Fitness From Home

As I am writing this blog it is day 30 of the Michigan stay at home order. People talk about the new normal- I hope not…but it is what it is. If you have not already done so, it is time to consider a home strength training program. It has been my experience that unless you have a home gym already, it is awkward if not difficult to strength train at home. However, you can do a program that will at least allow you to maintain your current level.

My first suggestion is take advantage of one of the number of organizations offering paid or free online workouts. Don’t forget there is a home exercise program on the PPW site. If you’re not into structured classes like that, be creative. Follow these principles and use what you have around the house to design your own program:

• Work the total body

• Work both sides of the joint (push/pull)

• 8-12 reps with a resistance that fatigues the muscle to a 6 or 7 on a scale of 10

• 2-3 days a week

One last suggestion, any cardio should be done outside!! We need to get out and get fresh air. Be respectfully of “social Distancing” but get outside. Stay Healthy

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