Health and Fitness tips from Beechdown
STAYING FIT IN QUARANTINE
Most of us are used to training in a gym to keep fit, but our training shouldn’t stop just because we no longer have access to weights and machines! Staying fit in quarantine doesn’t have to be as hard, or as boring as you might think. There is a huge variety of exercises you could be doing daily, which will keep you fit, happy and healthy and certainly benefit you when you return to the gym.
You need to remember that when exercising, your body releases endorphins. This is often referred to as the ‘feel good hormone’ . It will boost mood, stop you from feeling as tired and stop you reaching for that sugary snack!
Plenty of people enjoy going for a walk or a run outside but there are also many other ways to exercise if these don’t take your fancy.
This is a great opportunity for you to start taking part in sweaty HIIT sessions and get that blood pumping, train with bodyweight and focus on your technique and core work, get the children involved or why not try taking up yoga!
A statement that is commonly made to me is “I have always wanted to be able to do a push up”, well now is a great time to practice and succeed. Body weight exercises are heavily underrated and all you need is 5 minutes a day to see massive progression over the coming weeks.
Below is a list from easy to hard push up variations to work through until you reach a full push up.
- Wall Push ups
- Incline push ups (Hands on a raised surface)
- Kneeling Push Up
- Full Push up
- Narrow Push up (Shoulder width)
- Diamond Push up
Complete 3 sets of 10 reps. If you fall short of the 10 reps, fall back to the next easier alternative to complete the reps. Take 60 seconds between each set to rest. Good luck!
Alongside this workout we have many more available on the Beechdown website or our Facebook page. In fact there are DAILY live- streamed classes from our instructors PLUS much more! Go check it out. Search for Beechdown Health Club on Facebook
By Ben Nolan. Gym Manager, Beechdown Club