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.
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.
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.