Monday 11 March 2019

Home gym - 3

Pull in the Abdominals (TumBum)

I can incorporate these exercises while I'm walking. Again 'reps' with no counting as lampposts act as  indicators for a change of activity. Start with the tum, pull in and hold until the lamppost is reached then think about those pelvic floor muscles and pull those up. Swap holds at each lamppost. It doesn't matter if I forget as the next lamppost reminds me to 'hold it in' or 'hold it up'. Tum, bum, here I come. 


Sunday 10 March 2019

Home gym 2

Triceps lifts (Trolley Triceps lift)

This time it's weights and for this I use the pull along shopping trolley. Combined with a trip to the supermarket this is a relatively simple exercise. All I do is lift the handle of the trolley behind me while walking back home. A full trolley ranges from 10 kg to 15 kg in weight. Granted I'm not lifting all that weight as some of it is on the ground but I am walking, pulling and lifting at the same time. Win, win, win.

Ten lifts with one arm then ten lifts with the other or, if it's too much trouble counting, then one arm lifts to the next lamp-post, change arms, and one arm lifts to the next.

Here's a video of a triceps dip. Using the trolley, instead of dipping down, I pull up with the same shape of arms which should work out the triceps and biceps muscles.


Saturday 9 March 2019

Home gym - 1

I go to the gym to dance and swim (no, I'm not starting a ditty) and find that working out with the machines is really boring so I've found a way to incorporate workouts into my daily routine. Here's my first workout which can be done at any time of the day in the comfort of home. I find that this workout works best while tidying up. First watch this video.

Great to do in front of your computer screen but to incorporate it into the day I just do the 'silly walks' for 15 to 20 minutes while I'm going around the house tidying up. They could also be done while prepping a meal in the kitchen, sorting out the washing or making the bed. I don't recommend doing the 'walks' while ironing or wielding knives while chopping veg!