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.
Had to switch it all up for the last week. And ya know what, it’s different, harder and better in ways.
I’m going to the local playscape for kids and doing all my back workouts there....chins, pulls, close grips. Found some logs that I am using for T-Bar rows and semi-dead lifts. I’m getting farm strong now.
Got ahold of dumbells from 35-90lbs and a flat bench. Although it’s lighter than usual, I’m making due for chest, legs and arms. Gotta be creative and do things outside your comfort zone, whether it be reps, weight, different angles. I even loaded up my pack with weight and am using it for pushups and lunges.
I’m sore in spots I haven’t ever been. And breathing harder between sets. Looking forward to packing on more muscle and getting beach ready. :)
Yep changing things up is a good thing (even if for crappy reasons). I've been running outside on nicer days (NW MN, so not many yet), elliptical and lifting in my basement, and lots of kid activities (trampoline, football, basketball, whatever I can do with them outside of the house).
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 am a waterman, have been since the military 50 years ago. In my older years I can do a world of hard intensity work outs IF, I have a pool. I miss the Y.... I do P90X in the water.... So now I'm hit the woods for extreme hikes, the air dyn and weights at home.
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!
"I think scoot needs to post of video of the trampoline work out."
I'm sure plenty of people would like to see some video of someone jumping around on a trampoline, but I don't think I'd be in it! Haha! John, it's not a trampoline workout, just bouncing around on the trampoline with the kids. We play a few different games on there and usually end up with a volleyball in there too. I also am the official thrower of the football for them to jump around in the trampoline and do the tip drill or have one be the receiver and the other the defender. It amazes me how tired I get jumping around on that stinking trampoline! I must be getting weak...
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.