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Home Workouts - Why not start working out at home

Updated on April 4, 2011

So you don't have time to go to the gym and you want to start working out. If this is your case, then home is the best place for you to start toning your body. I don't go to a gym to do my workouts, as I love doing them at home. I have a full-time 9 to 6 job plus I like writing articles from where I also earn some money and it is very very difficult to spare some time for going to gym or a local park outside.

This is the reason why I started working out at home around three years back and still I am doing that. You can also do the same thing. You just need to know about a few exercises that can be done at home to start your home workout regimen. Below are a few workouts that can be done in a very easy way at home:

1. Push ups: Pushups are the easiest quick workouts that can be done at home. You can do your pushups basically anywhere you are. At home or in the office, you just need a floor and start doing it. I will tell you how you can do them. Lay down on the floor in prone position and put your both hands on the floor. Now raise up your body on your toes and hands and start pumping on the floor. The idea is that you should bring your chin up as much as you can, chest to touch the floor, and your toes stretched out. This is a simple form of push up as can see in the pics below.


For an extended review of different types of pushups that work on different upper body muscle groups, read Push Ups | Variations of Pushups | Incline and Decline Pushups

Also you can go through my article "Benefits of doing pushups" and get to know why pushups are the best easy to do home workouts and are the complete exercise for total body fitness.

2. Stretching workouts: You can also do stretching exercises of various forms to improve your health and overall body image. Some quick stretching workouts include sternocleidomastoid stretch, anterior shoulder stretch, external rotation stretch, back and abdominal stretches, back arch stretch, piriformis stretch, gluteal stretch, kneeling quad stretch, plantar fascia stretch and many more. All these exercises can be done at the comfort of home and without the need of any exercise equipment or a partner. For more information on stretching exercises including pictures and different ways to do them, visit Sports Injury Clinic


3. Strengthening workouts: There are various strengthening exercises that can be done at home. Again there is no need of any equipment or partner for doing them. Some of them are well known quick workouts like leg raises, core strengthening exercises like core muscle strengthening, stabilization exercises, quad strengthening exercises, and other leg exercises. For details on how to do these exercises in proper detail and instructions, please visit Physical Therapy Exercises


So above were a few fitness workouts that you can start doing at home without the need of any exercise device, any exercise partner, or any need of taking an expensive gym membership. Just spare some time at home for your health, make a timetable on which exercises to do on which days, make your home workout regime and move on your way to better life and prosperity because if your body is healthy, you and your family will prosper. Now you have no reason to not start working out at home.


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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much travel_man1971. Check my latest hub on pranayama and you will love it.

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      Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Congrutulations, Soni! You deserved this win! :D

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes working out at home is fun and relaxing. I think I do better when at home, as I do whatever I want. I can listen to any music I want and so on. There many benefits of working out at home which I will explain in one of my upcoming hubs.

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       7 years ago

      Fantastic idea. I've been working out at home for the last year or so, and enjoy it far more than the gym, and still get a fantastic workout. I've actually written a few hubs on workouts such as tabata and bw exercises that you can do at home to get the best results possible.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Swathi and Ruby for your visit and comments.

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      Maree Michael Martin 7 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Good ideas. Congratulations on contest

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      swathi180 7 years ago

      congrats soni2006

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Polly, literal, Simone, akirchner for your visit and comments. I happy that I was able to write a useful guide for fitness freaks who want to work out at home and don't have time to go outside. I am glad that I won the first daily drawing in this contest.

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      Congrats, Soni...'bout time seeing your name up in lights! Great topic, too!!

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      Simone Haruko Smith 7 years ago from San Francisco

      Congrats soni2006! This Hub won today's Daily Drawing! Well done, and voted up. I'm a big fan of home workouts!

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      Rangiiria 7 years ago from Aotearoa

      Thank you that was interesting

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      Pollyannalana 7 years ago from US

      This is a great idea, I do plan to do exactly that, because time to go to a gym just seems harder all the time to do and at home you can fit it in whenever you can! Great hub,