23 Feb HOW TO TRAIN AT HOME PART 1/5: GET ORGANISED
HOW TO TRAIN AT HOME PART 1/5: GET ORGANISED
1) Schedule a time in your diary
Structured exercise should be just like any other appointment in your weekly schedule. Physically blocking out 30 – 60 minutes in your diary will keep you accountable to the session and detract you from booking in something else. If it wasn’t already obvious, exercise and staying active should be a priority for everyone. There’s not an existing scenario where you don’t have time to exercise during the week – complete BS.
2) Avoid distractions, keep space private
For many of us this is perhaps the hardest task. Trying to exercise at home privately whilst other family members are around can be next to impossible at times. However, adhering to the flow of a session is important so at least attempting to avoid distractions will help massively – if not, just get others in the household involved too!
Also, put your phone on flight mode. You might need to use your phone as a stopwatch or maybe to follow the session you are performing. Anything else is a distraction and can wait.
3) Devise your session plan in advance
Home training videos and programs are now available in abundance, whether you have equipment or not – there are thousands of options. HOWEVER, they are not all made equal. It’s very easy to fall into the trap of choosing the most popular/well known, most advertised or something a celebrity is doing.
These people are just very good at marketing – that’s all. Actively sourcing a well-educated professional for guidance which is relevant to you as an individual is the only way to go. Find that person / company and plan your sessions in advance so you know what is scheduled for each day.
Next week Pinnacle Performance will provide 4 different examples of how to train at home with no equipment, but with a structure which you can progress from week to week.
Have a fantastic weekend!