This article was originally published on ActionHub on October 27, 2014.
Whether it’s the high price of a gym membership, a busy schedule, or simply cold weather that makes you want to hide at home, many of us can easily find excuses to not work out. But with a little creativity, there are plenty of ways to exercise for free in the convenience of your own home.
The following exercises can be done at home without shelling out money on high-priced workout equipment, although I do suggest investing in a comfortable outfit to exercise in, as well as a pair of tennis shoes. You don’t have to spend a ton of money, but purchase pants and a shirt that fit well and don’t need to be adjusted constantly. You’ll be thankful for the clothes when you’re in the middle of your workout.
A sturdy kitchen chair is perfect for tricep dips and modified sit-ups. Sit on the chair, place your hands on either side of it while gripping tightly, move forward so your butt is just past the chair and dip down, using your arm strength to lift you back up. For sit-ups, lay on the ground with your knees bent and your calves flat on the seat of the chair. Depending on how tall you are as well as the height of the chair, you might need to switch objects—a couch, bed, or ottoman may work better. Put your arms behind your head or folded across your chest, and crunch in and up.
Rest: 60 seconds between each set
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