Amid the coronavirus pandemic, we all advised to stay at home as much as possible so as to avoid the social interaction and travelling.However, this has posed a challenge to many of the gym goers, and specifically those, with a penchant of weight lifting.
While, cardio exercises can still be carried out without gym like, runners can still run, cyclists can cycle, but muscle building becomes an unfilled gap for those who train their muscles regularly with heavy weights.
Nevertheless, you do not need to fear of losing muscle, all need to be done is go through the steps mentioned in this story and enjoy training muscles at home.
Health and Fitness Expert Luke Worthington explains:
Pushups are one of the main exercises to gain and maintain muscle strength at home.
Or if you’re advanced, you can progress it by putting your feet on the chair to take the floor further away.
Perform three sets of eight to 10 reps.
For a beginner we can simply do this, sit and stand from a dining chair without using your hands.
If you’re more advanced, take the chair away and hold any form of load in front of you.
Perform three sets of six to eight reps
Hinge is term to describe any form of deadlift.
Whilst barbells and dumbbells designed for this, you can really use any object.
Perform four sets of eight to 10 reps.
Before progressing on to reverse lunges, then forward, and eventually lateral (sideways).
Perform three sets of eight to 10 on each leg.
Invest in some basic equipment
While you can get an efficient strength workout in using just your body weight, investing in some very basic equipment can help by giving you more exercise possibilities— and you don’t need to spend lots of money either.
To maintain your muscle mass, you need to make sure you’re maintaining a sufficiently high protein intake
However 2g of protein per kg of body weight is the requirement.
So if you weigh 70kg, you should be trying to consume 140g of protein every day.
Furthermore, social media also flooded with numerous plans to perform exercises at home while gym closed for some time.