You want an athletic body? Good, you are on the right website then. That is our specialty.
This article is for those who can’t make it to or don’t want to go to the gym but they still want an athletic and fit body.
The good news is you can get an athletic and fit body without going to the gym and do it in the comfort of you own home and we will give you the workouts to get it done.
Let’s break down the athletic body and give you the workouts now shall we?
What is an athletic body?
This is a simple question but the answer really isn’t that simple. When you think about different athletes from different sports they all have different body types, shapes and sizes.
For the sake of this article we are going to say the athletic body is built for performance. This means that it is strong, lean and has good endurance. It isn’t just muscles for show like a bodybuilder, it is about more of an overall fitness and strength. It means if you join in a game of volleyball or run an impromptu 5K with friends you will be able to hold your own or even excel.
How to get an Athletic Body
To get an athletic body you don’t need to train just like a pro athlete but you will need to need to follow a couple principles they use.
Athletes train using mainly compound exercises. These are exercises that use more than one muscle group at once. An example of a compound exercise would be the bench press because you use your chest, shoulders and triceps during the exercises. These are the types of exercises we will be focusing on, they also give you more bang for your buck.
Another aspect of an athletic body is endurance. You can’t be someone who just lifts weights and that’s it and still consider yourself an athlete. You need a body that shows and goes, that means you are going to need to have some level of endurance as well. You don’t need to be running marathons or anything like that but you should be able to play some basketball or go on a jog without huffing and puffing and coughing up a lung. While athletes may lift weights they are not just weightlifters if you get what I mean.
The great part is we can do all of this with home workouts since they are all bodyweight exercises you can do at home or in a hotel or most anywhere really. Don’t think you can’t build muscle with bodyweight workouts. After all, Herschel Walked did nothing but bodyweight training and he was a beast. So, without further ado let’s get to the workouts.
15 At Home Athletic Body Workouts
Below are the workouts. They are going to go in order from the easiest to the most difficult approximately so if you are a newbie or more advanced there should be something here for you. A word of warning some of the later workouts are difficult and will test you mentally and physically. That said only you know your limits and you should not overdo it if you are not ready.
*There will be some running in the workouts so you may technically have to venture out of your home and into the neighborhood, whether or not it is still technically a home workout is up for interpretation but let’s not split hairs. Chin up bar required for some workouts also. Let’s get to it!
3 rounds with 90 second rest between rounds
21-15-9 of air squats and push-ups (21 reps of each then 15 reps of each then 9 of each
4 rounds then run 1 mile, 1 minute rest between rounds
5 rounds with 90 seconds between rounds
Do 50 reps of each as fast as possible
Run 1 mile while doing 5 burpees every minute on the minute (This one is not fun but a really good workout)
Sprint 50 yards
Repeat 5 times
10 Chair Dips
Do as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes. This one will make your arms feel like rubber.
100 burpees as fast as possible then run 1 mile
Halfway through the list now. From this point on the workouts won’t be easy. We have named the remaining workouts just for the hell of it.
Workout 11 – Poop on a Stick
5 Rounds for time
Workout 12 – The Dirty Dozen
12 sets of 12 reps of each exercise for time
Workout 13 – Ab-sanity
5 Rounds of:
Workout 14 – Seventh Heaven
7 rounds for time
Workout 15 – Eat My Jorts
Do 4 rounds of:
400 Meter Run
Workout 16 – Steph Curry’s Mouthguard
We named this one after Steph’s mouthguard because it is annoying.
Workout 17 – Rosie O’Donnell’s Granny Panties
As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes
20 Push Ups
40 Air Squats
50 Second Plank
Workout 18 – Bitch Tits McGee
Do as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes
Sprint 100 yards
Workout 19 – Bring Out the Gimp
You might feel a bit gimpy after this bad boy.
Workout 20 Murph (Crossfit workout)
1 Mile Run
300 Air Squats
1 Mile Run
Workout 21 – Satan’s Anus
With a name like that you know it’s gonna stink. We saved the best/worst for last.
100 reps of each as fast as possible then run 2 miles
Now Get to Work
We just laid out 21 good athletic body workouts for you. Some of them are very difficult, some are a bit easier. Scale any of them back if you need to as many of them are a bit tough. Also don’t be afraid to push yourself, just know your limits.