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For an intense workout, try making your own sandbag. Fill a gallon bag with sand or if you want a larger one, go for an old gym bag. You can use as much or as little sand as you like, depending on how heavy you want the bag to be.
5. Use a bag of potatoes
Use a bag of potatoes as weight for your workout. You can remove or add as many as you prefer to adjust the level of intensity.
If you have stairs in your house, they have other uses besides getting from one story to the next. Exercise machines are made to mimic climbing stairs, so why not take advantage of the staircases in your house? Check out the diagram above for some effective stair exercises.