Gym results with home fitness workouts.
Home fitness workouts have a lot of advantages over a gym workout, but what they don't have is a lot of that fancy equipment. No matter. Fitness workout routines are built on just a few fundamental principles, and it doesn't take a lot of complicated machines for an intense workout. You can do whole body workouts in the comfort of your home, and without spending a fortune on unneeded equipment. Start your weight loss workout program with these five simple and inexpensive items, and you can get ripped, toned, and fit.
Home fitness workouts are nothing without resistance training to build calorie-burning muscles, and resistance bands deliver an inexpensive, simple, and compact solution. Fitness workout routines using resistance bands offer endless possibilities, from curls to squats to assisting with pull ups. Home workout videos, such as P90X® and 10-Minute Trainer® by fitness expert Tony Horton, offer a resistance band variation to match just about any exercise done with free weights or from a chin up bar. Home workout videos often suggest alternatives to weights, such as soup cans or cat litter bags, but really, resistance bands are so inexpensive and so versatile they're worth the small extra cost, and several Beachbody® programs come with free resistance bands.
The impetus for home fitness workouts is often a desire to firm up the middle, and exercise balls, also known as Swiss balls, can take your exercises for the core beyond the boring and inefficient sit up. Add instability to fitness workout routines with an exercise ball, and suddenly you're working the core harder and building functional fitness, the kind of fitness where all the little stabilizing muscles are working in concert with the big, showy muscles. A weight loss workout program can create intermediate or advanced whole body workouts by moving hands or legs off the ground with a Swiss ball. (Beachbody®)
Home fitness workouts are nothing if they don't make the heart race. Cardio workouts are the heart of fitness workout DVDs, and the only question is how to get your cardio. Cardio workouts with no equipment at all come in many effective forms, such as the kicks, punches, and dance moves of Chalene Johnson's TurboFire® or the limb-quivering plyometrics of Shaun T's INSANITY®. Equipment for expanding cardio fitness workout routines ranges from free to expensive: A jump rope, a box, or a set of stairs work as effectively as cardio equipment like treadmills, elliptical trainers, and stationary bikes. Most important for your fitness workout routines is that you buy something you want to use. (WebMD)