 minute off your ‘me-time’ for a speedy workout. In this way, you’ll still get your body to sweat without wasting much of your precious time. Get your best gears from Amnig latest RTF5 Pro Series now to start exercising!
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