How to Get Started With a Home Gym
Any complete exercise program has three main parts. Giving
the body a complete workout does not mean daily strenuous
In fact, using a home gym, even in limited space, can put
you on the road to fitness.
Target your home gym to body needs. To burn fat effectively
regular cardio, heart/lung, workouts must be done. You
dont have to run for two hours a day to get that.
A treadmill, stepper or bike is great. To burn fat, do
enough to break a light sweat.
If you can have a conversation with someone but not sing to
them, is about the right zone. Sustaining this level for at
least an hour is preferable. 3-4 times a week is enough.
As you get fitter, increase the speed or resistance at
which you work to maintain the fat burning level. Perfect
in the lounge corner while listening to music.
The second part is muscle conditioning. This is achieved by
resistance training, in slow controlled movements. Anything
adding resistance to a movement does this, weights,
pushups, rowing machine, for example.
Regular sets of repetitions, in which the resistance
increases and not the repetitions, can take as little as 30
minutes 3-4 times a week.
The third should come after warm up and cool down.
Stretching lengthens muscles and eases soreness. All of
this can be done in the comfort of your own home gym.
Consult your doctor before getting started in the home gym.