How To Bring The Gym Home During The Coronavirus Pandemic

They say, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” So far, 2020 has been tossing lemons in our direction, without providing us with the right manual and tools needed to turn them into a drink. Take the case of fitness. Many of us are voluntarily choosing to stay home, even if the gym is now open. This choice, no matter how important, does not take away the longing we might experience for our fitness routine.

Well, lucky for you, we’ve got some tricks up our sleeves about how to get fit at home, without hitting the gym:

The Before Breakfast Workout

How about kick-starting your day with a ten-minute circuit workout that can be done even in your pajamas? Use the first minute to stretch your body. This is followed by one minute of an upper body, core, and lower body exercise, each. Repeat this small circuit thrice to get a perfect strength and cardio workout.

Polish These Five Basic Exercises

No matter how hard you run, these five exercises will follow you everywhere. They appear in most fitness routines. So maybe it’s time to befriend the burpee, the push-up, the body-weight squat, the high plank, and the reverse lunge and give them the attention they deserved all along.

Trust The Good Old Yoga

Yoga follows the natural movement of the body. That’s the reason behind many of its postures feeling so familiar and why almost the entire globe is praising yoga. When done mindfully, the following are some of the yoga postures that can help you stretch and strengthen your major muscle groups – Mountain Pose (Tadasana), Raised Arms Pose (Urdhva Hastasana), Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana), Garland Pose (Malasana) and Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana).

Bring Back The Jump Rope

It’s time to show your childhood best friend the world outside the storeroom again, with this seven-minute cardio interval jump rope workout. Start by warming up and jumping at your pace. Follow this with jogging in place, jumping with your left foot, jumping with your right foot, jumping rope jacks, jumping rope lunges. End with regular jumping. Each of these steps (seven in total) have to be done for a minute. The rope requires you to focus on your every move, as opposed to training yourself mindlessly on a machine. In case your jumps don’t work out as expected, pause to take a deep breath and then resume. 

Irrespective of the workout you chose to do, don’t plunge right in, in the lure of the rush. Instead, pace yourself steadily to stay consistent and achieve great results. Lastly, we hope these workouts help you make some sweet lemonade from the lemons 2020 has been tossing in your direction!

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