Working out is always a bit confusing for people. There are so many options that we have at our fingertips. Some of us are people very much so on the go and want a quick and intense set of movements they can do. Some like the camaraderie of group classes and the strength training that goes along with a lot of them. The majority of us want to be able to perform at our peak in the privacy and comfort of our own space. What if we do not have a massive home gym?
Well, that’s not necessary these days. You can get the body you want with just a few things and some good old fashioned dedication.
A treadmill will never go out of style. It may vary from model to model, but the concept and the ingenuity of the treadmill will never die. If you have limited space, a treadmill is especially perfect for you. According to every expert that gives Yoga & Exercise Tips for Those Living in An Apartment, a treadmill is an insanely versatile cardiovascular health investment. You have the option to start at your pace and progress as much as you want without having to adhere to anyone’s rules. Your time, your space, your learning curve.
There’s a big movement in the world of fitness called “flow workouts”. Flow workouts might sound like a whole bunch of new age babble, but its roots are set in sound physical concepts. The idea of these flow workouts is to move in a fluid motion throughout a series of fast and ever-shifting poses with as much grace as possible. It’s meant to mimic the movements and the massive power that animals can generate in a relatively short burst and awkward angles. You’ll know it’s a “flow”workout when it seems like breakdancing woven into calisthenics. Some of these workouts can be geared towards more intermediate workout fans, but rest assured, there are a lot of great beginners techniques to follow.
Kettlebells are both extremely popular and highly misunderstood. When people buy kettlebells, they think they should just go to the 1.5kg one and expect to do bicep curls with them. That is an absolute no-no. According to the people that do it best, the entire point of a kettlebell is to use it to generate momentum. When you see someone perform a kettlebell swing, they’re loading it between their legs and getting ready to generate the front-facing force necessary for a swing. It’s about being one with the movement and the momentum, not muscling the action like you would a dumbbell. Get a 12kg one and stick to two movements, the Russian Kettlebell Swing and the Turkish Getup. Perfect them. They will strengthen your glutes, core, shoulders and middle back better than any set movements short of the Powerlifting Style deadlift.
Workouts in smaller spaces are more than practical. They’re often a world class challenge. Next time you’re feeling up to jumping in on the fitness train, just know that a treadmill, some flow movements, and a kettlebell are just as good—if not, better, than any big commercial gym out there.
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