Advice by Sport
Working out at home can have a practical side. However, it isn't always easy to know what to do when you want to exercise outside of a gym, with no one to guide you. What's more, there are generally more limits in terms of available space or equipment. So here are a few tips that should help you maximize your home workouts.
When thinking about practicing boxing at home, we immediately think about punching bags. They help you work on both your technique, power, endurance, speed, and accuracy with total independence. What's more, it's a great way to unwind after a hard day! This is the most commonly used option for boxers, and there are many products that cover most people's needs. The most complicated thing is generally finding a suitable place for this type of equipment, which can be rather bulky. Once you've found the perfect spot, be sure to use the proper attachments in order to avoid accidents. If it seems complicated to attach the bag to your ceiling or wall, there are self-supporting stands that will do the job.
Finally, if you also want to work on kicking, look for rather large bags (generally at least 120 cm).
Combat sports generally require a good physical condition (or at least that's what they will get you). Body weight exercises such as push-ups, crunches, or squats require no equipment and can be done everywhere. You can also consider weighting yourself with a gilet or a bag filled with various weights to increase the difficulty as needed. If you have space, there are weight training accessories of many different sizes. However, some are much more discreet and suited to home workouts. For example, kettlebells and medicine balls work on most of your body while completing movements that benefit our favourite disciplines.
Finally, don't forget flexibility, which remains an important factor for fighters. Here too, there are loads of exercises, many of which don't require any special equipment and which allow you to increase the range of your movements.
As we have seen, there are many ways to train at home, and this article does not cover them all. Whether you want to develop your technique, your physique, your movements, or your endurance, there are ways to work on all these things at home. In the end, it's all a matter of motivation and imagination!