Create a home workout routine that works for you
Getting into the habit of working out at home can be challenging but equally rewarding. First of all, you save money that would otherwise be used for a gym subscription or hire a personal trainer. Secondly, you save time travelling to and from the gym (waiting for your favourite machine to free up - even longer wait when someone uses social media in between sets!)
You don’t need fancy or expensive equipment to get some exercise. Take a walk in your neighbourhood or nearby park, use the free workout stations installed by your local council or even get started on your living room floor by doing bodyweight workouts! Watch a Netflix show or listen to your favourite podcast while exercising to make the training more enjoyable.
Here are some exercises you can do at home.
High-Intensity Interval Training - Cardio Exercises
The purpose of a high-intensity workout is to get your heart rate up. In essence, it is a form of cardio exercise. HIIT training helps build muscle and keeps your fitness levels up while giving you a full-body workout and ab workout.
You will only need an exercise mat and some comfortable clothing to start. There are many different HIIT training exercises such as burpees, jumping jacks, bodyweight squats and high knees. Find your preferred training routine by following a fitness guru on social media.
Create a Spotify playlist that matches the high-intensity tempo of your exercise routine, and get to work!
Strength Training and Workouts
Thighs store a lot of excess fat that isn’t used by our body, so it is essential to give this region of your body some love! Lunges, strength training, squats and exercises that make you bend your knees target muscles groups present in your thighs and legs. This helps burn excess fat and build strength and muscles in your lower limbs.
To build your arm strength, you can start with push-ups and use dumbbells to work your biceps and triceps.
If you live near a beach, run on loose sand - compacted sand can be hard on your feet. This makes your legs work harder and tones your leg muscles. This exercise is excellent for arm movement, too as you will be engaging your entire body to move across the sand.
Recovery is just as important as the workout itself, and what you put into your body matters. It is made from plant-based pea and rice protein and is packed with protein (of course) and fibre that helps the recovery process and keeps your gut healthy. Peas are also great at helping convert fatty acids into energy! Unlike most protein powders, Love Shake does not include common allergens like dairy and gluten.
Try a sample of our vegan and environmentally-friendly protein shakes to aid your home workout recovery.