Whether it’s closed fitness studios or canceled yoga classes – a home workout is perfect for keeping fit even in lockdown. However, it only really makes sense if you really do your training at home. After all, without professional guidance and assistance, there are some dangers lurking in your own four walls that you should be careful of so that they do not have a negative impact on the training result and above all on your health.
1. Forget to warm up
Yes, you should warm up well before the home work out so that the circulation gets going and the muscles can prepare for the upcoming load. In this way you protect yourself from injuries – and training performance is also improved. The same applies, of course, to a cool-down at the end of the session.
2. Always the same workout
Without a trainer or course leader to tell you where to go, you can run out of ideas for varied workouts. In order for your muscles to grow and really do what you want, they always need new stimuli – and they only get that if you keep adapting and changing your exercises. So that it doesn’t get boring in the first place, we reveal here which home workouts on YouTube keep you fit now >>
3. Wrong level of difficulty
Whether it’s a HIIT workout or yoga – just because you’re exercising at home doesn’t mean that you can just skip a few levels of difficulty regardless! Never set your goals too high. Are you a complete beginner? Then slowly feel your way and start with less weight or repetitions, for example. Gradually you can then increase the training level.
4. Wrong execution
And another mistake that tends to creep in when you feel unobserved: You are not performing the exercises correctly. After all, in the gym there is always a trainer close by who can correct you if necessary. At home, however, you are on your own. If you are not sure about an exercise, then you should rather not do it and wait until your trainer can help you again. Otherwise injuries can occur here as well.
5. Too many workouts
Admittedly, such a lockdown can be pretty boring and suddenly you have a lot of time to train. But that doesn’t mean that you should really roll out your fitness mat seven days a week – on the contrary! Your body just barely needs excessive exercise. He needs his well-deserved breaks between training sessions in order to be able to regenerate. It is best to be considerate of your limits and increase your training by a maximum of ten percent.