Exercise At Home Without Equipment To Get In Shape By Incorporating This Bodyweight Routine
It seems more and more we are realizing that we really don’t need a gym membership to get into great shape. Granted, there are some definite advantages to working out at the gym versus trying to exercise at home without equipment, but then again, there are advantages to working out at home as well.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a basement, garage or any other place transformed into your dedicated workout room, you can get in some amazing workouts from your house without the hassle of going to the gym.
I can remember the first time I tried this bodyweight routine — I literally “fell” asleep as I gasped for air trying to gain my breath on the living room floor. If you aren’t convinced that you can’t get ripped doing exercises at home without equipment, just give this one a try.
“The” Exercise At Home Without Equipment Routine
This routine comes from Craig Ballantyne, the author of Turbulence Training.
Do each exercise back-to-back without resting. It is important that you do not rest and catch your breath between the exercises as that is a key element to making this routine so effective. Once you’ve gone through all eight exercises without resting, you can take a 1 minute rest and start over again.
- Jumping Jacks – 60 fast, while maintaining proper form.
- Spiderman Pushups – 15-20 with perfect form. Do “normal” if this is too hard.
- Walking Lunges – 10-15 lunges on each leg.
- Spiderman Climb – 20 reps nice and slow and keep your core tight.
- Wall Squat – 1 minute with legs parallel to floor.
- Plank Exercises – 1 minute.
- Burpees – 5 reps
- Running in place – 25 reps for each side. Run fast.
The actual workout consists of doing this circuit a total of 3 times. If this is your first, or even second or third time, you may want to consider doing this for only 2 sets until you’re ready.
Here is a video Ballantyne performing this Crazy 8 Workout.
As Ballantyne mentions, if you are feeling up to it, add 10-15 minutes of steady state cardio on a treadmill or stationary bike to take advantage of your body’s primed fat loss state. If you are planning to exercise at home without equipment, Turbulence Training is definitely an effective system.
For some more great videos, checkout Ballantyne’s site.
Turbulence Training Author, Craig Ballantyne
Created by Craig Ballantyne, a writer for Men’s Health, the Turbulence Training workout routines focus on losing fat and gaining muscle in as little as 45 minutes a day and for only three days out of the week.
“… I had to get maximum results in minimum time and I combined everything I knew from bodybuilding to athlete training to interval training to research studies.” – Craig Ballantyne
If you haven’t checked it out, it really is a solid way to exercise at home.