If you’re the type of individual who finds it far more practical to work out at home, rather than in a gym, continue reading to discover a few different types of home workouts that you may be interested in adding to your workout regime.
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Convenient home workouts:
1. HIT training
If you want to burn as many calories as you can within 7-10 minutes, it’s well worth downloading a HIT training app. As HIT apps are designed to increase your heart rate and to keep your heart rate in a targeted fat burning zone for a short amount of time.
What kind of exercises can you expect to complete as part of your first HIT workout? Most HIT workouts feature simple body resistance exercises such as sit ups, planks, push ups and wall squats.
Although most HIT workouts will also feature cardio exercises such as jumping jacks, that are guaranteed to get your heart rate up in a minimal amount of time.
Best of all most HIT workouts don’t require any specialist equipment, so you’ll be able to complete your HIT workouts in the comfort of your own home.
2. Dance based workouts
If you enjoy moving your body to music, you may find that completing dance based workouts such as zumba workouts, in your lounge, will increase your fitness level. If you easily bore of completing the same workouts on a daily basis, simply search Youtube for new dance based workouts as there are countless dance based workouts which you can stream from Youtube for free.
3. Jumping rope
Not only can anyone jump rope but jump ropes are inexpensive to purchase but provide your body with a fully body workout that will burn calories and tone your stomach, arms and legs. In fact you can actually burn more calories with 10 minutes of jumping rope than you can running for 10 minutes at an average pace.
One reason why it may be well worth jumping rope is that it’s lots of fun and many people find jumping rope and learning new tricks way more fun than running around their neighbourhood or spending hours on a treadmill.
Whilst Pilates may look like a leisurely sedate exercise, you’ll be surprised by the results which you’re able to achieve if you complete 3 short 20 minute Pilates exercises per week. Not only can you lose weight by completing Pilates exercises which will target your core but you can also lengthen your legs and arms and tone your body firm by competing regular Pilates workouts.
All you need to complete Pilates workouts from the comfort of your own home is a comfortable yoga mat and a smart phone or laptop to stream Pilates workouts from.
5. Stepper machine
If you don’t have room in your home for a treadmill or can’t justify the price of a treadmill, you may be interested in purchasing a small, portable stepper machine. Which you can keep in your closet or under your bed, when you’re not using it.
Some inexpensive steppers even feature a computer screen which will tell you have many steps you’ve taken during a workout as well as how many calories you’ve burnt and how far you’ve walked.
So if you’re not a huge fan of working out a gym, it’s a great idea to try out some of the home workouts listed above.