When it comes to working out at home, not all exercises are created equal.
Some are too challenging for most people (I’m looking at you, handstand push-ups) and some are just not viable for those without equipment (like barbell squats).
Here at Appravo, we got sick of the confusion, so we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the best at-home exercises that everyone can do with a bit of determination and practice!
Try them out today and let us know how you feel afterward.
Exercise 1 – Push-Ups
Bodyweight push-ups are one of the best exercises around for working your chest, shoulders, and triceps. Whether you’re a guy looking to build up your pecs, or a lady wanting more toned arms, the humble push-up can get you there!
Exercise 2 – Standing Overhead Dumbbell Press
This compound exercise does wonders for those shoulders of yours, while also engaging your core and upper back. Just grab a pair of light dumbbells (nothing fancy) and get ready to feel the burn.
Exercise 3 – Dumbbell Rows
Rows are one of the best exercises you can do for your back, helping to strengthen multiple muscles in the upper body. Yet again, grab those trusty, moderate-weight dumbbells and get rowing!
Exercise 4 – Lunges
Bodyweight lunges engage all your leg muscles, from the calves all the way up to the glutes, making them a perfect exercise for building functional strength in your lower half, all while staying at home.
Exercise 5 – Squats
As well as strengthening the legs (especially the glutes), squats help to reinforce your core and build flexibility in your back and hips, leading to improved posture! And as a fat-shredding bonus, they burn quite a few calories.
Exercise 6 – Glute Bridge
An exercise that works your whole posterior chain? Yes, please! That’s what the glute bridge will do for you, helping to improve your posture as well as toning your butt.
Exercise 7 – Single Leg Deadlifts
Single leg deadlifts aren’t just an exercise for leg strength, they test and improve your balance, something that we could all work on! All you need is a pair of light dumbbells to get started.
Exercise 8 – Burpees
Love them or hate them, burpees are an incredibly effective whole-body exercise that builds muscle strength and cardiovascular endurance. Add these to your home workout routine, even if you don’t feel like it.
Exercise 9 – Planks
The classic exercise for your abs that doesn’t hurt your back like sit-ups or crunches! Throw some planks into your workout routine and see how your abdominals start to become more defined in just a few months.
Exercise 10 – Side Planks
Finally, side planks are here to build more core strength and tone your abdominals and obliques. When done effectively, side planks also build a mind-body connection as you focus on activating your core.
Some of these exercises will appeal to you more than others, but I urge you to try all 10 of these in your next home workout.
Choose weights, rep ranges, and set numbers that you’re comfortable with, and smash this home exercise session!
-Theo from Appravo