Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

How to Get The Most From Your Home Workouts


A recent study found that home workouts may do even more good than workouts at a gym. This is good news for people who are time crunched and find it's too much trouble to make it to a health club.

So how do you get the most from your home workouts? Follow these suggestions:

1. Have A Plan. Know exactly what it is you want to accomplish and how you intend to get there. Plan out the exercises and the amount of reps and weight you will use. If time is a factor, make sure the volume of your workout fits the alloted time. If you can only squeeze in 10-15 minutes, then make the most of it. Use compound moves for the large muscle groups. Use an exercise log and refer back to it. It's a great way to track your progress.

2. Have What You Need. Make sure you have available any equipment you intend to use and that you know how to use it. If you have never used resistance tubes, then practice with them in advance so you get a sense of the tension they provide. If you plan to use a stability ball, make sure you have the right size for your height. See a chart here.

3. Know How to Do Things Right. Make sure you are familiar with the exercises you plan to include in your home workout. Do some research and completely understand any new exercises you intend to do. Form is very important. Proper form will keep you from injuring yourself.

4. Mix Things Up. Don't stick with one workout for ever. Your body will quickly adapt to any form of exercise if you stay with it for too long. Make sure in your planning stage that you build in variety through new exercises, a different exercise order, different rep scheme or try supersets or a circuit.

5. Get Support. Work with a personal trainer to learn what you should do and how you should do it. A recent study showed that people who worked with a trainer worked harder and met their goals faster than those who did not.

Just because you are doing a home workout does not mean that it can't be as tough or tougher than people who travel to a gym. Once you know where you are going and how you intend to get there, the rest is up to you. Follow your plan, give it 100% effort, eat right, and you'll be on your way to a fit body.

Rick DeToma

You have permission to publish this article electronically, without changes of any kind, free of charge, as long as the bylines are included, and remain working hyperlinks. Please send a copy of the URL where you have posted this article.

Rick DeToma is a fitness coach, and trainer who specializes in home workouts. Contact Rick for a no obligation telephone fitness assessment at: http://www.tailored-fitness-home-workouts.com/contact.html

Get more tips like these and a bonus too, by subscribing to Tailored Fitness News at: http://www.tailored-fitness-home-workouts.com/newsletter.html


MORE RESOURCES:

New York Times (blog)

Ask Well: Exercise and Weight Loss
New York Times (blog)
Minute for minute, you will expend more energy and therefore burn more calories if you exercise intensely rather than moderately. In other words, running for 30 minutes uses more calories than walking for that same half hour. I suspect, though, that ...



New York Times

For Those Stuck in the Terminal, an Opportunity to Exercise
New York Times
PHILADELPHIA — Dana Donofree had half an hour to wait for her flight to Atlanta and decided to use the time by working out — in a terminal at Philadelphia International Airport. Sitting on an exercise bike in Terminal D on a recent morning, Ms ...
For Passengers Stuck in the Terminal, an Opportunity to ExerciseNDTV

all 2 news articles »


ABC News

Why 6 Seconds of Exercise Can Be as Worthwhile as 90 Minutes
ABC News
It's possible these results might translate to younger folks, said Michele Olson, an exercise science professor and researcher at Auburn University in Alabama. “Even a little activity can increase the efficiency of your heart and lead to more energy ...

and more »


The Real Danger of 'Too Much Exercise'
Huffington Post
The idea that extreme endurance exercise (e.g., exercising over an hour a day, racing multiple marathons in a lifetime, participating in Ironman distance triathlons) might be harmful for long-term heart health has gained traction in recent years. While ...

and more »


Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit
WebMD
For the study, published recently in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, the researchers said they examined quit-smoking programs for people with depression, looking for the effect of exercise against relapse and on withdrawal symptoms. They also reviewed ...

and more »


BBC News

Six seconds of exercise 'can transform health'
BBC News
Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers in Scotland. A pilot study involving 12 pensioners showed going all-out in very short bursts, reduced blood pressure and improved ...
How Two Minutes of Exercise Could Keep You Healthy in Old AgeCare2.com
Exercising 6 Seconds At A Time Yields Benefits: ReportInternational Business Times
Exercise Not Just For The Youth; Short High-Intensity Workouts Can 'Transform ...Medical Daily
Express.co.uk -Investorplace.com -Daily Mail
all 60 news articles »


HEALTH AND FITNESS: Exercise makes you healthy and happy
Aiken Standard
These positive effects of exercise have been demonstrated in clinical research as well as in surveys. Controlled studies are considered the standard for understanding the beneficial effects of exercise, but population-based surveys are also important.

and more »


US Pacific Command Kicks Off Exercise Fortune Guard
Department of Defense
WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 – U.S. Pacific Command is hosting personnel from 31 nations as part of the proliferation security initiative Exercise Fortune Guard. The exercise will be held in Hawaii and marks the beginning of a six-year series of exercises ...
Pacific Command and allies to practice WMD interceptionHonolulu Star-Advertiser

all 2 news articles »


You Can Now Exercise While Waiting for Your Flight at PHL
Philadelphia Magazine (blog)
In a gym that's been moving around the terminals this summer, there are now exercise bikes and elliptical machines! The pilot program is just for the summer, though an airport spokesman says there is an indication the bikes could become a permanent ...



Hospital boot camp makes exercise fun for kids
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
Memorial West's class is one of several programs offered through hospitals to help children stay healthy through exercise and proper eating. While Memorial's program is specifically geared toward keeping children active, both the University of Miami ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.