No gym membership? No problem! Many people think they can’t get in shape without a gym membership. Really there are tons of options for these types of people. You can get a good workout in in your living rooms every day without spending a dime. Here are some exercises.
Burpees are when you jump, squat down, then extend to push up position, then go back up in the reverse order. That is one burpee. Burpees are a great cardio exercise that can be done next to your bed, in your living room, and anywhere you have 20 square feet.
The most classic body weight exercise around, the push up. This can be done in a number of ways, but of course the sit up is when you lay on your stomach and push yourself up while keeping your body straight. For enhanced difficulty, raise your feet by putting them of a chair or sofa, and continue doing pushups in this manner. Also, if you have a dumbbell or weight readily available, you can always place it on your back and continue in this manner. The pushup will work your arms and pectorals (chest) and is a great replacement if you don’t have a barbell bench available.
Sit-ups are the go to abdomen workout throughout the whole world. Many people do them wrong though. A sit –up is when your feet are flat on the ground and your legs are bent. You then use your upper body, and only your upper body, to bring yourself all the way up. Your upper body should be vertical. When you don’t come all the way up and use your legs to help you , this is considered a crunch.
This is a great rendition of the sit-up. Lay flat on your back, then bring your legs up so your knees touch your chest. Then shoot your hips up and extend your legs. For a moment your back will be supporting your weight until you bring your legs down.
For a full leg workout, do squats. Squats are when you drop your butt to the floor like you are sitting on a chair, then come back up again. Get in front of a mirror and check your form as well. Do as many as you can every day and your legs will get super strong. Some people think you need to get under tons of weight to do squats, but really we can all do them in the convenience of our own homes.
These are another great leg builder. For mountain climbers, you’ll want to get in push up position, then jump one leg up to where your hand is. Alternate left and right like your climbing a mountain. Do this a couple hundred times and you’ll surely burn enough calories.
So there you have it. Use these six exercises to whip yourself in shape. Trust us, a gym membership is great, but using these to get you in shape will introduce self-discipline and resourcefulness into your life.