Home Gym Hacks: 5 Easy Ways To Work Out At Home
You know you should be working out more, yet there’s always some reason not to. Among the list of excuses is the hassle of actually going to the gym; not only do you have to carve out time to drive there, but once you’re there all the machines you like are always taken. Fortunately, there are a handful of hacks you can use to turn your home into a gym—putting the excuses behind you for good.
Put The House Structure To Use
When it comes to creating an at-home gym, don’t think you need to buy a bunch of fancy machines. Think (a lot) more basic—like the walls and stairs. Running up and down your stairs and using a wall for wall sits can be a great, effective, and quick workout.
Use Your Furniture
Taking it one step further, you also have plenty of pieces of furniture throughout your house that can be utilized in your home workout routine. Your couch, for example, can be used for building core strength, whereas you can use kitchen chairs for step ups, box jumps, and other exercises that require elevated platforms.
Remember, No Equipment = No Excuse
People often assume that they won’t get an effective workout at home solely because they don’t own the pieces of workout equipment their gym offers, such as dumbbells or resistance bands. However, there are plenty of household items you can use as substitutes. No weights? Use gallon jugs of water instead. No exercise ball? Swap in some couch pillows.
Watch Online Workout Videos
If you are someone who struggles with self-motivation, you’re definitely not alone. But don’t think that you have to leave your house to attend a really good fitness class. There are plenty of free online workout videos you can watch and follow from the comfort of your living room.
Be Strategic About Space
Ideally, you will have one specific room or area in your home where you work out—whether it be your bedroom, the living room, or another place in the home. Having a spot dedicated to your fitness can help train your mind to tune out any distractions and focus on your workout while you’re in that area.
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