Anyone can have armor-plated pecs and steel triceps, elevator cable thighs, barn door back and major guns, combat ready spine, healthy, powerful shoulders and a six-pack from hell. No gym, No diets, No excuses...
Challenging yourself to a new beginning can be a victory in itself! See you on the mat.
A work-out consists of:
+ Warm-Up: Cardio, Stretch
+ Focus: Meditation, Self-Reflection
+ Combat: Self-defense, vital points, and the physics of motion and force
+ Strength Building = Calisthenics or body weight workouts which are more or less 6 "progressive" exercises that can be done almost anywhere and anytime. Who knew that fitness could be so easy? You can kick off your new, healthy lifestyle right from your own living room! With in-home bodyweight exercises, the benefits are endless, easy, and convenient. Of course, there are certainly benefits to use dedicated machines and personal instruction, but who can beat using your couch for your work out and then crashing on it right afterwards? To help with your transition to these everyday exercises, here are some of CoachUp’s favorite bodyweight workouts to incorporate into your in-home training session:
Jumping Jacks -- 30 reps
Squats -- 10 reps (Try split squats for an added challenge!)
Lunges --20 reps, alternating legs
Mountain climbers -- 20 reps
Bridges --30 seconds, rest + repeat x3
Planks -- middle, right, and left, 1 – 30 seconds, rest + repeat
Dips --10 reps
Push-ups --10 reps
Beginners should do three sets of this total bodyweight workout, which basically means progressing from jumping jacks all the way through to push-ups, and then starting over again. It won’t be easy at first, but that’s expected -- over time, your body will get used to the workouts and, eventually, excel at them. Bodyweight exercises are a great way to get a total body workout because they involve many different muscle groups. Additionally, you can always add dumbbells or ankle weights for an added challenge! These workouts are also a great way to improve your core strength, leading to better posture and greater athletic performance.
In-home bodyweight workouts are a great way to add some fitness into your day, even if outdoor conditions are poor or you don’t have access to equipment. It doesn’t require earth-shattering effort or energy, especially after a long day at work. When you spend eight hours at work, then are forced to choose between rest or working out, the choice is often an easy one. But with these exercises, it doesn’t have to be a black or white opportunity.
Here at CoachUp, we believe that self-motivation and personally choosing to live a fit and healthy lifestyle will help you grow in all aspects of your life. By making fitness a part of your daily routine, it will soon become second nature. Who knows, maybe after doing these in-home workouts, you might even become motivated to pursue even more challenging athletic activities. No matter how fit or busy you are, there’s always room and time for improvement when it comes to your health.
Some of my clients seek to be trained in self-defense and to become physically fit others work more on their spiritual or inner confidence using ancient to modern philosophy of the martial arts as a vehicle to self-discovery. Sometimes my lessons include working on a clients academics (I am a home-school math teacher and private tutor too) in conjunction with with their martial arts training as a way to keep the body and mind in synergistic harmony.
You will refine your skills, learn exercises that you can do on your own forever and always for free. You will also learn how to measure and overcome any "life" obstacles and challenges on your journey to a Black-Belt.