Supplement Your Workout
Q. I don’t have time to spend one or two hours at the gym this week, is there anything I can do at home to supplement my workout?
A. You don’t need to spend hours in the gym to get extremely fit. Remember in gym class how they had you huffing and puffing and wishing you had a doctor’s note to get you out of class? In most cases those workouts were done with no equipment at all. Squats, lunges, push ups and sit ups were the core of a great gym class workout, and the reason why-because they work. By using our own body weight to create resistance for our muscles we can increase muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. Moving quickly from one exercise to the other keeps the heart rate elevated which will helps burn fat as well. Most body weight exercises incorporate the entire body into the movement which helps strengthen the entire body in less time. Incorporate some cheap and space-efficient tools to make in-home training more effective and more fun such as an exercise ball, resistance bands, medicine balls, or a BOSU ball.