Five Easy Exercises to Lose Weight at Home

Easy Exercises to Lose Weight at Home

Some people have to rely on expensive gyms or fitness classes to get in shape, but this isn’t the only way to shed extra pounds. Exercising at home is one of the most cost-effective ways to lose weight, especially if you have access to free weights and other workout equipment that you can use right in your living room or basement. If you are looking for some simple exercises that will help you reach your weight loss goals at home, check out these five easy exercises to lose weight at home in a simple way!

Bodyweight Squats

Squats are a simple yet powerful way to burn calories, strengthen your legs and butt, and even tone your abs. To do a squat, stand with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart and hold on to something for balance. Bend your knees and lower down as if you were going to sit in a chair behind you. Keep your heels on the floor and arms straight out in front of you for balance. Push through your heels while keeping an upright posture, contracting all muscles of thighs, hips, buttocks, and core. Then slowly rise back up by straightening your legs while squeezing inner thighs together until you return to starting position. Repeat 15 times.

Bodyweight Deadlifts

Deadlifts are my go-to exercise for overall lower body strength. Deadlifts involve full-body, compound movements that work your core, glutes, hamstrings, and quads. That’s why I include deadlifts in almost every workout plan I make. If you need extra guidance on performing deadlifts correctly, check out our how-to guide here. The exercise itself is simple—you pick up a loaded barbell or dumbbell off of the floor by extending your hips and knees—but it’s still effective when done properly. Add 10 pounds each week until you can no longer move efficiently through proper form.

Bodyweight Pull-Ups

Pull-ups are one of, if not THE best exercises you can do for your back. Unfortunately, they’re also one of, if not THE hardest exercises you can do too. This is why it’s really important that you learn how to do them safely and properly. If you struggle with pull-ups because you either don’t have access to a bar or don’t know how to do them correctly it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t train your back at all—instead, you need bodyweight pull-ups! All you need is something sturdy like a door handle, railing, or even overhead beam in your gym. Start out by standing facing away from whatever anchor point (handle) that will be supporting your weight.

Bodyweight Planks

One of my favorite exercises for improving core strength is bodyweight planks. To perform a plank, get in a push-up position, and keep your weight on your toes and forearms (keeping elbows close to your sides). Keeping your back flat, hold for 15 seconds. As you get stronger, increase repetitions and add time per rep (or add reps) to improve muscle endurance.

Bodyweight Lunges

Do you have trouble making it to your local gym? No problem. All you need is a solid, flat floor (like your living room or basement) and a little bit of space. Assume a standing position with one foot in front of the other; stand tall with your hands on your hips. Step forward with your left leg, lowering your body until both knees are bent at least 90 degrees (but no more than 45 degrees). Be sure that both knees are aligned over your second toes (and not over your ankles). Return to starting position and repeat on the opposite side. Do 3 sets of 10 repetitions per leg, then rest for 60 seconds before moving on to the next exercise.

Conclusion

You don’t need a gym membership to lose weight. You don’t even need fancy equipment, like pricey exercise machines. Here are five easy exercises you can do at home that will help you shed unwanted pounds fast. So stop spending money on things that won’t help you reach your goals and start doing these moves instead!


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