Hey all! If you’re anything like me, then being cooped up at home with no work, no sports…. pretty much having nothing to do, makes it very difficult to motivate yourself to get up and be productive. Especially now that the gyms are closed, we can’t even get a good workout in! I do have some good news for you there.
Below are a few links to several of my most often used workouts that I like to supplement into the track training I give my athletes. Most of these workout routines below require no equipment (one does require dumbbells), and can be done in the comfort of your own home without having to cover any ground!
The trick is to set yourself a schedule during these quarantine days. Set aside anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes strictly for getting a good workout in. When you have that time of day set for yourself, pick one or more of the routines below for a three to five day period and write it down, or schedule so you have it in your phone, set an alarm, etc. If you have given yourself a set workout plan for the next few days, it is that much easier to follow through with doing the workout.
The routines below are all pretty self-explanatory, most have instructions written with them. If you do not recognize the name of an exercise, you can look it up on YouTube and you should be able to find most of them. I may even post videos for them here sometime. If you come across any exercises that you cannot do, EASY, just modify it so it is manageable for you, choose a different exercise to replace it, or just skip it and move to the next one. Remember to take it easy when you are first starting out with a new workout routine and ease yourself into it. These workouts are meant to be quick, simple, and done without equipment and in one place, making them perfect as supplementary fitness maintenance routines while we are kept in our homes for an indefinite amount of time.
I like to give my fitness routines funny names to keep it a little more interesting for my athletes. I’m sure you’ll enjoy what they are called when you see them! Hope you like the workouts and they can help keep you moving and motivated during this difficult time! Enjoy!