The pandemic and the habit of staying indoors has made us miss the gym so it has us thinking about all the exercises we can do at home. Of course, by now we all know the basic exercises that can be done in the comfort of our homes, but it’s important to know which ones will combine into one amazing hardcore workout. If you are someone who is also striving to get the optimum results at home the same kind that you can get at the gym then definitely keep reading!
You might think you can’t possibly do the same exercises you can to get bigger arms or a massive chest and you must wait till this pandemic gets over to get the desired figure, however, we are here to change that reality completely. You can still definitely work towards achieving that perfect look by just following the exercises we have selected for you.
Now all you need is a whole lot of motivation, enthusiasm, and maybe a few gym equipment to make the most out of the following workout.
To begin with, it’s important to warm up before any workout. To do a warm-up there are a couple of exercises that will raise your heartbeat and heat your muscles.
Exercises such as high knees, jumping jacks are ideal for a quick warm-up.
We suggest doing at least three sets of 20 each to get the ideal warm-up.
Now it’s time to focus on the actual workout, start by doing pushups. Going down into a plank position, place both hands right under your shoulders and ground your toes into the floor.
Now put your entire weight on your arms pushing up and lifting your entire body. Then slowly go down as low as you can without letting your stomach touch the ground.
As you go down squeeze your elbows in towards your body and don’t bend your knees. Repeat this motion and make sure during this entire routine your body does not touch the ground.
This is much more difficult than it sounds! We recommend doing 3 sets of 20 pushups to get the best results. At first, you might find it difficult to do more than 5 or 6 but remain steadfast and you will eventually do many more!
Pushups are excellent for the upper body, core development, and leg muscles. Before you know it your entire body will be shaking as you burn off your body fats.
Now it’s time to focus on your glutes! And squats are one of the best exercises to build muscle mass and tone your legs.
Standing up straight, open your legs about 3 feet apart, toes facing the front. Now gradually bend your knees as you come down protrude your butt outwards and keep coming down as much as you can but make sure your back is still straight. For balance, you can always put your hands out in front of you.
Try doing three sets of at least 20 and then gradually you can increase the number of squats you do.
Burpee is one of the complete body workouts you can do at home. They help you work on your upper body, core, and legs. It also raises your body temperature and heartbeat so basically you’re getting an amazing workout and that too without any equipment.
Begin by standing up straight, jumping up, and land in a plank position as safely as you can. Once in the plank position bring your legs forward right next to your hands like in a frog position. Stand up and repeat this as much as and fast as you can.
We recommend doing three sets of at least 15 because this is a challenging exercise. However, with practice, you will become a pro.
Another exercise that will require you to make a plank position; the mountain climber’s focus on your upper body, core, and leg muscles. In a plank position start by start by lifting the leg and bringing it towards the opposite elbow, take that leg back and repeat with your other leg. Alternate between your legs as fast as possible. In the beginning, you might find it difficult to reach your knee to your alternate elbow, but as you reduce your belly fat and increase your flexibility it will start getting easier.
We suggest you do this exercise at least 20 times for three sets.
Now that you are sweating and your legs are tired there is one more challenge left to do! Just hold your body in a plank position and feel your face being washed down with sweat. Your arms and legs will begin to shake as you use the last of your energy to burn fat.
Keep holding this position for as long as you can although we recommend at least beginning with 30 seconds, but continue to do so until your body gives up and you feel the need to collapse.
Now that your hardcore workout is complete it’s time to cool down and stretch those muscles! Positions like the child pose and seated forward stretch are best if you ask us.
There are so many more exercises you can do to get an amazing workout at home, you just need to have a keen interest in them.