I’ve talked a lot lately about our mental approach and mental health during this crisis, but today I just want to talk exercise.
I want to give you 3 tips to help you get more from your home workouts.
I know everyone’s situation is different and some of these things may be hard to come by for you, but as always keep in mind one of our favorite sayings: progress not perfection and just do the best you can.
Let’s get started!
1 – Focus!
One of the great things about going to a gym is that it gets you out of the house. At home your kitchen is there, your TV is there, your kids are there. When you have to exercise at home it’s harder to get focused. Just keep in mind that when you’re working out, no matter what form that takes or how long you’ll be doing it, then working out is what you’re doing. Not talking on the phone, not checking Facebook, not doing whatever it is you do to pass the time. Also, don’t expect all of your workouts to be an A+. Do whatever you can do and forget the self-judgement.
2 – Feel it!
When you’re at the gym maybe you have a trainer or partner that can point things out to you. When you’re at home you probably don’t, so make sure you know what each exercise is supposed to do and feel like.
DON’T JUST GO THROUGH THE MOTIONS!!
This is one of the biggest problems I see when people start to lose focus a bit. Their form gets worse and they forget the purpose of the exercise. Uuuhhhh, don’t do that.
3 – Fun!
Have fun with it! The best exercise anyone can do is something they enjoy. That way they’ll keep doing it!
I know this is pretty basic, but oftentimes the basics are the most important thing!
Take care and let me know what I can help you with.