Stuck training at home? You can still get a great workout! At-home workouts may not be ideal for many fitness enthusiasts, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be effective. And, when you’re limited in terms of time or you don’t have access to a gym, well-planned home workouts are a fantastic way to maintain your physical health. At Vinna Fitness, we’re dedicated to helping you maximize your physical potential, so below, we’ve outlined a few simple ways you can get the most out of your at-home training.
Keep It Simple
If you don’t have a complete home gym setup, don’t worry — you can still create a challenging workout with simple, yet effective tools. Even bodyweight exercises, when performed slowly and with constant control, help you improve your balance, coordination, and overall mobility.
Ask any personal trainer who’s worth their weight, and they’ll all tell you the same thing: master correct movement patterns before adding weight! Regardless of the exercise you’re performing, pay close attention to your form and any imbalances you may have. If you notice your form looks sloppy or something doesn’t feel quite right, work on correcting the problem using nothing more than your own bodyweight.
Once you’ve ingrained the proper movement pattern into muscle memory, only then should you add in equipment. When you do, think in terms of scalability. Bodyweight exercises can be made more challenging with nothing more than a single kettlebell or resistance band. A simple footstool can make lunges, pushups, and planks more difficult. When you keep it simple but get creative with any equipment you do have, you might be surprised at the workouts you can come up with!
Switch Up Your Routine
If you’re practicing the same exercises day in and day out, your body adapts and becomes more efficient at each movement. While this is great from a learning perspective, your progress can stagnate if you continue the pattern too long. Worse, your interest in at-home workouts can wane if they’re not challenging enough or too mundane. So keep it interesting! Here are a few simple ideas:
● Incorporate bodyweight HIIT training into your routine
● Work on mobility training and movements that challenge your flexibility
● Perform timed repetitions of your chosen exercises rather than counting reps
● Change the tempo of your movements — work on slowing down the eccentric for a more challenging experience
Even if you’re a gym training devotee, at-home workouts give you a chance to really focus on your training without the potential for public distractions. Though being stuck at home may not be ideal, it gives you an opportunity to work on elements of your fitness you may have historically neglected.
If you have any questions about how to challenge yourself with home-based workouts, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team of personal trainers for advice! You can also check out our Facebook page for instruction on challenging bodyweight movements. With regular practice, these simple, yet highly effective exercises can help you improve your mobility and muscle activation.
When you finally get the chance to head back to the gym, you may be surprised at just how much better your body performs!
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At Vinna Fitness, we’re not your average training facility—we’re here to get you results. When you work with us, you receive one-on-one, individualized training specific to your unique goals, abilities, and physical limitations. Our Functional Movement Screening and personalized programming are designed to help you improve your functional capacity, no matter where you’re at currently. And as always, our knowledgeable and highly experienced personal trainers are here for you every step of the way.
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