Sports & Fitness

5 Things Around Your House To Help Your Workout

Mar 28, 2022 ByLaura Lee

Home workouts are becoming the rave. Don’t worry if you haven’t had time to invest in a full-fledged home gym—there are many items you already own that may double as equipment. In addition, you’ve probably been collecting various free weights at the grocery store without even realizing it, which might help add some oomph to your bodyweight exercises. There are plenty of home things to use for exercise equipment if you apply your imagination.

No weights to use for your weight training? That’s fine. A  gallon of milk weighs approximately 8.5 pounds. Grab one in each hand, start doing bicep curls, or swing it around like a kettlebell. Additionally, if you bake and have an extra sack of flour or sugar lying around the pantry, it works too. Grab that sack to your room, and use them to weight train.

You don’t need the treadmill to do cardio. For example, try running up and down the stairs for your intense cardio if your home or apartment building has a staircase. Try it and feel your legs burn in no time.

The next piece of equipment valuable as gym equipment is the walls. Ever tried wall-sitting? This exercise is excellent for building the thigh muscles. Make it a goal to hold it for a minute, and then add 30 seconds every day.

At home workout with kids

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Your dining chairs and stools make this list too. Isn’t it great that while we consume calories while sitting at the dining chair, we can also lose calories? Talk about a wholesome experience. In addition, these pieces of furniture are great for push-ups and tricep dips. Tricep dips help strengthen the muscles in the back of your upper arm, allowing you to increase the size of your overall flex gradually. You’ll notice a raised shoulder and arm stability, flexibility, and range of motion if you do this frequently.

Use your door frames as a reference height when doing burpees. Burpees are great exercises that work up the lower and upper bodies while boosting endurance.