Workouts at home can be quite boring, and we are here to help you spice them up with few ideas of how you can use various household items to make your workouts more interesting.
Backpacks for strength training:
Grab a sturdy backpack and add some weight in— it can help a home workout in a number of ways. Wear it in the front to act as a weighted vest or can be strapped back at your shoulders to act as a weight for squats, planks, or step-ups. It can also be used as a kettlebell swing or to perform. The beauty of using this is that you can use the weight of your choice, tailoring it to your needs. Again, be careful not to injure yourself.
Weight training with detergent, oil, or milk cartons:
Instead of dumbbells, use large cartons or bottles as weights for different exercises. Some of these include shoulder presses, overhead presses, bicep curls and more. Alternatively, large bottles of water, cans, heavy books can be used in place of weights of different sizes, make sure to put it back when you’re done!
Toning those muscles with walls:
Walls provide steadiness while practicing stretching or working your quads and glutes with wall-sits. Wall push-ups are a great way to build a base of strength. You can push yourself more with wall walks- Start in a high plank position with your feet on the wall. Involve your core and start walking up the wall until your face meets the wall and your body is perpendicular.
Stairs are great for cardio:
Stairs are the best place to workout if you want to break a good sweat! It’s great for a quick cardio hiit, since jogging them up and down can burn approximately 175 calories and improve stamina.
Chairs for building strength:
Chairs are a multipurpose workout companion and can help you execute a full-body workout. It can help in carrying out exercises like chair plank, fan kicks, incline pushups, triceps dips, and also aid in resistance training. If the chair is low-rise, possibly some step-up lunges can help.
Couch for glute bridges:
Use your sofa to make strong moves like burpees, side planks, and mountain climbers more manageable by performing them on an incline. Or you can lie on the floor on your back and rest your heels on the end of your couch, raise your hips, creating a straight line from shoulders to knees, and work out those glutes.
At the end of the day, the most crucial element of a workout is the willingness to put in the effort required and always remember to be safe. Always listen to your body! You’ll find that there are plenty of ways to get active around your home if you are imaginative enough.
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