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Resistance training at home - recommended workouts

Top Workouts for Resistance Training At Home

Resistance training at home can help you build up your strength and lose weight from the comfort of your own home.  A resistance workout is anything that causes your muscles to contract.  Generally, you should use an external resource during these workouts, such as weights, machines, bands, or even your own body weight.

In this blog, we will cover some of the top workouts that will help you strengthen and tone your body through resistance.  The reason this type of training is good for your body is because it not only helps strengthen and tone your body, but it also helps with balance, flexibility, mobility, posture and overall health.

 

Resistance Training At Home

A beginner should plan to train two to three time per week in order to benefit from resistance workouts. Make sure to rest in between workouts and don’t work the same muscle group two days in a row. It’s important to wait at least 48 hours between working the same muscles to see the best results. You should also try to mix up your workout routine by using the following techniques.

 

Body Weight Workouts

If you don’t have any at home workout equipment, then you can use your own body weight to add some resistance. The best way to implement your body weight into your workout is try to lift your entire weight off the ground. Here are some of the best body weight workouts:

  • Planks
  • Wall squats
  • Lunges
  • Push-ups
  • Pull-ups
  • Chin-ups
  • Sit-ups

 

Free Weight Workouts

Free weight workouts at homeIf you’re looking for a classic resistance workout, then you can incorporate dumbbells, kettlebells or barbells into your routine. Adding some extra weight to your workout will allow your muscles to work harder and offer better results. Free weight workouts can include:

  • Dumbbell rows
  • Kettlebell swings
  • Barbell lifts
  • Deadlifts
  • Weighted squats

 

Medicine Ball Workouts

You can incorporate a medicine ball into your workout to add a little more resistance. A single medicine ball can work to target all of your major muscles groups. Plus it’s often easier to hold compared to free weights. You can use a medicine ball during some of the following techniques:

  • Balancing
  • Floor slams
  • Lunge and twist
  • Squats
  • Straight arm extension
  • Wood chop

 

Resistance Band Workouts

Bands can help provide resistance through movement. When you stretch your body and use a resistance band, they can add more weight and more of a challenge. Not to mention, they’re extremely lightweight and can be added to any of the following workouts (and more):

  • Bicep curls
  • Bent over row
  • Chest press
  • Glute kick-back
  • Lateral lunge
  • Lateral leg raise
  • Arm extensions

 

Machine Workouts

Last, but not least, are the at-home workout machines. There are plenty of machines out there that can help you add resistance to your workout. You can choose from any of the following machines that offer both speed and resistance options:

  • WaterRower
  • Treadmill
  • Elliptical
  • Exercise bike
  • Home gym

 

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Since 1997, we’ve been the number one choice for fitness equipment in Colorado. Plus all of our products are high quality and we offer the lowest prices in the nation. So if you’re ready to expand your at home gym and revolutionize your fitness routine, then contact us today!