This weekend I did something I have been meaning to do for a LONG time. Workout at home. I usually choose to go to the gym, but Saturday was a jam packed day including chauffeuring my son to and from a birthday party, meal prepping, making a trip to The Hague and the beach. Since I didn’t have too much time I wanted to be efficient, thus decided to spend the time it would take me getting to / from the gym on more exercises. Thanks to Pinterest, I created a board with loads of exercises you can do at home or away (check out my board here). I did a 50 minute workout, in amongst all the toys etc. and let me tell you, I was pleasantly surprised of just how much you can do AND how effective it was!
Muscle / mind connection
I focused on the “muscle/mind” connection. Since I wasn’t using heavy weights I wanted to really think about the muscles I was using in each and every exercise… the effect – The Burn!
So, what did I do?
Skipping (3 mins x 3)
Sumo squats (15 reps, 3 sets)
Parallel squats (15 reps, 3 sets)
Good mornings (15 reps, 3 sets)
Stiff legged deadlifts (15 reps, 3 sets)
Walking lunges (20, 3 sets)
Wall sits (3 x 30 seconds)
Push-ups (10 reps, 2 sets)
Hip bridges (15 reps, 3 sets… on the last 3 reps I held the bridges for 15 seconds – SQUEEZE those glutes!!!)
Kickbacks (15 reps, 3 sets)
Crunches (15 reps, 3 sets)
There really ain’t nothing to it, but to do it.
What I used
To be honest, I gathered what we had in the house, but all you really need is yourself.
If you want to invest in some things for your home workouts I would recommend the following:
Foam roller (check this for inspo)
Resistance bands (some great exercises here)
Barbell (and weights)
Download the Pinterest app (LOADS of home work out inspiration there, for example here)
I will certainly be doing more home workouts, it’s just so convenient and all you really have to do is set aside 45 mins – 1 hour for it. In my case I just didn’t dedicate a certain time to it… and let’s be honest wifi got in the way most of the time, haha. So just turn off the distractions, put on some good music and use this time as your “Me Time” to move your body and de-stress your mind. Be in the moment, enjoy it, try new exercises and have fun with it.
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