WORKING OUT AT HOME? HERE’S YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE   

by John Esposito
muscular guy doing wheel rollout exercise after taking Progentra
There’s no denying the role gym or gym instructors play in one’s journey towards fitness but who says you can’t get the desired result by working out from home? Of course, nobody. Maybe you’re even pressed for a time as you struggle to cope with multiple jobs not neglecting your responsibility to your family and other engagements and the whole thing seems to be colliding with no time to consider your fitness. Working out at home thus becomes your best option.   Even, we are living at a time where everything seems to be heading back towards the home. An era of online lectures, online businesses, online, and online. In the same vein, maybe working out from the comfort of your home wouldn’t be such a bad idea. After all, the world was locked down at some point and we all had no choice but to do everything from home.   The point I’ve been trying to make all along is that working out from home is possible. It might be slow especially when the goal is to add more flesh, but trust me, it’s possible. Now, having decided to get in the drill, here’s a guide to help you.  

Start with a routine

  Working out at home is quite daunting. It is not as easy as buying a workout kit or paying for an exercise video on the internet. It’s much more than that. To have a grab of it, first, do your workout on a routine basis. By so doing, it gradually becomes a habit and sticks with you entirely. The truth is to desire working out from the comfort of your home is easy but the only constituency can bring that desire into reality. Thus, ensure you have a work-out plan upon which time allotted to exercising is pointed out. Stick to this plan.  

Fashion out your workspace

Creating a space reinforces the longing to work out in you. It reignites your consciousness about the whole thing. You become intentional about it. This is perfect for getting the desired fitness results in the long run. Wonder why gym centers are deliberately organized as such? It’s simply to imbibe the consciousness of purpose into everyone who comes in intending to stay fit. The same goes for schools, hospitals, and wherever as the “place” must reflect the motive. So, for your home workout experience to be effective, you have to create your little workout space.  

Online Videos Are There For You

  If you are new at this, never panic. Thank goodness we are living in the internet era. All you have to do is to search for fitness videos you like on the internet. For instance, if you go on YouTube, there are over one thousand fitness videos uploaded. Subscribe to any fitness trainer whose method you approve of and be consistent in following the instructions on the video. Bet you, nothing beats that.  

Not bad being accountable to someone

  It’s easy to trip because we are all humans. It’s easy to get tired of working out when it’s just you and only you doing the drill. When it gets insipid, it’s not a bad idea to get someone to hold you accountable. As a matter of fact, to enjoy an amazing time working out at home, invite your family members or close pals to join your work out plan. This makes it more interesting. Even, you can get freelance gym instructors to come by your home to guide and help you with the workout process.  

Spend on some equipment

  Having equipment around your home gym is fantastic. Like a pen helps facilitate writing and the computer facilitates data processing, these gadgets help spice up your work out sessions. So, factoring a little budget for your gym is no issue at all.  Buy exercise mats for your stretch or yoga exercise; free weights and dumbbells; jump ropes and fitness balls.  

Do push-ups

  diamond push up at homePush up are quite good for you. Funny enough, they can be done anytime and anywhere in the house. They help to strengthen your arm, chest, shoulder, and back muscles.  It also helps build your body stamina, endurance, and strength. There are varieties of push up techniques you can engage in during your work out sessions. There is the incline push up, decline to push up, diamond push up, and so on. It’s all good to have an amazing workout at home.  

Apps can do the magic too

  This is quite important to avoid the risk of plateauing during home work out. Plateauing exists as a condition where the muscles no longer get challenged as a result of monotonous exercise. The body can adapt to exercise, so while working out at home is good, having a variety of techniques is better. Downloading fitness apps for use comes handy here. It’s the best bet as you are exposed to new workout techniques and all.  

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