Five No Excuse Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

It’s hard to find the time to get to the gym, I get that. Before having my daughter I could go whenever my day opened up but these days I’m finding it harder and harder to pack her up, drive to the gym, hope shes in a good mood and get my workout done. I still make the effort but some days its easier to just stay home.

The key is to still get my workout in without the equipment that the gym provides. Today I’m sharing 5 no excuse workouts you can do anywhere!

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Workout 1: Tabata

:20 of work, :10 of rest

This workout structure was invented by Dr. Izumi Tabata, a researcher and physician. Dr Tabata took two groups of people. One group partiicpated in one hour of moderate intensity exercise while the other group followed a :20 on, :10 off interval style of training for 4 minutes. At the end of 6 weeks the interval group had improved their anaerobic fitness level by 28%.

This workout style is best complete with simple exercise such as push-ups, sit-ups, squats, burpees, rowing etc… Choose 2-4 exercises and complete 8 rounds of :20 of work and :10 rest for each one. You can download a tabata timer app to your phone to make things easier.

Athletic woman doing push-ups at the gym

Workout 2: Burpees, Burpees, Burpees

Time Domain: Five Minutes

No matter where you are, you can always do burpees. Not much can get your heart rate up like a couple minutes of burpees. If you find them difficult you can do them to a bench, or plank, to make them easier. Set your timer for five minutes and do as many burpees as you can!

Workout 3: The Basics

Time Domain: 10 minutes

There are a lot of new and exciting exercise programs on the internet but coming back to the basics is the best way to get started! Try doing 10 minutes of 5 push-ups, 10 sit-ups, 15 squats. Get as many rounds as you can!

Workout 4: On The Floor

Time Domain: 10-15 minutes

Sometimes the most simple exercises are the hardest to tackle. Try completing 100 arm haulers, 100 mountain climbers and 100 dead bugs. Do a many reps in a row as possible.

Workout 5: Static Holds

Time Domain: 10-15 minutes

Remember holding a wall sit in gym class? Great! You already know how to do a static hold. Try completing a few rounds of :30-1 min planks and :30-1 min wall sits. Alternate for 5-6 sets.

Working out doesn’t have to be a huge hassle. Taking the time to do a 5-15 minute at home workout 3-5 days a week will make a huge positive impact on your health. Not sure where to get started? Check out my at home workout program, HomeFit!

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