1. Warm up.
When you work out from home, it’s tempting to skip the warm up and get straight into your session. But angels please, avoid doing this!
Warming up your muscles before diving into a session is so important! Try some dynamic stretching – don’t hold a stretch for long, just move your muscles and warm them up, to prevent injuring yourself during the workout. This only has to take five minutes, but it’s super important for making the most out of your workout, and preventing stress and injury to your body later on!
2. Focus on form.
When you’re working out from home, you don’t have a trainer nearby to correct your form, so it’s super important to focus on activating the mind-muscle connection, and following all the cues from your trainer if you’re following along on an app or online workout. Take the time to research correct form for any movements you’re unsure about, because good form is essential for avoiding injury and maximising your workout!
3. Pick a workout you love!
Now more than ever is the time to choose workouts you love, and ENJOY moving your body in ways that feel amazing!
For me, I love HIIT style workouts, but I also enjoy yoga and Pilates, so I alternate between these styles regularly. You won’t often find me boxing, as it’s just not my favourite type of fitness! Take the time to figure out what movement styles you love, and focus on incorporating them into your daily life at home! You’ll see, your workout will become something you look forward to!
4. Cool down.
Like your warm up, a cool down is essential for a good workout. Your cool down should focus on static stretching, targeting the muscles you used throughout your workout to stretch them out and loosen them up, preventing cramping and injury later! It also helps you recover faster, and relaxes you, bringing your cortisol and adrenaline levels back down!
So angels move your body in ways you love, even when you’re stuck at home, and feel the benefits of exercise – both physically and mentally! Below is the schedule I’m following involving a different workout from the JSHealth App each day, all led by Australia’s top trainers! I’ve mixed it up every day, join me and complete each workout with me! You’ll feel so much better for it!
Sending you all love and hope you’re staying healthy and well,