Quick Home Workout Ideas
Are you at home right now and fancy a quick home workout? We’ve got you covered even if you have no equipment! Keep reading for tips on how to accomplish a speedy full-body, heart pumping workout all within the comfort of your own home!
The weather last week in the UK suggests that we’re not quite out of winter yet and this can really hinder some peoples motivation to workout. A combination of illnesses, bad weather and a lack of sunlight causes many people to stay at home as opposed to hitting the gym. No problem! You don’t have to completely skip your workout just because you’re stuck indoors. Let’s look a little closer at how to perform a quick home workout.
Start With A Warm Up
Whatever you do, begin with a quick warm up. It is essential to stimulate blood flow around your body before you get into your main workout. If you have a staircase in your house, a simple method of warming up would be to walk up and down them for approximately five minutes. Fear not if you don’t have access to stairs in your place, simply walk around your house at a brisk pace or jog on the spot. Try moving your arms back and forth too.
The Main Workout
Here is a list of exercises that you can choose from. If you happen to have exercise equipment lying around your house then this will add to the number of possible exercises that you can perform. Through combining several of the exercises listed below, you will be performing both cardio-based exercises and body-weight resistance exercises, to give yourself a great full-body workout.
List Of Exercises
- Walking lunges
- Jogging with high knees
- Mountain climbers
- Tricep Dips
How To Perform The Workout
There are two ways to perform this exercise routine. You could either time it or base it on the number of sets and repetitions that you do, in the format of circuit training. For example, you could perform 15-20 of each exercise with no rest in between exercises, only resting once you have finished the last exercise. Then comes a rest period of 2 minutes, followed by a repetition of the circuit, completing three to four circuits in total.
Alternatively, you could do each exercise for 45 seconds and rest for 15 seconds between each exercise. Repeat the exercises twice and this will give you a heart pumping 20 minute workout. Feel free to adjust the rest periods so that the workout is challenging, but make sure you can finish all of the exercises.