4 Tips for an Intense Home Workout
Working out in a gym isn't for everyone.
Maybe you're short on time, maybe you just can't stand the Celine Dion being pumped in through the loud speakers.
Whatever the reason, it's possible to effectively train in a home gym.
But be aware that working out at home isn't without its potential pitfalls.
It takes an increased level of commitment and self-discipline to not skip your workouts in exchange for sitting down on the couch with a bag of chips and get sucked into reruns of The Simpsons.
Here are 4 tips for successfully working out at home:
1. Forget The Home Gym Workout Scams
Here's the scene:
It's 3 o'clock in the morning, and one of those infomercials for the latest breakthrough in home fitness equipment comes on.
In your vulnerable state of insomnia, the all-in-one gym (available for the low, low price of $29.95 a month and it comes with a free set of steak knives!) starts to sound like a great idea.
Trust me, the reason why so many of these gadgets end up on eBay is because most of them are cheap in design and manufacturing and never get used.
Save your money!
2. Plan Your Home Gym Workout
Create a schedule for yourself and stick to it.
There are always ample excuses for not going to the gym.
Well guess what? you're going to find even MORE excuses not to work out at home.
Set aside specific times (down to the minute!) for your workout and let nothing short of an A-bomb interfere.
3. Define Your Home Gym Workout Goals
Sit down and write out your workout goals.
Once you know what you're trying to achieve, you'll know what pieces of equipment to buy.
You don't want to waste space or money on equipment that won't contribute to your training.
4. Give Your Home Gym Workout Equipment Its Own Space
I know I'm beating up on those infomercial home gyms, but I've got to make one last point?those "fold away and tuck under the bed"contraptions aren't what you need.
Instead, you should devote a space exclusively to your home gym.
Out of sight - out of mind, right?
If you don't see the equipment, it's easier to "forget" to train.
You want it staring you in the face, wagging its finger and guilting you into using it.
About Stew Smith
Stew Smith CSCS is a former Navy SEAL Fitness author specializing in military and law enforcement fitness books, ebooks, DVDs, and programming. Check out the new Military Fitness Center for the latest in fitness video, articles, ebooks and products to assist you with getting physically ready for military life.