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10 Practical Workouts to Do at Home

Going to the gym can be a very time-consuming activity! Between the commute, waiting for people to finish with the machines, and spending time changing clothes/showering, a 1-hour workout can turn into a 3-hour ordeal.

Or you can just work out at home and get fit without having to waste time! Here are 10 simple, practical workouts to do at home:

  1. Mini-Murph — Think you're up for a challenge? Try this CrossFit workout: 50 pull-ups, 100 push-ups, and 150 squats. Your muscles will burn in no time!
  2. Ascending Pyramid — Choose any exercise for any muscle, and do the following: one set of two reps, one set of four reps, one set of 6 reps, and so on until you hit 14 reps.
  3. Upper Body Burn — Perform a set of push-ups, pull-ups, Renegade Rows, and 60 seconds of plank. Rest for 2 minutes, then repeat the circuit. Do it three to 6 times for an upper body burn!
  4. Total Body Workout — Perform one set of Push-Ups, one set of Pull-Ups, and one set of Squats. Repeat, and change up the exercises (decline Push-ups, one-handed pull-ups, sumo squats, etc.) to change the angle of the workout.
  5. Cardio Fitness — With this workout, you'll push your body and work your cardio at the same time. Perform 60 seconds of burpees, 60 seconds of mountain climbers, and 30 seconds of squat jumps, with two minutes of rest between each exercise. Repeat this circuit for 30 to 45 minutes.
  6. Lower Body Shredding — Don't bother with your upper body: it's Leg Day! Perform three sets each of Lunges, Squats, Squat Jumps, and Box Jumps. If you've still got energy, throw in a few sets of Burpees.
  7. The Animal Kingdom — Prepare to feel the burn! Start off with 30 to 60 seconds of Monkey Jumps, and rest for 1 minute. Follow that up with 30 seconds of Leap Frogs, with 60 seconds of rest. Perform the Bear Crawl for 30 to 45 seconds, and rest for 1 minute. Finish that up with the Spider Crawl to shred your core.
  8. Core Killer — This workout will hit your core hard and leave you exhausted. Perform two sets each of Leg Raises, V Ups, Glute Raises, Supermans, Russian Twists, and Side Leg Lifts. If you've still got a bit of steam, finish with a few minutes of Plank.
  9. The Plank Workout — Perform the Plank for 60 seconds, with a push-up every 5 seconds. Rest for a minute, then perform Renegade Rows for up to 60 seconds. Rest for a minute, then follow this up with Plank and Reach. After a minute's rest, finish the circuit with Mountain Climbers. Repeat the circuit as desired.
  10. Cardio Workout — Want to hit your cardio hard? Perform 60 seconds of jump rope, 10 burpees, 60 seconds of bear crawl, 10 squat jumps. Rest for two minutes, then hit the circuit all over again. Repeat at least three to 5 times.

With these 10 workouts, you'll get fit in no time! You'll feel the burn, push your body hard, build muscle, and see the results in the mirror.

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