5 Things You Need For Getting Fit At Home
We understand that we are leading super busy lives and that means it can be hard to make it to the gym or event to make time to exercise, but we are big believers in the ‘no excuses’ approach.
Fitness is really important, you don’t necessarily have to be a warrior, but it’s great to feel fit and comfortable in your own skin.
We’ve put together a few exercises you can do at home with random objects nearly everyone has lying around:
Want a nice tight booty? Chair dips are perfect to help you sculpt firm thighs and nice butt.
Make sure that the chair you are going to use is stable and not likely to tip over. Then, stand in front of the chair, squat and grip the chair behind you. Slightly raise yourself up and down. How many reps you do is your choice. When I was starting out I used to do x3 sets of 10.
Cans + Flour Bags
There are a number of different objects you can use around your house to substitute for weights. If you are just starting out sometimes all you need is a can of tinned beans in each hand and depending on your fitness goals it may actually be better for you to do more repetitions than increase the weight.
I generally use big bags of flour in each hand, or even bottles of water for exercise on the go.
The floor is a great tool to utilise wherever you are! If you are after a 6 pack or even just to tighten up your abs find somewhere comfortable to lie down and do sit ups. Sometimes you need some additional support, in this situation I like to hook my feet under the couch so I have some stability.
If you have a yoga mat lying around you may want to use that for extra comfort.
Socks + Rice
Create some DIY ankle weights with rice and socks! Fill your socks with rice or even sand then tie shut leaving enough room for you to be able to fasten around your ankles. From there, you can complete some leg raises or even simply walk around with the weight secured firmly.
Stretch your hamstrings with a towel by lying down and raising one leg. Hook the towel over the bottom of your foot and attempt to stretch your leg as far as is comfortable. Complete three times and then switch legs.
What do you use to work out at home?