But the first hurdle people might be facing is the question of how to work out at home. Many people will advise you to understand what you want to achieve and then set clear goals based on this understanding. But if history is any indication, creating a workout plan before starting the training sessions can sometimes backfire.
Being new to the game, you may pick out workouts that aren't ideal for you, automatically setting yourself up for failure by overwhelming yourself and eventually quitting altogether.
Going on from this, here's all it takes for you to work out at home:
The second important question is...
Again, the answer is more straightforward than you think:
When playing around with the idea of starting home workouts, people are often thrown off by the realization that they might need home workout equipment. Purchasing new equipment for something you're not sure you're going to follow through is a lot of commitment. So with this in mind, our list of training to add to your home workout plan is equipment-free.
Many people confuse yoga with acrobatics. Assuming that they'll have to have the flexibility of a gummy worm, they instantly shy away from giving it a go.
But yoga can improve your health in many different ways, which don't require total physical flexibility.
Other than that, you always have the option to enjoy whole-body workouts consisting of various asanas with different levels of difficulty. They usually start with morning sun salutations and end with Savasana.
If you still lack motivation, check out these 6 Instagram accounts that will inspire you to take up yoga.
Ballet workouts were brought to our attention through our love for British it girl, Alexa Chung. For years and years, the talk show host turned designer was spotted carrying ballet shoes around her neck, leaving us wondering what that was all about. Then finally, one day, the mystery was lifted when Ms. Chung shared a workout session on her YouTube channel with the founder of Ballet Beautiful.
What makes us love ballet workouts so much (besides the fact that they're great for whole-body and targeted exercises)? It makes us elegant and poised like ballerinas without actually being ones. This is especially great for all of you who are spending a significant part of the day seated in your (home) office.
Don't make the mistake of conflating ballet workouts and regular ballet lessons. Ballet exercises inspired by ballet, making them elegant and more fun, but not less intensive than other workouts.
Ballet workouts usually start nice and easy with a stretch to elongate your muscles. There are no strict rules to follow. Just lengthen your body in a way that feels right for you.
Next, you can pretty much decide which ballet muscles want to focus on. Do you want to work on your abs? Great, then pull your stomach in to engage your core and get started. That's all.
Dance workouts are such a great and sustainable way to exercise but are somehow very tragically buried with the 80s/90s with no chance of resurrection. This is such a shame because dance workouts are more effective than they seem.
Contrary to the other two workouts mentioned in this article, dancing gets your cardiovascular system pumping, meaning that it burns calories. So if your goal is weight loss, then this is the exercise for you. And it helps that it trains different muscles at once, without you even realizing it.
But the ultimate reason why dance workouts are not to be underestimated is that they improve your coordination. You're teaching your body and mind to coordinate with each other more smoothly.
That's all for now. Motivating yourself for home workouts isn't that easy sometimes. But you can download inKin to track your performance and encourage you to follow healthy habits. We hope you have a lot of fun trying out our recommendations and wish you a happy and successful workout session!
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