tuesday topics: 5 home workouts to keep you on track

Home workouts really are’t generally my thing. I don’t have a home gym, nor do I own a treadmill or any other large equipment that could fill in for running outside. However, there are times when home workouts are the only available option. Let’s link up up on Tuesday Topics, with KookyRunner and Zenaida and see what’s in store.

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Do it inside!

Even though I don’t personally own one, treadmills seem to be a standard piece of equipment for most runners. If the weather (or other circumstances) prevent you from getting your run out on the road, just log your miles on the mill instead. You can even take advantage of the change of pace (ha! see what I did there!) by programming in a speed or tempo workout.

Have a trainer/spin/stationary bike or elliptical? Put those to work, too!

Be flexible!

Yoga is perfect as a home workout. All you need is 30 minutes, a mat, and access to youtube or a streaming service. Not only is yoga a great way to stretch your muscles, but it’s a great tool for recovery and improving flexibility. Some channels to try are Yoga With Adriene, Yoga with Tim, and SarahBethYoga. There are plenty of others, too – play around until you find the yogi and flow that works best for you!

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Challenge yourself!

There are so many great challenges offered online by different websites and instructors. These challenges are perfect for home workouts because they don’t require a lot of time or specialized equipment, and you can do them on your own schedule. I am very partial to the Blogilates series: there is a nice variety and they come in beautiful free printable to make tracking a snap.

Incidentally, Blogilates also has plenty of great workout calendars and fitness advice.

Pin it!

You knew Pinterest was great for mouth-watering activities or fabulous diy crafts. But did you know that Pinterest is amazing for home workouts? Just type in searches like “home workout” or focus on a particular area like “shoulder and back workout” and plenty of great circuits and plans will pop. Use the ones you love.

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“Weight” it out.

Simple equipment like hand weights and resistance bands can elevate any kind of home workout, even things like the challenges mentioned above. Adding weights to a series of squats, or incorporating resistance bands into a stretch sequence keeps you on track, even when you’ve been moved inside.

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What are your favorite home workouts when you can’t get outside for your run?

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12 Responses to tuesday topics: 5 home workouts to keep you on track

  1. Pinterest is full of home workout ideas! Where there is a will there is a way. I also love walking on my off running days
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  2. Rachel says:

    I should do an ab challenge. I’m working on getting into better shape this fall. This summer was lazy + a lot of high miles = a lot of bad food choices. Thanks for the reminders!

  3. Except for the miles on the road (via the running shoes and/or bike), pretty much all of my workouts happen under my roof (or on my patio or deck). I love my stairway, too 😉

  4. Kim G says:

    I also love that Pinterest literally has thousands of at home workouts to choose from.

  5. Wendy says:

    I have a brand new treadmill that I haven’t gotten much use out of! Pretty sure that if we get the winter that is predicted, I’ll be putting some serious miles on it. I’ve discovered ‘treadmill’ workouts online and I’m anxious to try that out!

  6. Thanks for the Blogilates tip. I set up an account and will check it out.
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