Working From Home and Fitness

I’ll confess that working from home for more than two months now is starting to hit my change curve right near the middle of the frustration phase.

For a while I was thinking it would last maybe a month, then maybe two. Now it seems maybe we’ll be working from home until at least August.

It’s actually not too bad, except that my gym is at least 25 minutes from my house. So, going to the gym at lunch is not possible like it used to be. In the past, I could get to the gym from work in 5 minutes.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got long lists of body weight exercises, a usable set of weights with dumbbell and barbells, straps and bands. I can keep in shape, no doubt. But, there is something I really miss about a rack and some focused machines. Also, being at the gym opens up ministry opportunities.

It looks like I’m going to have to become a morning person to get to the gym!

Starting next week, my gym is re-opening and having us pre-register to set up time to come in, out of an abundance of caution.

So, I am going to change my personal program some. I’ll utilize the gym twice a week to use the equipment I want to use for strengthening targeted muscle groups and keep myself familiar with the equipment.

On the other days, I’ll continue with the body weight, bands and straps. This is called Undulating Periodization. I’ll work in hypertrophy, stabilization/endurance and power throughout the week, and switch up muscle groups as needed after each 4 week period.

What are your thoughts on this? Comment below and let me know what you are doing.

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