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You don’t have to spend a fortune on a gym or fancy equipment. Start your own fitness routine from the comfort of your home with the products/props that are just lying  around your own home.

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BY Sarah Friedman   September 18 2017

Are you getting fed up going to the gym and paying it a higher price? Sometimes after work you won’t be able to go to the gym because you feel very tired after hard days of work, so why do you pay for something that you can’t attend regularly. Now you can do your fitness at home that doesn’t mean you need to fill your place with fitness equipment. you have everything you need at home yes that’s right at your home.By using the props you’ve got lying around the house you have the opportunity to tone up your body the way you imagined.

These exercises will focus on your core, arms, legs, and butt. So now you must have realised why was i paying a heavy price on equipment to exercise where we all can get into shape without any extra cost, so get ready to workout today onwards by using this methods.
We have collaborated several workout techniques using household items to give you an effective and efficient workout.

Basketball

Basketball

Plank Dribble – Take a pushup position with your knees, hips and shoulders aligned and a basket ball on the floor by your right hand. Lift your right hand, scoop the ball and start dribbling as you balance yourself on your left arm. Dribble the ball for around 30 seconds, then switch arms and repeat. Do it for 1 minute.

Side to side squat dribble – take on super wide stance. Start dribbling the ball. Shift your weight onto your left hip as you dribble to the left, moving into a side lunge. Reverse the move, dribbling to the right and moving into a right side lunge. Continue the right-to-left pattern, all while dribbling.

Paper Plates

Paper Plates

Grab a pair of paper plate and try this complete body strength workout. Party size plates are perfect for these workout method and position it to the right side up for better and effective results. Paper plates work on most of the surfaces but its better if you do a test run and check whether they are compatible with your floor.

Sliding triceps Pushup – begin at the top of a pushup position with your hands on the plates, shoulder-width apart, bend your left elbow and lower into a pushup. As you slide your right arm straight out on the floor. Press back up, sliding your right arm in, that will be counted as one rep repeat it 15 times switching arms each time to tone up your arms, chest and core.

Sliding pushup jack – ascend to the next level with this sliding core challenge. First of all place the plates under your feet, squat down to the floor, placing your hands wider than shoulder-width apart. Slide your feet into a wide V as you lower your body to the pushup. As you press up, bend your legs and slide your knees into your hands, tucking them into your chest. That will be complete rep, do 10 reps total.

The wall

The wall

This is a quick way to gain strength and make big changes in your body,mood and energy levels. With these few simple exercises you can tone and tighten the area we all want to work.

Wall Lunge – Stand with your back about 3 or feet away from a wall, bend right knee slightly and extend left leg behind you, pressing the ball of your left foot against the wall at about the knee height. Tighten your abdominals, keep your back straight and slowly bend your right knee to about 90 degrees, keeping the front knee behind toes. Press through right heel to lift back up to start, keeping your left foot against the wall. Continue lunging for 30 seconds switch sides and repeat.

Legs up the wall crunch – this exercise will focus on your core. Start up with lying face up on the floor with your legs against the wall, the bottoms of your feet facing the ceiling. Lift your shoulders back to to start position. Continue moving through exercise for the duration of the set.

Couch

Couch

Fry arm flab – sit on the of the couch with hands just outside of your hips, fingers forward. Lift your body up and walk your feet out until your knees are directly above your heels. Assume a 90 degree stance by bending your elbow, lowering your hips towards the floor. Press body up, extending elbows. Try up to 3 sets of 15 reps. Keep your backside close and parallel to the couch during the entire workout.

Couch pushups – the height of a couch is ideal for perfecting your pushup form. Try decline pushups with hands on couch, feet on the floor to make it more challenging try the incline with feet on couch hand on the floor. Try 3 sets of 10 – 12 reps focusing on form.

The floor

The floor

Select a tiled square or making a 16” to 18” square out of duct tape on your floor and use it as a marker for jump squats, single-leg hops(jump at the top with the intention of landing in the square)

Skaters – start with your feet inside the box or tile, and return to that spot between reps.

Pillows

Pillows

Your pillow is great tool for fitness exercises try this routine and you’ll see it for yourself.

Clockwise core – begin in a traditional pushup position with the right hand firmly placed on the pillow. Raise left hand straight out in front of you. Keep it full extended, begin circling your arm clockwise for half a minute pause then repeat for 30 seconds rotating arm counterclockwise. Repeat with your left hand.

Bam bam slam – hold the pillow in both hands and stand with feet one and half a shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent into a light squat position. Extend your arms completely towards the ceiling so pillow is directly overhead. In one quick move, drop into a full squat while driving extended arms down between legs. As the pillow passes release and let it slam down to the floor, quickly grab the pillow , return to standing, and repeat as many times as possible in 30 seconds.

Bath Towel

Bath Towel

Instead of throwing in the towel at the end of a workout, use it to strengthen your shoulders. You can use it in the same way as how you would use an exercise band. You need to control the resistance by the effort you put into pulling on or pushing into the towel. The harder you go, the more tension you create in your muscles.

Push and Pull chest Press – start by holding a medium size towel tight at chest level, hands shoulder width apart and elbows bent at 90 degree angle out to the sides. Slowly push with your left arm and pull with your right arm, keeping the towel taut as if you’re trying to pull it apart.Pause for two seconds, then slowly push and pull to switch hands, continue this for 12 to 15 reps.

Laundry Bag, laundry basket

Laundry Bag, laundry basket

Turn weekly chores into a fitness routine. Fill your laundry basket and then use it to do deadlifts.

Laundry basket deadlift with bent-over row -this technique will develop your core,back,triceps and thighs stand with your feet hips-width apart holding a loaded laundry basket with both hands, the heavier the load, the greater the exercise. With your knees soft and shoulders away from your ears, bend forward at the waist until your chest is parallel to the ground. next , drive your elbows behind you to bring the basket to your chest. Having control of yourself, extend your arms, then raise your chest to starting position.

Chair

Chair

Use a sturdy chair to perform triceps dips, just as you would by using a bench at the gym,

Incline push ups – using a chair and using bench have no that much of difference, doing a incline push up with a chair affects your core, chest, back and arms. Start by placing both palms on the seat of the chair and walk your feet back to a plank position. Keeping your body in a straight line between the top of your head and your heels, bend your elbows and lower your body towards the seat, pause then push up through your palms to return to starting position.

Seat taps – stand facing the front of the seat and lift your right arm and tap the seat of the chair with your left toes, immediately bring your left foot back down to the down to the ground, and switch sides and repeat do many taps as possible within 45 seconds.

Bleach or laundry detergent bottle(bottles)

Bleach or laundry detergent bottle(bottles)

Perform wood chops by using a Bleach bottle while doing laundry, a great way to occupy your time.

Wood chops – With your feet planted hip-width apart, bring the bottle to your left hip and raise it diagonally with straight arms to left ear, just like you are chopping wood, Perform 10 reps on each side.For to do this exercise any bottle is compatible may it be a gallon of milk or water bottle.

Wine

Wine

Yes it’s possible to workout with wine bottle you can do reverse lunge with hammer curl
Which will develop your forearms, biceps, butt and thighs

Reverse lunge – Stand with your feet hips-width apart and hold one bottle of wine in each hand, cork-side up. Keeping your shoulders stacked over your hips, take a large step back with your left foot, then bend both knees 90 degrees as you curl the wine bottles to your shoulders, leading with the bottlenecks. Release your arms with control as you extend both legs and step back to starting position. Repeat on the opposite side to complete one rep.

PVC Pipe

PVC Pipe

Turn a pvc pipe into a slosh pipe and you’ve got a great workout tool

Overhead squat – assume athletic stance by bending both knees and lifting your arms up by carrying the PVC pipe overhead. Slowly sit uhips back and bend knees to squat down no lower than thighs parallel to ground, remember to keep the arms in line with the ears. Extend hips and knees to drive up out of squat.