Fitness Ideas for the Stay at Home Trainee
Many individuals can't afford to pay monthly dues at a fitness club. They still like to workout during the winter. Ā So they set up a fitness program at home. This article will give you some fitness ideas that you can use at home to help maintain your overall fitness level.
There are four main areas, that the stay at home trainee wants to focus on. They are the areas of cardiovascular system, strength, flexibility and endurance. Each of these areas have to be given equal time, to develop and maintain a good fitness base.
As you work out, you will develop a solid base of fitness for your cardiovascular system. This system is best worked, by working the larger muscles in the body. This would be areas like the legs. The vigorously these are worked, the more this system is developed.
Suggestion 1; Use the stairs.
Stair climbing is an excellent way to develop the cardiovascular system. You don't have to buy extra equipment. If you have a small set of steps, do the "Harvard Bench Step". This is where you step up onto the second step and then step back down. Alternate legs for the best results. Set a time limit and then begin. Repeated work on this exercise will develop a strong fitness base.
Suggestion 2; Step Test.
This is done on a folded mat or a wooden box. It is similar to the use of the stairs. Results will be the same. It is done in one place. It is a side to side and forward and back movement.
Developing strength builds on the cardiovascular system. It also develops the use of the muscles for a larger work load. This can also help to build endurance. Strength is built in two ways. Those two ways are isometric and isotonic. Which ever way you decide can result in the same results.
Suggestion 1; Use unmovable areas.
Stand in a door way of your home. Do resistant exercises with both the arms and legs. This is done by applying force to the door frame and holding it for a period of time. Resistant exercises require no additional weights. Another area is the wall and floor. There are many types of exercises that use these three areas for resistance exercises.
Flexibility is the range of movement for joint areas. As you get older, you will appreciate the importance of this physical ability.
Suggestions 1; Yoga and martial arts.
A good extra size is a combination of yoga and martial arts. You can do these in any room in your home. Setting up this indoor set of exercises will require some reading and studying of both. You can then select what is best for your body.
Suggestion 2; Stretching routine.
Set up a routine that uses a full range of motion. Any exercise that uses an extended stretch develops flexibility. Regular body stretches that are used in warm ups will work just fine.
This part of your over all fitness will develop as you do the above areas. Endurance will develop staying power in your muscles and cardiovascular system.
Suggestion1; Extended workouts.
Whatever area you are working on above, the longer you work at it will help you develop over all endurance.