Resistance training is a mode of exercise which helps improve muscle strength and endurance. One of the ways to do this is by the use of weights. Now, obviously, you might be wondering, “How do I manage this unless I go to the gym?” For someone who has to travel a lot for work, a gym membership is something which is not a viable option. Also, in this time of crisis, staying indoors is the best way to flatten the curve. That means working out at home for the next 21 days at minimum. So, here’s a quick workout which can make this period of home quarantine a bit more palatable. All you need is a set of dumbbells and you’re good to go. No dumbbells? No problem! You can make use of filled 1 litre water bottles instead.
The Routine…Ready, set, go!
1. Body-weight squats
2. Body-weight push-ups: 5 sets x 10
3. Sit Ups: 5 sets x 10
4. Goblet Squats: 3 sets x 15
5. Bent over row: 3 sets x 15
6. Combined shoulder press: 3 sets x 15
7. Floor dumbbell press (chest): 3 sets x 20
8. Bicep curl: 3 sets x 15
9. Single hand triceps extension: 3 sets x 15 each arm.
Go boredom, boredom go!
As we prepare to buckle down and do our bit to fight Covid-19, working out at home can be a great stress buster, and help us keep a positive outlook. So let’s beat the boredom and the virus, from the safety of our homes.
Stay safe, stay healthy!