You may have seen fitness enthusiasts on social media posting pics of themselves always in the gym and pumping iron. You see them with their amazing physique and you want to be just like them. But there’s a small problem. You don’t have time or money to go to the gym. Maybe the gym is too far from where you stay.
But that shouldn’t be an excuse as to why you can’t workout at all. You can build an amazing body right in the comfort of your home.
A lot of people who don’t have access to gyms workout at home using their body weight. Some people have also invested in weight sets at home to take their training to the next level.
We will discuss 5 benefits of working out at home.
1. Save Time
Home workouts save you a lot of time. How? Effective home workouts are done in circuits rather than reps and sets. So an average of 20 – 30 minutes are spent working out.
You won’t have to worry about to travelling to and from the Gym. You can start your warming up for your workout right after you get home from work. Since you’re doing circuit training, you will be burning fat while you build muscle.
This way you’re able to workout and also still have time to spend with your family and friends.
2. It’s Cheaper
Some people may argue with this point of home workouts being cheaper than going to the gym. But here is why it is a lot cheaper to workout out at home.
You don’t need to invest in any equipment like weights or machines if you are starting to workout. I only used my own body weight when I started working out. This helped me build the necessary strength before using external resistance like weights.
So if you are just starting out or trying to get back into it, using just your body weight is enough to be able to help you shed fat and tone up your muscles. You can do exercises such as:
- Push Ups
- Body Weight Squats
- Dips (using chairs)
Do all that in a circuit and you got yourself a full body workout. Pretty simple right. And it’s a lot cheaper. You can decide to purchase free weights or machines moving forward and it will still be a lot cheaper in the long run than a gym membership.
3. Train Anywhere, Anytime
Just because it’ s called Home Workouts doesn’t mean that you only have to workout at home. You can do those same workouts in a hotel room if you’re out on holiday. Simple, quick and easy workouts are better than no workout at all.
Do them while you’re out camping. The major benefit of ‘Home Workouts’ is that you can do them anywhere and at anytime.
4. No Distractions
The best part about working out at home is that you have no distractions. These distractions when compared to a gym would be other people at the gym, the sound of cast iron plates hitting the floor and it could be the music at the gym. Some of these things could disrupt the flow of your workout.
But when you workout at home, it’s YOU vs YOU. You compete with yourself and I believe that if you focus on working on trying to be better than yourself, you are able to achieve your fitness goals much faster and you are more likely to stick to your workout routine much longer.
You can set your music and you can control the atmosphere of your workout environment. No one will interfere with that at home.
5. You Have Your Own Privacy
If you’re very shy about how you look when you workout or just an introvert in general, then working out home may be the best option for you. I myself am an introvert, and I prefer to workout at home.
You don’t also have to share the same equipment like a bench that has other people’s sweat on it. You get to workout out in the privacy of your own home without other people watching you.
You can definitely build an amazing physique at home. You can also step up your training if you prefer by investing in some free weights and some equipment.
I have been working out at home for the past 5 years and I can guarantee that you can build an amazing body at home. Of course, with a proper diet, you can do that.
So if you still have doubts, why don’t you give it a shot and see for yourself.