Home workouts

Whatever the reason may be, it may be easier to do your workouts at home. This was especially popular during the coronavirus lock downs, in which millions of people across the world were doing home workouts with one of the more popular instructors being Joe Wicks. Although easier, working out at home rather then an established gym may bring problems as you probably will not be in possession of all the equipment.

Adapting to working out at home

In order to reproduce your feeling of using weights or machines at home, you need to find a way to make resistance to your muscles, and to create a stationary form of cardio. There are a multitude of methods to create this effect but here are some of the more commonly used exercises.

Creating resistance

A cheap and easy way of creating resistance for your muscles is to use your own body weight, known as calisthenics. A cost-free way of training the majority of your upper body is by performing a variety of push ups, this could be wide-grip, close-grip, pike, or other styles to ensure you engage as much of your chest, triceps and shoulders as possible. An easy way to work your back and biceps is to use a pull up bar, which can be a relatively good price of £25. Performing a variety of pull exercises on the bar, or even hanging, will engage your core, biceps, and back. Some of the variety may include: wide grip pull ups, chin ups and neutral chin ups.

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