I know I’m not the only one to hit a wall when it comes to keeping active during winter and spring rain. It’s cold and wet and all my usual workout habits go out the frosted window.
Fortunately, I have some sneaky little inside workout tips to share.
Tip #1- High intensity: Doing a higher intensity workout not only warms you up, but it’s shorter duration and has AMAZING health benefits.
Tip #2- Use the inside of your house or workplace: Steps are great, you can run up and down, do push-ups, dips, split squats, increase glute activation and SO much more. You can also use tinned food or milk bottles as free weights.
Tip #3- Your body is a gym: You can use your bodyweight to increase intensity just by adding a small jump or changing the vector (angle of your body) to increase or decrease the resistance. Not into physics? Let me explain that one. Try doing a push up against a wall, then against the edge of the bench top, then the floor, then with your feet up on a chair. Pick a level that’s challenging but won’t end in a face plant!
Tip #4- Core work is exercise! Its exercise we tend to neglect. Help yourself out; a strong core protects the spine, enhances movement and holds us upright. It also takes minimal space and equipment to get a good session in.
Tip #5- See an Exercise Physiologist: We know our stuff. We can create an indoor program using all the above tips so your health doesn’t get forgotten in the wetter months. It’s always recommended to get advice before starting a new exercise regime to make sure it is just right for you!