Something a lot of people are facing when needing to workout at home is to have the right equipment to do so–at least they don’t think they have the right equipment. They are mistaken though. There are plenty of household items you probably have that can be a great substitute for more traditional workout equipment, like a chair, a broom, a water bottle, a cinder block, etc.
4 At-Home Household Item Workouts:
A Gallon of Milk or Gallon of Water Workout
A gallon jug, when filled with a liquid, weighs around 8 pounds. If this weight becomes too heavy, then dump out some of the liquid. If it is too light then try adding dirt or sand to the jug instead.
Kettlebell (gallon jug) Swings
Single Arm Overhead Press
Grab a book, encyclopedia, textbook or any book that has some weight to it that you can find for this workout. For this workout, you will keep the book in your hands the whole time.
Tabata Style – 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest for 8 rounds
complete a whole Tabata with each exercise before moving on
Sit-up + Russian Twist
Single-Leg Deadlift Right Side
Single-Leg Deadlift Left Side
Burpees with a Press Overhead
This ain’t no chair yoga for senior citizens workout either.
20 Overhead Reverse Lunge + Forward Lunges (10 each side)
15 Decline Push-ups (or incline if you need to modify)
15 Boat Pose on Chair
10 Chair Hop Overs (You can place the chair on its side and hop over the back of it)
Grab your backpack or a kid’s backpack and fill it with heavy nonbreakable items for this strength workout.
Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes
10 Biceps Curls (or as many as you can with the heavy weight)
10 Overhead Squats
10 Push Press Right
10 Push Press Left
15 Weighted Sit-ups
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