A Guide to Working out From Home
Strength Training from Home
- Body Weight Exercises - Bodyweight exercises like these can be swapped out for your normal exercises. Use a reference like this to keep your form right, and make sure you're replacing your normal workout with exercises that hit the same muscle groups. You may have to increase reps and sets to achieve the same effects as intensity strength training though.
- Use improvised weight - Improvising weights using whatever is to hand can have some benefits. However, if you're using an improvised system like this you need to be careful of your form. Using the wrong thing in place of weights can run the risk of performing the exercise wrong and getting hurt.
Cardio at Home
- Jumping Jacks
- High Knees
How to Keep Your Motivation to Work Out at Home
Music - A well-created workout playlist has been found to have a real effect on your performance. Remember to keep the music pumping.
Keep Appointments - Sticking to your normal routine of working out on particular days and times is going to really help you keep the habit intact until you can get back outside.
Separate Space Where Possible - if you're working out at home, try to work out in a different space to where you physically sit to work or eat! This compartmentalizing will help you recreate that little boost you get from a good workout at the gym.
Showers - Just because you're working out at home, that doesn't mean you should neglect hygiene!