With the latest reports about Coronavirus interrupting our daily lives, people seeking an alternative to visiting their local gym have other options available to get a gym-level workout from home.
1- Set realistic goals based on prior workouts. If you normally do 30 minutes of cardio at the gym, you can still do 30 minutes of cardio at home. The same goes for Strength training. If you want to take your workout to the next level, increase your weights for the first few reps and then back off of the last few. For cardio, push yourself by adding increments of 2-5 minutes per day.
2- Don't 'wait' around for the best time to work out. It is important for your success to schedule time to work out at home, just like you would do when physically going to the gym. If kids are home and you are having a hard time finding time- include the kids in your workout routine.
3- Home-based training equipment has been a long-standing option for people not wanting to go to the gym. MAXPRO is leading a new generation of connected, home-based fitness equipment that allows you to do all the same types of gym machine workouts at home. If you are used to working out with a coach or a trainer, the MAXPRO coaching app, along with other training apps, are available to give you training programs and even track your workouts. However, if you don’t have access to these equipment options, bodyweight training can be a good alternative for working out at home. Planks, squats, burpees, push-ups, lunges, frog jumps, mountain climbers, spider crawls, and standing long jumps hit all parts of the body while keeping your heart rate up. These exercises utilize your own weight to burn calories and build muscle.
4- Meditate. Meditation can help control stress, anxiety and improve cardiovascular health. Meditation can be as simple as taking in deep breaths through your nose and breathing out your mouth or as guided meditations. The sky is the limit here.
5- Give a boost to boring workouts with at-home Circuit Training. Try starting with Jumping Jacks for 45 seconds, jump down to push-ups for 45 seconds, stand up and do some squats for 45 seconds, switch it up to skaters for 45 seconds, end with some alternating lateral lunges (modify down when necessary). Repeat this circuit 3 times.
All of this can be done in the comfort of your own home without any equipment. Check back with us next month to see how you can take your workout to the next level once MAXPRO begins shipping!