With the restrictions we are all facing right now, it has us feeling all sorts of ways.
Majority of us are now working from home, living at home and continuing to train at home.
This can feel really weird. Split squats in lounges. Jump squats in bedrooms. Deadlifts in garages.
With a shared space for so many things, it is no wonder that it can feel hard to spark that energy, gain that motivation or move the way we know we can.
Training at home is different. It is not the same and let’s be real, it certainly is no HQ.
Although it is different, we can look to consider some things to make the best out of a weird experience.
We’ll all be able to look back on this time and laugh; we will be able to say “remember when I had to do ground to overhead press with a petrol container” and “superman rows with Harry Potter books”. Lol just lol!
6 things to consider to help you transition to at home training
- 1. Getting in the zone:
Prior to covid you would get in the car, jump on the bike or walk to HQ. This gave you a natural break between what you were doing and getting mentally ready to train. Music might have been on, silence may have been your favourite but you could close down one task and prepare mentaly for a session. With it all being online now we encourage you to turn off earlier and get in the zone. Whether you hit a chap lap around the block and put on your tunes or go into another room to release and unwind. Create the transition time.
- 2. Create your training space:
Set yourself up with a dedicated spot for training. Ideally where you don’t sleep or spend most of your time. Sleep is sleep. Set up a little area in your lounge where you prepare your things prior to a session. If you have a garage, set that area up with your program and training essentials.
- 3. Get the bangers on:
We all know how great our playlists are at HQ. Get Spotify up and the tunes banging. You can listen to Spotify and be on ZOOM on one device and still hear your Coach (if you want instructions let us know!). Pump the filth and get freaky with it!
- 4. Decide what you want to achieve for each session:
Really tough day? Today is about not thinking about it too much and simply choosing to get the blood pumping.
Feeling really good? Let’s add that extra set and refine your tempo.
Every day you might feel differently and that is ok, decide what you want to achieve in that session and respect where you are at.
- 5. Are you sitting more and your training is feeling crap?
You might find that you are getting more back pain or things feel really tight. Our work stations are going to be different and we are likely moving less. Between the lack of commute, not going out for everyday tasks and being isolated at home, it can be a change for our bodies. A great article for some tips:
- 6. Lean on ya gals:
Share sessions together, start your set together, count tempo together, chat between sets and be there to push each other along. We have an amazing community of ladies that can be your cheerleader alongside you from session to session.
It ain’t HQ but it’s what we have for now so let’s enhance what we can in the time being x