A lot of us want to get ripped, six pack abs, huge biceps, V-taper and all that. But most times we find it really hard to get up and go to the gym. Maybe its the distance or we just don’t want to be oppressed by the sight of those who already have these qualities were looking for. Most times its the fees. We just aren’t ready to pay the fees requested for by the gym, when we aren’t even sure we’ll be afforded the chance to come to the gym within the time frame the payment lasts.
Well, you’re in luck because these listed exercises will help you get ripped without having to go through all that. All you’ll be needing is a space in your home, a mat (for some) and your motivated self!
Normally if you were at the gym you’d be doing these Squats holding a barbel over your shoulders or holding up dumbbells. These make the squats more effective with less reps needed compared to the non-weighted squats. This means that we’ll need to perform more reps to achieve maximum effect from these non-weighted squats. Its best to perform these till we begin to feel some pain in our legs and at joints. To be more creative, getting similar sized objects around the house which could pass for dumbbells would be a good way to be able to perform weighted squats at home.
By performing these squats, we train the muscles of our thighs, hips, buttocks as well as hamstrings. Basically training our lower body.
Since majority of us are most likely not to have adjustable sit-up machines and ab-wheels in our homes (that’s if most of us even know what these are ;-)), we could simply perform the regular sit-ups we all know, where all we need is a mat and support for our legs, either someone or something and we’re good to go.
sit-ups and crunches help work our abdominal muscles and hip flexors as well as the front of our thighs.
We all know about this one. Its so popular that it doesn’t even need much introduction. There are many variations of push-ups which include the standard push-up, wide grip push-up, close grip, clap push-up, on the knees and single leg push-up, just to name a few.
Push-ups work the chest muscles, deltoids, triceps and wing muscles, which are located directly under your armpits.
These can easily be performed at home. As long as we can get a pole or structures high enough above out heads and strong enough to support our weight, we’re good to go.
Pull-ups target your lats, this is what gives the back that V shape, so for those who really want this, Pull-ups should be a major part of your workout. It also targets your biceps, upper back and forearms.
Creating a workout plan with all these exercises included in it will put you on track to achieving that ripped body you crave. Remember a good diet, adequate sleep, and cardio will enhance/ensure good results.
Don’t forget, if you ever feel like quitting, just remember why you started. Try to be better than you were yesterday!


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