Back to — this is the third Train Like A WLF podcast on How To Own Your Home Workout.
Why call it “Train Like a WLF?”
Well, a wolf is a natural predator. Do you want to think like a sheep — or do you want to think like something that can defend itself?
Alright! So, without further ado. What I want to cover for today is how to maximize a video workout.
Because I know that the first thing we do when we want to get in shape is we go right to YouTube. And we’re like: “Alright, I’m gonna find the best workout that fits my needs, etc etc.” That’s probably going to be another podcast on how to find a workout that fits your needs, but right now I know that you’ve already jumped into it, you’ve already found videos where you’re like: “Yes, I want to get this thing done.”
So, I’m going to share with you The Best Strategy for making the most out of your home workout experience.
And that strategy is going to be:
Use the freaking pause button.
Because when you’re working out at home, nobody can see what you’re doing. So you don’t have to worry about looking like a fool in front of a class, which is something I think we’re all concerned about doing on some level. There’s a lot of self-consciousness, even when we’re by ourselves, and that’s ok.
So, find a video. And once they’ve started a movement and you just want to practice it — you hit that pause button.
Let’s say, the guy says: “Do 10 squats.”
You hit that pause button, you do your 10 squats, you take your sweet time.
Because when he asks you to do 10 squats again, or maybe something else, you want to make sure that you can execute that move flawwwwwlessly.
So get down deep into it, the same way I explained in that previous podcast: use that holding process to your advantage.
Now the other thing that’s going to help you maximize your home video workout experience is:
Just. Breathe. Breeeeeathe. Do not let yourself get caught up in the momentum of the video.
Because that’s going to put you at a disadvantage for focusing on yourself. Engaging your own level of fatigue, finding those tension gaps, and everything I talked about last time. This is just about how to apply it in a very relevant circumstance.
Ok! Now, these are meant to be just soundbytes, because I never want to overload people in a podcast. (Learned that with the first one, thank you!) That’s a whole different spiel, I can go on forever.
For now, just a little thing to help get you up, get you motivated, get you through your day. For more information about me and my training methods, you can go to worklife-fitness.com.
My name is Natasha — peace out.