5 Easy Workouts To Get You Fit In Your Home Garden Gym
25th October 2021
When it comes to working out at home it can take some time to get into a routine and to find the motivation but if you have a dedicated space for this then you should find it far easier to achieve. A garden room can make the ideal home garden gym as it will provide you with a place for any equipment, mats, sound systems as well as the space you require. It will also separate your mind from your household chores and allow you to solely focus on your workout not to mention getting away from the hustle and bustle of people coming and going, children playing with toys, other household members being loud and so on. But we also want to highlight the fact that a home gym doesn’t have to mean that you fork out for all of the fancy gym equipment sometimes all you need is your own body weight.
Here are 5 easy workouts to get you fit in your home garden gym.
Jogging on the Spot
This is a great way to begin a workout because it gets your heart pumping and blood flowing so warms you up nicely for the next workout choices. Start small, take it easy and ensure you work at a pace that feels comfortable to you. As you start to feel a little warmer you can bring your legs a little higher for more of a high impact workout. Doing fast 30 second jogs followed by slower ones will help with controlling your breathing and will allow you to keep track of how you are feeling. The more you get used to doing this regularly, the easier it will become and the more you will be able to push yourself.
Body weight squats are a great workout for your legs, bum and will also help with your balance. If you struggle with squats you can try them with a plank of wood under your heels to begin with which will take the pressure off of your calf muscles and make that seated action feel a little smoother. As you start to get used to the technique you can then remove this and see if you can push yourself further in each session. The key to a good squat is to think about getting your bum right back as though you are about to sit down but then you don’t. As you come up give those glutes a big squeeze to help to tone them.
A good sit up should involve the switching on of your core muscles and not result in any strain on your neck whatsoever. If you need to, take your time to perfect these before committing to doing 50 or so straight away. A few really good sit ups will do a far better job than 50 awkward ones. These are great for toning and strengthening and easy to do in your home garden gym.
Don’t underestimate the fitness that jumping jacks can bring you. They work so many parts of your body, get your heart rate pumping and will teach you to regulate your breathing over time. You can choose to do these by simply stepping out to one side and then the other, you could try just using your legs and adding the arms in later or if they seem a little too much, perhaps try using a skipping rope instead? Always work to your own levels and build up as your fitness and stamina increases.
Press-ups aren’t everybody’s favourite workout but you can always adapt them to suit your needs. A full body press-up should take full control of your muscles and not put strain onto your neck, head or back. You are looking for one parallel line, no bums up or necks hanging down. If this seems too strenuous, try dropping your knees to the floor and bringing your nose down. If this is still a little tricky you could give a wall press-up a go. This involves leaning against a wall and using your arms to push your body away and back down again. A well-controlled press-up will work on many muscles groups and improve on tone and strength.
These 5 easy workouts can be carried out several times a week in order to work on your fitness and the best thing is, you don’t need to splash out on any equipment whatsoever. Just keep in mind that good body control, a good technique and a routine is all that you require.