Working out from home has both its challenges and its perks. Yes, you can work out in your PJs, but with limited weights. It can also prove difficult to see progress from home workouts when compared to working out in the gym. Here are a few tips to up your at-home workout game!
Intensify your workout
When you’re at the gym, you’d up your weights to intensify your workout. When working out from home, most of us are limited with the amount of equipment we have aces to whereas some of us have no equipment at all. This is when using different bodyweight variations come into play in order to help you progress your training at home.
Balance strength training with cardio
It’s important to incorporate both strength training and cardio in your workouts. If your goal is to lose fat, cardio will help, and incorporating strength training too will help increase muscle mass, which means you’ll end up burning even more calories just by resting. The cardio and strength balance is important as you need muscles to support your joints so that you don’t end up injuring yourself during cardio. EMOM, Tabata, and circuit training are all great styles to do at home that incorporate both strength training and cardio.
Get creative with what you use for ‘weights’
Not all of us have dumbbells and barbells at home to train with. Don’t fret though, just use everyday items such as a backpack full of books, 6l water bottles, or 5kg bag of potatoes, there are so many everyday items that can be used to level up your at-home workouts.
These last two are a given when attempting any workout plan, whether it be at home or in the gym!
Often we forget how important it is to eat right and make sure you’re fuelling your body correctly. You won’t be seeing any progress if the majority of your meals are sugar-laden, highly processed foods. Focus on eating whole foods that are high in nutrients and fibre.
Get enough sleep
Everyone requires different amounts of sleep to feel refreshed but the average lies between 7-9 hours per night. Sleep is one of the most important aspects when it comes to balancing hormones, repairing cells, and recovery.
Author: Logan Leigh Rix
Logan blends her passion and profession by working as a digital and social media marketer and content creator in the fitness, health and wellness industry. She’s also a personal trainer, former Face of Fitness finalist and Fitness Magazine featured athlete.