Best Home Workouts – What Are The Essentials you Need to Be Doing (videos)

There are a lot of us who like working out at home.

There are those of us who love the gym.

If you choose to work out at home. There are many positives associated with this choice.

  • It’s convenient.  You don’t have to get in your car and drive to the gym. You’re already at your “gym.”


  • It’s cheap. Once you have the basic equipment that you need, there is no cost associated with working out at home.  You can even do many exercises using your bodyweight and thus, you won’t need any equipment.  As you progress with your bodyweight workouts, you may add a few pieces of equipment so you can progress your workouts.

There are a lot of workouts designed for home use.  I’ve picked some of the best ones and included some selected videos for you to watch so you can design a great home workout for yourself.

Many home/bodyweight exercises can be very simple and as you master these, you can progress them with different techniques and adjustments, like adding some weight or trying a different position.


This first video is from one of my favorite YouTube trainers.  He is knowledgeable and demonstrates  eight (8) bodyweight exercises that will help you develop a great body with just your body weight.

The only piece of equipment that you will need is a pull-up bar…..something you can get at your local sporting goods store or here on Amazon.


The next video is sourced from a great guy who has designed a basic beginner body weight routine. Brian’s video has four (4)-exercises that you do ten (10) times each.

These are designed for the beginner, but these are not necessarily easy exercises.  Just wait until you get to the Burpees.

He covers the basics.  Do this routine and you will see what a good workout it is, even though it’s not a lot of exercises.



Here is a video with a few different exercises that you can use to vary your home workout routine.

These are exercises designed for a German sports team.  They are good because they have a little different take on some of the traditional bodyweight exercises that you might have seen before. Changing up is always good.

Alex shows how to do each exercise and how to progress each one.  It’s good to incorporate some of these to vary your home exercise routine.



Now that we’ve covered what exercises you should be doing, let’s watch a video that details some of the mistakes that you are making in your bodyweight exercises.

You can build serious muscle with body weight training, but there are some misconceptions that you need to know to be able to build muscle with bodyweight training.

If your home workouts are primarily cardio oriented, then you’re never going to build muscle.  Those women in the Jazzercise classes are never going to gain ONE pound of muscle.

Jeff spells out the five (5) things you have to stop doing to give yourself a chance to gain muscle from a bodyweight routine.




So, now you should have a good idea of what exercises you need to include in a home workout routine.

The secret is to schedule a regular time and a set routine and stick with it.  If you design a routine based on the exercises in these videos, you’ll be well on your way to looking and feeling better.

Let’s go!


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I've been a fitness enthusiast for many years and want to encourage guys over 40 to get and stay in shape. It makes life better, and makes you look and feel better.


  1. hey, WTucker I have read your article and it has motivate me to do workout at home. I never exercise at home but you got lots of experience in your life and that is shown in the article. I think I have to start workout at home. can you please suggest me how to get bigger trapezius at home bodyweight exercise

    • thanks for the comments. Your Gravatar shows that you look pretty good/ Whatever you’re doing it working.  I think that pull-ups are a perfect bodyweight exercise for getting bigger traps, Once you get good at pull-ups, you can add weight and make it tougher.  Pull-ups are a perfect bodyweight exercise for traps

  2. This is great information and good examples of what to train at home. I have a gym membership but sometimes struggle to make it to the gym with my other commitments so this will help to fill in a workout between being able to make it to the gym.
    It is good to see the video on mistakes made with home training. I have seen a lot of routines that focus too much on a cardio home session so if you are looking to build muscle these routines are not going to cut it.

    • Chris, thanks for the comments. You are so right about struggling to get to the gym.   If I have a routine that I can do at home, it is a good alternative to taking the time to go to the gym.  

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