I decided to write this blog on home training being a Home Personal Trainer on Wirral and Liverpool. Many people believe you can't create a good enough workout unless you're in a gym – contrary to popular belief, you *can* get a great workout in even if you’re at home.
As a matter of fact, a lot of people prefer to start training at home exactly because it has so many benefits. In this article, you’re going to learn why training at home is such a favoured option for beginners (and even some more advanced athletes), as well as how to make sure you’re doing it right.
So how do we do home training right?
There are a couple of factors you want to consider when you’re creating your perfect home training workout.
TIME. Determine how long you can exercise for and find a length you can realistically repeat 3 or 4 times a week.
INTENSITY. Use an RPE scale (Rate of Perceived Exhaustion) from 1-10, 10 being the highest degree of intensity. You can read about why intensity matters so much in my Trainer vs Exerciser blog. Using the RPE scale as such:
If you are a beginner, aim for 5-7.
A moderate exerciser, aim for 6-8.
If you are an experienced exerciser, aim for 8-10.
Try to increase over time as you become fitter and more able.
MUSCLE GROUPS. Forget trying to isolate individual muscles like a bodybuilder; instead, use all the muscles in your body and use multiple angles. You can use multiple squat, lunge, overhead press angles that will incorporate all areas of the body. If you need ideas on how to do this, check out my video page on my website for home workout ideas.
SCHEDULE. Make a schedule in your journal or diary for the best time of day that works for you. Some people prefer to train first thing in the morning before the world wakes up, and others prefer the evening when the world quiets down. You choose which is best for you though you may need to experiment to see what is a better fit.
CREATE THE HABIT. Once you have found your best time to exercise during your day and the ideal place in your home to do it, you then need to keep repeating this to build the habit. For more details on creating great habits and ditching old ones, I’ve written an extensive article on this which will certainly help you! 4 Powerful Steps to Create Habits that Stick
MINDSET. It’s true there will be a couple of disadvantages to exercising at home which, is why you need to adopt a powerful mindset towards your goals which keeps you focused on tasks away from the possible distractions at home.
For more in-depth reading on adopting a powerful mindset for training click here to read my previous blog.
By creating this routine for yourself and following it thoroughly, you’ll not only see massive fitness results and have much more energy throughout the day, but you’ll also feel more confident and more focused on the things that really matter.
Through your customised home training workout, you’ll be able to master yourself from the comfort of your own home and grow into a better, stronger, healthier you with just a few home training sessions a week.
If you’re looking for a FITNESS TRAINER & MINDSET COACH that can help you create that perfect cardio + weight training routine, sharp up your nutrition, strengthen your mindset and kick your arse when you need it, then I’d be happy to help you!