You may not realize this but the time it takes to get changed, drive to the gym, head to a locker and then do a warm up can equate to two hours. That’s two hours out of an already busy day you can’t afford to lose but what if we told you could still stay in shape but ditch that extortionately priced gym pass for good?
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Feel The Freedom
The human body is capable of doing some truly astounding things just look at lightning fast athlete Usain Bolt who’s currently the fastest man on the planet! We’ve been sucked into the idea that to be fit and healthy we need to visit a fitness center when in fact the opposite is true. According to research, more injuries occur in the gym then out of them thanks to incorrectly programmed machines, lack of guidance from staff members and people feeling pressure to push themselves beyond their limits. Luckily, all you need for a good workout is a comprehensive exercise plan, your own bodyweight, and the space to train. Many people are put off by the lack of glossy machines, simply because they believe body boosting exercises on their own are fairly dull, but you actually have far more freedom than when using a machine.
You won’t need to think about sets, reps or any digital screens, so you’ll be able to focus better on the exercise at hand. Just set a stopwatch going before each quarter, as short, intense workouts are better than extended sessions which can lead to burnout or injury. Race against yourself to see if you can match, or beat your previous score and think of out of the box exercises you can do to increase the difficulty of the workout. Have a look on pro bodyweight websites for inspiration and if you want to learn about the health benefits of daily exercises then take a look at this page on mobilityguardian.com. Seeking to lose weight? Concentrate on cardio exercises and those that build muscles in your core as well as tightening and toning your body. Make sure that you do a proper warm up before starting and pay attention to what your body is telling you. Don’t forget the cool down either! This is often where most injuries occur simply because people don’t know how important it is for your muscles to relax again.
Save Your Pennies
Just think about what you could do with all that extra dosh? Treat the kids to a holiday? Decorate the living room? Buy a new laptop? Or just save it for a rainy day. Gym memberships aren’t just expensive not everyone likes the fact you’re all exercising together so if running to nowhere in front of a giant MTV video screen isn’t working then just quit. Give the money to a personal trainer that’ll not only motivate you, but help you to achieve all your fitness goals right there at home. Remember, be strict with yourself because as you don’t need to go anywhere, or haven’t booked a particular machine you’ll probably find yourself coming up with excuses to skip a workout.