Workout at home has never been more successful and fun like it promises to be now with the Lockdown and the necessary quarantine measures to check the spread of the worst pandemic to ever hit the world. So, for the non-consistent fitness lover, here is the solution you have been looking for. No more excuses, no more complain about time and a busy scheduler, you finally have your liberty and time at your disposal.
Indeed, this free time isn’t pleasant, as everyone and everywhere is thrown into a panic rush with uncertainties about the possible outcome or end of the pandemic. But you need to remain optimistic and utilize your inner desire in achieving your fitness goals even when the gyms and other public fitness centers are closed. What you need is some perky workout online tips and the hacks and today, we have carefully selected tips to make your stay-at-home exciting and rewarding.
Here are the amazing tips and tricks for your workout at home;
Get a notepad, scheduler, and set goals.
Nothing ever happens unless the is a determination somewhere, so for this activity, you need to take it a little seriously even when you are the instructor and the student. Right now, you need to get a scheduler, draft out the number of minutes or hours you will be giving in.
For a start, you can begin with 20 minutes or less and increase it as you like, set that time to your schedule along with the various moves per minute.
How many times are going to be working out? Include that too and place the scheduler on the wall close to your workspace.
Get your workout space ready.
If this is your first time getting into exercising all alone, then the next thing you need to do after setting your workout schedule is to fix a place for the aerobics. Depending on the structuring of your apartment, you can choose the patio if you don’t have a large space and would want a feel of natural air. Similarly, create a space within your living room so if you have a spouse who isn’t keen on working out but have become a couch potato watching the non-ending breaking news headlines about the pandemic, he/she will get stirred.
With your workout schedule affixed to the wall or table close to the workout space, the next thing is to start the exercise. To keep you alert, you can set a timer or a reminder to tell you when it is time to begin and when to stop, this way you will never miss a workout appointment even if you miss the news headlines.
Get rid of distractions.
When you get working with your home workout, you will be consistently greeted with distractions and these distractions are not some gooey pandemic, there are the habits you have learned over the years. Your typical everyday lifestyle and engagements that may unconsciously get in the way of your home workout success.
Your phone notifications, the TV, your family members, pets, or phone ringing. But with workout success on your mind, you need to get rid of things that will creep in and delay your success.
How can they be ditched? Divert phone calls to another family member’s number for the time, ask your kids to play with your pets, make use of your bedroom floor or the patio if the living room has people with TV interest.
Remember to put on your workout gear.
It is imaginable to have your pyjamas on while setting your workout space, slotting the music on or placing your water bottle beside the workout mat but it is inappreciable to wear them for your exercises. These are one of the common mistakes and since the pyjamas are mostly cotton made and large, they will not provide you the needed comfort for an exercising session.
Now, that you know, that you may likely fall into the snare, remember and make a habit of putting your pyjamas off and sliding into your fitness gear before leaving your room. Check out our curvy & plus size collection if you need to refresh your wardrobe ;-).
Remember to warm up and prime before the intensive working out.
Have you noticed how athletes run up and down the pitch before their training? That is called priming, and it helps them get them ready for the exercise. You too need to warm up and cool down to get your muscles in a good workout condition.
With your workout gear on, you can warm up by doing some stretches, hopping, and cooling off on the floor. You can slide in your favourite tune; you know some motivating music on the background will keep you bouncing up with great agility.
Get your online guide.
When you are working out at home, it is quite understandable to forget some aerobic moves your gym instructor taught you. But that shouldn’t get you down because all you need for a DIY self-workout is available in our previous blog “How to self-quarantine.”
Once you are done warming up and cooling, click on Kanessa’s Online Gym page and become your guide, instructor, and do it yourself.
In the end, you will be proud you didn’t let yourself down while smiling at your successes. Now, how does that sound?
Keep your weight in mind.
In home workout, it is quite tricky to think you need all the stretches and moves, and without a physical instructor who would recommend exercises suitable for your weight, it calls for caution. What this means, you need to pay attention to the weight description on each of the moves and the time allotted for them, that way you wouldn’t risk fatigue.
Because one of the problems with stressing exercises is that you are likely to take that as a reason for ditching your home workout… sounds like your someone’s procrastination ploy has been busted! Right? But you must get on with your online workout and you have to enjoy them too, so, as you stay safe, workout safely too.
Include mornings for best results.
The sound of the morning breeze makes the early sleep most peaceful and enjoyable and no one loves to leave the bed by this time but your workout calls at this beautiful time too. One of the suggestions on that DIY workout in our previous post insists on the early mornings for light runs around the yard.
So, you can excuse your beauty sleep in the early mornings on the days, you have scheduled for morning sessions and let your muscles bask in the cooling free air.
Plan not to skip your exercises.
Another snare you are likely to fall into is skipping your exercises because you have the time and you are the one in charge, but you can disappoint your doubting mind by making sure you stay consistent. If you have a strong reason to skip the morning session, remember to make it up in the evening.
Get yourself a partner.
Since you are not in the gym along with other fitness enthusiasts, feeling bored becomes attractive but you can escape the bore with a motivating partner. Make your spouse your companion or your son or daughter. If you are without kids and home alone, you may have a pet, allow your little buddy to run along with you, they need the daily activities too. Otherwise find someone online to connect with for a quick workout.
Make up your mind not to tolerate any excuses as you plan on making the best out of the quarantine situation faced by everyone. While some may see it as a boring situation, use it as a fitness getaway, enjoy yourself, flex your muscles, let your body send forth the excess toxins and calories.
What’s more? Your dream figure, your abs, your chest, and all the looks you’ve always fantasised about can still be yours at the end of the Lockdown.
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