Why Working out Is Crucial When You Work At Home

April 10, 2013 by  
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When you work at home you will find yourself often “tied” to a desk, sitting on your “rump” for hours at a time. Not the most physical activity I’d say

In order to make certain that you always maintain a peek level of productivity, it’s vital that you get some sort of exercise. It’s so important in order to stay focused and moreover, just to maintain a good level of physical fitness.

Remember this is YOUR business, there are NO sick days allowed. Now more than ever, it’s vital that you get pro-active about your health. Your business and YOUR family depend on it!

Soooo you know what to do…u gotta EXERCISE!!!

I make my workout part of my work schedule. Despite what the TV ads portray, we all know that working-out is NOT fun. If you associate it with recreation or a fun activity, you will learn to hate it because it’s definitely NOT fun!

I get SO ANNOYED when I see commercials on TV with people working out and smiling and laughing, just having a grand ‘ol time. For God sake, they don’t even sweat!!! Man who u foolin’…WORKING OUT SUCKS!!

I HATE the thought of working out, but I aboslutely LOVE having worked out. And that my friends is the KEY.

The ends justifes the desire. I look at the results and that is what solely drives me to keep on doing it. Now it’s actually gotten to the point where I “like” doing certain exercises; however, I still can’t stand the “thought” of having to work-out.

Because I hate thinking about it, I’ve made it part of my work schedule so that I don’t think about doing it. It’s just a regularly scheduled work task that I must do, just like all other work tasks. I actually have it programmed into my Outlook to remind me EVERYDAY!

Now everyone has their own idea of what exercise, or exercise program, works best for them. Some people go for walks, others jog and others go to the gym. But I work out in the comfort of my living room and I suggest, as a work-at-home pro, you do the same.

When operating a home-based business, your time is everything. Working out from home saves you loads of time, by not having to pack-up and get out of the house, drive to a gym, wait your turn for apparatus, shower, change clothes, etc. It just makes sense for people who work-at-home.

Whatever you do, just get off your caboose and start moving!

You can read more about the work at home exercise program I used to lose 25lbs. in 6 weeks.

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Things To Consider When Buying Home Fitness Equipments

April 9, 2013 by  
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There are a hundred lots of home fitness equipment nowadays that are sold in the market. Do not make the mistake in buying something and then regretting why you bought it after a day or two. Home fitness equipments vary and you should always have one good reason to buy it. Don’t believe on everything commercials tell you about the equipment. Some equipment may seem easy to use on television but n fact will not really work for you. Try to ask yourself first of these questions before you grab your wallet and buy that equipment.

Do you need it? The equipment should suit your interests and needs. The activities that you will do with that equipment should be challenging and something to enjoy on. Buying equipment is never a guarantee that you will use it especially if it is something new that makes it harder to use. Make sure that you already know the equipment and that it is something that you already tried in a fitness club. Start from buying small equipments that are aligned to your interests.

Can you afford it? Don’t be fooled with the thought that you will be forced to use something because you spent too much money for it. Expensive equipments are never an assurance that you will use them or that they are effective for you. Always consider how much are you willing to pay for certain equipment. Also ask yourself iif it is worth it. Always check on the quality before you buy equipment. The price may be too low but consider that the quality can also be low. Or it may be expensive but then the quality is not that good. You can try choosing on cheaper alternatives but not sacrificing the quality of the equipment.

You may also want to check out for some used equipments. Most of the time, this is where you find a better deal. You can even find equipments that do not seem to have been used at a very low rate. Or you can find the equipment 3 months old but the price is almost half the original.

Do you have enough space for it? This is often what buyers forget to consider. Try to consider first where to place a treadmill before buying it. Before you buy something, make sure you know where you will place it. Your place may not accommodate the equipment. Plan ahead and make sure that the equipment can be placed in your home without causing any hassle.

Is it safe for you? If you have existing conditions, be sure to check with your doctor to make sure that the equipment will be safe for you. Some equipment may be painful to use and might cause harm to your body. So make sure to try it first be fore you buy it.

It also suggested that you first consider if a gym near you already has that equipment. You can save money by just registering to that gym and use that equipment compared the price you will spend if you will buy that product.

Buying fitness equipments should be bought with consideration. Do not buy by impulse. Always ask the opinion of a professional gym instructor before you buy something.

How To Maintain Your Home Gym Routine

April 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Exercises

Many people get home gyms and find that they often end up in a corner or the empty bedroom with boxes of stuff piling up around them. Don’t worry dear reader this is a common problem for many people. You needn’t fear the home gym turning into just another item or set of items that you bought with out thinking.

You were thinking weren’t you. Of course you were. You purchased this home gym to improve your life, your health and to feel better about yourself. You just lost your motivation. Lack of motivation may seem like a big thing to you but its easy to get back.

One of the first steps is to remind yourself of why you purchased the treadmill, the exercise bike the weights, etc. Because you wanted to get in shape, just like Richard Simmons right. Well maybe not exactly like Richard Simmons. But his story is an inspirational one. How he lost all that weight and now he’s a famous exercise guru. The same thing could happen to you. All you have to do is get back on that treadmill.

Secondly, sit down, do not pick up the remote. I know its tempting but ignore it for a few moments and decide when and how often you are going to use that home gym. Nothing says you have to spend hours at a time in there. That’s one of the perks of having a home gym. So you can jump on the rowing machine for that fifteen minutes between when you get home from work and the kids get home from school. Fifteen minutes a day and you’ve all ready made more use of your home gym than ever before.

Thirdly, once you come up with a schedule stick to it. A good way to get motivation to do this is to promise yourself a special treat for each time you use your gym, like a bubble bath.

This is a sure fire way to get the motivation to maintain your home gym routine. You can also look up home gym reviews to get an idea of which pieces of equipment will work well for you in your gym.

Home Gym Full Body Training Routines

April 6, 2013 by  
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We all know how difficult in might be to make it to the gym after 9 long hours at work. I bet it has happened to you as well.

But what do you do when you don’t feel you have the energy to stop by the local gym on your way home? Or may be you don’t have the time for a workout at the gym. You can only use 20 – 30 min.

What’s the solution then? It could be only one – a full body workout at your home gym.

But first take this from me. If you don’t have a home gym set up already, don’t even think of missing a workout. Go to the local gym where you are a member. Missing a single workout can set a path for a habit. Vice versa, not missing a workout won’t let you think of such an option.

So, let’s suppose that it’s one of these days when you can’t make it to the gym, and are planning on working out at home. That means you have a gym of some sort, already set up.

In this article I want to advise you on your choices for a full body routine. The workout you will pick however, will all depend on how your home gym is equipped.

For example you might have a home-gym machine. Or you might be a hardcore bodybuilder. Then you have free weights as your main equipment.

If you belong to the first group – you own a home gym machine – this is the part you should be reading.

The simplest home gym machines are equipped for at least several exercises such as: bench press, lat pull down, seated rows, biceps curls, triceps push-downs, leg extensions and standing hamstring curls.

That’s actually plenty. You can complete the whole body in a single session.

Your circuit workout:

/Warm up/
Crunches 2-3 x 15 – 30
Seated bench press 3 x 10 – 12
Lat pull-down 3 x 10 – 12
Front cable raises (machine behind you, lower pulley cable between your thighs) 3 x 10 – 12
Standing biceps cable curls (lower pulley cable, facing the machine) 3 x 10 – 12
Standing triceps push-downs (using the lat-pull down handle) 3 x 10 – 12
Leg extensions 3 x 12 – 15
Standing hamstring curls (facing the machine) 3 x 12 – 15
/Cool down/

You have more options for replacing some of the exercises:

Replace seated bench press wide grip with seated bench press close grip.

Replace lat pull down with seated rows (facing the machine).

Replace standing biceps cable curls with lying cable curls (lie down on the floor on your back and place your feet on the rolling pads for support).

In case that you belong to the second group – you are a hardcore enthusiast or bodybuilder, the least equipment you have (I would guess) is an adjustable bench, a power rack, an olympic barbell set and a pair of dumbbells with adjustable weights.

For you I’d suggest two circuit routines. You can do only one of them or you can do two circuits, using both if you feel you have energy (and desire) to do that:

Workout One/Circuit One

/Warm up/
Crunches 1-2 x 15 – 30
Flat bench press on the rack 2-3 x 12 – 15
Barbell rows 2-3 x 10 – 15
Seated dumbbell overhead presses 2-3 x 12 – 15
Barbell curls 2-3 x 8 – 12
Barbell lying triceps extensions 2-3 x 12 – 15
Squats 2-3 x 10 x 15
Stiff Leg Dead Lifts 2-3 x 10 – 12
/Cool down/

Workout Two/Circuit Two

/Warm up/
Reverse crunches 1-2 x 15 – 20
Dumbbell flys 2-3 x 10 – 12
One-arm dumbbell rows 2-3 x 10 – 12
Dumbbell lateral raises 2-3 x 10 – 12
Seated dumbbell curls 2-3 x 8 – 12
One-arm overhead triceps extensions 2-3 x 8 – 12
Lunges (holding a pair of dumbbells) 2-3 x 12 – 15
/Cool down/

Note that the number of reps is slightly higher than what you would normally do should you have worked out at the gym. I did it this way intentionally. My advice is that you use 50 – 70% of your One Rep Max due to the fact that you don’t have a spotter. If you think you can go heavier please do, but at your own risk.

That’s it. Now that you finished your workout you deserve a nice, chilled protein shake. After all you are at home and can make it any way you want, right. And, yes, you should feel good because you didn’t miss your workout.

Home Exercise Equipment Selection

April 6, 2013 by  
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Exercise equipment is usually a hot item especially just after the new year. Guilt and hope for the future often prompt newbie exercisers to spend huge amounts of money on equipment they probably will not use longer than 6 months. The biggest draw to home exercise equipment is the privacy that exercising in home provides. Last year alone 5 billion dollars was spent buy American Consumers just on exercise equipment alone. Needless to say the purchasing of exercise equipment is a huge investment and not one that should be taken lightly. The best way to spend money effectively is to aggressively research and educate yourself on the particular type of home exercise equipment you would like.

An important questions to ask yourself are whether you enjoy exercising at home. If your already own and use workout video, floor mats, and free weights – then yes you probably do enjoy exercising at home. Also before buying high end home exercise equipment decide whether or not you can make due with less expensive exercise solutions. For example changing a mountain bike into a stationary bike with bike mount, or using free weights instead of weight machine. Then decide on where the exercise equipment you planned to buy should live. Measure the space and take those measurements when looking for home exercise equipment. Make sure the location you choose has all the amenities you need for exercise like a tv or radio. Make sure there is a window available for air flow.

A great solution to knowing which home exercise equipment works best for your is to go to the gym and try the equipment. Most gyms offer a monthly memberships which means you do not have to pay for more than a month. Make sure you go when the gym is not busy and try working out on various machines. If you have a gym attendant available ask him for advice. These people work with clients day in and out and may be able to help you flesh out what your needs are and what are the best home exercise solutions are. Remember buying home exercise equipment is a big investment and if you want to spend your hard earned money efficiently you must first do the necessary research to know what you need and if you will use it. Exercise is great for your health and a correct investment in exercise equipment can add years to your life.

How Can I Stay Motivated When It Comes To Home Exercise

April 6, 2013 by  
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An exercise workout program is not going to be successful for anyone unless they can stay motivated and focused on their goal. Home exercise can be even more challenging than other types of available exercise because there are not as many factors inside the home to act in an encouraging manner for a person, which might help them to exercise and stay focused. As a result, while many people prefer working out in their own home for comfort reasons, they can find staying motivated in the actuality of this task to be more difficult. Here are some tips to help individuals stay committed to their exercise regiment and their weight-loss or muscle building goals.

Music is a great motivator. Sports teams play music in their locker rooms, during half-time shows or other game breaks and/or during events when specific players go up to perform in their games. Music is just as motivating for exercise enthusiasts as it is for professional players and training athletes. Most people prefer pulse-beating music while they exercise, but the favored or preferred music of the individual will most likely be the best music to which that person can work out. Taking your mind off the ‘discomfort’ of working your muscles and offering some great motivation, music is a great resource for individuals who want to exercise.

In many gyms today, individuals can find televisions. Most people have this amenity in their home as well. Television is another great way to distract the exerciser when they are performing an activity that does not require their immediate and constant attention. Such activities can include working out on an exercise bike, a total home gym apparatus, elliptical machine, stepper and/or the like. It passes the time and allows the individual to take part in a more ‘pleasant’ activity. At the same time, individuals can utilize the television in another way as well – as a way to play and watch exercise programs. DVDs and VCR cassettes have been designed for exercisers in order to help keep people motivated with a specific exercise program. If you need instruction to stay motivated and with a set timeframe for the program, the television and playable exercise programs can be a great help.

Exercising at home does not mean exercising alone. You can always bring a buddy to your house to exercise. Additional motivation can easily be found in an exercise partner and this is very reassuring to many people who want to stay focused, but who may not want to leave the comfort of their own home.

Lastly, consider visualization. It’s easy to have a textual goal or a number in your mind. “I would like to lose twenty-five pounds”. You might find yourself saying that over and over again in your mind, trying to convince yourself to stay focused. But this number repetition may not be the best thing for you. Instead, find a picture of yourself when you weighed your ideal weight. If you do not have a picture, try to visualize the way that your body would look if you lost that weight. Having a mental image can help you more than a simple number-filled phrase might.

Home Gyms Can Be Made More Effective

April 6, 2013 by  
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Are you excited? You’ve gotten a new home gyms system after looking online at various home gyms reviews and you’re looking forward to working out with it. You may all ready have been trying it out like a little kid on Christmas, that is after you figured out how to put it together first. This is great and you are on your way to becoming a fitter and healthier you.

One thing you may not have realized though is that home gyms can be made more effective if you make use of the right accessories to go with your home gym equipment. What sorts of accessories you wonder? Well certainly not a cool pair of glasses or a set of sparkly shoelaces on your tennis shoes. After all you’ll be working out at home where none will see you.

In terms of accessories you can buy a heart rate monitor to help you figure out whether you’ve achieved your target heart rate when exercising. Some pieces of home gym equipment all ready have this device as a part of their repertoire so it may not be necessary for you to buy one. But if you don’t you may want to get one. It will make it a heck of a lot easier than trying to take your pulse, keep exercising and counting heart beats while watching the clock.

Also if you have a treadmill you may want to pick up one of those pedometers. Some treadmills come with this simple measure to help you figure if you’ve run or walked the equivalent of a mile or not. If yours doesn’t you can get a pedometer to measure the number of footfalls you make while using the machine and it will help you to figure up your mileage. Depending on your stride you will have anywhere from 1600 to 2000 footsteps in a mile.

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