How to Get in Shape with Home Workouts

Lazar Angelov
Lazar Angelov
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If one wants to be fit, but still does not want to go to the gym, he or she can try working out at home. To find time for fitness is rarely simple. Yet, home coaching may give the solution.

The question is: can working out at home have the same results as working out at the gym? Let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of home workouts.


· Saves time as one do not need to step outside the home.

· Saves subscription fees to the gym.

· Saves money as you do not need equipment most of the time.

· It is always available.


· Without supervision, the exercises during working out may lead to injury.

· You need extreme will power to continue alone.

· Initial cost may be high if one thinks buying additional equipment.

Equipment Needed

· Gym mat or exercise mat

· Dumbbells

· Workout bench

· Heart rate monitor.

Bodyweight Exercises

Using bodyweight, one can do practical home exercises without any equipment. One can do planks, push-ups, pull-ups, bicycle crunches, mountain climbing as home exercises. They are as effective as doing weight lifting. When time progresses, one can increase the intensity of the workout. Raising the number of reps and sets can be beneficial.

Gym-free workouts can increase general fitness. It can also add to cardiovascular fitness and body strength.

Sitting exercises can include chest stretch, hip marching, upper body twist, arm raises. Strength exercises incorporate mini squats, calf raises, leg extension, leg lifting, wall press. One leg standing, sideways walking can be useful for increasing balance. Neck stretch, calf stretch can be useful for flexibility.


One can walk as much as they can at home or pass through nearby areas to shed extra pounds.

Climbing the Stairs

Climbing the stairs can add strength and fitness without doing any stressful exercises. It can also add extra minutes to the weekly exercise goal. Climbing the stairs is a low-impact exercise that needs no supervision. Taking the steps is useful in maintaining cardiovascular fitness and robust bones. It can also help to manage weight. Moreover, it is a safe exercise, which one can do easily.


The advantage of skipping is that one can do it at any place and at any time.
Some minutes' skipping provides heart and respiratory fitness and robust bones. It also helps to maintain balance and suppleness. Generally, a person can deplete up to two hundred calories by doing skipping for only 15 minutes.

It could be an intense exercise. If so, one should begin skipping at a slow pace. One can start skipping by doing it for twenty to thirty seconds. Then, he or she can walk on the ground for thirty seconds. Afterwards he or she can repeat the whole process.

Whichever option one chooses, he or she should maintain a healthy diet to get most of the needed nutrients. Further, one can also opt for supplements. Before doing any exercise, it is crucial to do warm-ups and to stretch. After the workout is complete, he or she should add an extra five minutes to cool down the body. Cool-down exercises slow the heartbeat and help the body to relax.


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