5 Best Home Workout Tips For Men

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Alexandra Lozovschi

You don't need to hit the gym if you want to stay fit -- there are plenty of efficient workouts you can do at home with little to no equipment and still get your sweat on and your muscles pumping.

Here are the top five best exercises for men that you can do in the comfort of your own home. They're super easy to do but don't be tricked -- these workout tips for beginners will help you get the lean, toned, muscular physique you've always wanted.

Jumping Jacks

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Jumping jacks are one of the best full-body workouts there is. This exercise targets all of the major muscle groups and is considered the absolute top cardio workout you can possibly do.

According to Insider, there are tons of benefits that come from adding jumping jacks to your fitness regimen. These include better heart health and heart fitness, as well as stronger bones and muscles. The Urban Guide also lists weight loss, better mood, stress relief, improved stamina, and flexibility among the pay-offs of doing jumping jacks regularly.

The trick to gaining these benefits is to do the exercise correctly. Watch the video below to learn how.

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Planks

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Planks are generally regarded as an abdominal exercise -- they're great for getting those defined, rock-hard abs -- but they're actually a full-body workout. Aside from working your core, planking requires you to use your arms and legs. This makes planks "an all-encompassing workout and a more efficient way to exercise," explains Healthline, detailing some of the amazing health benefits they bring.

As expected, planks activate more muscles than other common abdominal exercises, such as sit-ups and crunches, making them a great way to improve core strength and stability. They'll also help you work on your posture and increase your flexibility, so long as you're performing them correctly.

Check out the video below for step-by-step instructions and other useful tips.

Lunges

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Also in the category of core workouts, lunges help sculpt not only your abs but your hips and thighs as well. This exercise has multiple fitness and health benefits that include lower body strength, defined legs, and glutes, better spinal health, and improved hip flexibility.

On top of that, by incorporating lunges into your routine, you open the door to better balance and coordination, as well as to increased body symmetry, notes Fit & Me.

Whether you're looking to build muscles, get stronger, or improve your mobility, check out the video below on how to perform lunges the right way.

Push-Ups

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Push-ups strengthen your chest and arm muscles -- but did you know they can also be modified to further target specific muscle groups? This turns push-ups into an effective and versatile full-body workout that works your biceps, triceps, shoulders, upper back muscles, and core.

The grind is definitely worth it, given the numerous benefits you can gain from doing push-ups regularly. This exercise increases functional strength, improves your posture, promotes whole-body muscle definition, protects your shoulders from injury, and prevents lower back injuries, says Keep Inspiring Me.

Watch the video below and learn how to do push-ups effectively for their health benefits, whether you're a beginner or an expert.

High Knees

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It may seem like there's nothing much to high knees but this exercise is incredible for burning belly fat and for working your inner thigh and outer hip areas. Runners use them as a warm-up before more intensive training -- they improve your running technique by teaching you to raise your knees more and hit the ground with more force.

However, high knees also offer a slew of other benefits that range from weight loss to increased cadence to improved cardiovascular health. They're also a fantastic exercise for strengthening your core, leg, glute, forefoot, and hip flexor muscles, per OlyRun.

Watch the video below for tips on how to do high knees properly.

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