Not everyone can afford to join a gym or have a home gym where they can purchase multiple pieces of equipment or tons of dumbbells. If this is you, then you fit in with a large number of people and aren't alone. However, I bet you are feeling like it is impossible to get in a good workout without all that fancy equipment and machinery.

Not true! You can get in a great workout right in the comfort of your own home by using your bodyweight or even some light dumbbells.

Below you will find some great workouts that will be sure to kick your butt into shape!

Workout 1: Chad643

First off would like to say I do this every other day. I take a 30-second break between sets and all of these below are equal to one set (I do 2 sets of everything). I have been doing this for a few weeks.

CHAD643's Bodyweight Workout
1
Pushups
2 sets, 20 reps
2
Flat Bench Lying Leg Raise
2 sets, 20 reps
3
Pushups
2 sets, 20 reps (close-grip)
4
Decline Reverse Crunch
2 sets, 20 reps
5
Pushups
2 sets, 20 reps (wide-grip)
6
Sit-Up
2 sets, 20 reps
7
Flutter Kicks
2 sets, 50 reps
8
Push-Ups With Feet Elevated
2 sets, 20 reps
9
Air Bike
2 sets, 20 reps
10
Plyo Kettlebell Pushups
2 sets, 10 reps
11
Plank
2 sets, 20 reps
12
Frog Sit-Ups
2 sets, 20 reps
13
Scissor Kick
2 sets, 10 reps
14
Oblique Crunches
2 sets, 20 reps
15
Side Bridge
2 sets, 45 sec. hold
16
Pullups
2 sets, 8 reps

Workout 2: BigBoss42695

Always do dynamic stretches before a workout.

Workout 1 should be executed in under 60 minutes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Workout 2 should be executed in under 40 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

BIGBOSS42695's Workout 1
1
Jogging-Treadmill
10 min.
2
Dumbbell Lunges
1 set, 20 reps
3
Push-Ups With Feet Elevated
1 set, 15 reps
4
Arm Circles
1 set, 15 reps
5
Pullups
1 set, 5 reps
6
Standing Calf Raises
1 set, 20 reps
7
Push-Ups With Feet Elevated
1 set, 15 reps
8
Bench Dips
1 set, 10 reps
9
Pullups
1 set, 5 reps
10
Mountain Climbers
1 set, 20 reps
11
Push-Ups With Feet Elevated
1 set, 10 reps
12
Barbell Full Squat
1 set, 20 reps
13
V-Bar Pullup
1 set, 5 reps
14
Crunches
1 set, 20 reps
15
Flat Bench Lying Leg Raise
1 set, 15 reps
16
Plank
1 set, 30 sec.
17
Jogging-Treadmill
2 miles (under 30 minutes)
BIGBOSS42695's Workout 2
1
Jogging-Treadmill
15 min.
2
Rope Jumping
1 set, 10 reps
3
Mountain Climbers
1 set, 15 reps
4
Rope Jumping
1 set, 10 reps
5
Pushups
1 set, 10 reps
6
Barbell Full Squat
1 set, 10 reps
7
Pullups
1 set, 3 reps
8
Pushups
1 set, 10 reps (close-grip)
9
Standing Calf Raises
1 set, 10 reps
10
Pushups
1 set, 10 reps (wide-grip)
11
Bench Dips
1 set, 10 reps
12
V-Bar Pullup
1 set, 3 reps
13
Arm Circles
1 set, 15 reps
14
Dumbbell Lunges
1 set, 15 reps
15
Pullups
1 set, 5 reps
16
Crunches
1 set, 10 reps
17
Pullups
1 set, 3 reps
18
Barbell Full Squat
1 set, 10 reps
19
Reverse Crunch
1 set, 10 reps
20
Jogging-Treadmill
.5 miles (under 15 minutes)

Workout 3: Ginch

GINCH's 500 Bodyweight Workout
1
Barbell Full Squat
1 set, 50 reps
2
Pushups
1 set, 50 reps
3
Freehand Jump Squat
1 set, 25 reps
4
Exercise Ball Pull-In
1 set, 25 reps
5
Jackknife Sit-Up
1 set, 50 reps
6
Dumbbell Step Ups
1 set, 25 reps per side
7
Pullups
1 set, 25 reps
8
Dumbbell Lunges
1 set, 50 reps
9
Pushups
1 set, 50 reps
10
Bent Over Barbell Row
1 set, 50 reps
11
Barbell Full Squat
1 set, 50 reps
12
Chin-Up
1 set, 25 reps

Workout 4: Tse

One of my favorites is "50 of everything"...works up a sweat nicely.

TSE's 50 Of Everything
1
Flat Bench Lying Leg Raise
1 set, 50 reps
2
Sit-Up
1 set, 50 reps
3
Barbell Full Squat
1 set, 50 reps
4
Pushups
1 set, 50 reps

Workout 5: CoQ10

All I have in terms of equipment is some dumbbells ranging from 10-50 lbs.

COQ10's Dumbbell Complex
1
One Arm Dumbbell Bench Press
4 sets, 20, 15, 10, 8 reps
2
One-Arm Dumbbell Row
4 sets, 20, 15, 10, 8 reps
3
Kettlebell Hang Clean
4 sets, 10, 8, 6, 4 reps
4
Stiff-Legged Dumbbell Deadlift
4 sets, 20, 15, 10, 8 reps
COQ10's Bodyweight Complex
1
Mountain Climbers
1 set, 100 reps
2
Flat Bench Lying Leg Raise
1 set, 15 reps
3
Pushups
1 set, 15 reps
4
Mountain Climbers
1 set, 100 reps
5
Sit-Up
1 set, 15 reps
6
Mountain Climbers
1 set, 100 reps
7
Air Bike
1 set, 15 reps
8
Pushups
1 set, 15 reps
9
Mountain Climbers
1 set, 15 reps
10
Jackknife Sit-Up
1 set, 15 reps
11
Pushups
1 set, 15 reps

Conclusion

So if you are looking for a new home workout, consider giving one of these a try.

About the Author

Matt Weik, CSCS

Matt Weik, CSCS

Matt graduated from Penn State with a degree in Kinesiology. He is a fitness expert, strength and conditioning specialist, and sports nutritionist.

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