Are you tired of the same old workout routine and looking for exercises that’ll really push your limits? Well, get ready to set your fitness goals ablaze with these 10 home workouts that shred like hell.
Each one of these exercises is designed to fire up different muscle groups and will have you sweating bullets in no time. They’re challenging, they’re intense, and best of all, they can be done right in the comfort of your own home.
Forget about fancy gym equipment or expensive memberships. All you need is a bit of open space, determination, and the drive to push yourself harder than ever before.
These workouts are surefire ways to incinerate fat, boost your strength, sculpt muscles and elevate your overall fitness level.
So strap in, because things are about to get hot!
10. Burpees Unleashed: Full Body Fat Torchers
This at-home workout is designed to target every muscle group for an intense full body workout. It’s a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) style routine, meaning it’s fast-paced and guaranteed to keep your heart rate up.
The beauty of burpees is they’re a bodyweight exercise, so there’s no need for any fancy gym equipment – just you, your determination, and maybe a sweat towel!
Here’s how it goes: start with a jump into the air as high as you can manage. Then immediately lower yourself into a squat position and kick your feet back into a plank. Do one push-up (yes, we said this was intense!), then quickly bring your feet back underneath you and explode upwards into another jump. That’s one rep!
Repeat this cycle as fast as you can for about 20-30 seconds, rest for 10 seconds and then go again!
Incorporate this killer move into your regular workout routine and watch those calories melt away like butter on hot toast.
9. Mountain Climbers: Abdominal Inferno
You’re about to ignite your core with Mountain Climbers, an absolute inferno for those abs you’ve been dying to sculpt.
This body workout is a key player in many at-home workouts and can be easily incorporated into any high-intensity interval training (HIIT) routine.
With this exercise, you’re not just working on your abdominal muscles; it also targets your hips, glutes, quads, hamstrings, and cardiovascular system.
This means that mountain climbers are not only great for toning your midsection but also for improving overall fitness.
To perform the perfect mountain climber move in your workout plan, start in a plank position with hands firmly planted on the ground beneath your shoulders.
Then alternate driving each knee towards the chest as if climbing up a steep incline. Keep a brisk pace for this exercise to maximize its intensity and reap full benefits of burning calories while strengthening various muscle groups.
Remember: consistency is key with any home workout, so keep those mountains coming!
8. Jump Squats: Lower Body Power Surge
Jump squats are an excellent addition to any home workout routine: they’re simple, require no equipment, and provide maximum results.
They focus on using your own body weight to build muscle and increase strength training intensity. And the best part? You don’t need a gym membership or fancy machinery to perform them – just a little bit of space in your living room.
Jump squats can be tricky at first, but there are plenty of workout videos available online to guide you through correct form and technique.
These high-intensity body workouts aren’t just about building leg muscles; they also activate your core and improve overall balance and coordination.
Just remember, the key is to maintain proper form throughout each squat, ensuring you jump as high as possible while landing softly on your feet each time.
Incorporating this powerful move into your regular routine will deliver impressive results — trust us, you’ll feel like hell after a round of these!
7. Push-Up Variations: Chest and Triceps Destruction
Ever thought about spicing up your push-up routine? Push-up variations are here to absolutely demolish your chest and triceps, giving you the muscle definition you’ve been striving for.
These free workouts don’t need any gym equipment; just you and your determination to achieve weight loss and a sculpted upper body.
You can find these workouts in various workout apps that act like a personal trainer guiding you through each exercise step by step.
Push-up variations such as the diamond push-ups or spiderman push-ups target different muscles in your upper body, providing an intense workout that gets those muscles pumping hard.
The beauty of doing these at home is that they allow for flexibility and convenience whenever you want to squeeze in a quick session.
So, why wait? Get down on all fours right now, start exploring these killer push-up exercises on your workout apps, and get ready to feel the burn!
6. High-Knee Runs: Cardio Kingpin
Ready to rev your heart rate into overdrive? High-knee runs are the cardio kingpin that’ll have your lungs gasping and sweat pouring down your face as you power through this intense, fat-blasting exercise.
High-knee runs aren’t just an effective cardio workout; they’re also incredibly versatile. You can incorporate them into any interval training routine for an extra boost of intensity.
Start slow if you’re new to this exercise – even a few seconds at a time will begin to up your heart rate and get those calories burning. As you become more comfortable, challenge yourself by increasing the duration or speed of each high-knee run interval.
Remember, the goal is not only to lose weight but also improve cardiovascular health while shredding like hell!
5. Plank to Push-Up: Core Stability Meets Upper Body Challenge
Dive into the ultimate fitness test with plank to push-up, a fusion of core stability and upper body strength that’ll have your abs screaming and arms shaking in a sweet symphony of muscle engagement.
This exercise is similar to a walking lunge in terms of its balance demands, but it takes things up a notch by challenging your full body control even more.
You might’ve done something similar during a yoga class, where you transition from high plank to low plank seamlessly.
But here’s the catch: unlike yoga, this move isn’t about slow controlled movements; it’s about working at a pace that can leave you breathless.
The health benefits are numerous: improved shoulder stability, shredded abs, enhanced coordination and an overall boost in functional strength.
So next time when you feel like your workout routine needs an extra kick or if you simply want to challenge yourself beyond what you thought was possible – give plank to push-ups a go! It’s the perfect home workout move that shreds like hell.
4. Lunges and Lateral Lunges: Leg Sculpting Duo
Ain’t nothing quite like lunges and lateral lunges to give your legs the ultimate sculpting workout. These two moves are a dynamic duo that can help you achieve toned, lean muscles in your lower body. Lunges target your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and calves while also improving your core stability.
Lateral lunges take things up a notch by working on those often neglected inner and outer thigh muscles. This combination is sure to deliver the burn you crave!
Start with regular lunges, making sure each step forward is large enough so that when you bend both knees into the lunge position, your front knee stays directly above your ankle for safety and maximum efficiency. Then switch it up with lateral lunges; step out wide to one side, keeping toes pointed forward and bending the knee of the leg you stepped out with while keeping the other straight.
Repeat these exercises in sets of 10-15 per leg to create an intense home workout that shreds like hell!
3. Tricep Dips: Arm-toning Powerhouse
You’ve tackled your legs, now it’s time to focus on those arms with an absolute powerhouse of a move: tricep dips. This simple yet mighty exercise is designed to target and tone the muscles in the back of your upper arm, which are often neglected during other workouts.
Tricep dips can be done anywhere – all you need is a sturdy chair or bench. You’ll start by sitting on the edge with your hands gripping either side of you.
Then, shift your body forward just off the seat and lower yourself as far down as possible before pushing back up.
Tricep dips are not only great for toning but also for building strength in both your arms and shoulders.
But beware, they might seem easy at first but after a few reps, that burn will set in and you’ll see why this workout shreds like hell!
Make sure to keep your elbows tucked close to your sides throughout the movement and don’t rush it – slow and steady wins the race here. With every dip, envision yourself getting closer to those defined, sculpted arms you’re striving for!
2. Russian Twists: Oblique Annihilation
This simple yet effective exercise can be done in the comfort of your own home, no gym equipment required. All you need is a little bit of space and a ton of determination.
Start by sitting on the ground with your knees bent, pull back slightly so you’re balancing on your sit bones. Hold your hands at chest level as if holding an imaginary ball. Twist from side to side, aiming to bring each elbow towards the ground.
Don’t let the simplicity fool you though; Russian twists will ruthlessly attack those obliques like nothing else. They’ll also work wonders for that six-pack you’ve been dreaming about since forever.
As with any workout, consistency is key here. Include them in your regular workout routine and watch as your waistline becomes more defined and toned over time with this killer home exercise.
Pike Push-Ups: Shoulder and Upper Chest Blaze
After you’ve scorched your obliques with Russian Twists, it’s time to turn the heat up on your shoulders and upper chest.
Ever tried Pike Push-Ups? If not, buckle up because this workout is about to set your upper body ablaze.
Pike Push-Ups are a fantastic home exercise that targets multiple muscle groups at once, especially focusing on the deltoids and pectoral muscles.
To perform this exercise correctly, start in a downward dog position. Place your hands shoulder-width apart and straighten your legs out behind you. Lower your body until your head almost touches the floor while keeping those hips high. Imagine you’re forming an inverted V shape with your body. Then push back up into the starting position.
This killer move not only torches calories but also carves out those chiseled shoulders and upper chest you’ve been aiming for! It’s intense, but remember, no pain, no gain!
You’ve got this! These home workouts will push your limits and help you shred like never before. Remember, consistency is key in seeing the results you want.
Keep pushing, keep sweating and soon enough, you’ll see those muscles pop.
Don’t be afraid to mix it up and challenge yourself. Each workout targets different muscle groups ensuring a full body burn.
So go on, unleash the beast within and start shredding!
About the Author
Arman Eckelbarger is an IFBB Pro Bodybuilder and a Certified Personal Trainer dedicated to empowering others with his age management and wellness expertise. Winner of the 2019-20 Master’s Nationals Over 50 Welterweight, Arman proves that age is just a number in achieving fitness goals. He lives by his wellness principles and inspires others to reclaim their vitality for a healthier and fulfilling life.