Which would you prefer: going to the gym for your strength training or doing it from the comfort and privacy of your own home?
Of course, either answer it correct. It only depends on your personal preference.
Some people like the idea of going to a gym because they can meet new people and they like the help in keeping themselves accountable and feel they need the structure that a gym may provide. Hopefully, the equipment is also an expense they don't have to worry about.
Having a personal trainer at the gym is also cheaper than hiring one to come to your home.
Did I mention they also like the idea of just getting out of the house for a bit?
The disadvantages might include: you have no gym conveniently located to your home, you don’t want to leave your home to go to a gym, your not looking to expand your social circle, and last, but not least, the additional cost of membership and also possibility of paying for a personal trainer, if you so choose.
Yes, there are many benefits to senior strength training at home. While not many people realize it, you can do many of the exercises that are done at the gym in the privacy and convenience of your own home. You can even do all the strength exercises you'll ever need without getting out of your chair! Click to see how.
Plus at home you won't need all the expensive equipment!
Yes! Without the expensive equipment found in commercial gyms!
Let me explain. The purpose of gym equipment is to give your muscles resistance. To build muscle you must make it work. You must push, pull and or stretch.
You muscles will not gain strength unless you “tell” them they need more strength. You do that by putting them under stress, or a load. How do you do that without any weights found in the gym?
Easy. Use your own weight combined with gravity works very well – without the risks and dangers of dealing with the heavy weights.
For example, try doing a squat. Stand erect with your bare feet (or with stockings or socks) about shoulder-width apart.
Slowly bend both knees dropping down to a full squat position.
Here’s what it might look like.
The trick is to start s-l-o-w-l-y. You’re in no rush. Be gentle on yourself. No need to hurry.
Your form will improve with practice. This takes time.
Remember, always consult with your health care professional before beginning any exercise program.
How is your current plan working for you? Any changes in the making?