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Home Fitness Training Hints

The home fitness training hints on this page are basic but important enough to make a difference if you do most of your fitness training at home.

Start off slowly and make sure you consult a doctor before starting any fitness training program.

Many people make the mistake of doing to much at the start of their program, especially if they just started home fitness training.

It may be because they think that a home fitness program isn't as strenuous as one in a gym because of the different equipment being used. But believe me, this isn't always true.

Home Fitness Training Hints #1: As with any type of fitness training, you have to listen to what your body is telling you. Just because you're doing your fitness training at home doesn't mean that you won't encounter problems now and then.

Home Fitness Training Hints #2: Your home fitness training and nutrition plan (which go hand-in-hand) should be done with both your age, body weight and goals in mind.

Use specific exercises that are designed around the equipment you have available to reach your "realistic" goals.

Home Fitness Training Hints #3: You must be consistent and remain motivated with both your exercise program and diet if you can ever hope to see the results you seek.

Don't expect immediate results with any type of fitness training. At the very least you won't notice any improvements for a month or two. So don't give up when you look in the mirror or go on the bathroom scale after only a few weeks of a home fitness program only to realize that you haven't changed a bit. It takes time.

One big mistake a lot people who do home fitness training make, is to stop exercising as soon as reaching their initial goals. If you go back to your old habits of not exercising and eating poorly, you will regain your previous physical condition and poor health very quickly.

Home Fitness Training Tip #4: Exercise at least 3 or 4 days each week with weights. You can also add in a couple cardio sessions each week as well. If you only exercise 2 days a week you won’t see very much in the way of results.

If you keep a regular fitness training schedule with your home exercise program while at the same time following a sound nutritional program, you'll drastically improve your results and see them a lot quicker as well.

Home Fitness Training Hints #5: Always try to have fun. No, you shouldn't be laughing while you're exercising, but you should enjoy what you're doing.

Home Fitness Training Hints #6: Get an adjustable dumbbell set. You can find them in sets that go up to as high as 125 pounds. Most people won't need a set this big, there are lighter options available.

An adjustable set can replace an entire dumbbell set like you'd find in any gym but it only takes up as much space as a single set.

Home Fitness Training Hints #7: It's a good idea to invest in a barbell set as well. You can get very good sets that include a barbell and weight plates. A barbell gives you an additional, and very good exercise option for all body parts.

Home Fitness Training Hints #8: Get an aerobic step. Believe it or not, you can use this for much more than just aerobics. You can also use it as a weight bench, and use it for various leg exercises (step-ups, etc.).

Home Fitness Training Advice #9: An exercise ball is a good investment, because once again, you can use it for almost all body part exercises. They can be used for various abdominal workouts, variations on pushups, back extensions, lower body exercises, etc.

Home Fitness Training Advice #10: Another fitness training item you should look at is an exercise mat. Carpet can be uncomfortable so it's a good idea to use a mat for all floor exercises. Make sure it's a non slip mat that you get.

You don't have to join a gym to have a place to do your fitness training. Fitness Training At Home can be just as effective if you have the proper accessories and have the motivation to succeed.

Use the above home fitness training advice to get you started in the right direction.

Listed below are some exercises that work great when doing your fitness training at home. There are of course many other fitness training exercises you can add into your home fitness training routine depending on what equipment you have available, but these will at least get you started.

  • Squats (barbell, dumbbell, wall squats, etc.)
  • Lunges
  • Leg Raises (front, side, rear)
  • Single Leg Calf Raises
  • Lying Leg Thrusts
  • Crunches
  • Pushups
  • Chest Press (barbell, dumbbell)
  • Bicep Curls
  • Triceps Kickbacks
  • One Arm Dumbbell Rows

"Some Extra Home Fitness Training Hints"

  • Always see your doctor or another health professional before starting any fitness training or exercise program, changing your diet, or taking any supplements.
  • Don't jump into any home fitness training programs with an all-out effort. Start slow and gentle. Increase your intensity gradually.
  • Maintain proper breathing when exercising. Never hold your breath.
  • Always use strict and controlled lifting techniques. Never use momentum to lift the weights.
  • If you feel faint, dizzy or sick during your training, stop immediately and see a doctor.

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