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How to Exercise at Home: 9 Tips

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Fitness at home is a great idea if you want to lose weight and get fit, and if you have no opportunity to go to the gym for one reason or another.

We will tell you how to start exercising at home and not abandon it halfway.

Motivation

This is one of the key points for the beginning. The bright and pure dream of being slim and healthy does not work here. Set a specific goal that will motivate you to work. Find the reason that will make you work on yourself every day.

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Find a place to train

If you are at home, then find a place convenient for training so that you don’t have to rearrange furniture and be distracted during the exercises. It should be convenient for you to go to your full height, jump, swing your arms, etc. If there is not enough room in the room, then take care of this in advance, move the table, spread the rug, and enjoy it.

Set a schedule

Discipline is the most important thing. Choose the time and days that are most convenient for you, when you are least busy so as not to miss workouts. Put your schedule in a prominent place so you don’t forget about classes. Yes, at first it will be difficult to force yourself to train when the sofa and TV shows are beckoning, but the most important thing is to make it a habit.

Choose a training system

Anyone can find a suitable online course for themselves on the Internet. There are a huge number of videos on YouTube that will explain to you how to properly swing your abs or buttocks. But don’t limit yourself to exercises on a specific area, devote the same time to all parts of the body. Try different programs and see which exercises are right for you. Do not jump above your head and don’t start with heavy complexes, otherwise you may be injured or simply disappointed in your abilities.

Listen to your body

You don’t need to start by lifting 50 kg of kettlebell and a marathon if you have difficulty warming up (by the way, never forget to warm up before training). Start with gradual loads, and increase the speed over time. If it’s hard for you to perform certain exercises, and a voice from the screen says that you need to hold on for another 30 seconds, then perform fewer repetitions. Over time, you will get used to it and be able to break your own records.

Buy a beautiful gym clothes

If you practice at home, this does not mean that you need to do lunges and squats in pajamas. Yes, nobody sees you, except relatives, but beautiful clothes will become a kind of motivation. It’s great to look at yourself in a stylish form, and even watch how with every workout you get closer and closer to your dream form.

Create a playlist

Make a selection of rhythmic music that will motivate you to practice and help you keep the right pace. Don’t turn on the TV or laptop during training, they will be distracting.

Subscribe for inspiring bloggers

If your Instagram feed is continuous accounts with memes, cats and friend’s profiles, it’s time to subscribe to more useful accounts. For example, for professional athletes for inspiration, coaches, as well as ordinary lifestyle bloggers who show their routine workouts.

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Install apps

Each of us spends at least 5-8 hours a day with the phone in our hands. It doesn’t matter why you use the gadget — work, study, or chat with friends, the fact itself is shocking. Instead of procrastinating and simultaneously flipping through the social media feed, free up the phone’s memory from unnecessary applications, and instead download something really worthwhile.  Here are some examples of great apps for exercising: 30 Day Fitness Challenge – Workout at Home, Lose Weight at Home – Home Workout in 30 Days, 7 Minute Workout, adidas Training by Runtastic – Workout Fitness App.