If you can’t go to the gym, you can always workout at home; working out has nothing to do with gyms, you can do it everywhere you want with access to equipment.
Gym only helps you to focus & work hard because you’re paying the fees – other than that, there’s no different in working out at home and or in gym.
What Do People Think About Workout at Home?
Most people feel that in order to get a good workout, they must join a gym and pay a monthly membership fee. While gyms are great and offer lots of equipment, an invigorating, full body workout can be found at home. It is possible to create a cardio exercise routine in your living room!
When working out at home vs. the gym, you may find you have lots of distractions. Your email, your couch, your T.V. and your cookie jar are all within reach. At the gym, there are only machines, weights, treadmills, ellipticals. Some people really thrive at the gym. The fact that they are paying a monthly fee helps motivate them to use the gym so money doesn’t get wasted. But if you find it hard to get out the door, to get in your car and spend an hour or two at the gym, then stay home!
An Effective Workout at Home:
For a good workout at home, you do need to carve out some time and space to workout. It helps to make it a habit and stick to it. If you can find an hour or even half an hour between work and dinner, or perhaps first thing in the morning, then commit that time to working out. Make it part of your schedule- always work out at that time.
Here are some ideas for quick cardio sessions:
* Jump rope for 15 minutes. If you haven’t used a jump rope since you were a kid, don’t worry. It does take a little time and coordination to get used to jumping rope. But it burns a crazy amount of calories and gets your heart pumping. When you get better at jumping rope, increase your time to 20 minutes, then 30 minutes. Vary your jumping by alternating legs, travel across the room, or do a double jump in between each skip.
* Do 100 jumping jacks, then do 100 high knees. Jumping jacks get your heart beating fast and warm your whole body with high-impact jumping. High knees are basically running in place while lifting your knees high in the air. Once you can easily do 100, increase to 300, then 500.
* Do 100 mountain-climbers, then do 30 burpees. These exercises also engage your abs, while making you sweat buckets. Increase reps as the exercises get easier. For these and more exercise descriptions, do a video search on the internet. There are tons of free workout instructional videos online that show you basic moves, and some intermediate variations.
Now these are the exercises for people that don’t have the equipment found in gym and want to workout at home still, so if you can setup a mini gym in your home, that’s perfect too.
If you commit to having time every day to get exercising in your home, you will find the pounds begin to drop off. Walk away from the computer, put your music and your workout clothes on, just as if you were going to the gym. And always give it your all, finish only when you are dripping with sweat. Working out at home instead of the gym can be just as rewarding, and you will save the monthly fee!