25 Aug Household workout equipment
No gym membership, no problem. Here is a list of objects you can use as resistance in place of weights and fancy gym equipment. All of these things you can find at your home!
I once unplugged my printer and did squats holding it just because I had nothing else to use! So there are no excuses!
Water bottles, Books, Food > Weights
Water bottles – Fill them up with water or with sand/rocks to make them a bit heavier
Text books/heavy books – If you don’t feel like reading them, why not lift them?
Food – Cans of food, watermelon, heavier fruit and vegetables
Paper plates > Glidders
If you work out on carpet grab some plates, but if you are on hardwood or tile, grab a couple towels.
Towels > Elastic Bands
The resistance is still there because a towel can only stretch so far!
Pillows > Balance Board
The idea of a balance board or Bosu ball is to provide instability, which forces you to work your core more… try standing on a fluffy pillow and you’ll get a similar effect
Chair > workout bench
Tricep dips and incline pushups don’t need to be done with a fancy bench!
Ottoman, step stool, chair, table > Plyo box
I don’t own a plyo box so I do step-ups on my coffee table (not recommended if your table is glass or unstable)
If nothing else you can get a great workout just by using one wall in your house: pushups, wall sits, bridges … so many options!
Let me know if you would like to see a workout using one or more of these pieces of “equipment” … taking requests for youtube.com/itsmollyrae