Oh, my! I just finished my first round of physical fitness training “at home” style. I have a hex bar with two ten pound plates on it for a total of 65 pounds. My grandson has my heavier 45 pound plates plus an Olympic bar and EZ bar. He had no equipment and OUR YMCA “is closed.”
When one doesn’t have access to heavy plates, increasing the number of repetitions is a good substitute. It’s actually the best of the two!!!
I began my home workout during the first week of March with 60 reps of “squats” using the 65 pounds and then 60 reps of “shoulder shrugs” with that same weight.
Now, two month later, I’ve worked my way up to 100 repetitions of 65 pound squats and the same 100 reps for shoulder shrugs.
I previously accomplished this with 3 workouts a day. Now, I do 50 reps twice a day. My strength has improved tremendously, and I’ve maintained my weight. Gaining weight while sheltering in place is common-place now.
I miss my daily 5:00am workouts at the YMCA. Hopefully gym openings are on the list of the first phase to re-open!!!
Just a thought for the moment…..