When it comes to losing weight, it’s tempting to believe that you need to go to the gym to see results. There are, however, a variety of at-home workouts that don’t require any equipment and are just as effective for weight reduction as gym routines. Check out these four easy at-home workouts that will help you lose weight.
1) Rope Jumping
One of my favorite activities is jumping rope. When I got back into skiing, I started doing it again, and I’ve noticed a significant improvement in my foot speed and strength. Jumping rope is beneficial since it combines both lower and upper body coordination while also burning a significant amount of calories (which, if done correctly, may help you lose weight).
Try skipping instead of jumping rope if you don’t have access to one or aren’t very skilled at it. It takes some work, but it is possible to perform without using a jump rope. Skipping, like jumping rope, burns more calories than walking and provides your legs with the extra push they need to get through your muscles blaze-blasting workout swiftly. Plus, there are so many various ways to skip that you may vary the tempo and arm motions to keep things interesting!
Burpees are an excellent technique to increase your heart rate. A typical burpee is squatting, laying your hands on the ground, kicking your feet back into a pushup posture, springing up, and lifting your arms. In a single session, do anywhere from 10 to 20 of these. Work up to three or four sessions per week, like with any cardiac activity. As needed, increase the pace and intensity.
3) Swinging Kettlebells
Kettlebell swings are a simple Musclesblaze workout to incorporate into your program. Here’s how you can make them: Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and both hands in front of your waist, gripping a kettlebell. Keep your weight on your heels by bending your knees slightly and pushing your hips back.
As you stand tall, swing the kettlebell between your knees and press your hips forward, putting it over your head height. As you continue without pausing or resting, the kettlebell will naturally drop down between your legs at waist level. This is the second time I’ve done it.
4) Climbers of the Alps
Mountain climbers are a simple and effective technique to burn a large number of calories in a short period of time. The name may mislead you; you don’t need to go out and find (or climb) any mountains, or even leave your house. You only need enough living room space (approximately three feet wide) and enough endurance to pull these exercises back from fatigue at least once.
According to Jason Karp, fitness instructor at New York City’s Equinox Fitness Club and former personal trainer on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, all you need is floor space and anything that may provide resistance: weight plates, dumbbells, exercise bands, and so on. What if you don’t have any?