Am I the only one that HATES working out at home?! I love the gym, look forward to it daily. I can barely muster the energy to go into the basement to workout now! Pretty soon I’ll be looking for lighter limbs! Haha
Same here UC. I love going to the gym. Mine finally closed last week. Now I'm running and doing pushups/pullups, air squats at home. Hope to be in the hills looking for horns soon for my cardio....although I think it will be busy this year:)
Lets stick with it and work with what we have! Mountain Tough just released a 30 day at home no equipment workout. To anyone struggling financially the owner said to email him and he would send it to them for free. Let's work together and support each other through this.
I am in same boat. I order some Resistance Bands with handles from Amazon that should be here soon. I've got a exercise bike at the office I have been using. Order a extra box of quarters from loomis I am using for a 25 pound dumbbell. But I was going to gym three days a week and work out for about hour and 15 minutes working out nonstop. It is hard to have the same motivation out of gym for me.
I did p90x. Good for you for keeping with it. I made it about 3 weeks and the increase in energy and strength was awesome but I just couldn’t do it. Maybe it’s the girls in yoga pants and sports bras that keep me going. Hmmmm....
I'd rather workout at the gym also. Too many distractions at home. When I go to the gym it is with a purpose. At home I get easily sidetracked. Better than nothing though and you can always get outside and walk.
My gym has a lap pool, spin classes, etc. I miss it dearly for my triathlon training. One of my friends who is a trainer at a gym I used to do my kickboxing class at started a facebook group where she gives daily home gym workouts..."Fitness Without a Witness". It's a great combination of cardio and strength training that will kick your ass for around an hour.
You have to post a picture showing you did at least 3 workouts per week or you're kicked out of the group. You don't have to follow her workouts everyday but show you did something. Since I do a lot of running and biking along with strength training, some days I'll follow her workout, some days I'll get my runs or biking in and just do the strength portions. Glad I ended up keeping my home gym equipment!
At our mountain place and town place we have full workout/yogs setups. Kettlebells, free weights, bands, step up-jump up blocks, etc. On the off days we either do long hilly bike rides or hikes (or snowshoeing) with packs. We push each each other, and with her being REALLY fit and younger, right now I'm in the best early spring shape in probably 15 years.
There is always a bright side to the situation I do a walk/run at our local high school and they will be out at least until the 4th of May so less traffic with parent pick up and students driving around but I’m sure some parents don’t see the shinny side as a whole lot of logistics for their situation.
I like working out in my 30 x 50 shed. It's free and I'm surrounded by my hunting stuff. Turn the tunes on, shoot a few arrows, and start working out. In the winter I turn the Hot Dawg heater on and in 10 minutes I'm warm enough to get it done. My strength routine takes about 50 minutes. I also have an elliptical and treadmill in there. In the warm months I run.
I like the gym but because I spend a lot of time where it's not reasonable, (ain't retirement great!) I have about 10 bands which allow me to do all the shoulder therapy exercises, curls, pulls and presses. Just need a tree to strap too.
Also, the cardio rehab place I use shut all non-patients off on Sunday.
Well, been in the CrossFit congregation for a couple years ... been better for me than running and P90x and the like. But ... closed. Wife and I have been slowly drifting to powerlifting, so ... “Hello, Rogue ...”
I've been going to a gym for the last 40 years. My gym closed Friday. Now I'm at home. Lots of cardio-biking and running. I went to a used equipment place and bought some dumb bells. Walmart still had resistance bands and an ab roller. I've got a rack coming so I can do pull ups, lats, abs etc. Don't know what it's called, but it looks like the picture Ucs posted above. I have a lat bar that I'm going to hang from a rafter for lats etc. I already had those strap on weights and heavy therabands from a recent rehap. I also have a pool. I live in Florida so it's still a go. I can duplicate most exercises, just not the intensity or the weight. With a little thought and ingenuity, you can duplicate most exercises. Add some pushups, planks, burpees, and mountain climbers. Better than nothing at all. I refuse to sit idle and intend to continue my daily workout. This could last a while. Now, if I could only find TP!
I dislike gyms: have been doing a combination of P90X and Insanity videos in the basement for awhile. As the weather warms, I'll incorporate road and mtn biking into the workouts...riding to the archery range gets 36 miles and 4,000 vertical feet of climbing!
Lawdog, You follow a set workout plan via video. P90x is geared more towards building muscle and insanity is geared towards cardio. Both can kick your butt. Really for people who just want to just hit play and follow along while you get whipped into shape.
I have a Peloton and keep it in my bedroom and have been riding just about everyday. The reason it is in the bedroom is so I see it every morning and every night and it "makes" me ride it. Usually do two a days except for weekends I will do an hour class both Sat and Sunday. I used to race cross country MTB and this is the closest thing I have found to racing indoors. Also have a bowflex and try to hit that 3-times a week for back and arms. Was contemplating getting back into racing this year, but who knows if that will happen with the what's going on.
Solo working 3 hours on a husky cutting wood, hand splitting it all, and then stacking it all working on uneven ground is killer work out that gets every inch of your body involved. With this shut down I will be in my woods 3 days a week. Try it - you will find out where all your out of shape muscles really are!
I put my road bike on the trainer. I live far out and hike with the dog. it is drying up enough to get the old school 26" wheel nonmotorized real mountain bike out. I've also got to fire up the saw and do some wood gathering.
Sit ups, push ups, pull ups, Total Gym and a tread mill in the basement have been my "go to's" for years. I work out as soon as I get home from work because if I sit down, it's over. I used to enjoy going to the gym when I was younger before marriage and my son. The scenery was pretty nice too most days although I do wish yoga pants had been more popular back then.
I’ve worked out 4-6 times a week in my basement for 20+ years. I’m out of bed, exercised and in the shower before I could have packed a bag, drove to gym, got dressed, etc. headed to my weight room now.I could never find the time/initiative to go to a gym.
Not surprising but our responses are about 50/50! I am in the mix it up camp, but one I always do regardless of home or gym is to walk on and inclined treadmill BACKWARDS to simulate walking down hill (no hills in flatland). Get some weird looks in a gym when I do it, but helps front of leg muscles. Had a buddy who had to give up on hunt after day one when he hunted down day 1 and knees were so swollen he couldn't walk. Good luck.
Dang Scoot! Good on you for stepping in! I work out at home. Have a treadmill and elliptical. Also Olympic weight set and an old machine that I can do lats, rowing and triceps exercises on. Also some dumbbells. Need to add a curl bar and some kettle bells. Also would like a stationary bike. Been working out at home for over 30 years after a couple years in a gym. Just felt I didn't need to spend the money to work out.
Scoot! Sounded like someone needed to put that dude to sleep! A rear naked choke would have been awesome! Jiujitsu is a true superpower, starting at around blue belt for most schools. I have 4-5 inches and 50-80 lbs on both my sons. Older boy (23) is a blue belt in BJJ, the younger one (18) is still a white belt with 3 years of training. My only hope when they try for a shot at the title is to fight passionately dirty. Fingers up their nose, grab a handful of flank skin, etc. otherwise, they eff me up. They are also in incredible shape from home workouts, plus 3-4 days/week rolling. Me? Mostly cardio…biking, sprints, elevation hikes….burpees & pushups. I eat a lot…clean, but I like good food. And good beer. And good wine. And sometimes bourbon. I would be 309 lbs if I didn’t exercise
I’m the opposite as well. I hate the gym and would never pay to use one. Don’t want the distraction of other people. All I have at home is a rowing machine, treadmill, kettlebells, dumbbells, pull-up bar and a motocross bike.
I’ll use the nice gym we have at work between meetings most days if nobody is in there. Makes for a nice 20 minute break and it’s necessary because I sit a lot.
Beendare - you can do front squats with the bar if you don’t like the bar across your traps. It takes the stress off your back because you’re more upright. And you’ll use less weight.
Other good options are - Split legged Bulgarian squats - they would be my next choice for you. One leg on the bench and use dumbbells in each hand. Next is lunges with dumbbells or holding a plate. Belt squat machine - if your gym has that, is an excellent choice too. Hack squat is always fun too. :)
Leg press is ok. But it you don’t get a full range of motion. And it will stress your back if you round it out when you come down. Good luck. There’s tons of options with legs.
I totally feel you on this one. Working out at home can be tough, especially if you're used to going to the gym. But don't worry, you're definitely not alone. It can be hard to get motivated when you're surrounded by all the distractions of home. Have you tried mixing up your routine? Maybe trying some new exercises or even getting some new equipment like resistance bands or dumbbells can help to make things more exciting. And hey, if all else fails, maybe treating yourself to some new boxing gloves amazon can give you that extra push you need. Hang in there, you got this!
If you have access to it, Barre will kick your butt. Don't get the folks that don't like to hike - unless you only sit in a blind, how do you hunt? Seems like some of the best preps for hunting is to do as close to the hunting activities as possible in training. If you hunt elk, you got to move.
I've found myself in a situation where home workouts are the only option right now. My suggestion is that you can try mixing things up at home. Maybe create a dedicated workout space in your basement that feels more like a mini gym. Get some posters or motivational quotes on the walls, put on your favorite workout playlist, and see if that pumps up your energy. Also, have you considered checking out a guide on wearing lifting straps? They can be a game-changer for home workouts, providing that extra grip and stability you'd typically get from gym equipment. You might find some cool options at https://www.tuffwraps.com/blogs/news/how-to-use-lifting-straps .