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Workout Sheets
Workout Sheets

By Emmanuel Palmer

Every person has the right to a full and dynamic life. One way to do this is by working out and making sure you have a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, not all people have the means and the resources to be a member in a fully equipped fitness center. It doesn’t really matter,
all we need is a little creativity and perhaps an article that gives you excellent ideas on ways to workout at home.

Because you will be working out at home, there will be a tendency to grow slack at some point in your training. What will motivate you to keep on keeping on? Is it getting that great body? Is it to increase your strength and stamina? Or maybe you simply want to have a healthy body? Whatever the reason is look back to it whenever you feel sluggish and lazy to revitalize yourself. It would be good to have a photograph, a picture or a motivational phrase mounted up somewhere to remind you of your goals.

To make your home training sessions more effective, you need to monitor your progress regularly with detailed workout sheets. You can download these on the Internet or create and print your own log yourself. Before anything, list down important information about yourself like your age, what weight you started with, your present measurements, etc. Make it as specific as possible and check up on it weekly or monthly.

Divide the sheet into titled columns. On the first line, list down the exercise/drills accomplished. On the following lines put in the minutes it took to complete the set, the reps, the sets and the weight load you carried at that particular set. Finally put in the comment column. Write down important events that happened during the day like your mood, the food you consumed, the supplements you took, etc. You will find this very helpful because these workout sheets tend to isolate specific problem areas in your lifestyle you have to work on. You can easily identify the glitches because of the pattern as charted in your sheets; then make the necessary adjustments you need.

Aerobic exercises are the easiest and cheapest way to keep fit. Most cardiovascular activities are free and can be done almost anywhere, anytime. How about taking a 30 minute jog around the park 3x a week? Take the stairs instead of the elevator; perform several minutes of jumping jacks or jump rope; or just crank up the MTV and start dancing up a storm!

Crunches and squats are probably two exercises that never go out of style. Fortunately for us, this can be done for free and in the convenience of our homes. Put your hands on your waist and begin executing lunges and squats in your living room. You can lie on the floor and do some crunches or sit by the edge of a piano bench and do 20 leg raises in sets of 3 to develop your abdominal muscles.

If you are able to, invest in a few dumbbells of different weight loads. If you have none available, make use of water bottles, detergent containers or whatever you can think of that will offer you some resistance when carried. Push-ups and knee-ups will help tone up your arms anywhere. Make sure you always have time to stretch well before, during and after training to release blood flow and increase your body temperature prior to working out.

Now you are well equipped and armed with effective ways to workout at home; use them well. Smile – you have every reason to because you look good without spending much. Enjoy!

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