Lots of people look through a fitness magazine to find good workout routines they can do at home. Unfortunately, if you are looking in magazines for a home fitness routine you will probably end up disappointed. A lot of times you will only find big workout machines and if you do come across a home workout routine then it is probably only for your abs. But what about home workout routines that not only focus on your abs but also focus on every other muscle group of your body and address the workout plateau. The hardest part about working out at home is working out at home.
For many people home is a place of rest and they find it hard to be focused or motivated to exercise when they have a lazy boy and a television three feet away from them, but if someone can take the time and find the discipline, they can find that an in home workout routine is not only the most cost affective way but also more affective than the gym. Most people who already workout at home have a bench press or some type of workout machine that looks more like a torture machine. But what if you do not have a bench press or a torture machine or have the money for that equipment, what can you do? Technically, you really only need a pull up bar for your back and biceps. For your abs, all you need is a floor, and for your chest, you can do a variety of push ups.
You can even workout your legs by doing squats and lunges. But lets say you want to venture into more than just the basics, what kind of equipment should you get? How can you have the potential of a gym inside your house? A bench press machine is great to have, but it takes up quite a bit of room. Do you know what does not take up much room? Dumbbells. Dumbbells are incredible, you can do a bench press routine easily with dumbbells, plus 100 different exercise with them too! If you still think that dumbbells are too much, than try resistance bands, they are cheaper, take up less room and are just as affective. Another piece of equipment I would suggest is an exercise ball. It might just look like a ball, but there are hundreds of full body workouts that you can do with a Swiss ball.
Obviously the main idea of home workouts is so you can workout at home. All you really need to know is what you are doing and what muscles you are exercising. If you feel like you need more assistance, there are tons of home workouts on DVDs that will help you along and even teach you nutritional and physical values. The important thing to realize here are that you can achieve gym results in your own house with a fraction of the price. You do not need fancy machines to get a body like Brad Pitt or Jessica Alba, but you just need a few pieces of equipment so you can target every muscle group of your body.