4 Easy Ways to Workout at Home

Fitness // 12WBT Staff

Our trainers have modified some common strength training exercises, so instead of needing fancy gym equipment, you can use things you already have at home. Think a dining chair, hand towel and rice – yep, even rice!

Give our exercises a try the next time you want to break a sweat – not the bank. You’ll never look at the stuff around your home in the same way again.

1. Backpack lunges

  • Step 1: Find a comfortably-fitting backpack and weigh it down with some heavy household items
  • Step 2: Alternate left and right lunges with the backpack on your back!

2. Chair tricep dips

  • Step 1: Choose a stable, sturdy chair (a bench will also do)
  • Step 2: Start with bended legs and arms extended behind you, gripping the chair
  • Step 3: Bend elbows and lower hips in a tricep dip movement

Also read: 5 Low-Impact Exercises for Sore Joints

3. Towel pulls

  • Step 1: Grab a towel and find a strong anchor point, such as a tree branch
  • Step 2: Wrap the towel across the anchor point as if creating a grip
  • Step 3: Keeping your core tight, lean backwards using the towel as a grip and then pull forward

Exercising with Household Items 1200x900 Towel Pulls

4. Bottle bicep curl

  • Step 1: Make weights using two bottles filled with rice
  • Step 2: Stand tall in a neutral stance (feet slightly apart) and grab a bottle in each hand
  • Step 3: Raise and lower arms, making sure elbows are always pointing down