Do you have a hard time hitting the gym consistently? Many people struggle to make it to the gym even a couple of times a week. At Plunkett Fitness, we understand that busy lives lead to decreased gym attendance, so we have a few at-home workouts that you can try to burn fat without the trip to the gym.
HIIT, which stands for high-intensity interval training, requires only short bursts of intense activity, which makes it the perfect workout for those with very limited time for exercise. These types of workouts burn fat, boost metabolism, and build lean muscle. Most HIIT workouts don’t require much in the way of equipment. You can find all kinds of different HIIT workouts out there, but Plunkett Fitness would be happy to help you develop an at-home HIIT workout for those days that you can’t make it in.
2. Intense Workout Videos
For a while, workout videos like P90X and Insanity were all the rage. These videos can be great for people who want to get in an intense workout at home without needing an entire home-gym’s worth of equipment. With these intense workouts, you are very likely to notice an elevated heart rate, and the next day, you will probably be pretty sore. Workouts like these are known for building muscle and burning fat.
If you have been practicing yoga for a while, these workouts can be easy to get in at home. You can tailor your yoga practice to moves that can help you burn fat, and your yoga session can be as long or as short as you want it to be. If you aren’t comfortable coming up with your own routine, you can turn to yoga videos that can help you work in yoga moves that will get your heart pumping and fat burning.
Squats work muscles in your glutes, quads, abs, and calves. To help get rid of stubborn fat in these areas, throw a few squats into your at-home workout. Remember that the deeper you dip, the more muscles you use, which helps burn more calories and burn more fat. For an even bigger challenge, add weight to your squats with dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, or even household items that have a little weight behind them.
5. J/P/C Workouts
Similar to burpees, J/P/Cs are sure to get your heart pumping. J/P/C stands for Jack/Push/Climb, and the workout consists of jumping jacks, pushups, and mountain climbers. One rep is a single jumping jack, followed immediately by one pushup, and a set of mountain climbers, which is one per leg. To elevate your heart rate, do 20 seconds of work, followed by 10 seconds of rest. Repeat eight times.
Tabata, which is similar to HIIT, is a Japanese workout routine that focuses on performing exercises for four minutes. This workout impacts both the aerobic and anaerobic systems, and it is a quick workout for people without a lot of extra time for exercise. The programs are structured around 20 seconds of hard work with 10 seconds of rest. This is done in eight rounds for four minutes of total exercise time.
While there are many different Tabata workouts, many of the workouts include common exercises like push-ups, burpees, mountain climbers, and squats. If you are looking for a way to amp up your workout, you can include weights as well.
If you are looking for a new gym with professionally trained personal trainers, look no further than Plunkett Fitness. Our trainers are knowledgeable in both nutrition and fitness so that you can work on your overall health. To get started, call us today at 913-390-3360.