If you all are new to the blog then let me give you a little backstory on my fitness journey. I’ve been working out with my personal trainer at VIVE Personal Training for about 2 years now, and it’s completely transformed my body and lifestyle. I do personal training about 2-3 times per week, but sometimes it’s just a struggle to get to the gym. That’s why my personal trainer and I created the Body Reset Program last year!
Most of the time I stick to the Body Reset Program workouts if I’m working out at home or when I travel. However, sometimes I don’t have that much time or I just want an easier full-body workout. That’s why today I wanted to share my top 6 exercises for at home workouts with you all!
Last year, I also invested in some at home exercise equipment from Academy Sports + Outdoors. If you’ve been following me for a bit then you know how much I love Academy. My dad made me brand loyal since I was a kid! We always take family trips to Academy when I go back home to Oklahoma because they have something for everyone in the family. Particularly me who always goes straight to the workout clothes section…duh. I just got this new Adidas velvet pullover and these Adidas leggings fit SO dang good! P.S. They have an amazing shoe section!
I didn’t buy a ton of stuff, but necessary things like dumbbells (really like these bc you can adjust the weight), resistance band, and foam roller. My workouts are very much focused around heavy lifting and strength training so I always recommend investing in at least one and maybe two sets of dumbbells.
It’s better to start with the heavy weight and drop to body weight! You really want to fatigue the muscles at the beginning instead of starting with lower weight. Obviously, if you are trying this out for the first time maybe just try body weight!
EXERCISES FOR AT HOME WORKOUTS
4 sets / 6-8 reps per exercise
KETTLE BELL SQUATS
elevate heels slightly with dumbbells and lower down 4 seconds (*make booty touch ankles but do NOT bounce to get back up)
WEIGHTED FRONT LUNGE
start at standing position extending one leg forward; lower down for 3 seconds allowing knee to touch and front knee to go over toe; step back and alternate legs
start with arms extended and lower down to shoulders for 4 seconds; punch up to the top for best results
kneel on one side with opposite leg extended back and at a slight angle; use arm on same side as extended leg; start with dumbbell at hip and lower down for 3 seconds
RESISTANCE BAND STEP BACK
start in squat position and kick each leg back
*if you want more of a butt workout lift leg up when you step back*
WEIGHTED SIDE TWIST TO V-UP
feet are slightly lifted off the floor and slowly twist side to side; go immediately into v-up
This workout can take up to an hour with a good 10-15 min warm up, but I’ve also been able to shorten the sets and get it down to about 30 minutes if you’re short on time. Check out this video to see more on how I do each exercise!
*Thanks Academy Sports + Outdoors for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.