There is nothing wrong with going to the gym. Quite the opposite, it’s great when people go to the gym. The problem is, people tend to go to the gym for reasons that barely have anything to do with lifting or getting in shape.
Along with that, there are other gym members that hog equipment you want to use, people who sit on their phones all day, and Crossfitters… do I need to say more? It seems you have to come in at 5 am or simply pray that “that guy” isn’t training right now.
So, why not just skip the gym altogether and workout at home? You can listen to the music you like at full blast and more importantly, no annoying people. For that occasion, we’ve constructed a “no gym, no problem” bodyweight only workout routine.
First, let’s do a quick rundown of what exercises you will be doing for this workout.
Great Bodyweight Exercises
Since this is a whole body bodyweight routine, squats will be necessary. It’s an essential lower body exercise with a lot of variations that you can play around with once you get bored with a standard squat. It will build your quads and your butt while also giving you a good sweat.
Burpees work your entire body and get your heart rate up quickly while turning your body into a fat burning furnace. If your overall fitness level is next to zero, start with a regular squat into a leg kick back variation.
As your stamina improves, incorporate the jump squat and the push up into your burpee variation.
This is going to be a standard front plank which you perform on your elbows. Don’t worry though; you won’t have to hold the plank for an absurd amount of time. Crunched in between some other exercises, doing it even for 20 seconds is going to be tough.
4. Toe Touches
Toe touches are here to give you a short “break” when working out. It isn’t all that difficult to perform so you get to “relax” while working out. When and if you start feeling extra hardcore, lower your legs after each rep and raise them again as you do the next rep, essentially doing a toe touch crunch.