Five Ways To Get A Great Workout At Home

Maybe the interruptions of life are keeping you from getting in the gym. Maybe you're trying to save a few bucks on a gym membership, and you're looking for a workout plan you can do at home.

Five Ways To Get A Great Workout At Home

Whatever your situation, I have good news: it's very possible to get a great workout at home. Here are five ways to do it:

One - jump rope

Jumping rope is one of my personal favorites for a quick, efficient, and economical cardio workout. The small learning curve it takes to master jump rope technique is well worth the benefits you'll realize from it.
Try alternating the following exercises for ten minutes for a quick at home jump rope workout:
  • single jumps
  • alternating feet jumps
  • hand crossover jumps
  • lunge jumps
  • double jumps

jump rope workout at home

Three - use dumbbells to train at home

Add a pair of dumbells to your at-home equipment set up and you have all you need to get a fantastic full-body workout. Dumbbells allow you to add resistance to your workout and do traditional exercises like presses, rows, and a whole lot more.

Two - train with kettlebells

Incorporating kettlebell work into your program is one of the best ways to workout at home. A single kettlebell enables you to work your entire body in a really short amount of time.

kettlebells workout at home

Four - use your own body weight

Do a circuit of exercises with your own body weight for a quick and efficient full body at home workout. The possibilities are nearly endless - try completing this sequence three times without resting:
  • 20 squats
  • 15 sit ups
  • 10 push ups
Five - work on your flexibility

Another great way to workout at home - work on your flexibility. It's important to do some flexibility training to balance out your training program. I incorporate basic yoga moves into my clients' routines all the time.

Yoga poses

I find that many of the basic yoga poses - downward dog, pigeon, child's pose, cobra - just give you a much better stretch in the target muscle groups than some other more traditional stretches.

The bottom line is that with your own body weight and some basic equipment, you can get a great workout wherever you are. Jumping rope, training with kettlebells, using dumbbells, training with your own body weight, and working on your flexibility are five ways to get great workouts at home. Good luck with your fitness program and keep training hard!

Forest Vance, MS, CPT is a Sacramento bootcamp instructor. Head over to his main site,, for a FREE copy of his 7 Day Rapid Fat Loss Blueprint!
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