I think a home fitness workout is a win-win situation with regards to your overall fitness and your personal free time.
Sometimes, when you have ten things to do with little time to do them, going to the gym just isn’t practical. Time is precious after all.
If something is going to give, it’s going to be the gym session, so you’ll miss out on your exercise entirely.
That’s where the home fitness workout comes in!
You don’t have the palaver of packing your bag and travelling to and from the gym, with all that fuel expense. You simply have to kit up and perform a 20 minute workout routine (or less), and you’re done! Think of all that time you get back to do those important jobs . . . or to just spend some quality time with the family!
The Home Fitness Workout
The home fitness workout below is a quick aerobic circuit that will last around 15 to 20 minutes depending on your level of fitness.
It consists of only 5 great fitness exercises that make up 1 circuit, and you’ll repeat this circuit 3 to 4 times.
The exercises you will perform are as follows. Perform them in the order given.
First of all, set your stop watch to bleep at 1 minute intervals. This will signal you to change exercise.
Start your stop watch and begin the first exercise on the list, the press ups. When you finish, what you do next will depend on your personal fitness level. You can either rest for the remainder of the minute, or you can jog on the spot for the remainder.
Believe me, jogging on the spot might sound easy but this circuit can be very demanding if you jog between every set.
Then, when the watch bleeps after the first minute, start the next exercise. Crunches. Again, when you finish the required repetitions either rest for the remainder of the minute or jog on the spot.
Work your way through the remainder of the circuit, and repeat the circuit 3 to 4 times.
Making The Home Fitness Workout Easier
If you’re new to this type of fitness training, or find it a bit tough to complete the entire 3 or 4 circuits, there’s a couple of things you can do to make it a little easier. Just whilst you are building on your stamina.
For starters you can perform less repetitions with each circuit. As an example, if the suggested repetitions are just too much then you can reduce the repetitions by 2 or 3 for each circuit. So on the first circuit you could perform 15 repetitions, then on the second circuit you could drop it to 12 repetitions, then on the third you could drop it to 9 repetitions. And the same goes with the other four exercises.
Or you could take a longer rest period between sets. This would mean setting your stop watch to bleep at 90 second intervals or even 120.
If you wanted to complete the workout in 20 minutes you will have to perform less circuits, otherwise you could extend your workout a little.
Of course, you could do a combination of the two just to get you started.
Making The Home Fitness Workout Harder
After a while you’ll start to breeze through this workout. You’re going to want something tougher. More of a challenge.
So you can make this workout as tough as you like.
Start off by performing your repetitions faster. Just a small change in speed will make you breath harder.
Then you can jog on the spot a little harder. Lifting your knees higher will make all the difference. Really pick them up.
Then you can perform more repetitions for each set. With your stop watch set to bleep at 60 second intervals, you’ll have less rest between sets.
Then, once you’ve built up your stamina to take on this, increase the number of circuits from 4 to 5, then to 6.Top