Working out from home can be fun, plus it takes many excuses out of the equation - such as driving to the gym, childcare, or even paying for a gym membership! With a well-outfitted home gym, you’ll be best prepared to take your home workouts above and beyond. If you don’t have any equipment, it can make working out from home a challenge, but not impossible! It simply requires a bit more creativity.
I have a few creative ideas below of workouts you can do at home with a few common household items!
1. Laundry Soap Workout
Have you ever noticed laundry soap is conveniently shaped like a kettlebell? The handle makes laundry soap easy to grip, and a fantastic replacement for a kettlebell. Replace your favorite kettlebell movements with laundry soap, the fuller the container the heavier the weight! Check out a few exercises you could do below!
Single Leg RDL
2. Wine Workout
Since the quarantine, alcohol sales have skyrocketed! Which leads me to think that most of you probably have a few bottles around to spare. Wine bottles make for a fun replacement for dumbbells, and well if you happen to get thirsty during your workout, hydration is conveniently at your fingertips.
Bent Over Rows
Lateral & Front Raises
On that note, our latest podcast episode was all about alcohol in its relation to fitness performance, and I have to say even I learned some new research that was eye opening to me and my drinking habits! It’s a good one to give a listen to.
All in all, my friends, I hope this article was helpful to you. If you don’t have any of these items, I hope in the least this article has given you a few ideas of what you might do with other household items you do have lying around. Perhaps, a laundry basket filled with old textbooks, canned goods from your cupboard, or a jug of water could be great additions to a strength training workout. Whatever you find at home, just be sure to be mindful of your exercise form!