Training effectively though times where you are without the gym or usual training environment can be challenging. Most people do not have the equipment, space or motivation to train as they normally would. However, although training without a gym does present its own challenges, it is still possible to train effectively, stimulate the body and drive good adaptation – you just have to plan.
Using the tools you have at home: Some of us have access to various gym kit at home and that’s great, that will help add far more variation and stimulate the body effectively. What do you do though if you haven’t got any gym kit? Well below are a few pointers for training at home:
- Make a list of any furniture that can double up as exercise equipment. Boxes and sofas could be used as a step or bench for example
- Find/make a suitable place to perform the exercises. Make space in your living room, dedicate a space in your garden for exercise – any place that allows you to move around without hitting anything.
- It may sometimes be worth buying some equipment in! If you do not have a lot of space, buying a few Kettlebells and resistance bands could be an option, they are also extremely effective tools you have at home to work with too.