If you’re a planner like me, sometimes you can spend twice as much time planning your workout than actually working out. Trying to figure out what to do can be a deterrent, so I’ve come up with 11 garage gym workouts for you. These can be scaled, of course, to your desired effort for the day and your available equipment. 

For these workouts, you’ll need some space, preferably with a yoga mat or something a little softer than the garage floor. You’ll also want to have a set of dumbbells, a kettlebell and a jump rope. If you have a plyometric box, that’s helpful, but you can also use a chair. And there is running programmed, so you’ll want to mark out those routes ahead of time.

My favorite things are listed here if you’re looking for some suggestions. And, if you’re not sure what some of these movements or terms are, you can refresh your memory.

KettleBell Fun

5 rounds for time:
15 KB swings
15 KB goblet squats
15 situps
75 singles/150 double unders

The goal of this workout is to keep moving, with 15 reps for each movement, you should be able to do them unbroken and rest only in the transition to the next movement. Keep any breaks you do need to take short. 

Shrinking Couplet

Double dumbbell front squats

This couplet looks quick and easy, but it’ll quickly get spicy. Aim for unbroken on the front squats and break up the push-ups early so you don’t fatigue. Recommended dumbbell weight for men is 50lbs and women 35lbs, but scale appropriately. 

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Third Time’s the Charm

14 DB alt snatch
14 Weighted sit-ups
-rest 3 min-
12 DB alt clean & jerk
12 Air squats
-rest 3 min-
10 DB sumo deadlift
10 pushups

The goal here is to keep the same weight for the dumbbell throughout, pushing through each 5 min period knowing the rest is coming. Work fast but don’t compromise form. Scale the weight appropriately that you can do each set unbroken, alternating arms on the snatch and clean & jerk.

Running Together

100 air squats
200m run together
100 pushups
200m run
100 sit ups
200m run
100 double unders/200 singles
200m run

With one partner working at a time (except for the run), complete the movements as fast as possible, maintaining proper form. Scale weights, movements as needed. Remember, the most important rule of partner workouts is to take care of your partner. 

Complete 1 to 3 rounds, depending on your fitness level. 

Body Weight Chipper

100 squats
80 situps
60 pushups
40 box step ups
20 burpees

This chipper is meant to be a grind, so take your time but keep moving. Break it up in a way that minimizes the amount of time you’re resting. For an extra challenge, work back up to 100 after completing the burpees

For Simplicity’s Sake

20 minute AMRAP:
10 situps
15 pushups
20 air squats

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Around the Gym

20 min EMOM – max effort for 1 minute
Min 1: box dips
Min 2: DB front squat
Min 3: box jumps/step ups
Min 4: pushups
Min 5: rest

Four Quarters

2 sets of 4 rounds with 2 min rest in between
10 burpees
12 weighted situps
14 DB thrusters

45 and 27

DB deadlifts
Run 400m
Then 12-9-6:
DB swings
Run 200m

Run & Jump

5 rounds for time:
200m run
10 burpees
50 doubles/singles

The Power of 10 

60 situps
50 pushups
40 goblet squats
30 DB swings
20 Double DB shoulder to overhead
10 burpees

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