Home gym - three tips on how to do it right.
And here we are again at the sweet blog, the sweetest blog online.
And today, following the extensive and unexpected stay at home that was forced on many of us following covid, we wanted to take care of you and make sure you do not neglect your health while spending a lot of your time at home.
And how do we do that, you might ask?
Well, we have prepared for you an excellent list of everything needed to design a home gym that will meet all your needs.
1. Create the right environment.
Before going into all the professional aspects of setting up a home gym, you must understand that the first thing you need to do is find the right environment for it in the spaces of your home.
There is no need to panic, as you will see later, finding and creating such a space is not a complicated operation or possible only in huge houses of people with unlimited economic options, absolutely no, such a space can exist in the vast majority of places. (It's true that LeBron James' home gym, we assume, will be larger than the average person's, but the principle is still valid).
Our opinion is that any home space can be turned into a small gym. It all depends on how creative you are.
So how do you get started?
It's all about the location.
Find a free space in the house. It does not have to be a large area, even a tiny space under a staircase, garage, empty spot in the living room, and more.
The guiding principle is that the place will allow you to move adequately.
Every home area is a potential gym
Stick to one place.
Although some would argue that it is no problem to be dynamic and change position as needed - and if today you feel like exercising in the living room and tomorrow to exercise in the kitchen, that's fine - we do not think so.
Our perception is that seriousness in training will only come with a regular training area.
So do your homework and figure out the most suitable home space for this purpose.
2. Be creative.
The secret to building a good home gym is creativity.
You have to be creative.
It is essential to understand that unlike a "regular" gym - where everything is arranged for you, and all the equipment for all the muscles of the body are just waiting for you to use them - in a home gym, you are the ones who will determine how effective and promising it will be.
If you make sure that the straps and light equipment will be in the same home training environment that will challenge every muscle of your body, you can create a good home gym.
And this is precisely where your creativity comes into play.
Try to understand the most versatile and easy-to-use tools that will advance your goals. Do not forget about their storage aspects as well. They must be ones that can be easily folded and stored.
The following is a shortlist of such devices:
Yoga strap and mat
Indoor Exercise Bike
Weighted jump rope
Try to get your hands on as many devices from this list as possible.
Be creative with your equipment
3. Zero distractions.
One of the most essential principles in any optimization process in general, particularly in-home training, is to create a distraction-free environment.
It's easiest to get lost in pointless scrolling on Instagram or Facebook.
It will not get you anywhere and certainly will not achieve your goals.
Therefore, one of the most essential rules in creating a home training environment is - to leave your mobile outside.
It is okay and even recommended to install a screen that will play stimulating music or other sports content. But the phone is a weak point regarding concentration in your training. Indeed, when you are in your home, every little thing can be distracting. You're not in the gym, where you say to yourself, "Okay, I've already arrived. Let's do our best."
On the contrary, the house is full of unnecessary distractions. So try to reduce them as much as possible. Our recommendation - only a screen for music only in the home gym.
Another distracting element is people.
At least during those workout times, try to minimize the entry of others into the same area you have defined as your home gym.
Remember! Zero distractions equal one hundred percent effective training.
Distractions - Keep Them Out!
Check out this excellent article for more inspiration and information on the subject.
Look, guys. As with everything in life, no one will save you in the end. You are your own savior.
And if you do not take yourself into your own hands, no one will do it for you.
The same goes for your physical condition. Indeed, in the Covid era, when many of us are stuck at home, it is essential not to neglect ourselves, and home training is a great idea to prevent this.
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