Here you can find top tips on how to get the best results with your home fitness plan, and then I will be sharing some of my favourite exercises for working out at home, so stay tuned!
So my first tip on how to workout at home is setting your days. This is one of the most important ones, I find. One of the main reasons that workout plans eventually get pushed to the side (or abandoned) is because things have not been properly planned out.
It is quite vital that you look at your weekly schedule and pre-plan what days you will be available to workout. Most of us have busy schedules but we know what works best for us, so that way you can choose your preferred time to exercise.
For example, you may choose Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, if that works. Or maybe you see that you tend to have more free time in the early mornings. Everyone's workout days will be different but it is up to you to consider your weekly activities and make time to workout!
Another good step to working out at home is creating your space. Your workout space is very precious. If everything is set up nicely then you will be able to make the best out of your workout.
This may involve moving some furniture around or creating some space by making small touches - whatever it takes. No-one likes to work out in a cramped or busy area. It is generally best to find a workout spot that is quiet and no one is lurking around, as this will also help you concentrate. Except of course, if your workout buddy is in the room.
If you have enough space to workout, you will really be able to get those moves properly. Just something to keep in mind when working out at home, because it normally isn't set out as a gym.
So you want to workout. But what are ya gonna do? It always makes a workout more fun when you actually plan out what you want to do and coordinate everything nicely.
Think about what areas you really need to work on, maybe your abs, upper body or legs.
There are so many specific areas to focus on when working out and it really depends on your goals, so make sure you think about what you are trying to achieve.
You may also want to split the workout in sections to try a range of activities- this always keeps workout time more interesting.
Make sure to warm up before exercising to increase blood flow and reduce the risk of injuring yourself. After my warm up, I like to choose what to do for my middle section, incorporating some cardio and toning exercises. Then I finish off with more stretches and a relaxing/rejuvenating cool down.
I think when you workout, it is good to set yourself up for
success by preparing everything you need.If you want to workout at home, you've got to be ready!
This involves changing into something comfortable and breathable, so you don't feel stiff when you start to exercise.
Jogging bottoms, yoga pants and a tank top are all good options to choose from when it comes to workout wear. And for shoes - trainers or good running shoes will work well. Then I tie my hair up - you don't want it all up in your face when you get moving.
It is also a good idea to grab a bottle of water that you can drink from as you workout. You will want to keep hydrating and refreshing yourself as you go, this will also make it easier to get all the way through your exercise routine.
When you work out, you will likely get hot and sweaty, so preparing yourself with some of the items listed above will be a wise idea.
Another key step on how to workout at home is to take breaks. It is best when you have a realistic approach and do not try to overwork yourself, or cram everything in all at once.
It is absolutely fine to stop at each section (or at regular intervals) and rest for a few seconds. This will also be a good chance to hydrate yourself and get a drink of water.
If you really want to amp it up you may even choose to take active breaks, where you are still lightly exercising in between the major sections. Whatever floats your boat! Your exercise period will generally be more enjoyable if you pace yourself well and have a break when needed.
Working at home and keeping active is totally possible. You do not need a gym membership to melt your unwanted fat and get in shape. When you workout at home, it even gives you the opportunity to organize things how you want and customize your workout experience.
Stand with your feet slightly spread out. Hold your hands straight out in front of your body and parallel to the floor. Bend your knees, push your hips back and get low. Brace your abs and try to keep your torso upright. Then return to starting position. Do 15 repetitions.
These are basically push ups with your hands placed on a raised surface- such as a bench or one of the steps of your stairs. Keep your torso straight, and then lower your body until your underarms dip below your elbows. 15 reps again..
To do the plank, get into a push up position but put your arms and elbows on the surface below you. Make sure your body forms a straight line, all the way from your shoulders to ankles. Brace your abs and hold this position for 30 seconds. As you get better at doing the plank, you should try to reach 60 seconds or more.
For this exercise, lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Place your arms at your sides, and slightly lifted off the ground with your palms facing upwards. Brace your tummy and get your core all nice and tight by keeping it rigid. However, try to maintain your breathing as normal. Squeeze your glutes and raise your hips so your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. Hold for five seconds then lower back to starting position. Do 10 reps.
I hope you have enjoyed reading my tips on how to workout at home. Sometimes traveling to and fro between your house, a field, gym or swimming pool can take a long time, especially if there is traffic. So it is often nice to have workout ideas that you can do at home to keep fit and healthy.
You may like to workout each day for about 30 minutes or 3 times a week for a longer amount of time, depending on your schedule.
If you find yourself initially struggling to exercise fully, you could break it down and do warm up exercises that are less intensive than a complete workout routine. Then build it up as you improve and gain strength.
This is the Anti-Failure plan with the mission of helping you get your exercise while staying motivated and consistent!
I hope you have fun working out. Exercising at home can be really fun and refreshing when you get into the swing of it.
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