The Covid-19 pandemic has caused us to be stuck at home, making it difficult to keep fit. Although this has been a struggle for everyone, with the lack of commute and other regular activities that help to keep fit, it has been especially hard on those of us who live in small apartments, limiting the space for equipment and exercise.
Bodyweight exercises are a great way to stay fit when space is limited. All you need is a small area that can accomodate the length of your body, as long as the areas large enough to do press-ups in, its large enough to do a whole bodyweight workout.
Bodyweight exercises have many benefits, including: no monetary cost, little chance of injury, building core strength and more! These mean that they are a great way to start exercising for beginners, or if you’re just not used to exercising at home.
There are so many bodyweight exercises it would be impossible to list them all, but both strength and cardio can be covered in a small space. Some strength exercises include pushups, pull ups and squats. Some cardio exercises being jumping jacks, planks and burpies.
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These are small accessories that can help to customise your workout, whether your working on your arms, legs or back there’s an accessory that can help. These can easily be stored away on a shelf or out of the way to make use of a limited space.
One of the most popular and effective accessories are dumbells. These are incredibly versatile, allowing you to train almost every muscle in your body without needing much space. Some also have adjustable weights, allowing you to change it based on the exercise or intensity. Some examples of dumbell exercises can be found here.
Another great accessory are resistance bands. In terms of storage space these are the best equipment you can get, taking up essentially no space at all. These are a great first equipment to buy, allowing you to increase the difficulty of some of the bodyweight exercises and introduce some new ones.
There are many other types of fitness accessories, check some of these out here.
Foldable equipment are a bigger investment and take up more space when being used, but are gym level equipment great for more experienced people. They will allow you to work out around the level of a normal gym.
These also come with the benefit of allowing you to get in a traditional cardio workout through a treadmill or exercise bike, without having to leave the house. Although they do seem large, they only need the floor space when being used, being easily folded up and stored in a small space.
If this interests you some examples of these can be found here.
Its important to remember that no matter how small the space your limited to there is always a way to keep fit, and to make the most of public spaces aswell!