It is possible to tighten the body well and create a basic muscle corset under any circumstances. What are the benefits of home workouts? How to start practicing at home?
In recent years, home workouts have gained more and more popularity due to various restrictions on going to the gym. Let’s try to understand the benefits of training at home and understand whether it is possible to switch to this type of exercise completely.
Regularity is essential in training, so it is better not to stop the training process altogether but adapt it to the current conditions.
Can home workouts replace going to the gym?
Many people have doubts about the effectiveness of home workouts. Lack of motivation, desire, lack of simulators and equipment, household chores are the main reasons. But the coach thinks that exercising at home is an excellent alternative to the gym.
Workouts at home can replace going to the gym if your workout goals are achievable without equipment from the gym. And also, if you have the opportunity to practice at home and have the necessary equipment regularly. We can say that it is not as much exercise as physical activity in general, so home workouts are better than nothing anyway.
Pros and cons of switching to home workouts
There are many benefits to exercising at home. But it all depends on your experience and discipline.
Pros of home workouts
- Continuity of the training process.
- You can take care of the whole family.
- You are saving time and money.
- There is no need to leave the house.
- You can independently plan the class schedule.
- You can try different online workouts and learn something new on your own.
Due to limited space and equipment, in-home workouts, you can pay attention to what we rarely do in the gym – breathing and pelvic floor muscles, posture, and feet, stretching.
Cons of home workouts
- At home, it is more difficult to force yourself to study.
- You cannot do all exercises at home due to limited space and lack of equipment.
- Lessons without an instructor increase the risk of injury.
If you have sufficient training experience in the gym, the exercise technique will hardly be affected at home. After all, the main task of a coach, which we solve at the beginning of the training process, is the development of motor skills (an increase in the pool of exercises for correct execution) and mastery of technique. It is essential to understand that a coach is needed to control the method and help complicate and diversify the training process and create new ligaments and exercise options. This may not be enough in-home workouts.
How to choose exercises?
The difficulty of practicing at home also lies in the choice of exercises. There are so many video training sessions that you can get confused, which will be most effective and suit a particular person’s characteristics.
You should select exercises depending on your training experience, fitness, and objectives. The effectiveness of the exercise will be determined for each person individually. Often, what works for one person may not work for another. The universal option for everyone will be to use workouts primarily to increase activity.
To get started:
- Watch a few workouts on YouTube and try the exercises they offer.
- Suppose you have never exercised and realized that the time has come for sports.
- Do not try to do as much as possible and through force. You can try fitness marathons and courses offered by bloggers.
As a rule, there is a basic set of exercises suitable for both beginners and advanced. Experience comes with time, but the most challenging part is taking the first step.