The current situation may be a very difficult one, but that doesn't mean that we can't look for the silver lining. So while this situation has made it terribly difficult to exercise the way we use to, among many other much more serious consequences, it does present some opportunities to do things in a way that we couldn't or wouldn't allow our selves to do them under normal circumstances.
With respect to training inside the gym, we often gravitate towards the activities that we like the most or the ones we are best at already. With that said, the current covid-19 coronavirus outbreak has forced us out of our comfort zone. Since we are already forced to do things differently, we might as well take advantage and attend to the types of exercise we predominantly ignore during our more regular schedule. This is a great time to evaluate what we have been training and what we can train now.
Our racquet sports members for example are great at spending a lot of their exercise time in a state of play....play is crucial to a balanced lifestyle that promotes good health, not just physical but mental and emotional as well. However, many of these same members tend to neglect their strength training among other more targeted attributes that are missed during game play and which negatively affects their bone density, muscle mass, vo2max, etc,....many other important characteristics that would aid, not only in their game play, but their overall health and lifestyle. On the other hand, we have our gym members who are great at targeting a few very specific physical characteristics, but very often neglect a balanced approach that includes play.
With all that said, this is a great time to mix things up and do more of what you've been neglecting.
1. If you're use to lifting heavy weights for 10 reps without any particular tempo and ommitting your cardio......do more reps with small at home weights, or employ tempo training, or work on calisthenics and plyometrics, or spend some time just playing, or work on different types of aerobic training.
2. If you're a racquet player who doesn't work out very much but now find yourself unable to go out for your weekly rally with friends, maybe you can spend this time to work on some of the different types of strength and aerobic training that you've been neglecting.
3. Even if you're someone that play's and train's weekly, there's still many different types of play that will aid you in ways that your current sport doesn't, and there are many different types of training that you have neglected for the simple fact that you can't do everything all at once.
So mix things up and BE FIT. BE STRONG. BE BETTER.
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