Looking for creative ways to boost your workout? Try using ordinary household items as fitness equipment. Your home is full of free fitness equipment - if you know where to look.
Ankle Weights - Wear ankle weights during your daily walk or workout for added resistance.
Backpack - Fill your backpack with canned goods and wear it during your strength workout.
Bag of Onions - Seal onions in a plastic bag and use it as a medicine ball for resistance exercises.
Canned Goods - Use canned goods as dumbbells during your workout.
Chair - Use a kitchen chair as a higher step up or for tricep dips.
Milk Jugs - If you have two empty 4 litre milk jugs around, fill them with water and use them as dumbbell weights for your strength training workout.
Rolled Up Towel - Place a rolled up towel between your thighs, squeeze and lift your feet off the ground. This exercise strengthens the inner thighs and abdominals.
Sandwich Bag - Fill a sandwich bag with rolled oats, making sure to release the air before sealing the bag. Squeeze the bag to train your forearms and grip strength.
Stairs - Utilize a staircase during your workout as a step or a bench. 6. Couch Lift Stand at the side of your couch in a deadlift position and lift the couch up and down as you would with dumbbells or a barbell.
Textbook - Textbooks can be used as dumbbells during your workout. Some activities include frontal raise, overhead tricep extension and resisted crunches.
Two Tea Towels - Using towels is a great way to build stabilizer muscles just like you would with floor gliders or a Total Resistance exercise.