Not everybody has time to hit the gym every day.
Luckily, there’s nothing stopping you from getting a good workout at home these days. From quick runs around the neighborhood and backyard calisthenics to a quick, 40-minute sesh in your home gym, there are a ton of ways to get your sweat on without going to an actual fitness center.
Home Fitness Builder’s tips and recommendations should enhance your at-home workout experience. So will these tips we’re about to discuss today. Check them out!
How do you get the most out of your home workouts?
The thing about working out at home is that there are a lot of distractions. From noisy kids and a blaring television to a comfy bed and phone notifications, there’s no end to the things that can keep you from working out if you let them.
Remove yourself from these environments. Turn off your phone or at least pause those notifications. Set up your workout space away from family members or, better yet, ask them to leave you in peace while you’re working out.
One of the hardest parts of any journey is the first step. Planning to work out at home is one thing, it’s another to actually start doing it. You could tell yourself all the reasons to defer and that “there’s always tomorrow.” Unfortunately, this could end up with you not doing home workouts at all.
Convince yourself to take that first step. Call upon that strength and determination you have in you about the things you are passionate about and channel that into getting fit and healthy. When you make that your goal, it won’t matter where you work out, you will make it happen.
Moving from one area to another isn’t usually conducive to a good workout. Having a designated space to lift dumbbells, meditate, or do calisthenics is.
A space that has everything you need for working out programs you to get your sweat on regularly. Like a bedroom is for sleeping, relaxing, or resting, a workout room becomes synonymous with working hard and sweating it out.
With minimal distractions and a positive vibe all around, a designated fitness space boosts your drive and motivation to meet fitness goals.
Training at home becomes a lot less of a challenge when it’s second nature to you. You may not always be in the mood to work out, but you will find it in you to work out when it’s part of your routine.
You’re less likely to miss training sessions when you’ve scheduled your workout. It adds commitment and accountability to your fitness journey that makes you all the more determined to see it through to the end. It makes training a part of your everyday life and not an occasional thing you tend to forget or get distracted from.
Poor execution won’t get you anywhere (except maybe the emergency room), no matter how religiously you work out.
This is perhaps why people go to the gym, so they can be sure they’re doing their exercises correctly. At an actual fitness center, there are trainers and fellow gym goers who can comment on your form and tell you what you’re doing wrong.
If you’re unsure about your form, do your research, consult an expert, or pay a visit to your local fitness center for a refresher. Always remember: form is everything.
Things can be exciting the first time you try working out at home. But as soon as you get the hang of it and settle into a routine, things could get boring really quickly.
Make sure to keep things interesting by trying out new things. There are tons of ways to do it. You can alternate different body parts, try different programs, go for different fitness practices, and fit in a meditation sesh here and there.
Working out can also be contagious. When family members see you getting fit and happy, they might want to join in. Don’t hesitate to invite or welcome them into your journey. Have them start their own journey. You may find that training as a group improves consistency and results.
Rest days are important. Did you know that muscle growth happens during rest days and not when you’re actually working out?
Working out four or five times a week at least should work for just about anyone.
Ready to take your workout at home? These seven tips should ensure a smooth transition and a great experience overall.
We see a more convenient and efficient fitness journey in your future!
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.