If you are looking to improve your fitness and physique, you’ll have to work your mind and body harder by taking your training to the next level. You don’t even need to be in a gym. You can work out, sweat, and be fitter and stronger right in your living room. But this doesn’t mean you must invest in a range of expensive, bulky equipment. You can take your training routine up a notch or two by rethinking both your lifestyle and home workout routine that will take your body to peak fitness.
Boost Your Strength And Endurance
If you are one of the 10% of Americans that has set up a gym in your home within the last two years, you may be feeling that your training routine is getting a little dull. You can easily take your workouts up a gear by getting back to basics. Adults need around seven to nine hours of sleep a night, especially when boosting their workout routine. Consider grabbing a 20 to 30-minute nap a couple of hours before a workout to rest your mind and body. Also, make sure you are warming up properly each time. Complete a series of exercises that copy the movements you’ll do in your main workout to prepare your body, raise your temperature and get your nervous system and muscles fired up. Don’t forget the importance of good nutrition too. It’s vital when you’re training harder and more often.
Change Up Your Workout Equipment
Big is not always best when it comes to workout equipment. Workout bands are inexpensive yet provide an incredibly effective full-body workout. You’ll discover muscles you never knew you had. They are great for stretching and increasing mobility, adding them to pushups or squats, creating strength training sets, or even creating your own improvised rowing contraption. Jump ropes are not just for the schoolyard. They are an extremely effective body workout that offers great cardiorespiratory exercise, builds stamina, burns calories, and increases your balance and coordination. Make sure you also get yourself some foam blocks to boost your flexibility, strength, and tone. They will transform your home yoga routine.
Include Some Intense Workout Techniques
The better your aerobic conditioning, the harder you’ll be able to push your body during your workout. So your priority should be to spend between 20 and 40 minutes, two to three days a week, improving your conditioning with steady cardio. You can then use this as a baseline as you level up. The rest-pause training method will help you make the most out of each set. You are benching and have, say, 275 on the bar. You get it for five reps, then rack it. But rather than taking your normal rest, count to 10 to 15 seconds and then get back to work. You could get two or three more reps, which will add up and boost your strength in the long run. Alternatively, rest for 20 to 30 seconds and do more reps in a cluster of three, which is great for squats or deadlifts.
There are some easy ways to step up your workout and take your body to its peak of fitness. You don’t necessarily need to go to the gym or invest in huge, bulky, and expensive equipment. These few simple workout tips will help you make the most out of your home workout and look and feel stronger.