Working at home has become the new normal and this looks set to continue. You can stay in shape while working from home with these workouts.
Why Workout At Home
The pandemic has closed many businesses, including gyms. This makes it hard for you to stay in shape. In addition to this, working from home generally requires less movement, decreasing the opportunity for you to maintain your fitness.
Of course, it is often difficult to fit a workout in when you are at home. Between being busy and just thinking of things to do instead of working out, your fitness can quickly suffer.
The following workouts can be done throughout the day, just take a five-minute break every hour and do one exercise. Alternatively, pick a 15 or 30-minute slot and do as many exercises as you can.
The burpee is a combination of a squat, plank, and a jump. Basically, you squat, push your body down into a plank and then jump back up as high and straight as you can. Then, repeat.
The jumping jack is another easy staple for anyone to master. All you have to do is stand in one spot and jump in the air. At the same type open your legs wide and clap your hands together over your head before landing back on the floor.
The lunge is a great way to strengthen the legs and core. Simply stand straight and step forward with one leg, bending both knees. The thigh of your front leg should end up parallel with the floor and the calf of your rear leg will also be parallel to the floor. Return to the starting position and repeat with the other leg.
You should be doing 8-10 with each leg. It is possible to make it more challenging by adding a weight to each hand.
The overhead press targets your upper body. Stand up straight with feet apart, in line with your shoulders. Then put a weight in each hand and hold them level with your chin. Slowly push the into the air until your arms are straight. However, don’t lock your arms straight. Hold for 2-3 seconds and return to the starting position.
Your arms should be burning by the tie you’ve done this eight times. if not, increase the weight you are using.
The plank is an excellent exercise for your core. You need to adopt the starting position for a push-up with hands on the floor under your shoulders, the tips of your toes on the floor, and a straight line up your legs and back.
Hold the pose for 30 seconds before taking a breather and repeating it three times.
Pushups have always been a good exercise to build strengthening your upper body. Adopt the same starting position as the plank. However, you will now want to bend your elbows, allowing your body to go toward the floor. Your back should stay straight.
When you are nearly touching the floor push back into the starting position and then repeat. You’re aiming to do three sets of eight reps.
It can be difficult to feel motivated to work out even when you know you need to. That’s why you should enlist the help of your colleague or partner. Set a time and do the workout together, even if this is a remote together. You can compare our achievements after.
This will help to ensure you work out and that you are pushing yourself to do more, both of which are essential if you want to stay in good health.