Back when I was in the ARMY, I learned the importance of being able to train anywhere and you can use these as home workout tips…
If you’re short on time, doing a home workout is a great way to get in a killer workout in less than 10 minutes. I’ve posted a few home workouts on the blog before, and I also post 2 new ones each month in my Personal Coaching Program.
The biggest problem I’ve seen with home workouts is that people don’t commit to them like they do a gym workout. Once you’re at the gym you’re pretty much committed to doing something. But when you’re at home, it’s just as easy to get back on the computer or to plop on the couch and watch TV.
Home Workout Tips…
Here’s a few of my tips for sticking to your home workouts…
#1 Designate Your Time
Treat your workout time like it’s an appointment with the most important person you know – whether that’s the President of the United States or your spouse. The point is to be non-negotiable with the time you designate as time to train.
The easiest way to do this is to exercise first thing in the morning. Starting your day with exercise greatly reduces the chances that your scheduled workout will be derailed by the inevitabilities of life like traffic delays, unexpected late night work assignments, and being tempted away from an after-work training session by happy hour although there are some whiskey health benefits.
#2 Designate Your Space
Maybe you have an entire room set up for exercise. Or maybe you consider yourself lucky to have a spare corner in your studio apartment that you use for training. Whatever your situation, designate an area that is strictly for exercise.
Have fun personalizing your space with inspirational pictures and music that you find motivating. This freedom to make your exercise space truly “yours” is a luxury people going to the gym will never have.
#3 Seek Support From Others
Just because you workout at home doesn’t mean that you have to be isolated. Take turns exchanging wake up calls with a friend if you both exercise in the early morning. Participate in online forums where people exchange exercise ideas and help each other stay motivated.
Exercising alone can give you moments to yourself that provide physical improvement as well as time for mental, emotional, and even spiritual clarity. However without some regular interaction with like-minded people, motivation and accountability can be difficult to maintain.
#4 Track Your Progress
Keeping a journal of your training is crucial to staying on the right path. Make your training log as detailed as possible, including variables such as the exercises performed, resistance used, and sets and repetitions completed.
But also consider recording other factors such as the time of day, the length of the exercise session, the amount of rest taken between each exercise or set, and even your mood before and after training. The more details you include, the easier it will be to course-correct from the inevitable slips and plateaus you will experience as you strive towards your fitness goals.
You do not need to leave the comfort of your home to get in phenomenal shape. Designating your time and space for training, seeking support from others, and tracking your progress can make your home workouts rival the training sessions you would have in even the most well-equipped modern corporate gyms.
BTW if you want more home workouts and personal coaching from me, you can test out my Personal Coaching Program for 30 days for just $1. You’ll have full access to me and the tight-knit group of Junkies on the forum… I highly recommend you try it out….