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Working Out at Home(7 Posts)
Does anyone do any workouts at home using weights that they can recommend? I was looking at the Caroline Girvan plan (10 week training plan on YouTube using weights) but each workout is 30 mins and I would ideally like to only do 20 mins a day...
I only have a few lbs to lose but I really want to tone up / work on strength / get fitter.
I would be interested in what other people do at home. I am a single parent so just don't get enough free time to go to the gym and I don't really enjoy it anyway!
Have you had a look at MadFit @redredwine40? I've done a few of her weights workouts, the link is to a 30 day challenge which might suit you too.
Other than that Joe Wicks (Body Coach) also has loads of good workouts on YouTube. The 30 Day Shred is great if you can stick to it and use weights (or extra weights), it's about £5 to buy on Amazon/ DVD.
Could you fit in C25K anywhere too, with or without your DC? I'm hoping to take DS1 to Parkrun when it finally starts again!
I tend to use the Peloton app, but that's because I use it for spinning and other workouts too (plus I had free access during lockdown, although have decided to start paying for the app now that the free period has ended as I like the content and instructors).
I've also used Fitness Blender in the past, which I think is really good, great filters, good explanations for form and technique.
I like Joe Wicks' enthusiasm, and he has a range of lengths of workouts, but I can't say I've done anything of his beyond PE With Joe last year.
Much of what I've seen on You Tube doesn't seem to give much support for form, which would worry me unless you're experienced (although I've been doing weights for a long time and can still get my form wrong, especially if I've got a minor injury anywhere, and my body twists to compensate).
I like Heather Robertson’s kettlebell workouts, I’m pretty sure she does “normal” weights too. Or I sometimes do whatever body pump videos I can find for free. The Glen Eira Leisure ones are good and give options if you don’t have a bar for your weights.
Heather Robertson is great and hardly ever gets a mention on here.
All her stuff is free, 12 week program, monthly fitness calendars, 6 week low impact program.
You have to have a little knowledge of fitness as she doesn’t talk through the workouts (which I class as a positive) but she does extra videos where she explain some of the moves, correct form etc.
I'm going to start c25k but dancing at a higher intensity during the running part. I saw someone on tiktok do similar.
I have a Wattbike and use that most days. It's amazing