The year 2020 has been the year of the home workouts, with the whole world engulfed in the COVID-19 pandemic, we have not been able to head to the gym or local sports centre to enjoy a workout like we used to. Therefore, many of us have acted and instead made the most of our time at home by exercising in our front rooms, gardens, and anywhere we could find the space.
However, it can be a lot harder to stay on track with your home workouts, when you are not heading outside to exercise and instead it can be all too tempting to get on the sofa with your favourite TV show. So, we have put together some of how top tips on how you can keep on track with your home workout and achieve your fitness goals from the comfort of your own home.
Have the right equipment
One of the biggest barriers that you can face when it comes to staying on track with your home workouts is that you don’t always have the equipment available that you would if you were at the gym. Therefore, we recommend that you get yourself a few pieces of equipment that can make all the difference to your workout.
There is a lot of fitness equipment now available made with home workouts in mind. From resistant band kits to adjustable dumbbells that are all easy to put away and store, without them taking too much space up in your home.
We also recommend that you think about your recovery when it comes to home workouts, and take this opportunity to make the most of massage therapy equipment that is available to help your body heal and recover more effectively. Pulseroll has a range of products available, including their massage gun which uses short sharp pulses to increase flexibility, reduce tightness of your muscles post-workout, and reduce how sore you feel the day after a workout.
By taking the time and having the resources to allow for a good recovery process, you will be able to stay motivated and not let after work-out soreness deter you from sticking to your schedule.
Schedule the time into your weekly plan
Most people find it is much easier to keep on track with their home workouts if they schedule it for a particular time and day of the week. Between work responsibilities and family time, it can be a challenge to find the time solely for exercise, especially if you are doing it from home and can so easily put it off until tomorrow.
However, if you set a time and day that you are going to do your home workout and stick to it each week, this will develop into a habit and you will start to do it automatically.
If you were heading out to the gym, then you may set yourself goals that you want to reach by a particular point. This is what helps you to stay motivated and on track. Therefore, we recommend that you do the same with your home workout. For example, if you can keep up with a home workout video for 10 minutes, keep building up your stamina each time you exercise and aim to be able to do 20 minutes in a few weeks’ time.
Once you have set a goal, you are more likely to achieve it, and this will give you the determination to keep going and stay on track.
Make it fun
Working out doesn’t have to be a dull and boring activity and instead by getting other members of the family involved, or doing an intense dance video to your favourite music you can make it fun, while also getting your body moving and heart rate up.
We hope that these top tips have given you some ideas on how to keep on track with your home workouts, as well as looking after yourself during the recovery period, while also making working out more fun!