The Minimalist Guide to Working Out From Home

Should you workout from home? Should you even care about this sort of stuff?

We have been talking lots about grabbing control of your life. We even covered the economics of your love life. Control of your life isn’t limited to just the numbers in your bank account or your day job. Control also involves your love life, your appearance, and how you feel.

A large factor in grabbing control involves how you feel and improving your personal performance. When you feel your best and look your best, you’re pretty unstoppable. When you have unlimited energy, you’ll perform better at work and will be more motivated to take on more projects. When you’re feeling sorry for yourself, going to sleep alone, and eating like crap, it’s easy to fall behind and get lazy.

This brings our discussion to working out and getting in shape. A hot topic these days is working out from home.

Let’s take a step back first.

Why should I even bother with working out?

I’ll keep it simple because I’m sure everyone reading this has seen the fitness commercials and ads before. Why should you consider working out?

  • Feel better.
  • Increased confidence.
  • Social aspect.
  • Look sexy.
  • Feel sexy.
  • Not wear a shirt to the beach.

That’s all I could think of. Did I miss any points?

Should you train harder or eat better?

I say that you start off by improving what you eat and drink if you want to feel better. The crash from that third Red Bull can really hurt your performance at work or how you feel in general.

If you’re completely out of shape, you need to start off with eating better. You can run or perform pushups all day, but first you need to get your eating under control. That’s number one. You don’t have to stress about depriving yourself. You just go to add more protein and better food into your day. A Big Mac combo every single day won’t help.

When you have 30 plus pounds to lose, the best way to start is to get into the habit of consuming a ton of protein when you first wake up. This way you start off on a positive note. You start off with your protein and feel full for a few hours.

I’ve covered how you can eat to look like a stud without going broke. So I don’t want to get too carried away here.

The key to remember is that you don’t have to spend all of your money on food. Eating better doesn’t equal going broke. That’s just an excuse. Have you seen the prices at fast food joints? McDonalds is charging way more for a combo than you would pay for some blueberries and nuts.

Time to move on…

Does it make sense to workout from home?

I believe that the world is your gym. This is actually the motto of my new site, Kettlebell Rebels. Training at home sure as hell beats not training at all. You can get a lot done at home.

The world is your gym. Your home is part of the world. Your home is a perfect place to start training. You spend all of that time at home, you might as well look into working out.

It makes perfect sense to try training at home.

When you’re on top of the world, there’s no bringing you down. Since working out isn’t always feasible as a young and busy person, you can always squeeze in a quick workout at home. You won’t have any excuses of not being able to make it to the gym because the gym is your living room or your backyard.

Do you need a specific program to workout at home?

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So I’m looking through one of my affiliate programs and I realized that I could promote P90X. I figured why not throw the banner out there? I’ve used the program and enjoyed it.

Do you need to pay for a specific program or try anything specific if you want to start working out at home?

Not at all. Honestly you don’t need anything. You can even workout in the park as I often recommend. You can just start off with performing as many pushups and squats as you can first thing in the morning.

There are times where I’m super boring with my training and eating. I just perform the same workouts and eat the same food for extended periods of time. Then there are times where I want to try something new.

What are my experiences with P90X?

I wouldn’t promote something unless I used it or someone I trust did. In this case, I’ve used P90X with my brothers. What did I think?

I loved it. I used it religiously back in 2009 (feels like ages ago) when I was totally clueless about working out. I wasn’t sure of how it all worked. I was just all over the map. I decided that instead of just going to the gym to do random workouts, I would pick a program and stick to it. My cousin hooked me up with his discs and I started the P90X program.

I enjoyed it because it was intense and I felt good after every workout. The videos were easy-to-follow and I could perform the exercises anywhere. I remember breaking one of my stretch bands when I was in Poland for a wedding that summer. Talk about a wild hotel experience, eh?

I eventually stopped the program because I joined a new MMA-style gym and switched my training up. I memorized most of the workouts, so whenever I’m travelling, I will try them out in my hotel room or at the park.

All of this talk leads to an important question…

Why will programs like P90X work for you?

Because they do all of the work for you. You don’t have to think about anything. You just press play and GO!

I believe in simplicity. Most people say that simple doesn’t sell. I say that simple is the way to go. Instead of reading through fitness magazines and searching for the next hot workout of the month, why not just pick a program and stick to it? It can be P90X or XRS567N or Steve’s training or any other name. The name of the workout doesn’t matter. What matters is that you stick to it and see results.

With a program like P90x you don’t have to think about your workout. You just run on auto-pilot. When I have no motivation or direction I love a good workout video. You just have to follow along. It’s a million times easier than trying to think of your own workout or stressing about doing the right things in the gym.

We all need a little push.

You can look into tools that can help you workout. If you want to spend a few more bucks, you can invest in one of the many home-based training programs. The banner below will show you more information on one of the most popular home-based workout programs.

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Do you have any experiences with working out from home? I’ve done it on and off. Right now I’m addicted to squats and deadlifts so I go to the gym for those. I do the rest of my training at home or at the park.

8 thoughts on “The Minimalist Guide to Working Out From Home”

  1. I have been thinking of leaving my gym for a couple of months now and just doing calisthenics at home/beach. I think the food you eat is 80% of being a fit/healthy person. I recently cut dairy and orange juice from my diet and have lost pant size.

  2. I’ll need to think about P90X again. I originally dismissed it because you need a chin-up bar and I didn’t have anywhere I felt comfortable mounting it. But this place has more space and seems a bit more sturdy.

    I was doing the original P90 workouts for a while.

  3. I still go to the gym. Thinking about purchasing some equipment but I’m worried that I might slack off. It’s different when you work out in a gym. I like what Kevin Watts said. I need to take my diet seriously.

    1. That’s a good point. It’s tough to slack off when you drive to the gym to attend a class or use the equipment. At home, you can just sit back and crack open a beer.

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