No gym nearby? At home or when traveling, training doesn’t have to be neglected. Take a look at the best exercises without professional equipment in the article series “The best exercises for at home”. We start with an introduction.
Our new series of articles deals with training options outside of the gym. In the next few weeks, we will introduce exercises that you can do in your kitchen, hotel room, or in the garden. It is up to you to decide whether you should use this kind of training as a temporary solution every now and then – if the way to the studio is just too difficult, but you want to clear your conscience – or if you take it as seriously as your studio workout.
Exercises with your own body weight often have a decisive disadvantage: either they are too heavy or too light. Our focus will, therefore, be primarily on the presentation of options that enable you to further promote your strength endurance or build more muscles and improve fitness. In order to adhere to the corresponding repetition areas, lever paths have to be changed or everyday objects have to be converted into fitness equipment. We tell you how to do it.
Summertime and trade fair trends
Many people use summertime to shift their sports activities to fresh air. In addition to endurance sports such as running or cycling and various ball sports, this time also offers the opportunity to try out some alternatives to classic strength training.
Exercises with your own body weight or everyday aids are on the program. What is currently there is used for training. Outdoor gyms already market this concept professionally in many big cities. By the way, they are very much in trend. The world’s largest fitness trade fair FIBO in Essen has clearly shown this year that functional, free training will determine the development of the coming years.
While fitness clubs were previously delivered with as many devices as possible, everyone is now trying to set up a functional zone. Dumbbells – a few years ago still frowned upon as a leftover from the 70s and shouted out as a magnet for unwanted audiences – are experiencing a rebirth. Poles, ropes, kettlebells, and weighted vests are taken out of dusty, long-lost closets. Do not be surprised if your club will soon remind you of a gym.
With more specific training, the need for better care also grows. Personal training or small group training is the order of the day. Variety, fun, and success inevitably result in the athlete. A good development as we think. And best of all, you can take what you’ve learned back home and made the whole world your gym!
Typically, an article about home training would look like a training plan with 4-8 exercises. These are briefly explained, certain repetition areas are defined and presented as useful for everyone. Instead of following this path, we would like to provide you with a variety of exercises, variations, and techniques so that you can draw up your own plan and adapt it to your needs.
For this reason, we divide the body into the areas of legs, chest, back, stomach, shoulders, and arms. An article will appear for each muscle section. Then combine exercises to suit your mood. A split training at home is just as possible as a full-body program.
With or without
Basically, it is possible to set up a proper home training session without any aids. On the other hand, training at home does not have to be synonymous with weight training. Everyday things like towels, chairs, or the like can greatly enrich such training. The articles will contain both: classic exercises with your own bodyweight, which can be adapted to the number of repetitions by different techniques, as well as exercises for which you have to use different objects.