A Transformative Home Workout for Busy People with Minimal Equipment

Goals delivered: Weight loss, gain muscle or tone (based on what you are after) and superior cardio.

Minimal Equipment Home Workout for Busy People to help Weight Loss & Gain Muscle

For this workout you’ll need:

A chin up bar.

A set of Adjustable Dumbbells

If you don’t have any or all of these and do not have what you think are reasonable substitutes then here are our recommendations for the best quality pieces of equipment.

Time needed: 30 minutes.

Recommended frequency: 2 to 4 times weekly.

General Exercise and Pacing Guidelines.

Do a simple warmup to get ready for exercise and follow the workout with a simple cool down.

After the warmup perform the circuits below using the EMOM (Every Minute on the Minute) protocol. Essentially you will set a timer and at the top of every minute you will begin the next exercise. You perform the target number of reps and then rest until the top of the next minute. You can either use the second hand on your watch or there are a number of apps available for smartphones which allow you to easily build a timed routine, one smartphone app we have found to be good is called Seconds.

Explanations of the exercises can be found here.

Perform 3 Circuits

 Squat – 10 to 20 reps

Bridges 10 to 20 reps or RDL 8 to 10 reps

 Pull Up – See progressions in guide

 Push Up – 8 to 25 reps

 Dumbbell Bent Over Row – 8 to 12 reps

Single Arm Overhead Press – 8 each arm

This is an ideal home workout for busy people, you may be wondering how much weight you should start with and when you should increase this. This is all explained in General Exercise and Pacing Guidelines.

Take your time with the workout, progress at a pace you’re comfortable with, always remembering we are aiming for a sustainable workout experience, so stay within an effort of ‘8’ on a scales of 1 to 10. You can do this workout for as long as it holds your interest, the progression method will last indefinitely but if you get to the stage that you want to try something new, simply go to our Training Programs and choose another workout.