5 Fun Ways to Workout at Home

By Carmen Staicer - Chief Mom at DietsInReview.com

So you made plans to workout. You did all the prep work: packed gym clothes, grabbed a water bottle and a healthy snack, cleared your schedule, and then, boom! Something happens and your carefully constructed plans vanish in smoke. What's an intrepid gym rat to do? Don't worry, there are many things you can do to workout at home that will give you a great workout, even if you don't have access to your usual weights, machines or trainer.

The Power of 50 - Do a session of 50 squats, 50 push-ups, 50 sit-ups and 50 lunges. It's guaranteed to get your blood moving!

The Birth Date Dash - Add up the numbers in your birth year. So, 1969 would be: 1+9+6+9 = 25. Now, run that number of flights of stairs.

Wall Work - Create a rotation of push-ups and triceps dips, facing away from the counter, and then rotate it with jumping lunges. Aim to do each set for a minute without stopping, and do 3-5 sets.

Burpees - Start by standing, drop to a squat, jump out to complete one push-up, jump your legs back in, and explode up, clapping your hands above you as you do a jumping jack. That's one. Shoot for 25!

Jump Rope - If in doubt, and you only have five minutes, jump rope.

There are many exercises you can do at home that don't require any equipment, workout DVDs, or even YouTube demonstrations. Don't let your inability to visit a gym get in the way of your fitness!


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