My Home "Gym"
I LOVE training at a gym. There is just something motivating about putting on some cute workout clothes and actually having to drive to the gym and being surrounded by other people as you workout.
But there are some days when don't feel like going to the gym, or I just want to get in a quick workout at home. Since it's been so nice lately, I've been skipping my Saturday gym workout and training from my home "gym" instead:
There it is, my home gym! Nothing fancy, very minimal, but it's pretty much all I need for when I want to work out at home. There are endless things you can do with just a set of dumbbells(I have 20s and 25s) and a kettlebell(my heaviest is a 35). I also have an ab wheel and a resistance band. If only I had a barbell and a pullup bar, I'd be set!
Here is what I typically do when I do my leg workout at home:
1)A single leg exercise-Bulgarian split squats, walking lunges or single leg squats
2)A hamstring exercise-single leg Romanian deadlifts
3)Goblet squats or jumping lunges superset with kettlebell swings
4)Glute isolation exercises-single leg glute bridges superset with band walks or abductions
With that routine, I hit my quads, hamstrings and glutes, all with just a mini band, one set of dumbbells and a kettlebell.
Then I usually finish up with reverse sled drags for a little conditioning and to really burn out the quads. I load up the tire sled that my awesome husband made for me, usually add about 100lbs or so, and go for about 20 seconds, or until my legs give out! I'll repeat that 6-10 times with a 45-60 second rest, based on how I feel. I like to do my sled drags in a slightly crouched position, like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QYBjXj2IVE
If I do upper body, I can still do a lot with just the minimal equipment that I have: 1 arm rows, 1 arm overhead presses, pushups, handstand pushups, overhead extensions and bicep curls.
Do you prefer working out at home or going to the gym?