Not being able to go to the gym due to lock-down restrictions, no nearby gyms, or any other reasons are not an excuse to stop working out. In this article, I have some easy workout routines that you can do at home every single day.
Remember that some workout routines cost nothing, while others might need some tools that you can buy. Also, although some moves are going to be listed for beginners, those moves aren’t going to be less effective than others. Anyways, here is my list of easy workout routines.
Core workout moves for beginners
These moves are easy to do, can be done anywhere, and require nothing to do. Some moves you need to do are sit-ups, crunches, bicycles, and planks.
For sit-ups, you need to aim for 20 to start. Later, you can increase the repetition by 5 each day or week. Try to work your way up to 50 sit-ups per day. To do this properly, do not use a chair or table to assist you.
Crunches are difficult to do for beginners, but it’s important to master them if you want to improve. By doing crunches, you’ll effectively train your abdominal muscles. Try to do three sets of 20 each day to start. Feel free to increase it if you think you can do it.
Another great way to increase your endurance is by doing bicycles. Though, doing it is very easy. Simply lie on your back, feet up, and knees bent. Place your hands behind your head and begin moving your legs in a bicycle motion. Do it quickly non-stop for one minute.
The classic plank position is great to increase your endurance and improve your core muscles. Simply rest on your elbows and toes, keep your back and legs straight, and hold that position for one minute. Believe me, one minute is more than enough for most people.
For another workout routine that is great for beginners is the beginner bodyweight. The workout routine consists of bodyweight squats, push-ups, dumbbell rows, plank, walking lunges, and jumping jacks.
For the weight, if you don’t have dumbbells, you can use a jug of milk or another weight if available. Do 20 squats, 10 push-ups, 10 walking lunges for each leg, 10 dumbbell rows for each arm, 15 seconds plank, and 30 reps of jumping jacks.
Doing this every day would be a great challenge for most people. If you can stick to this routine, consider yourself successful, and perhaps you can move on to heavier weight or more repetitions.
High-Intensity Interval Training or HIIT
HIIT is a specific workout regimen where you are required to do it very quickly non-stop for a few minutes at a time. Usually, HIIT requires a lot of room to move, but it can be modified, so you can do it in a small room.
Star the workout routine by standing up, then squat down, straighten your legs behind. Next, do a push-up, tuck your legs back in, then jump as high as possible. To turn this series of workout or burpee, do it quickly 20 times, rest for two minutes, and repeat. The point of HIIT is to make your heart beats so fast and your stamina drained completely. That’s the reason why HIIT is one of the best workout routines for people who want to lose weight.
Easy cardio workout
So, we’ve just learned about burpee, we can use it for more workout routines. One of them is an easy cardio workout that consists of jumping jacks and burpees.
To do jumping jacks, jump while raising your hands over your head each time. Raise your hands high and spread your legs wide. Keep at it for at least one minute. Follow it up with burpees – for the starter, you can repeat it 10 times. As always, aim to increase the repetitions each day or week and see how far you can go.
Upper body workout
There are three moves that you should do: push-ups, dips, and deadlifts. For push-ups, try to do at least 20. You can put something on top of your back for more weight. To do dips, sit on a chair, hands holding the front edge of the chair, lift your butt up until your entire weight is supported by your hands. Bend your elbows to move up and down, do this at least 10 times in 2 sets.
Deadlifts would be much easier if you have the weight. If not, you can use two gallon-size jugs of water. Start by standing with your back straight, feet spread as wide as your shoulders, reach down, and grab the weight on the floor. Lift the weight while maintaining the vertical position, do this 20 times.
Workout regularly and keep improving
There you have it, some of the best and easiest workout routines that you can do at home. Challenge yourself every day and increase the intensity when necessary. You can also modify each routine according to your preferences if you want to.