To train at home you have to resort to imagination, not only to find new exercises that allow us to evolve, but we also need it to adapt the space and the means we have to the training we want to do. It is not an easy task, for this reason, we want to give you some ideas to train at home and not die trying.
Choose the material you want to train with:
With material or without material: To train at home we do not need to use any material, we can do it with our own body weight, such as calisthenics, which brings many benefits. Although using material has many benefits because it helps us work our muscles in a different way, it is harder and many people prefer it.
We can resort to homemade material, such as water bottles to replace weights, chairs or sofa to replace the training bench, the broomstick…
Do boxing or combat: you will find these two disciplines in our online gym, they are perfect because they require little material. They help improve various aspects such as strength, endurance, coordination, agility and are an excellent cardio exercise. It is important to execute the technique well so as not to injure ourselves, so we recommend that you first do the beginner exercises to learn how to do the movements.
TRX exercises: they are perfect to improve the stabilizer muscles, something that we do not usually do in the gym, and to improve strength. The ropes take up little space, they are quickly placed and there is a wide variety of exercises that we can do. Another aspect that we like about this discipline is that you do not need to add weight or change dumbbells, simply by changing the incline we change the intensity of the exercise. We have to control our movements so as not to lose our balance and injure ourselves.
Elastic bands: they are small, easy to use, they help to gain muscle strength, power, speed and resistance. There are various sizes and resistances so that we can choose the one we need for each exercise. They can also be used for stretching and warming up.
Skipping rope: it is an excellent cardiovascular exercise, we can do it to warm up or as part of the training routine. It can be combined with strength exercises for better results. It is a very simple exercise that everyone can do, there are many different ways to jump with which we can vary.
Train in company:
Training as a couple: this is one of the ideas of training at home that we like the most, for several reasons: you can do different exercises, which we are not used to doing, it is an excellent way to strengthen the bond with the other person, have a good time. It helps to improve because the other person can correct you and if you need help, they will be your support.
In the same way, training with children is a very good idea. They will have a great time, they will be happy to do something with the parents, you will give them an example of how to lead a healthy and active life. It allows to reinforce the affective ties of the whole family and to be healthy.
Training with friends is also possible. Thanks to smartphones, you don’t have to be in the same house, you just have to make a video call and train together. After training you can take the opportunity to chat a bit and catch up.
Choose the discipline that best suits you:
Choose disciplines that allow you to train the whole body in a short time: if you are one of those who does not want to or cannot spend a lot of time training, it is best to do disciplines that combine several exercises to achieve better results.
For example, tabata consists of training for intervals of time at high intensity. Each exercise is done for 4 minutes, within these 4 minutes you work for intervals of 20 seconds and rest 10. When you are doing the exercise, you have to work at maximum intensity. Then another exercise is done. Thanks to these intervals, you can choose how long your training lasts.
HIIT is another of the disciplines that you will find in our online gym, it is also worked in intervals at high intensity. In this case, short intervals of high intensity exercises are done and then a slightly longer interval of moderate or low intensity exercises. You will finish the training exhausted, but the good results are worth the effort.
It is very important to know the technique of each exercise well, because with these disciplines you work quickly and you have to know very well how to do each movement to avoid injuries. We recommend you start with the beginner exercises if it is your first contact with them, little by little you will be able to do the other levels, there is no rush.
These are some of the ideas to train at home that we wanted to share with you, which ones have you used?