You can gain and maintain a fit body at home. We already know some lazy workouts, but have you thought about incorporating household items?
Below is a list of 5 common household items that you may use in lieu of expensive exercising gear:
1. Jugs of milk.
Believe it or not a full gallon of milk in a jug is about 8.5 pounds in weight. This is the ideal weight to work out your arms well. Attempt to do about 2 to 3 repetitions of 10 bicep curls with a jug in both hands. Another idea is to hold both hands on one jug and do some overhead presses.
2. Bottles of laundry detergent.
Bottles of laundry detergent also work well in place of dumbbells. A bottle that’s 72 ounces will weigh nearly 5 pounds. Try the same steps you would with milk jugs, above.
Why buy a stair climber when nearly every house has at least one staircase? It only takes 30 minutes to go up and down the staircase to burn 175 calories for people who are about 140 pounds to begin with. This is also a good way to avoid cabin fever, or to get in some jogging when the weather is bad.
A common dining room chair is just about all you need for a full-body workout, if you know what to do with it. For arm toning, do some tricep dips. Stand up in front of a chair, with the chair behind you. Gradually lower your body down so that your legs are at 90 degrees, then put your arms out behind you. Grip the chair’s seating edge. Control your movements as you raise and lower yourself, putting your arms in a 90 degree angle. Try to do 12 to 15 reps, 3 times.
5. Your body.
Your body weight creates many options in order to strengthen and tone yourself. There are plenty of yoga, kickboxing and pilates routines and tips on the internet, or you can do other at-home exercises such as squats, burpees, high knees, and pushups. Join us in the members area to learn all the exercises, diet and nutrition you need to achieve a fit healthy body.
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