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Get The Most Out Of Your Home Gym Workouts: 10 Helpful Tips For The Manopause Man

𝟭. 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗹𝗲 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗼𝘂𝘁𝘀.

Just because your home gym is easy to get to and saves you time doesn’t always mean you’ll use your extra time more efficiently. For many older men with busy, productive lives, it can be just the opposite. They keep distributing their willpower, focus, energy, and time the way they always have. Just like anything in life that’s important to you, you must block yourself in with a structured deadline. It’s important to your home gym workout success.

𝟮. 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗔𝘀 𝗠𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗔𝘀 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗖𝗮𝗻.

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Enter your home gym with a predetermined plan in place. Know what your exact workout that day will be like long before you enter your home gym. Don’t go by feelings or instincts just because you don’t have a lot of equipment to choose from or people to work around like you do in a commercial gym. Feelings and instincts aren’t reliable in the middle of a tough workout. You just think they are when you’re in those conditions. It seems simple but it is sometimes taken for granted when you have your home gym right there in front of you.

𝟯. 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗚𝘆𝗺 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗼𝘂𝘁𝘀 𝗖𝗮𝗻 𝗕𝗲 𝗝𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗔𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗚𝘆𝗺 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗼𝘂𝘁𝘀.

Many older men overcomplicate what it takes a have a good workout. Just look around a commercial gym at all the different advanced machines! You’re probably thinking there’s no way you can get a workout that’s just as good in your home gym, right? WRONG! When you have the basic, minimal equipment to reach your specific fitness goals and you know what you’re doing, it is indeed possible. You must believe this or you’re not going to make it happen in your home gym.

Don’t believe it? Get the education you need. Contact Skip for one-on-one coaching! Text him (925-352-4366) a picture of what you have in your home gym now and he will help you set up some effective home workouts that you can believe in.

𝟰. 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗚𝘆𝗺 𝗘𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗽𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗜𝘀𝗻’𝘁 𝗡𝗲𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿.

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All you need to have good workouts in your home gym is enough weight to effectively stimulate the targeted body part, good form, feel, execution, mind-muscle connection, and employ progressive overload (Always strive for more). That and the right exercises. There are also ways to make the light weights feel heavy if you don’t have enough weight in your home gym now. You just need to know how to make this happen. It can. I can help you.

𝟱. 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗘𝘅𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗧𝗼 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗜𝘀𝗻’𝘁 𝗡𝗲𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿.

Many older men do a lot of different variations of body part exercises and they all basically do the same thing as far as stimulating the targeted muscle group. For example, there are no inner chest, outer chest, upper chest, and lower chest exercises. Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Yes, there are!” Hear me out. It’s just the chest.

If you could just shape your chest like molding clay with specific exercises, every man who has been lifting 20 years would have a perfectly-shaped chest by now. That’s far from the case. You certainly don’t think he just missed doing certain exercises, do you? Nobody who has been doing something for so long that’s so challenging like working out is that dumb. The same goes for every other body part too. You can easily do a great job of working out in your home gym even if you are limited to just two exercises for every body part.

𝟲. 𝗕𝗲 𝗦𝗮𝗳𝗲.

Many older men greatly over exaggerate what “one more rep” or “five more pounds” will actually do to achieve their fitness goals. Especially if your fitness goals are to be healthy and fit, lose some body fat, and live a long healthy life–as opposed to being some big, giant bodybuilder. Always be safe working out in your home gym. Unless, you have sophisticated equipment, you’ll need to be even more careful than you’d need to be in a commercial gym.

𝟳. 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗔 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗚𝘆𝗺 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗜𝘀𝗻’𝘁 𝗦𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲.

Just because you’ll save so much time and it’s more convenient, don’t get overly ambitious setting up your home gym workout plan. It’s easy to do so at the beginning of a fitness journey. Maybe you’ve experience this before? More isn’t necessarily better. Create a plan that fits into your lifestyle a year from now too.

𝟴. 𝗕𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁.

It’s easy to put off your workouts for later in the day because your gym is right there at home. Before you know it, you haven’t worked out in weeks. It’s much easier for this to happen at home because your home gym blends in with your everyday surroundings. You KNOW when you haven’t driven to gym in awhile because of the drastic change in scenery.

𝟵. 𝗔𝗱𝗱 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗚𝘆𝗺 𝗘𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗽𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗦𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗹𝘆.

When you know what you’re doing, you’ll realize just how much equipment you do NOT need to reach your fitness goals. Save your money. Save space. Keep things as simple as you can while still being massively effective.

𝟭𝟬. 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗗𝗶𝗲𝘁.

I don’t care how effective and consistent you are with your home gym workouts, you must carry those qualities over to your kitchen and dining room too. Most older men want to resist this undeniable fact about fitness: Up to 80 percent or more of the way you look and feel will be determined by the way you eat! Don’t waste or even compromise the time and effort you’re putting into your home gym workouts. Watch what you eat!

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Skip La Cour
Skip La Cour
At 57 years old, Skip La Cour helps older men become their best both inside AND outside of the gym. He is the creator of Age Optimization System that helps men use their willpower, focus, energy and time effectively and efficiently to reach their fitness and overall life goals. La Cour is a six-time national champion drug-free bodybuilder who has been a leader in fitness for over 30 years. La Cour helps older men make sense out of all the fitness information that's offered and simplifies the process. Visit Skip's website, SkipLaCour.com for more information, and connect with Skip on social media including Facebook - @SkipLaCourPage, Instagram - @skiplacour, Twitter - @skiplacour, YouTube - @skiplacour, and LinkedIn - @skiplacour.
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