Yesterday Nicole went into detail of what you need to be effective with your Home (Quarantine) Gym (LINK)…

Today, I will cover the HOW & WHY to Be Effective with your home workouts

CHANGE YOUR MINDSET

Your mindset and where you put your energy daily determines where your future leads. It’s easy to have healthy habits when life is good, but mannn when life throws you curves ball and stressful times hit that is where most fall ‘off the wagon’. 

What if every problem/crisis is actually FOR you not against you???

Easy to say, hard to live = Problems are Opportunities in Disguise. 

MAKE A PLAN

It’s easy to prioritize work commitments, house cleaning and taking care of others during the outbreak and forget about yourself. Creating a workout schedule for the week is a great way to be motivated and stay on track.

Routine is NOT the enemy.

GET AN ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER(S)

If you have a hard time holding yourself accountable. Finding an online community or workout friend can help you stay committed to exercising.

Working out with a group over video chat, like Zoom or FaceTime, will also help you maintain connections with the outside world while practicing social distancing and self-isolation.

“Everything’s better when you’re exercising with a partner, especially motivation-wise.”

An online community or workout buddy can also satisfy our need for connection and social gathering, which going to a gym usually provides.

USE SOCIAL MEDIA (but not too much;-)

We, along with many fitness experts and gyms across the globe have had to pivot using social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook for personal training and leading virtual workout classes.

A great example is last week we had some coaches push-out the #PushUpChallenge, which challenged friends to do 10 push-ups in a row and tag 10 of their friends.

NO EQUIPMENT… NO EXCUSES 

Don’t take it from me….

Whether you don’t want to spend the money or you don’t have the space, Toronto-based fitness expert and owner of Bang Personal Training, Geoff Girvitz, said you can still break a sweat without equipment.

Girvitz said you just need to incorporate some kind of pushing, pulling, squatting, hinging and lunging motions to get a full-body workout.

As Nicole explained yesterday in her (POST) the Basic Level for a Home Gym can be as simple as a Jump Rope, utilizing mother nature outside and/or finding additional tools around the house (broomstick, chairs/barstools, backpack filled with books, soup cans and gallon jugs filled with water).

Thursday’s Workout Is…

A. Bear Complex
2-2-2-2-2

B. 5 Bear Complex
50 DU’s (125 Singles)
4 Bear Complex
40 Russain Twist
3 Bear Complex
30 Cal Row
2 Bear Complex
20 Toe 2 Barbell
1 Bear Complex
10 Devils Press

*Ladder Back up*

Post by Chris; @mr.cpm
www.cpmfitness.com