Pull Circuit 3 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Pull Circuit 3 Home Workout Guide
Pull Circuit 3 Home Workout Guide

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Pull Circuit 3 Workout Guide at Home

We want to ensure everyone is still able to stay fit, active and continue working towards their fitness goals. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help you focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a Pull Circuit 3 Workout?

If you’re not familiar with this style of training, pull training is a specific type of workout that means working on pull movements. For example, pulling a dumbbell upwards with your arm to perform a bicep curl or performing a bodyweight pull-up – both two amazing strength building exercises. A great thing about circuit training is that you burn calories fast and really work up a sweat meaning that you can really focus on those weight loss goals and drop your weight with a bit of hard work and dedication. A pull circuit is great at the gym or at home; follow this home workout and still make positive steps on your fitness journey until our gyms are open again.

Rowing Machine Workout

What You Need For a Pull Circuit 3 Workout

Our pull workout guide is packed with a range of movements that can be performed in the comfort of your home. To really push yourself, you’ll need some weighted equipment. In our gyms, we provide access to dumbbells, kettlebells and medicine balls. If you have this type of equipment in the house, choose a comfortable weight and start following the workout. If you don’t have weighted equipment, use household items instead. Grab a couple of tins or fill up carrier bags of tins and jars. You could use water bottles, boxes or bottles of washing detergent – now is the time to get creative! You’ll also need a stick to hold out in front of you. This could be a sweeping brush, mop or a weighted barbell if you have one at home.

Exercise 1: Deadlifts

Start this exercise with a great full body exercise that will target a lot of your major muscle groups. Stand upright and hold your weight between your legs. Bend down so that you touch the floor with your weight and then stand upright again, slightly leaning back as you come up. Try to keep your back straight when performing because hunching can cause an injury to your lower back.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

Try the workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 2: Bent Over Rows

Next, stand up straight your feet shoulder width apart. Pick up your ‘dumbbells’ in each hand and lean forward so that your body in nearly parallel with your ground – slightly bend your knees so that this is more comfortable. This is your starting position. Now, extend your arms down to your knees and then pull them up to your belly button. Squeeze your back as you do this to work really work your upper body.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Exercise 3: Standing Bicep Curls

Stand up straight with your weights in either hand. By standing up, you’ll be able to engage your core at the same time which is great for ab definition. To perform your first rep, simply pull your left arm up towards your shoulder and squeeze your bicep muscle. Now, repeat this movement with your right arm and continue alternating your arms in this way.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

Try the workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 4: Back Raises

For this next exercise, you’ll need to lay on the floor so make sure that you’ve got enough space to do go. Lay flat onto your stomach with your legs out straight. Stretch your arms out in front of you and perform your first rep by lifting your chest and arms off the floor and keeping your arms straight. This is working your back but try not to overextend as this could cause an injury to your back.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Exercise 5: One Leg Deadlift (Right)

For this next exercise, stand up straight again and hold your ‘stick’ with both hands. To perform your one leg deadlift, slowly kick your right leg backwards and up whilst moving your body down so that it’s parallel to the floor. One rep is completed then your leg and body are both straight and parallel to the floor. Return upright and then repeat this movement.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

Try the workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Exercise 6: One Leg Deadlift (Left)

Repeat this movement again but now pushing your left leg backwards. Your bodyweight should be resting your right leg so you might find it slightly more difficult this time. Just try to keep your balance the best that you can; the stick should help.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Exercise 6: Standing Hammer Curls

Hammer curls target your biceps and will pump your arm muscles. Stand upright with your weighted equipment at either side of your body. Stand one leg slightly further out than the other for additional support and then pull your arms up towards your shoulders vertically not horizontally. Try to squeeze your arms and hold each rep for a couple of seconds to really work your muscles.

Perform 15 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. Now that you’ve completed all of the exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

Try the workout

Watch Our Personal Trainer Video:​

Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Callum as he guides you through this full Pull Circuit 3 Workout.

Pull Circuit 3 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Weight Loss

Equipment

 

Weighted equipment or household alternatives

Stick or mop/sweeping brush

Fitness Space

 

4m x 4m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.

Level

 

Novice

Duration

 

30 minutes

Days per week

 

1

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

1-2 times a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts into a number of different types and focuses so that there is something to everyone regardless of fitness goals, strength, ability and more. By choosing from our wide range of home workouts, you can follow different exercises throughout the week to help you keep fit. We’ll be switching up our workouts weekly and daily so look out for something suited to you and your goals. Whatever your fitness journey looks like and however you usually spend you time in the gym, use this time whilst our gyms are closed to stay on track and once we re-open, we can continue smashing it!

Follow this Pull Circuit 3 Workout Guide at home by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more!

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing them. All of the exercises that you find in our Pull Circuit 3 Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or in our gyms once we re-open. Don’t forget that you can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

Core exercises - main

Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone

Pull Circuit 2 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Pull Circuit 2 Home Workout Guide
Pull Circuit 2 Home Workout Guide

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

Pull Circuit 2 Workout Guide at Home

We want to ensure everyone is able to stay fit, active and continue working towards their fitness goals whilst at home. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help everyone focus on their health and fitness goals despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a Pull Circuit 2 Workout?

If you’re not familiar with this style of training, pull training is a specific type of workout that means working on pull movements. For example, pulling a dumbbell upwards with your arm to perform a bicep curl or performing a bodyweight pull-up – both two amazing strength building exercises. A great thing about circuit training is that you burn calories fast and really work up a sweat, so by combining the two together, you’ll experience an amazing and fulfilling workout. A pull session is great at the gym or at home; follow this home workout and still make positive steps on your fitness journey until our gyms are open again.

Man-Lat Pulldown-Back Workout

What You Need For a Pull Circuit 2 Workout

Our pull workout guide is packed with a range of movements that can be performed in the comfort of your home. To really push yourself, you’ll need some weighted equipment. In our gyms, we provide access to dumbbells, kettlebells and medicine balls. If you have this type of equipment in the house, choose a comfortable weight and start following the workout. If you don’t have weighted equipment, use household items instead. Grab a couple of tins or fill up carrier bags of tins and jars. You could use water bottles, boxes or bottles of washing detergent – now is the time to get creative!

Exercise 1: Deadlifts

A deadlift is a great full body exercise that will target a lot of your major muscle groups. Start by standing upright holding your weight between your legs. Bend down so that you touch the floor with your weight and then stand upright again, slightly leaning back as you come up. Try to keep your back straight when performing because hunching can cause an injury to your lower back.

Perform 12 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

Try the workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 2: Bent Over Rows

Next, stand up straight your feet shoulder width apart. Pick up your ‘dumbbells’ in each hand and lean forward so that your body in nearly parallel with your ground – slightly bend your knees so that this is more comfortable. This is your starting position. Now, extend your arms down to your knees and then pull them up to your belly button. Squeeze your back as you do this to work really work your upper body.

Perform 12 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Exercise 3: Nordic Hamstring Curls

For this exercise, you’ll need to be in a kneeling position. Your feet should be placed underneath something that can hold your bodyweight such as a sofa or bed. To perform this exercise, slowly lower your chest towards the floor, putting out your hands out to support you before you touch the floor.

Perform 12 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

Try the workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 4: Press Up Rows

This is a great upper body burner. Get into a press up position but so that you have a weight in each hand as you perform each press up. Lower your body as you usually would for a press up and then as you get back to your starting position, pick up your weight with your right hand and pull it towards your chest. Repeat this process now with your left arm and keep alternating in this way.

Perform 12 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. After completing all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

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Exercise 5: Standing Bicep Curls

Stand up straight with your weights in either hand. By standing up, you’ll be able to engage your core at the same time which is great for ab definition. To perform your first rep, simply pull your left arm up towards your shoulder and squeeze your bicep muscle. Now, repeat this movement with your right arm and continue alternating your arms in this way.

Perform 12 reps followed by a 2 minute rest. Once your rest is over, move to the next exercise. Now that you’ve completed all 5 exercises, repeat the whole circuit again and complete 3 rounds in total.

Try the workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Watch Our Personal Trainer Video:

Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Michele as he guides you through this full Pull Circuit 2 Workout.

Pull Circuit 2 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

Weighted equipment or household alternatives

Sofa/bed

Fitness Space

 

4m x 4m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.

Level

 

Novice

Duration

 

15 minutes

Days per week

 

1

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

1-2 times a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts into a number of different types and focuses so that there is something to everyone regardless of fitness goals, strength, ability and more. By choosing from our wide range of home workouts, you can follow different exercises throughout the week to help you keep fit. We’ll be switching up our workouts weekly and daily so look out for something suited to you and your goals. Whatever your fitness journey looks like and however you usually spend you time in the gym, use this time whilst our gyms are closed to stay on track and once we re-open, we can continue smashing it.

Follow this Pull Circuit 2 Workout Guide at home by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more!

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing them. All of the exercises that you find in our Pull Circuit 2 Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or in our gyms once we re-open. Don’t forget that you can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

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Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone

Chest 2 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Chest Home Workout Guide
Chest Home Workout Guide

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

Chest 2 Workout Guide at Home

We understand the importance of fitness, health and exercise and that’s why we’re encouraging everyone to keep working towards their goals whilst at home. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help each and every single one of you focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. Smash those fitness goals, kickstart your fitness journey and join our fun and inclusive fitness community.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a Chest Workout?

This chest workout focuses purely on the muscles in your chest and combines a number of exercises that will isolate these muscles and help them to get stronger and bigger. This workout guide is made up a range of exercises that when performed correctly, will have a very positive impact on your chest improvements. Chest 2 is a slightly more challenging workout than our first Chest workout guide and is really effective for strength building. Follow this workout guide and still make positive steps on your fitness journey until our gyms are open again. 

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What You Need For a Chest Workout

This workout guide was designed to complete at home so we’ve tried to keep the equipment to a minimal. The equipment that you will need for this workout can all be found at home – a dining table, a sturdy storage box or chair, a bed or sofa and some weighted equipment. If you have dumbbells, perfect but if not, look around the house for some alternatives. This could be tins/jars, water bottles, bags or rice/sugar or anything else you can find with some weight behind it.

Exercise 1: Incline Box Press Ups

For this exercise, you’ll need access to a sturdy storage box or any raised platform you’ve chosen to use. Push it up against a wall so that it doesn’t slide and make sure it can hold your bodyweight. Get into a press up position with your hands resting on the table and your weight resting on your tip toes. Lower your body into a press up and then push your body upwards until you’re in the starting position.

Complete 4 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 2: Weighted Butterflies

For this next exercise, start by laying on a raised platform such as a bed or sofa. You can also do this in the floor if you want – it’s up to you. Pick up your dumbbells in either hand and push your arms up in air directly in the middle of your chest. Separate your arms until they’re laid flat in a horizontal line and then push them back into the air. You should feel this working your outer chest muscles.

Complete 4 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 3: Close Press Ups

For your next exercise, we’re stepping things up a notch. This is your normal press up with a twist. Get into your usual press up position but this time keep your hands really close to each other – make a triangle shape between your two hands if you can. This is a really good chest exercise but it can be difficult. Don’t give up, keep trying!

Complete 4 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 4: Bench Press

For this exercise, you’ll need to lay on your bed or sofa again but with your feet flat on the floor. Once you’re laid down comfortably, pick up your weights in either hand and hold them at either side of your chest. From here, push your arms up into the air and bring your hands together in the middle of your chest.

Complete 4 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 5: Pullovers

Stay laid in the same position for this next exercise. Hold a dumbbell or one piece of weighted equipment between both hands behind your head. Pull your arms forward keeping your hands into the air. When you return your hands behind your head, try to stretch your arms and chest the best that you can between each rep.

Complete 4 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

Try the workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Watch Our Personal Trainer Video:​

Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Callum as he guides you through this full Chest 2 Workout.

Chest 2 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal 

 

Get Fit 

Equipment 

 

None required 

Fitness Space 

 

2m x 2m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.  

Level 

 

Beginner  

Duration 

 

28 minutes 

Days per week 

 

1 

Cycle Duration 

 

1 Weeks 

Repeat 

 

1 or 2 times a day  

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts in a number of different types meaning that you can focus on different areas of your body each day, week or however often you like to train. We aim to switch up these workouts for you each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals. Try our Leg Circuit Home Workout by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more! 

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals. All of the exercises that you find in our Leg Circuit Workout Guide can be performed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym once we reopen. You can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.  

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

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Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone

Chest Home Workout | Staying Fit at Home

Chest Home Workout
Chest Home Workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

Chest Workout Guide at Home

We understand the importance of fitness, health and exercise and that’s why we’re encouraging everyone to keep working towards their goals whilst at home. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help each and every single one of you focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. Smash those fitness goals, kickstart your fitness journey and join our fun and inclusive fitness community.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a Chest Workout?

This chest workout focuses purely on the muscles in your chest and combines a number of exercises that will isolate these muscles and help them to get stronger and bigger. This workout guide is made up a range of exercises and a number of different forms of press ups; these are the perfect chest exercises and when performed correctly, will have a very positive impact on your chest improvements. Follow this workout guide and still make positive steps on your fitness journey until our gyms are open again. 

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What You Need For a Chest Workout

This workout guide was designed to complete at home so we’ve tried to keep the equipment to a minimal. The equipment that you will need for this workout can all be found at home – a dining table, a sturdy storage box or chair and some weighted equipment. If you have dumbbells, perfect but if not, look around the house for some alternatives. This could be tins/jars, water bottles, bags or rice/sugar or anything else you can find with some weight behind it.

Exercise 1: Table Press Ups

Before performing this, make sure that your table is pushed up against a wall so that it can’t slip or slide as this could cause an injury. Once you’ve done this, stand about a metre away from the table and lean forward so that your hands are on the table. Push yourself up from the table, hold for a second and lower yourself back towards the table. This will put pressure on your arms and chest and push them to get stronger.

Complete 3 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 2: Press Ups

You’ve got two options when it comes to press ups. The first option is to lie flat on your stomach and with your hands in front of your chest but close to your body, push your body up so that it’s off the floor and you’re on your tip toes. Hold for a second and then lower your body without touching the floor. That is one rep. The slightly simpler version of this is to rest your body weight on your knees instead of your toes but still perform the press up the same way.

Complete 3 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 3: Weighted Butterflies

For this next exercise, start by laying on a raised platform such as a bed or sofa. You can also do this in the floor if you want – it’s up to you. Pick up your dumbbells in either hand and push your arms up in air directly in the middle of your chest. Separate your arms until they’re laid flat in a horizontal line and then push them back into the air. You should feel this working your outer chest muscles.

Complete 3 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 4: Incline Box Press Ups

For this exercise, you’ll need access to a sturdy storage box or any raised platform you’ve chosen to use. Push it up against a wall so that it doesn’t slide and make sure it can hold your bodyweight. Get into a press up position with your hands resting on the table and your weight resting on your tip toes. Lower your body into a press up and then push your body upwards until you’re in the starting position.

Complete 3 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 5: Close Press Ups

For your final exercise, we’re ending on something challenging but rewarding. This is your normal press up with a twist. Get into the same position you did for your press ups earlier in this workout routine but this time keep your hands really close to each other – make a triangle shape between your two hands if you can. This is a really good chest exercise but it can be difficult. Don’t give up, keep trying!

Complete 3 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Chest Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

Dining table

Bed/sofa

Storage box/raised platform

Dumbbells or household alternatives

Fitness Space

 

2m x 2m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.

Level

 

Novice

Duration

 

20 minutes

Days per week

 

1

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

Once a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts into a number of different focuses meaning that you can target different areas of your body throughout the week in a range of different style workouts. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals.

Try our Chest Home Workout by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more!

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals. All of the exercises that you find in our Chest Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym. You can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

Man Weight Lifting

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During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone

Stair Crazy 3 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Stair Crazy 3 Home Workout Guide
Stair Crazy 3 Home Workout Guide

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Stair Crazy 3 Workout Guide at Home

We understand the importance of fitness, health and exercise and that’s why we’re encouraging everyone to keep working towards their goals whilst at home. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help each and every single one of you focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. Smash those fitness goals, kickstart your fitness journey and join our fun and inclusive fitness community.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a Stair Crazy 3 Workout?

A stair crazy routine is a full body workout that introduces the use of the stairs in your home to help you burn calories and tone your body. Make the most of being stuck indoors during this lockdown and use what you have around you to your advantage. This is the 3rd and final workout in the Stair Crazy serious so be prepared for a serious burn. Your legs will feel like they want to give in at some point but keep pushing and give everything that you’ve got to finish the workout. Stair Crazy 3 will help you to lose weight, burn body fat and tone your body all at once. Ready? Let’s go!

What You Need For a Stair Crazy 3 Workout

This workout guide was designed to complete at home so we’ve tried to keep the equipment to a minimal. You only need to use your stairs for this exercise and nothing else; the rest of the exercises are bodyweight exercise that you can do in the comfort of your own home regardless of training experience and fitness ability.  

Exercise 1: Stair Climb

Start off this workout routine by standing at the bottom of your stairs. You’ll need to climb the stairs for 1 continuous minute so make sure that you set a timer going and keep track of your work time. Walk or run up and down the stairs to alter the intensity of the workout but just be careful not to injury yourself. Once the minute is up, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 2: Mountain Climbers

Get into a press up position and rest your bodyweight on your hands. Start performing the reps by pulling your left knee in towards your chest. Get back to your original position and then bring your right leg in towards your chest. Keep alternating legs until you’ve completed all of the reps. The faster that you can perform these, the better the results.

Repeat 4 sets of 30 reps with a 15 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 3: Stair Climbs

Back to those stair walks. After you’ve climbed the stairs for 1 minute, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 4: Back Raises

For this next exercise, lay flat onto your stomach with your legs out straight. Stretch your arms out in front of you and perform your first rep by lifting your chest off the floor and working your back. Try not to overextend as this could cause an injury to your back.

Repeat 4 sets of 30 reps with a 15 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 5: Stair Walks

Another round of stair walks – it might start getting difficult now but don’t give in! After you’ve climbed the stairs for 1 continuous minute, move onto the next exercise.

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If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Exercise 6: Table Press Ups

Before performing this, make sure that your table is pushed up against a wall so that it can’t slip or slide as this could cause an injury. Once you’ve done this, stand about a metre away from the table and lean forward so that your hands are on the table. Push yourself up from the table, hold for a second and lower yourself back towards the table.

Repeat 4 sets of 30 reps with a 15 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 7: Stair Walks

Back to those stair walks. This is your final set of stair climbs though so give it everything that you’ve done. After your last minute, move onto the next exercise. Only two to go!

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Exercise 8: Jumping Jacks

Start with your feet together and your arms by your side. As you jump, your arms need to go into the air above your head and your legs need to be shoulder width apart. Challenge yourself with this exercise and see how many jumping jacks you can complete within the timeframe.

Complete 1 set of 60 seconds work followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 9: Jumping Jacks

This might be tough but it’s your last exercise so after this it’s all over. Repeat those jumping jacks for another minute and then you’re all done. Success!

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Stair Crazy 3 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

None required

Fitness Space

 

Stairway

Level

 

Intermediate

Duration

 

35 minutes

Days per week

 

3

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

Once or twice a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts into a number of different focuses meaning that you can target different areas of your body throughout the week in a range of different style workouts. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals.

Try our Stair Crazy 3 Home Workout by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more!

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals. All of the exercises that you find in our Stair Crazy 3 Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym. You can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

Bicep workouts - hammer curl

Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone

Stair Crazy 2 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Stair Crazy 2 Home Workout Guide
Stair Crazy 2 Home Workout Guide

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Stair Crazy 2 Workout Guide at Home

We understand the importance of fitness, health and exercise and that’s why we’re encouraging everyone to keep working towards their goals whilst at home. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help each and every single one of you focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. Smash those fitness goals, kickstart your fitness journey and join our fun and inclusive fitness community.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a Stair Crazy 2 Workout?

A stair crazy is a full body workout that introduces the use of the stairs in your home to help you burn calories and tone your body. Make the most of being stuck indoors during this lockdown and use what you have around you to your advantage. If you tried our first Stair Crazy workout, that was a warmup for this one. We’ve kicked things up a notch for those who are trying to push themselves whilst they’re exercising at home at the moment. By the end of this one your legs will be burn but embrace it and power through to help you smash those goals!

What You Need For a Stair Crazy 2 Workout

This workout guide was designed to complete at home so we’ve tried to keep the equipment to a minimal. You only need to use your stairs for this exercise and nothing else; the rest of the exercises are bodyweight exercise that you can do in the comfort of your own home regardless of training experience and fitness ability.  

Exercise 1: Stair Walks

Start off this workout routine by standing at the bottom of your stairs. You’ll need to climb the stairs for 30 continuous seconds so make sure that you set a timer going. Walk or run up and down the stairs but just be careful not to injury yourself. Once your 30 seconds is up, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 2: Low Planks

To get yourself started with a plank, lay down on your stomach and rest your bodyweight on your knees until you’re ready to start. Then push your body up so that you’re resting all of your weight on your arms and tiptoes – your body needs to be parallel to the floor and your back should be straight. You should feel this tightening your core. It’s a challenging exercise and you might be tired by now but hold it for the whole 30 seconds if you can.

Repeat 3 sets of 30 second holds with a 15 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 3: Stair Walks

Back to those stair walks. After you’ve climbed the stairs for 30 continuous seconds, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 4: Supermans

Get back on the floor for this next exercise and lay flat on your stomach with your arms stretched out in front of you. Start performing a ‘superman’ by raising your left arm at the same time as your right leg and stretch. Lower your limbs back to the ground and then raise your right arm and left leg in the same way. Try to keep as much control of the movement as you can to avoid any injuries.

Repeat 3 sets lasting 30 seconds with a 15 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 5: Stair Walks

Another round of stair walks – it might start getting difficult now but don’t give in! After you’ve climbed the stairs for 30 continuous seconds, move onto the next exercise.

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If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Exercise 6: Wall Press Ups

Start by facing the wall and step about a metre away from it and then lean forward so that your hands are facing flat onto the wall. Your hands need to be narrow and close together but if you find this difficult, place your hands at either side of your chest instead. Now, lean your body towards the wall so that your bodyweight is resting on your hands and then push yourself back to your starting position.

Repeat 3 sets lasting 30 seconds with a 15 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 7: Stair Walks

Back to those stair walks. After you’ve climbed the stairs for 30 continuous seconds, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 8: Alternate Lunges

Place your hands on your hips and your feet about shoulder width apart. With your left leg, step out and lower your body into a lunge, bending at the knee. Push upwards through your heels and return back to your starting position. Alternate this process on your right leg and keep doing so until you’ve worked for the full 30 seconds.

Repeat 3 sets lasting 30 seconds with a 15 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 9: Stair Walks

Another set of those stair walks, you may struggle with these set after you’ve done all of those lunges but try to keep going. Slow the pace down slightly to make it a bit easier. After 30 seconds, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 10: Standing Lateral Raises

Start by standing upright with your arms by your side. Simply lift your arms out to the side so that they’re raised towards your shoulders. Try to control the movements the best that you can to ensure that you’re working your shoulders and not putting any pressure onto your lower back. If you want to really push yourself, feel free to pick up a dumbbell in either hand or a household alternative such as a tin of beans or a bottle of washing detergent.

Repeat 3 sets lasting 30 seconds with a 15 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 11: Jumping Jacks

Start with your feet together and your arms by your side. As you jump, your arms need to go into the air above your head and your legs need to be shoulder width apart. Challenge yourself with this exercise and see how many jumping jacks you can complete within the timeframe.

Complete 1 set of 60 seconds work followed by a 30 second rest.

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Exercise 12: Stair Walks

Now it’s time for your final set of stair walks. After you’ve worked for 30 seconds, you’re all done!

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Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Laura as she guides you through this full Stair Crazy 2 workout.

Stair Crazy 2 Circuit Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

Dumbbells or household alternative (optional)

Fitness Space

 

Stairway

Level

 

Beginner

Duration

 

18 minutes

Days per week

 

3

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

Once or twice a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts into a number of different focuses meaning that you can target different areas of your body throughout the week in a range of different style workouts. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals.

Try our Stair Crazy 2 Home Workout by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more!

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals. All of the exercises that you find in our Stair Crazy 2 Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym. You can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

Personal Trainer in Resistance Machines Zone

Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone

Stair Crazy Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Stair Crazy Home Workout Guide
Stair Crazy Home Workout Guide

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Stair Crazy Workout Guide at Home

We understand the importance of fitness, health and exercise and that’s why we’re encouraging everyone to keep working towards their goals whilst at home. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help each and every single one of you focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. Smash those fitness goals, kickstart your fitness journey and join our fun and inclusive fitness community.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a Stair Crazy Workout?

A stair crazy is a full body workout that introduces the use of the stairs in your home to help you burn calories and tone your body. Make the most of being stuck indoors during this lockdown and use what you have around you to your advantage. Get fitter, get stronger and get your body tighter and toned by following this stair crazy workout. Between every exercise, you’ll be walking (or running, your choice) up some stairs to help you really boost your full body fitness and strength.

What You Need For a Stair Crazy Workout

This workout guide was designed to complete at home so we’ve tried to keep the equipment to a minimal. You only need to use your stairs for this exercise and nothing else; the rest of the exercises are bodyweight exercise that you can do in the comfort of your own home regardless of training experience and fitness ability.  

Exercise 1: Stair Walks

Start off this workout routine by standing at the bottom of your stairs. You need to perform 20 reps with this exercise so make sure you have 20 steps to walk up. If you don’t have 20, climb 10 and then return to the bottom and repeat. After you’ve done your stair walks, return to the bottom of your steps and move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 2: Crunches

Start your next exercise by laying flat on your back with your feet pointing upwards. Simply start performing a crunch to tone and sculpt your abs – raise your chest and shoulders whilst squeezing your core and hold for a second. Try to keep your legs flat and don’t overextend and cause an injury to your back. 

Repeat 3 sets of 15 reps with a 15 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 3: Stair Walks

Back to those stair walks. After 20 steps have been climbed, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 4: Squats

Stand with your legs hip width apart and slowly sit into a squat. Place your arms on your hips or hold them out in front of you – whatever is most comfortable. It’s important to keep your back straight to avoid injury. Keeping your head upright and facing forwards will help you to get the correct posture. Sit into these squats as low as you possibly can to really engage your glutes.

Repeat 3 sets of 10 reps with a 15 second rest between each set

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Exercise 5: Stair Walks

Back to those stair walks. After 20 steps have been climbed, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 6: Knee Press Ups

This is a modified version of a press up. Simply get onto all fours on the ground and slightly lean forward so that your body is at a 45 degree angle so that your feet are off the ground and your bodyweight is resting your hands and knees. Once you’re in this position, try to keep your back straight and lower yourself to the ground. Just before you touch the floor, press down and push your body back up.

Repeat 3 sets of 10 reps with a 15 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 7: Stair Walks

Back to those stair walks – only one more set to go after this. Your legs might start burning now but keep pushing! After 20 steps have been climbed, move onto the next exercise.

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Exercise 8: Laying Leg Raises

Start this exercise by laying flat on the floor again. Crunch your upper body so that your shoulders are off the ground – just like you did with the crunch. However, this time you need to bring your knees in towards your stomach at the same time to put more pressure on your core. Hold this for a couple of seconds and then stretch your stomach out by laying flat again.

Repeat 3 sets of 10 reps with a 15 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 9: Stair Walks

Now it’s time for your final set of stair walks. After 20 steps have been climbed, you’re all finished. Well done!

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Watch Our Personal Trainer Video:​

Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Laura as she guides you through this full Stair Crazy workout.

Stair Crazy Circuit Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

None required

Fitness Space

 

Stairway

Level

 

Novice

Duration

 

18 minutes

Days per week

 

3

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

Once or twice a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts into a number of different focuses meaning that you can target different areas of your body throughout the week in a range of different style workouts. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals.

Try our Stair Crazy Home Workout by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more!

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals. All of the exercises that you find in our Stair Crazy Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym. You can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

Man using Cable Machine

Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone

Wheels of Steel 3 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Wheels of Steel 3 Home Workout Guide
Wheels of Steel 3 Home Workout Guide

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

Wheels of Steel 3 Workout Guide at Home

We understand the importance of fitness, health and exercise and that’s why we’re encouraging everyone to keep working towards their goals whilst at home. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help each and every single one of you focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020. Smash those fitness goals, kickstart your fitness journey and join our fun and inclusive fitness community.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a Wheels of Steel 3 Workout?

Welcome to the 3rd and final instalment of Wheels of Steel. This is the most advanced section of the series and will help you to really smash your goals and boost your strength. Wheels of Steel workout guides focuses purely on your legs and help you work on muscle growth and muscle definition. Our expert personal trainers have designed this workout guide so that you can follow it in the comfort of your own home but don’t forget that we provide a wide range of equipment and facilities in our gyms to help you follow this workout guide once we re-open.

Leg Day - main

What You Need For a Wheels of Steel 3 Workout

We’ve aimed to make all of our home workouts suitable for everyone regardless of what gym equipment you have access to. We understand that gym equipment is limited and that not everyone has access to free weights but if you have weights, grab them because you’ll need them throughout this workout routine. If you don’t, why not substitute them for some household items such as a couple of water bottles, bags of sugar or a bag full of jars and tins? Get creative and see what you can find around the house! Using weighted equipment in this workout guide will help you push yourself to the next level. 

Exercise 1: Weighted Squats

Start this workout by warming up your legs with some simple static squats. Grab a dumbbell in each hand, a kettlebell with two hands or whatever household alternative you have and stand upright with your legs hip width apart. Slowly sit down into a squat and then return upright. It’s important to keep your back straight to avoid injury – keeping your head upright and facing forwards will help you to get the correct posture. Sit into these squats as low as you possibly can to really engage your glutes.

Repeat 5 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

Try the workout

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Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 2: Weighted Lunges

You’ll need your weights again for this exercise – hold a weight in each hand and stand with your feet about shoulder width apart. With your left leg, step out and lower your body into a lunge, bending at the knee. Push upwards through your heels and return back to your starting position. Alternate this process on your right leg and keep doing so until you’ve completed all of the reps.

Repeat 5 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 3: Step Ups

For this next exercise, you’ll need access to some kind of raised platform. This could be a sofa, bed, coffee table or just a sturdy storage box. Whatever it is, it needs to be able to hold your body weight. Stand upright with your feet together directly in front of your raised platform. Simply step up onto it with your left leg, bringing both feet together on the platform. Step down and repeat this movement on the alternate leg.

Repeat 5 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 4: Weighted Reverse Lunges

This is slightly different movement to your first set of lunges as these target your glutes and hamstrings more than quads. Pick up your ‘weights’ in either hand and stand with your feet shoulder width apart. To perform a reverse lunge safely, perform your first couple of reps slowly to perfect your from. Stand up straight with your feet shoulder width apart and then push your left back into a lunge position and lower yourself to the ground. Return upright and then repeat with your right leg. This is a great exercise for your glutes and hamstrings.

Repeat 5 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 5: Weighted Goblet Lateral Lunges

Start your lateral lunge exercise by standing upright with your legs shoulder width apart. Now, step out onto your leg left so that you’re performing a lunge but to the side. Use your arms to help you maintain balance. Once you’ve done this, return to your standing position. Repeat the exact same movements as before but this time on your right leg. When performing the lunges, try to get as low as you can as this will have a better impact on your legs and glutes.

Repeat 5 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

Try the workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Exercise 6: Weighted Goblet Squats

You’ll need your weights again for this final exercise or any alternative that you’re using in the meantime. Start by standing upright and holding your weight with both hands close to your chest. Stand with your feet hip width apart and sit down into a low squat. A goblet squat is all about that depth so try to get as low as you can to really feel the benefits of this exercise.

Repeat 5 sets of 12 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

Try the workout

Watch Our Personal Trainer Video:​

Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Michele as he guides you through this full Wheels of Steel 3 workout.

Wheels of Steel 3 Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

Weighted equipment or household alternatives

Raised platform (sofa, bed, coffee table, storage box etc)

Fitness Space

 

2m x 2m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.

Level

 

Intermediate

Duration

 

40 minutes

Days per week

 

1

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

1 or 2 times a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts to make sure that they include a wide range of exercises and styles of training. This means that everyone can focus on their body goals and fitness aims throughout the time whilst we have to exercise at home. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals.

Follow this Wheels of Steel 3 Workout by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more!

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals – use this time to motivate yourself, not cancel out all that amazing progress you’ve made in the gym. All of the exercises that you find in our Wheels of Steel 3 Workout Guide can be completed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym once we reopen. You can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

Ladies Only Gym Zone

Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone

Wheels of Steel 2 Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Wheels of Steel 2 Home Workout Guide
Wheels of Steel 2 Home Workout Guide

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Wheels of Steel 2 Workout Guide at Home

We want to ensure everyone is still able to stay fit, active and continue working towards their fitness goals. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help you focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a Wheels of Steel 2 Workout?

If you’ve already followed our first Wheels of Steel workout then you’ll know what to expect – this is the next level upwards and helps you to push yourself that little bit further. Wheels of Steel workout guides are focused purely on your legs. If you like to split your gym sessions between legs, arms, chest, back etc. then this workout guide will fit perfectly into your workout routine.

Our expert personal trainers have designed this workout guide so that you can follow it in the comfort of your own home but don’t forget that we provide a wide range of equipment and facilities in our gyms to help you follow this workout guide once we re-open.

Leg Press

What You Need For a Wheels of Steel 2 Workout

We’ve aimed to make all of our home workouts suitable for everyone regardless of what gym equipment you have access to. We understand that gym equipment is limited and that not everyone has access to free weights but if you have weights, grab them because you’ll need them throughout this workout routine. If you don’t, why not substitute them for some household items such as a couple of water bottles, bags of sugar or a bag full of jars and tins? Get creative and see what you can find around the house! Using weighted equipment in this workout guide will help you push yourself to the next level.  

Exercise 1: Weighted Squats

Start this workout by warming up your legs with some simple static squats. Grab a dumbbell in each hand, a kettlebell with two hands or whatever household alternative you have and stand upright with your legs hip width apart. Slowly sit down into a squat and then return upright. It’s important to keep your back straight to avoid injury – keeping your head upright and facing forwards will help you to get the correct posture. Sit into these squats as low as you possibly can to really engage your glutes.

Repeat 4 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

Try the workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 2: Weighted Split Squats (Right)

This exercise is split into two as you need to focus on one leg at a time. You’ll need your ‘weights’ for this exercise so grab one weight in each hand. Start with your left leg out in front of your right leg and slowly squat down. Try to get your leg at a 90° angle if you can. After this, return to the upright position and repeat until you have performed 10-15 reps. This exercise is great for your quads/thighs and hamstrings.

Repeat 4 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 3: Weighted Split Squats (Left)

This is the same exercise as above, it’s just now focusing on the opposite leg. So, start with your right leg out in front of you and perform exactly as you did before.

Repeat 4 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 4: Squat Jumps

Work on your cardiovascular fitness and really pump your legs with this next exercise. Stand with your hip width apart and sit down into a squat position. Bring your arms down to your side and use them to build momentum with one big swing and then jump into the air. Land onto your feet and repeat the squat jump again.

Repeat 4 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

Work on your cardiovascular fitness and really pump your legs with this next exercise. Stand with your hip width apart and sit down into a squat position. Bring your arms down to your side and use them to build momentum with one big swing and then jump into the air. Land onto your feet and repeat the squat jump again.

Repeat 4 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 5: Wall Squats

For this next exercise, rest your back up against the wall and sit down into a squat. Your feet should be hip width apart just as you would with any other squat and your knees need to be at a 90 degree angle. Keep your arms out in front of you as you’re performing the squats as this will make the movement slightly more difficult.

Repeat 4 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

Try the workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Exercise 6: Weighted Goblet Squats

You’ll need your weights again for this next exercise, or any alternative that you’re using. Start by standing upright and holding your weight with both hands close to your chest. Stand with your feet hip width apart and sit down into a low squat. A goblet squat is all about that depth so try to get as low as you can to really feel the benefits of this exercise.

Repeat 4 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

Try the workout

Watch Our Personal Trainer Video:​

Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Michele as he guides you through this full Wheels of Steel 2 workout.

Wheels of Steel 2 Circuit Workout Guide Summary:

Goal 

 

Get Fit 

Equipment 

 

None required 

Fitness Space 

 

2m x 2m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.  

Level 

 

Beginner  

Duration 

 

28 minutes 

Days per week 

 

1 

Cycle Duration 

 

1 Weeks 

Repeat 

 

1 or 2 times a day  

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts to make sure that they include a wide range of exercises and styles of training. This means that everyone can focus on their body goals and fitness aims throughout the time whilst we have to exercise at home. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals.

Follow this Wheels of Steel 2 Workout by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more!

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals – use this time to motivate yourself, not cancel out all that amazing progress you’ve made in the gym. All of the exercises that you find in our Wheels of Steel 2 Workout Guide can be completed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym once we reopen. You can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

group fitness class

Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone

Wheels of Steel Workout Guide | Staying Fit at Home

Wheels of Steel Home Workout
Wheels of Steel Home Workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

Wheels of Steel Workout Guide at Home

We want to ensure everyone is still able to stay fit, active and continue working towards their fitness goals. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help you focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a Wheels of Steel Workout?

When we created this Wheels of Steel workout, we wanted to help you boost your fitness and build and strong lower body. It’s focused purely on your legs and will help you to get stronger and fitter in the comfort of your own home or just our dedicated workout space. You can follow this workout guide at the gym if you like once we reopen. The focus of this workout guide is your legs – quads, hamstrings and glutes – and by sticking to the reps and sets provided, you’ll build legs of steel in no time! This is a beginner-friendly workout. We have different levels to Wheels of Steel if you want to push yourself to the next level.

Resistance training - leg press

What You Need For a Wheels of Steel Workout

We’ve aimed to make all of our home workout suitable for everyone regardless of what gym equipment you have access to. We understand that gym equipment is limited and that not everyone has access to free weights. That being said, all of the exercises in this workout guide can be performed using just your body weight. If you do have weights, that’s a bonus and feel free to include them where you can. If you don’t, why not substitute them for household items such as a couple of water bottles, bags of sugar or a bag full of jars and tins? Get creative and see what you can find around the house! One thing that you do need though is something that you can step onto which will hold your bodyweight. This could be a coffee table, your stairs, your sofa or a sturdy storage box.

Exercise 1: Squats

Start this workout by warming up your legs with some simple static squats. Stand upright with your legs hip width apart and slowly sit into a squat. Place your arms on your hips or hold them out in front of you – whatever is most comfortable. It’s important to keep your back straight to avoid injury. Keeping your head upright and facing forwards will help you to get the correct posture. Sit into these squats as low as you possibly can to really engage your glutes.

Repeat 3 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

Try the workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 2: Lunges

Place your hands on your hips and your feet about shoulder width apart. With your left leg, step out and lower your body into a lunge, bending at the knee. Push upwards through your heels and return back to your starting position. Alternate this process on your right leg and keep doing so until you’ve completed all of the reps.

Repeat 3 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 3: Hip Bridges

For this next movement, lay down with your back on the floor. Raise your knees but keep your feet flat on the floor. When you’re ready, raise your hips into the air but keep your shoulders resting on the floor. Squeeze your glutes when performing this exercise to engage your lower body muscles. Lower yourself to the ground and then repeat this movement again.

Repeat 3 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 4: Step Ups

For this next exercise, you’ll need your raised platform. Stand upright with your feet together directly in front of your raised platform. Simply step up onto it with your left leg and then bring both feet together on the platform. Step down and repeat this movement on the alternate leg.

Repeat 3 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 5: Hip Thrusts

This is a similar exercise to the hip bridges, only this time you’re slightly elevated. Rest your back onto a high surface such as your bed or sofa, whilst you sit on the floor with your knees up and feet in front on you. Thrust your hips into the air, hold for a couple of seconds and then return to the original position. Try not to over extend your thrusting motion as you may cause injury to your lower back.

Repeat 3 sets of 10 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Watch Our Personal Trainer Video:​

Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Michele as he guides you through this full Wheels of Steel workout.

Wheels of Steel Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

Weighted equipment or household alternatives

Raised platform (coffee table, storage box, sofa)

Fitness Space

 

2m x 2m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.

Level

 

Beginner

Duration

 

17 minutes

Days per week

 

1

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

1 or 2 times a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts to make sure that they include a wide range of exercises and styles of training. This means that everyone can focus on their body goals and fitness aims throughout the time whilst we have to exercise at home. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals.

Follow this Wheels of Steel Workout by signing up to our exclusive member community today and get access to our motivational member forums, insider nutrition tips and much more!

Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals – use this time to motivate yourself, not cancel out all that amazing progress you’ve made in the gym. All of the exercises that you find in our Wheels of Steel Workout Guide can be completed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym once we reopen. You can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

Group of Women - Featured Image

Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone