Killer Home Workouts

Some of us are just not gym people. It could be for any number of reasons. Maybe you don’t like working out in front of other people. Maybe there are no good gyms in your area. Or maybe you are just someone who can’t afford the hefty price of a gym membership every month. But no matter the reason for you not making it to the gym, it shouldn’t mean that you can’t still get a good, heart pumping workout.

A good workout from home doesn’t even require you to have any fitness equipment. While some people may prefer doing their home workouts with equipment like treadmills and stationary bikes they are not necessary to getting a solid workout at home.

Body weight lifting is a workout routine that requires nothing but a little bit of space and your own body. This type of workout uses gravity and your own natural weight to help you burn calories and gain muscle. By doing exercises that require you to handle your own weight you are able to learn functional moves that can be useful in your day to day life.

Tabata - 4. febr. 2011

Tabatas are another type of exercise regimen that requires nothing more than a little bit of time and some open space in your home. A high intensity workout routine, a tabata is a full cardio and sometimes weight training workout (depending on what exercise you choose to do during the duration of the tabata) that is crammed into as little as 4 minutes and 10 seconds. The Tabata works by being broken down into 20 second sections.

During these 20 second sessions you will run, jog, jump rope or do any cardio exercise or weight lifting of your choice at the highest intensity that you are capable of. Between every 20 second tabata you will have 10 seconds of rest where you will lower your intensity level to something equivalent to a 5. A full tabata is eight 20 second sections split up with eight 10 second rest periods which equals up to 4:10.

With the internet at your fingertips there is no reason why you need a gym membership to get a good workout. Video sharing websites like Youtube can give you easy access to a number of workouts at no cost to you, and there are various timers and exercise trackers that will keep you focused and on point even working out at home.

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