There will always be 101 wimpy excuses for skipping a workout session, especially when one is starting out. Maybe you have a hectic travel schedule and as such, you mostly end up in hotel rooms with not much space to exercise, or you just love spending most of your time in your office cubicle.
Whatever your reason for being in a small room is, one thing that remains true is that you have to keep on exercising if you want to remain healthy. If you thought that it’s impossible to exercise from a small room, consider the following workouts
1. Body-weight workouts
If you’re in a small room, the chances are that you don’t have heavy workout equipment such as barbells and others with you. However, this should not be an issue considering that your body is its own piece of equipment. You can get amazing results in a small workout space by mixing different exercises such as mountain climbers, lunges, and others. You can read this for more information about the most effective body-weight exercises for small rooms.
2. Chest press
You don’t need access to any fancy equipment if you are after putting some muscle on your chest. A simple resistance band and a door can offer you the chance to have an amazing chest workout even in limited spaces.
All you have to do is lock the band to the door, then face the opposite direction while holding one end of the band in either hand as you stand.
With the knees slightly bent and the toes pointed forwards, engage your core muscles. Ensure that your upper arms in a parallel position to the floor. Then bend the other part of your arms so that they are at 90 degrees with your upper arms. Push your arms forward to straighten them. Repeat this 15 times.
Using a jumping rope is one of the exercises that has amazing results even with limited space. You can increase your heart rate and get to burn as much as 350 calories in 30 minutes if you are a 160-pound individual. If there isn’t enough space to swing the rope, you can always try “ghost jumping”, which is mimicking the jumping movement without using an actual rope.
A majority of kettlebell exercises will give you a full-body strength workout and a cardiovascular workout at the same time. This is why it’s possible to do kettlebell exercise in half the time for regular exercises, and still burn twice as many calories. It’s highly recommended to include at least two kettlebell workouts in your routine for amazing results.
5. Barre work
This exercise, which was more common among dancers has gained popularity in exercise studios, and the good thing is that you can do it even in a small room.
To complete this workout, you will normally need a stationary handrail, but you can also use a chair, back of your couch, or even kitchen table. The main benefit of the workout is that is strengthens the deepest ab muscles, tones your arms, and trims your thighs. Barre work can also help you stand straighter by shaping your muscles.
Now that you know that’s it’s possible to exercise even in the smallest of rooms, you shouldn’t bring up excuses just to skip a workout session. There are endless methods of getting the exercise you need even if you are in a hotel room, your bedroom, office cubicle or any other small room. All you have to do is choose the right exercise to gain maximum benefits from all your workout sessions.