Now I don’t know about y’all, but sometimes I’m just TOO LAZY to head to a gym. Or, in a more specific to
I’m glad you asked! There are about 1001 different exercises you can do in the comfort and safety of your home/hotel/wherever you’re sleeping. But, while it’s easy to hammer out a few squats and some push-ups and call it a “workout,” the real key to a home workout that could rival the gym is in sets and time.
The secret formula is pick some exercises (4-5 is usually good), and figure a high number of reps (I’d go somewhere in the range of 12-20, depending on your comfort with each exercise). Then select a set range (again, 4-5 is usually good). Lastly, I say select a time you want to complete this in. You can hammer out 20 12 push-ups in 20 minutes no problem, but challenge yourself to really work up a sweat.
If all of that sounds too complex to figure out for you, fear not! I’ve laid out three different at-home workouts you can try out, depending on your skill level. Don’t be afraid to add in ankle weights or resistance bands if you’ve got them laying around.
For the Beginner
10 Forward Lunges each leg
12 Push Ups
10 Glute kickbacks each leg
12 Air Squat
Repeat 4 Times in under 15 minutes.
For the Advanced
15 Jumping Jacks
12 Step Back Lunge each side
12 Mountain Climber each side
15 Plank Jacks
Repeat 4 times in under 15 minutes.
For the Expert
20 Squat Jacks
12 Shoulder Taps each side
12 Step Back Lunge with Pulse
15 Spiderman Push-Ups
12 4:1 Mountain Climber – Push Up
Repeat 4 times in under 15 minutes
Until Next Time!