Right now, at home workouts are the new norm. During lockdown, many of us are looking of ways to exercise, release stress, and move our bodies. If you are struggling with working out from home and finding inspiration, here are some easy and effective workouts anyone can from from the comfort of your own home.
For those looking to build muscle and miss the feeling of lifting weights in the gym, then feeder workouts will be for you. Their aim is to increase blood flow, supplement your lagging body parts, and focus on learning how to engage all of the muscles. These are slow workouts that involve taking breaks to not overwork your body.
To get the most out of a workout and build muscle, you need to let your body repair the small tears in the muscle tissue that weight lifting induces. During feeder workouts, you will learn exactly how to work your muscles, how you can most effectively move that muscle, what part of your body that muscle moves, and how it feels to move that muscle. Slow-burning weight lifting will help you achieve bigger and more defined muscles.
After working out, you must remember to feed your muscles. Your body is made from your diet choices as much as it is from working out. Take some time to either map out a menu for the week or prep your meals ahead of time so you can keep yourself on track. Ensure you get enough carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats, and fibre to repair and build your muscles.
If you prefer more gentle and calming workouts, to focus on your mind as well as your body, pilates and yoga are great choices.
Pilates uses low-impact flexible exercises, which work on muscle toning and strength. It emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscle balance. Pilates is often more intense and physically challenging than yoga, so it is a great option if you want a mindful practice that can help you break a sweat and release stress. If you are being honest with yourself about lockdown stress, then slower movements can help you zone out and focus on your inner-self.
Yoga is slightly different to pilates in that it works on improving the flexibility of your muscles and joints. Its varying postures come from ancient times. The exercise method focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.
If you want a mix of muscle building and mindfulness, then combining yoga and pilates practices will help you attain that.
It may help to plan out your weekly workouts and write them down. Having a schedule will help you get up and get active. Whether you are looking to break a sweat or tune in to your inner-self, these exercises should be suitable for anyone.