11 Ways To Get A Great Workout When You're Too Lazy To Leave The House

Get in shape, stay inside.

Getting fit can be expensive. Gym memberships are pricey, and if you don't live near one it can be a huge drag to get to one. Luckily, there are great exercises you can do at home that will help you get into shape without having to sneak into a fancy gym and awkwardly flay your limbs on a fancy elliptical. Imgur user ashlG88 put together some of these effective workouts, so put on some '90s dance music and get moving. It's apple cider donut season, and you're gonna need all the strength you have to carry your donut harvest home if your wheelbarrow breaks.


1. Single Leg Push Up.

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"Push-ups are effective; try this one with one leg straight and elevated for a different approach! Work that core as you try to prevent rotation and keep your torso straight. 6 push ups per leg elevated (12 push ups total)."

2. Star/Clock Lunge.

Star/Clock Lunge

"Lunges are useful but often we do them in the same boring way (straight). Break out of it with some star (AKA clock) lunges(12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 o'clock positions; these 7 lunges count as 1 rep. 3 reps per leg)."

3. Windshield Wipers.

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"A great way to work on anterior abdominals with your legs in the air; add the "wiper" part to blast those obliques.Left and right count as 1 "wiper"; 10 reps."

4. Plank Walk.

"Hold the plank position and "walk yourself" about ten feet (3 meters) to the right and then back again.There and back counts as 1 rep. 5 reps."

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5. Pistol Squats.

Pistol Squats

"Single-leg squats is not for the faint-hearted . Mix it up and make it burn by getting rid of half your support.8-10 each leg."

6. L Sits.

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"This attacks the core, shoulders and arms. If you have trouble getting your feet all the way up off the ground do it on the edge of a (very sturdy) chair first. Hold 10 seconds twice."

7. Push-Up Burpees.

Push-Up Burpees

"Burpee's are tough – I challenge you to find a better, total body exercise anywhere out there.15 reps"

8. Plank Punches.

Plank Punches

9. Spiderman Push-ups.

Spiderman Push-ups

"One of the best ab exercises; Throw a punch in there and start feeling them arms and legs! 20 repetitions."

10. 1 minute Triceps Dips

1 minute Triceps Dips

"If you love a great Tricep burn."

11. 1 minute Up Down Plank

1 minute Up Down Plank

"A plank starting on your elbows, up on to your hands, and then back down again."


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