At Home Workout Tips and Routines – Part 1

Life can fly by if you aren’t careful.  With so much to do in the 24 hours of each day, finding the time to meet all of your household needs, work needs, family needs, and personal needs can be really challenging.  When it comes to your personal needs, working out might not be at the top of your priority list, especially if it requires leaving the house.  If you need a quick, effect workout routine to keep your body in shape and your family happy, there are plenty of home remedies.

Whether you have one hour to devote to your workout routine or ten minutes, there are plenty of at home routines to keep you in shape.  For those with little time to spare, a ten minute workout can change your life.  This ten minute workout should be completed in a circuit—complete one set of each exercise before taking a break.  Each circuit should be completed three times.  The first exercise is chair dips.  Do 10 to 12 repetitions, sitting on the edge of a chain, slide off to create a 90 degree angle, and then push back up.  Don’t take a break just yet!  Finish the entire circuit once before you break.

Complete a set of chair squats, with 10 to 12 repetitions.  Stand in front of a chair, with your feet spread apart to align with your hips.  Lean your chest forward, bend your knees, tap your buttocks to the chair without sitting, and stand up again.  The third exercise in the circuit is butterfly aps.  Lie on your back, put the soles of your shoes together, lift your chest and shoulders, then go back down.  Keep your rhythm and complete 10 to 12 repetitions.  Next, complete oblique crunches.  Lie on your back with your knees in the air.  Cross your left ankle over your right knee.  With your right hand behind your head, lift your right shoulder to your knee.  Compete this exercise 10 to 12 times, switch sides, and complete another 10 to 12 repetitions.  Next, complete 10 to 12 repetitions of push-ups.  And, finally, complete the last set of the first circuit, the standing hip extension.  With your feet the same distance apart as your hips, put your weight on your right foot.  Extend your left leg straight back behind you, then lift it up and lower it back down, all while squeezing your buttocks.  Do this on each side of your leg, completing 12 to 15 reps on each side.

It might sound like a lot of work, but this entire circuit should only take you about three minutes.  Doing three circuits will bring your total workout time to 10 minutes.  If you can accomplish this in 10 minutes, imagine all you could do with just one hour.  If you find the extra time, add some cardio to your workout.  Go walking, do some jumping jacks, or jump on an elliptical.  Get your heart rate up, stray hydrated, and complete your circuit.