If you cannot make it to the gym and still want to work out, there is a solution. Apart from that, there are only two ways in coming out of this pandemic; showing off those abs or desperately in need of a diet. Coronavirus lockdown restrictions have been seen across various nations, in turn leaving many gyms in Malta closed. The answer to keeping fit during these times is home workouts! There are many benefits of home training as it is very easy to start and get going, inexpensive and fun. You can have a look below for top compound exercises you can do at home, go on You tube or get in touch with us for a Personal Trainer at Home in Malta.
What is needed for home workouts?
For a great home workout, you can use your own body weight to help you build muscle definition as well as to burn those extra calories too. This means that whilst it can be helpful to have some basic equipment, training with just your body weight is perfectly fine! There are 5 basic exercises using your body weight which are referred to as compound exercises that work all of the major muscle groups in the body:
- Sit-ups and crunches
- Chair dips
Your objective should be to do 2-3 sets of 10 to 20 repetitions of each exercise. If you can do fewer repetitions in the beginning, that’s also acceptable and build your way up. The aim is to complete the exercise, so you are slightly shaky by the end but not so much so that your form suffers. Every week you should increase the repetitions to keep pushing yourself further.
To create a balanced home workout, you should work out two to three times per week. Your weight might drop initially but then increase slightly due to the build-up of muscle mass. At this stage, your success should be measured not only on the scales but should also be measured by inches and more importantly, how you feel and how you look!
Moreover, with one or two pieces of simple equipment you can turn that great home workout into a fantastic one. In fact, if you add just one or two pieces of equipment from the following; for example hand weights, a dumbbell, a kettlebell, a jump rope, a medicine ball, or a chin-up bar, you can increase the challenge and help build your endurance, strength and fitness level overall.
In order to achieve an objective, it has to be measurable. So if you want to lose weight and gain muscle, two important tools are the Calorie Calculator and BMI Calculator. This gives you a good idea of what your body is burning in terms of calories and what are your daily calorie needs.
Benefits to In-home Personal Training
A personal trainer who comes to your home, helps first and foremost with boosting morale and motivation for that home workout that will see you getting in better shape. The Personal trainer can also help you determine the best workout plan for you and help you set attainable goals.
Furthermore, it saves time as it reduces transit time when driving to and from the gym as well as it affords you a better degree of privacy and comfort. You control the environment, the temperature, the music, the cleanliness, and you get to exercise without having an audience.
No equipment is needed as personal training at home typically focuses on exercise techniques that require little to no gear. Furthermore, your trainer can bring any equipment needed for a great workout.
Personal training at home, can also give you that one-on-one attention that will help you achieve your goals better and faster with no distractions. The personal training you get at a gym or fitness class is often standardized and not personalised. When you hire an in-home personal trainer, you’ll get a home workout that is tailored just for your needs. It will work around your limitations and help you reach your fitness goals quickly and efficiently.
Finally, anyone who has ever trained knows how easy it is to talk yourself into skipping a training session at the gym. However, when your trainer shows up at your door, all your excuses are out the window. Your scheduled home workouts will keep you moving on track toward your fitness goals.
In conclusion, going to the gym isn’t always the best option when you want to work out. In fact, sometimes it just isn’t for you. Try home workouts and see what they can do for you on your journey to better fitness goals! And if you want to optimise your home workouts, try hiring a personal trainer at home, to guide you in achieving your fitness targets. You can see all the benefits of working out with a personal trainer.
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