I don’t claim to be in any way a “fitness expert” but I do enjoy working out every now and again. It can sometimes be hard to figure out what you want to do but worse still finding something that you’ll enjoy doing again and again. Here are my favourite 5 ways of working out:
Skipping: As a child I loved skipping, it made me feel free and energetic. This is something I’ve taken with me into adulthood; except nowadays I use weighted ropes. I prefer to do it in intervals: 5 minutes skipping 1 minute break. Doing that for however long I feel upto, usually a minimum of 30 minutes.
Treadmill/Running: My next is running. Now I used to run in the park at least twice a week but after some unfortunate incidents that changed, which was sad. However I’m now lucky to own a treadmill which means that I attempt to run (usually interval) for at least an hour a few times a week.
Resistance: Okay so I’m a little late to this I’ll admit but once my treadmill arrived it came with an added bonus of a resistance band. After some research I started working out with it everyday except Wednesdays. It’s great for quick portable workouts, you can work all parts of your body, they come in different “weights” and you really feel the effects the next day (which I personally love).
Kettlebells: Kettlebells are something you need to get used to I did not like them when I first started. They made me tired after the first few minutes, something I wasn’t used to. However after a month or so, and different techniques I found one I liked doing: Pyramid Training – “ a pyramid is a basic structure that you create when arranging your sets and reps of a given exercise. It entails starting out light and stepping up the weight you use on successive sets. As you keep adding weight, the number of reps you can do goes down,*”
Youtube videos: Now my utmost favourite way to workout is to follow workouts put in front of me in video form. The two Youtube channels I work out with/to the most are Cassie Ho – Blogilates and Scola Dondo. Blogilates’ workouts are based on pilates and Scola works a lot with HIIT (high intensity interval training) and dance workouts. They’re both great fun and there’s always something new and different which is why I enjoy them so much.
*Scola Dondo YouTube
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