Workout At Home: 10 Best Exercises To Do At Home

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Not everyone is able to visit the gym on a regular basis.

Some people are too busy working or taking care of their children and just do not have the free time necessary to go to the gym.

There are people who are too self-secure and do not feel comfortable being around others in their training state.

I personally worked out from home because I was a financially unstable student.

I didn’t want to tax my parents to pay extra for a gym membership alongside with everything else they had to support me for.

Regardless of the reason you still wish to maintain or even improve your current physique.

The good news is that you can workout from home and develop an aesthetic physique that you can be proud of.

I, for instance, spent approximately 5-6 months training at home with hope to maintain my current muscle mass and sustain a healthy and relatively low body fat percentage.

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I managed to gain about 2lbs and lose 2% of body fat.

Keep in mind that at that point in my life I have been training for about 4 years and I’ve was at about 11% body fat.

The point is, you can truly transform your body through proper integration of fitness knowledge and training experience even when working out at home.

Also, if you are interested in a workout to shed body fat, I recommend you check out this hardcore 10 minute workout that you can do from the comfort of your home that will deliver amazing results!

This is why I decided to share with you what I consider the 10 best exercises that you can do from home that will help you improve your physique.

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Probably one of my favorite body-weight exercises.

It is a powerful compound exercise that exercises your chest, triceps, and shoulders.

Due to the fact that there is a multi-joint activation (your elbows and shoulder joints) making it a compound exercises means that it will elevated your metabolic rate.

It also targets a pretty large muscle group (your chest), which means that your body will burn more calories to train it and for it recuperate properly.


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There are variations of the push-up exercise that will allow you to hit those three muscle groups more specifically.

  • Diamond Shape Push-ups: Allows you to target the triceps in more isolation as well as inner section of your chest.
  • Wide Push-ups: Stretching the chest allowing you to hit the chest harder
  • Decline Push-ups: By lifting your legs and making sure that your upper body is in a lower position than your lower body you train your lower pectoral area (lower chest).

And there many other variations that you can try out such as: Spiderman push-ups, Headstand push-ups, etc.

What I used to do to increase the weight so that I can make training a little bit harder was to lift one of my legs up in the air – this increases the weight and makes the exercise a whole lot harder to complete.

Plus, that also helps add some tension to my core muscles and work on my abs even more than usual.

I also used to fill my backpack with heavy books, luckily as a student I had a lot laying around.

If you have somebody living with you, then that makes things even better.

You can ask the other person to push you down to the ground as you are performing the exercise, or if you consider yourself strong enough, you can ask the other person to sit on your back.

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I am a 22 year old fitness enthusiast who has spent the last 9 years studying, learning and experiencing of the world of fitness. I have decided to share my collected knowledge in the field with my readers in hopes of making lives easier.

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12 Comments on “Workout At Home: 10 Best Exercises To Do At Home”

  1. What’s the difference between a normal squat and a widowmaker squat? I looked up videos on youtube but they look the same to me. From all i can tell widowmaker is simply 20 reps, am i wrong?

    1. Hi there, good question!

      The widowmaker squats is an unorthodox method of training your legs that just a few people around the world are familiar with.

      Arnold, the one and only, used to love doing these bad boys with his homies from the gym whenever he felt that he didn’t hit his quads or glutes enough.

      To answer your question – yes, you pretty much have the exercise figured out. The widowmaker squat is nothing special as it doesn’t require any special equipment or special stances or anything like that, it’s a regular squat. The only reason it’s called a widowmaker is because it’s so hardcore of a methodology that it leaves you with the feeling that your wife, if you have one, will soon be a widow due to what you’re doing in the gym.

      The methodology itself is quite simple – you do 3-5 warm up sets (you will need them) after which you bang out 20 reps with a comfortable and consistent tempo through the entire set. The beauty of the method, however, comes as you progress as next week you’ll want to boost your weights (respectively to your strength improvement, of course) so that it gets harder with each week.

      Is this method of doing squats a good one? Is it worth it? Will it help you grow bigger legs? I personally hate doing the widomaker, which is a good thing, you literally need to love to hate it because of its insane intensity. I do, however, believe that it truly is a good method of improving overall growth, strength, stamina, and testosterone production.

      I would strongly recommend doing them with a partner of some sort, some one who is capable of watching over you and making sure that you won’t faint with the weights or damage your spine in the process. I have personally been a witness of an individual who fainted after doing the widowmaker! Luckily he was in a safe zone as he was in a seated position when he fainted.

      I hope this clarifies everything!

      Have a good one!

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  3. The article is amazing! Thank you for your effort. My only question is: How many reps do you recommend to do, in each exercise ?

    1. Dude U can use many routines with these exercises.I’ll give u a couple u can do all 10 exercises as a circuit ex:do each exercise for 5mins with 30seconds rest inbetween.After u complete 1 round of the 10 u decide how many total circuits u want 2 do.

  4. All very good but, I’d trade Kettle swings & Lunges for Arm Dips & (palms forward) Pull Ups…Oh and, if you don’t have the will power to change your diet, to high Protein & mainly green vegetables with select carbohydrates , you’ll just end up a little thicker with a little better cardio..Cause fitness is a life style, not a diet or study course

  5. Its a pretty cool routine a nice mix of exercises keeps u motivated.depeneding how I feel I’d substitute some exercises for different ones like instead of squat jumps I might do step ups instead of iverted rows pull ups or chins.

  6. Excellent article/ blog.
    I’m so implementing this into my regime as I’m trying to get back to former glory days before i became a lazy corporate type

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