Exercises At Home: 10 Ways To Tone Up This Summer Without Equipment

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Yes, getting to the gym can be a hassle, but we're going to let you in on a secret: you can do it all at home.

This means all the excuses about finding time and space (you only need a tiny bit of space for these) can end, and instead, you can focus your energy on getting toned up in the comfort of your own space.

Scott Herman, a fitness trainer with BeFIT, says the best thing about working out at home is that there are no limitations.

"There's no drive to the gym, no locker room, no traffic and as soon as you are done, you can eat your post-workout meal and take a shower," he says. "All you need to focus on is pacing yourself so you do not burn out."

If you plan on working out at home on a regular basis, Herman suggests looking into buying equipment as well. A few dumbbells, push-up bars, resistance bands or pull-up bars can add more depth to your workouts.

In the exercises below, Herman shows 10 moves you can do at home — from your kitchen, to your bedroom to your living room floor. His recommendation is to do 12 to 15 reps per exercise, but you can always start with eight to 10 if you're having a hard time.

As you get stronger, rest as little as possible between each exercise and try push-ups in between your workout days to work your upper body. Herman has also paired each exercise with a body area: upper body, abs and lower body. Here is his official guide to working up to the full routine:

Train three times a week — each day, choose four exercises that work different parts.

• Week 1: 2 – 3 sets
• Week 2: 3 – 4 sets
• Week 3: 4 – 5 sets
• Week 4: 6 – 8 sets
• Week 5: 8 – 10 sets
• Week 6: RECOVERY WEEK- just 5 sets (focus on a light workout)

Here is an example of what your week should look like.

• Week 1: push-up / 1 core exercise / 2 lower body exercises
• Week 2: push-up / 2 core exercises / 2 leg exercises
• Week 3: 2 core exercise / 3 leg exercises

Check out the exercises here:

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