Are you looking to start working out from home instead of going to the gym?
While the gym offers lots of equipment and classes, working out from home is a great alternative. It’s more affordable, convenient, and comfortable. Plus, if all you have to do is get off your couch, you’ll probably be a lot more motivated to complete your workouts.
But, if you don’t want to invest in a ton of workout equipment, how are you supposed to work out from home? Luckily, there are many simple things you can do to create your own DIY home gym.
Check out this guide to discover the top DIY home gym ideas to turn your furniture into workout equipment.
A Set of Sturdy Chairs
A set of sturdy chairs is really all you need to get in a great workout. One of the best ways to use a chair is for tricep dips.
To perform a tricep dip, sit on the edge of your chair grip it with both hands. Then, extend your legs and rest on your heels. Softly lower your body until elbows is bent at a 45 to 90-degree angle.
Not only will you feel this exercise in your triceps, but you’ll also feel it in your arms and legs. You can also use a chair to perform step-ups, Bulgarian split squats, and regular squats. You can also use chairs for modified planks and push-ups.
Chairs are also great for performing barre workouts, which are ballet-inspired workouts that focus on small repetitions for toning and lengthening.
Guess what? You don’t need to spend $2000 on a Stairmaster machine to get in a great workout. Just walking up and down the stairs can provide a huge calorie burn.
If you’d like to make your workout even more challenging, you can strap on ankle weights or hold dumbbells in each hand. You can also use the bottom stair for doing squat jumps, just make sure you have a soft mat behind you in case you lose your balance.
Your Bathroom or Kitchen Counter
You can also incorporate your bathroom or kitchen counter into your home workout.
You can use your counter to stabilize yourself for squats, lunges, leg lifts, and calf raises. You can also use your counter for a modified pushup, depending on the height.
Laundry Detergent and Water Jugs
While dumbbells are very versatile, they can also be insanely expensive. Luckily, you don’t need to splurge on dumbbells to get in a great workout.
All you need to do is grab some laundry detergent, water jugs, or wine bottles, and you have your own pair of affordable dumbbells. You can use these for bicep curls, lateral raises, shoulder presses, tricep extensions, and more. You can even use your dumbbells to add extra resistance to your leg workouts.
If you feel like this isn’t doing the trick, then you may want to invest in a gym membership.
Are You Ready to Create Your Own DIY Home Gym?
Now that you’ve read this guide, it’s time to create your own DIY home gym. Before you know it, you’ll be seeing results thanks to your new home workout equipment.
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