Starting a home workout plan to get fit indoors
This year certainly has had an interesting start and you may find yourself staring at the inside of four very familiar walls. As many around the world have discovered, this brings new opportunities to adapt and develop your own home workout plan… Thanks a lot COVID-19.
With gyms closing, group fitness classes suspended and outdoor regimes slowly dwindling let’s explore the first steps to get started training closer to home.
The first and hardest step, yet easily the most important is getting started. With all the time we’re spending indoors eating comfort food we need to start somewhere to develop a routine and fight fatigue. So no matter what exercise it is, how insignificant it may seem, do anything.
A few ideas that can be done to own the morning and kickstart your day:
- Run on the spot for 20 seconds
- Go for a quick walk around the block
- Stretch for a minute
A home bodyweight exercise plan by the legend himself (Arnold Schwarzenegger
Dips between chairs
Row between chairs
Knee bends (squats)
Cheap but effective equipment for home training
There comes a time bodyweight training doesn’t cut it or we crave some variation. Aside from getting outdoors and going for a stroll (which I highly recommend), thats when equipment can help and you don’t need to spend a huge amount either. Well…excluding a good pair of wireless headphones to pump some solid tunes.
I’ve listed some affordable equipment and links to buy them below.
Resistance bands (<$20)
Resistance bands, especially the flat style are a great tool that can be adapted to your difficulty. Tied around household items they can add huge variation to your home training circuit and are extremely portable. Video to get you started: https://youtu.be/FLNaG45ZiiA
Medium set of dumbbells (<$30)