Build your fitness while training at home.
Workout routines are an essential component to fitness and overall health. If you prefer to perform your workouts at home, it can be difficult choosing exercises with limited equipment, time and space. The top ten exercises to do at home, however, are functional complex movements that require minimal equipment and produce numerous health and fitness benefits. While these exercises can improve health, always consult your doctor before starting any fitness program.
Running is a golden standard for home exercises as it improves endurance and strength along with cardiorespiratory health. You can run for a specific time or distance around your home, or you can use a treadmill or jog in place when the weather turns cold.
Pushups are a basic bodyweight exercise that is the core of upper body strength training. Set goals for the pushups based on your current fitness level and gradually increase the number of repetitions as your strength improves.
The pullup is essential to complement the pushup as a basic upper body exercise. Pullups incorporate nearly every muscle in the back, shoulders, chest and core and require minimal equipment.
Squats are an excellent exercise for your lower body, specifically the legs and buttocks. Performing bodyweight squats requires no equipment and can improve strength and endurance in the legs.
Burpees are the combination of pushups, squats and jumps that develop strength, power and endurance. Using your natural bodyweight for the burpee exercise allows you to perform the exercise at home while building stamina and burning fat.
Use a jump rope as an exercise to burn a significant number of calories in a short time frame. You only need a jump rope to perform a 10-minute circuit of different jumps and exercises to burn about 100 calories.
Supermans are a core exercise that strengthen your lower back and are an essential exercise for core training. Perform the superman exercise during a warmup or cooldown routine or part of your abdominal training circuit.
Similar to squats, lunges are a functional lower body exercise that trains nearly every major muscle group in the legs. You can perform a variety of lunge variations including stationary lunges, walking lunges, side lunges and lunge jumps with little to no equipment.
Crunches are often considered one of the best exercises for strengthening the abdominal muscles. Perform crunches and similar variations to train every abdominal muscle including the obliques and rectus abdominus.
After developing upper body strength with pullups and pushups, progress to handstand pushups. Handstand pushups require no equipment and improve strength and balance in the upper body and core muscles.