3 At Home Workouts When You’re Quarantined, Part 2
COVID-19 has spread fast and forced all of us to be stuck inside. But that’s okay- because we’re doing our part to try and control it. It also gives you a chance to get in some really unconventional workouts that can gobble up calories.
If you’re reading this in the winter of 2020 then you’re just like me- stuck inside the house due to a worldwide quarantine. It’s like we’ve all been very bad and sent to our room to think about what we’ve done. In all seriousness, COVID-19 has many of us anxious and scared – along with being straight up bored as we watch the paint dry on the walls.
As I spoke about in 3 At Home Workouts When You’re Quarantined, I don’t have any notions that I can solve this problem. But I can encourage the idea that “movement matters.” When we’re all worried and stress, the best remedy is breaking a sweat. In all the clients that I’ve worked with, I’ve never had one that regretted a workout. Not every training session is a magic bullet, but ability to change your perspective on things is something that you can’t put a price tag on.
With that being said, here are three more workouts you can do in your living room, basement, or even in your closet (well, maybe not the shuttle runs). I sincerely hope that they help you get through this.
1. At Home Sled Push
A sled is a great tool that mimics athletic play along with really cranking up your conditioning. But a sled is pretty big to store in the garage….and it’s expensive. But if you have a slick floor in your house, give this workout a shot.
2. Split Squat
The split squat is a great way to train the lower body, but you need to do it right. Here’s a breakdown of different ways to do it along with how to program them movement.
3. Shuttle Runs
Shuttle runs are a great tool for training athletes – since many sports require a rapid change of directions. It can also be a useful conditioning tool. All you need is two objects that will mark the distance you want to cover. Cones, detergent containers, or in my case – dog toys.
For those new to this, I wouldn’t use the first (most stressful) option.
Look – I know some of these workouts are not ideal. But neither is the situation we’re currently in. Hopefully these workouts can help pass the time and keep you strong will we get back to normal. Stay safe!