There’s something to be said about the home workout enthusiast. It requires more mental stamina to push your limits at home, without the setting of a gym or a trainer barking orders and words of encouragement. It’s up to you to push yourself as hard as you can go.
Working out at home sometimes gets a bad rap for not being as “hard” as working out at a gym, but there’s nothing about this fat burning home workout that lacks intensity. It’s all about pushing yourself, and finding that motivation within can challenge you both mentally and physically. With this workout we have our top 3 tips for working out at home, so that you can push your mind and body to the limit.
Top 3 Tips for Home Workouts
- Invest in a heart rate monitor. Especially at home, knowing where your heart rate is while working out can show you how hard you’re working, and, more specifically, if you need to be working harder. While at home, it’s important that you push yourself, which for some can be difficult without an instructor. Think of your HRM as your personal trainer. Many of the Polar products even notify you with a sound or vibration when you need to slow down or speed up to make sure your training goes as planned. (B-t-dubbs, scroll down and you’ll find a 20% discount code for Polar at the bottom of this post. Oh yes.) More on finding the right heart rate training zone here.
- Schedule your workouts. Just like you would with a trainer, schedule your home workouts and do. not. cancel. While at home, there’s a lot of distractions. Dishes that need to be cleaned, clothes that need to be washed, work that needs to be done. Breaking news: it can wait. Be intentional about scheduling your workouts and you’ll see an automatic increase in your intensity. Put the rest of the distractions aside and just do it.
- Follow a plan. There are so many great resources for workouts that you can do at home (check out our selection of workouts here and on YouTube!). Find a workout, find a plan, and stick to it. Just like scheduling your time to workout, schedule what you’ll be doing as far as movements, repetitions, etc. Rather than meandering around and thinking “eh, I’ll do some squats, and then I’ll do some push ups, and then I’ll do some crunches. I don’t know. Whatevs.” Make a plan, follow along with a workout video, or find a printable workout online. Be intentional with your time and your movements.
Now that you have our top home workout tips, let’s put them to good use with a fat burning home workout! Strap on your Polar heart rate monitor and let’s get ready to go. For this workout, we’ve divided up the movements visually by color so that you can see which heart rate zones you should be in. Green is moderate intensity, orange is high intensity, and red is all-out as hard as you can go. Follow along and get ready to sweat.
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