Keep it Moving!27/03/2020
Looking for a few other ways to keep the cardio up whilst at home? Looking for something a little more high impact than yoga? Then check out this list to see our favourite ways of keeping moving during lockdown.
Keep moving. Keep growing.
Grab a Partner!
Because things are better when we’re together. If you are self isolating with others at home, perhaps a partner or family member, you’re going to want to get them involved on this one. Give this partner home workout a try.
Partner Hip thrusts – Sit your partner across your hips, use the sofa to prop your upper back and shoulders, squeeze the glutes and lift! Pause at the top and squeeze to add extra tension.
Push Up High fives – Do sets of push ups at the same time, between each push up release opposite arms, tap hands and plant the hand back down. Push up again and tap opposite hands. Keep going until you cant go anymore!
Sit up and pass – Lie down face to face with toes touching, completing sit ups whilst passing an object between you. It can be anything from a tin of soup, a toilet roll, your dog, a ball. Use whatever you can get your hands on!
Piggyback squats – Proceed with caution, may cause extreme laughter and a fall to the ground. Having your partner on your back, keeping the back straight and core engaged, see how many squats you can complete.
Do what you can, take precautions but have fun! Laughter is a workout too right?
Dance Like Nobody’s Watching!
Who said workouts had to be boring. Find your favourite playlist of songs, turn it up and dance around your kitchen. Did you know..? Dance has been scientifically proven to improve heart health, reduce risk of depression, and improve coordination and balance! Plus, there’s no way you can do it wrong. Be free, get creative, and let go! Twenty minutes swinging around to your favourite songs, we dare you not to feel happier!
Have a look at these Spotify playlists for some songs bound to get you moving! (Just type them in the search)
– Dancehall Throwback
– Party Hits 2000-2020
– 80’s Hits
– Bottomless Brunch
– Lets Get Funky
What’s your go to dance track? Let us know in the comments!
Use What You Have
Are you missing your gym sessions and need some weight training and resistance in your life? Give this video a try from our neighbours at UP Fitness Cheshire and see how they’re keeping in shape whilst staying at home. Grab your water bottles and your resistance bands and join Personal Trainer Ash Tancock for a full body workout you can do in the comfort of your home or garden! Ash demonstrates each exercise, and check the caption for sets and reps.
Click HERE to go direct to the Instagram Video!
You can follow Up Fitness Cheshire at @up_north_pt for more live workouts, content and Q&A’s with the trainers.
Why not have a go at setting up your own home circuit? One for all the family! Set up different stations around the house and garden each containing a different exercise. Set a timer, complete one set in each area and see how many rounds you can do! Here’s some ideas of fun fitness ideas the whole family can have a go at.
– Skipping Rope
– Push Ups
– Sit Ups
– Pistol Squats
– Squats/Jump Squats
– Single leg glute bridges
Need some inspiration? Have a look at the video below for a full body, low weight resistance circuit. Top tip! Play around with slow reps and add pauses to increase tension. Need more ideas? Check out Personal Trainer James Griffiths at @jamesgriffpt or you can check out James’s website HERE to find out more information about all things fitness, nutrition and transformation!
Give them a go! Let us know how you get on, and don’t forget to tag us in your home workout videos!
Stay home. Stay well. Keep growing!