A BACKPACK OR SUITCASE
Fill this with books, clothes or anything that can add some weight to it. You can determine how heavy you want to make your backpack, so if you want to go heavier, fill it right up. Wear on your front, on your back, press it above your head, there are multiple exercises you can do.
CHILDREN, PETS AND PARTNERS
Although we wouldn’t recommend you kettlebell swinging them around, you can certainly add some extra resistance. Children/pets are great to use as a weight to workout with for lower body exercises, and you can have a cuddle at the same time. Partners can be great for adding heavier or variable resistance, and you can take turns resting between sets.
If you are fed up of sitting down for too long, then incorporate it into your workout. A chair is a really good piece of equipment that you can use for bodyweight exercises, check out our chair workout video. A sofa can be used in a similar way, with more ideas in this sofa workout. If you’re missing deadlifts, why not try deadlifting one side of the sofa. Maybe get someone ready with the hoover for your first couple of reps though.
The stairs, the unsung hero of a house. Versatile, solid and a great one to get the heart rate up. Simply run up and down the stairs to get that heart pumping. You can perform a range of strength moves at the bottom of the stairs, incline press ups, tricep dips, it’s also a good one for the glutes.