So I’ve been wanting to get in better shape again, but I don’t really have a gym membership. Been thinking about getting one soon though (once I have the budget, that is). Anyway, until then I’ve decided to just work out in my home gym.
So far my home gym includes a bench, some weights, a bike, and one of those body opponent bags. Doesn’t sound like much right now, but it seems to be working out just fine.
My routine typically goes like this…
In the morning I bike to work every day. It’s about a 5 mile ride each day and it’s a lot of up hill cycling. The roadbike I have is pretty high quality and the ride is comfortable for the most part. I bike at a moderate pace which is enough to get my heart pumping pretty good, although I never quite make it to work completely drenched in sweat (I do this on purpose so that I don’t scare all my co-workers).
The ride back is a little bit easier since it’s mostly down hill. However, I’ll occasionally take a longer route home in order to beef up the workout.
When I get home, I’ll usually grab a bite to eat and then hit the bench. I’ve been working some hefty sets, mainly focusing on two areas at a time. I’ll do chest and triceps on one day, legs and back on the other, and then random lifts on the third day. I take a day off in-between and then start the 3 day split again.
Overall, I think this routine is working out well for me. Once I get a gym membership (probably at anytime fitness, cause it’s the closest), I’ll likely continue a similar routine, but the added equipment will do well to aid in this journey. My goal is to improve my cardio, gain some muscle, and get healthy. I’m hitting 30 this year and I’ve been inactive for a long time so this new goal is perfect for me.
Wish me luck!