Anyone interested in "composing"; a workout routine for me using random exercise equipment?

(4 Posts)
peacefuleasyfeeling Mon 15-Feb-16 16:13:51

I'm trying to lose some weight and get some exercise back into my routine.
I've lost a stone since Jan, just low carbing and calorie counting, and that came off very easily, luckily. I am aiming to shed another stone, but am in no rush so have set myself a target of June to reach my ideal weight (64 kg for 174 cm).
I am trying to get some exercise into my week, but my circumstances have changed: I now have to be able to do my exercise at home, in the evenings. I have looked at what I have at my disposal from pre-children days (when running and yoga were my favourite things):

an exercise bike
a weighted hulahoop
a 6 kg kettlebell
a skipping rope
a couple of those stretchy resistance belts

What would you do with these things if you had to create an efficient workout lasting approximately 45 minutes?

suzannecaravaggio Mon 15-Feb-16 17:59:18

I dont have any particular suggestions but I always find you tube a good place to research for these kinds of things
good luck with your mission, and well done on the progress thus fargrin

peacefuleasyfeeling Mon 15-Feb-16 19:29:54

Thank you! I will take a look at YouTube. I've already found a neat kettle bell routine I'm looking forward to trying after the kids are in bed. I'm just aware that things have moved on since I used to frequent a gym, I need to get the gist of stuff like "interval training" and "after burn" grin

MrsMook Tue 16-Feb-16 00:15:48

HITT training is short bursts of intense activity with mini rests in between. It lends itself well to working out at home as it's brief to fit in and low on boredom. The after burn is the increased metabolism for recovery. Any cardio/ strength work that can be repeated would work. The more muscle groups, the better. It would work with your current set up.

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