Crush Your Training Without Leaving The House
Home workouts have a reputation for being half-arsed and non-effective. Sure, a lacklustre attempt at a YouTube video or a couple of bodyweight squats might not give you the same results as a heavy session in the gym. But that’s not to say that it isn’t possible to get in a killer training session without leaving the house…
Our tips? Keep it simple. Focus on fatiguing muscle groups just by utilising your own bodyweight – it doesn’t have to be any more complicated than that. And you need to push yourself too. The reason a lot of home workouts aren’t effective is that it’s easier to slack off when you’re at home; unfortunately, you’ve got to actually put in the work to reap the rewards.
Here are some resources to get you started...
Men’s Health Home Workout from Hell
This “devilish routine” from the Men’s Health Fitness Director uses two of his rapid fat-loss training techniques – 5-minute death sets and deuces. It’s about as fun as it sounds, but we promise it’ll be worth the pain!
12 Minute Athlete – AMRAP workouts
Sorry, you can’t play the “don’t have time” card here. All you need to find is just 12 minutes somewhere in your day. The joy of AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) workouts is that they make you push yourself to your max throughout the entire workout, but the struggle seems more manageable when you’re working to a time limit.
Men’s Health – 6 Leg Workouts You Can Do Anywhere
Putting off hitting the squat rack? Don’t let it mean skipping leg day entirely. Sure, heavy squats and deadlifts might be a hugely beneficial part of any strength programme, but they aren’t the be all and end all of gaining lower body strength. Here are 6 workouts that you can squeeze in at-home or into your hectic travel schedule.
Bodybuilding – Do More with Less: 3 Home Workout Essentials
Building strength is more challenging than just getting a sweat on at home. But this just means you need to be a little smarter about the kit you have at home. Here’s 3 home workout essentials – factoring in space, time, and convenience – that will set you up for success.
You might have to leave the comfort of your home for this one, but only as far as the local park. A firm-favourite among the CrossFit crowd, all you need to take on the AMRAP-style WOD, Murph, is somewhere you can do a pull-up. The weighted vest is optional, and not for the faint-hearted…