Staying fit during lockdown
If you haven’t started exercising home during lockdown, don’t worry. It is easy to get going. Just dive in. You could set yourself a time goal, for example to be active for 30 or 60mins a day. If nothing else, get walking, as many steps as possible.
Here is a deliberately simple bodyweight circuit – if you are stuck where to start, this would be a good place.
Also, make the most of your one exercise trip a day – get in as many steps as you can… your phone should record them (Health on iPhone, for example) even if you don’t have a tracker.
Warm-up by walking on the spot, with some press-ups in the air and punching up to sky, shallow squats, shallow lunges and then some gentle jumping jacks.
10 Press ups (toes or knees)
10 squats (feet hip width apart)
20 lunges (10 on each leg)
10 Press ups with hands close together (form a diamond with hands under your head, on toes or knees)
20 jumping jacks (or mountain climbers or 5 to 10 burpees)
Plank (between 20secs and 1min)
As a wise client said as lockdown started: Let’s come out of this fitter than we went in.
Roger Love is a personal trainer based in Netil House E8.
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