The current situation around the world as all but eliminated recreational and professional sports, including soccer. Many of us are left at home to watch old highlights and dream about the days where we were
The current situation around the world as all but eliminated recreational and professional sports, including soccer.
Many of us are left at home to watch old highlights and dream about the days where we were running down the field with a ball at our feet. It feels like forever since the last time we played a game with our friends and who knows when we’ll all get back on the field for our next game.
But don’t throw away all of the work you’ve done to get in shape and become the athlete you are today. A few months of quarantine shouldn’t unravel your progress, so don’t let it.
Here are some at-home activities and workouts you can do to keep yourself in shape and moving forward. If you can spend some time doing these things, you’ll be ready to suit up for a soccer game whenever the time comes.
1. The Elliptical Machine
The Elliptical Machine is the most effective – and most underrated machine – that is available to use at your local gym and can be purchased for your home gym. This machine provides you with a great full-body workout and leaves you sweating (and sore, if you’re new to the Elliptical).
One great thing about the Elliptical Machine is the limited impact it has on your legs. Unlike a treadmill, or if you go for a jog on the pavement, your legs will not be sore from the repeated impact. They may be sore from the great workout you just received though.
A great Elliptical Machine can be found and purchased online. Read the reviews on each item and pick the one for you before getting it delivered to your house.
2. The Complete Home Gym
Soccer isn’t just about cardio and endurance, it’s about strength and toughness. That’s why a great home gym is well worth the money you’d spend on buying it and having it shipped to your house.
Figure out the types of workouts you think would help with your fitness levels and purchase a home gym that works for you. You should consider the following things before purchasing:
- Budget. Don’t spend too much, but spend what you can to purchase a good machine.
- Space Available. How much room do you have available to you? Home gyms can be quite large so figuring out how much space is available will be a big factor in deciding on what machine is for you.
- Weight. How much weight are you going to be lifting? If it’s an excessive amount, certain home gyms might not be a fit.
- Brand name. Do you have a specific brand name or company you’d like to buy from?
A good home gym will last you a long time and can be used long after your athletic career has ended. Find one that speaks to you and have fun.
3. Without Any Equipment
If you want to stay in shape during quarantine and are willing to do whatever it takes, then you don’t even need equipment.
Activities like pushups, squats, situps, and even just going for a run, will keep you in game shape and can do wonders for your stamina.
By just making a conscious effort to stay active, you can make a huge difference in your personal health and be ready to go for when sports returns to all of our lives.
If you are someone who can’t seem to work out when you have no equipment, then purchase some affordable outdoor exercise equipment and use it to get creative. You can find these kits for cheap on the Internet and they can provide a really great workout for you.
Stay Hungry, Stay Active!
During this current situation, we’re all in, it’s all about keeping your energy up and your eye on the prize. Get off the couch, get dressed, and get your blood flowing with a good workout.
From an Elliptical Machine to a home gym, to just going for a run or doing push-ups – there are all things that can make a huge difference in your personal health. It’s much easier to stay in shape than to get in shape, so get going and make us all proud!