Looking to get in shape and develop an aesthetic body?
Maybe even lose a few pounds?
Adding a few workout sessions to your weekly schedule can help you achieve just that.
When you exercise, your body uses more energy in the form of calories, which is crucial for losing weight.
And in order to lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume.
The role of exercise is just that. It helps you burn additional calories.
Additionally, exercise can help you firm up and reshape your body.
The Best at Home Workouts for Beginners
But for a beginner, beginning to exercise can be just as confusing as learning to eat better and healthier. An array of the latest equipment tools to purchase and a gym membership to sign up – it’s a lot of prep to get to your Day 1.
The good news is you actually don’t need any of that to start working out and changing your body.
All you need is a little bit of space (your living or bedroom will do), and some workout ideas using your own body resistance like the 5 home workouts listed below.
The 7-Minute Workout has been proven effective for getting maximum results in the very short span of “seven minutes”. The workout takes you through 12 body-weight exercises – each exercise lasting no more than 30 seconds.
The goal is to complete the entire set in seven minutes.
You may be already familiar with some of the exercises in the seven-minute workout.
Popular extremely effective exercises like “squats”, “plank”, and “jumping jack” are in the workout along with other 9 heart pumping workouts.
For a complete workout, download the full 7-Minute Workout here. It comes with all the exercise instructions on how to do each exercise.
This simple bodyweight workout is doable anytime, anywhere.
This 5-10-15 workout is a perfect starter workout for a complete beginner. There are only 6 exercises in there, so if you find the 7-minute workout above too challenging, you can do this one.
Here’s the workout:
- 5 Push-Ups
- 10 Sit-Ups
- 15 Squats
Rest for 10 seconds then:
- 5 Jump Squats
- 10 Alternating Lunges
- 15 Reverse Crunches
and then you’re done. Not too bad, isn’t it?
If you are up for a challenge, repeat the entire circuit for 2-3 more times.
Get the printable version of this workout poster “here“, and start moving ASAP.
The No-Excuse, No BS CrossFit Workout
This CrossFit workout only takes about 10 minutes to complete and uses your bodyweight.
It’s known as the Half Cindy. As its name suggests, it’s half the difficulty and length of their full Cindy workout, and it’s geared towards beginners. The full workout is double the time 20-minutes.
So you really have no reason not to do it.
There are only 3 exercises in this routine, “pull-ups”, “push-ups”, and “squats”
Here’s the workout:
- Pull-ups 5 reps
- Push-ups 10 reps
- Squats 15 reps
Perform each exercise for the prescribed number of repetitions for as many sets as possible within the 10-minute mark.
When you can no longer be able to perform the exercises in the proper form, stop and record your time, reps, and sets completed.
You can grab the workout here.
The workout is challenging, but it will get you in shape.
See Also: CrossFit for Women
Out of all workouts mentioned above, this beginner friendly bodyweight workout routine is my ultimate favorite.
The workout consists of 6 bodyweight exercises that target all the major muscle groups in your body, giving a full-body workout.
Here’s the workout:
- Jumping jacks
- Reverse lunge
Perform all exercises in the order listed and perform 10-12 repetitions until the last plank exercise.
Rest up to 60 seconds, then repeat again until you complete a total of 3 sets.
Additional Reading: Reverse Slide Lunge Benefits
Concluding Thoughts – The Best Home Workouts for Beginners
There you have it, 4 easy workouts to get in shape anywhere with no equipment. Come leave a comment to let me know which workout you’ve tried and which one is your favorite.
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