It is more than likely that this pandemic is not going away anytime in the near future.
Most likely your gym will soon shut down for a time being as an act of precaution, and this might make you go crazy inside because YOU ARE NOT SICK!
I get it – but there are people out there who are sick and who’s immune systems are compromised and who could have a dire situation on their hands if they do become sick with the Corona Virus.
People being treated for cancer have no immune system…
People with COPD or auto immune disorders have compromised immune systems, and just because you may not be showing the signs or you think you can work through your fever – these people can get much more sick than your chills and fever…
So how do you not lose all of your progress that you have worked so hard for in the gym?
Workout at home!
Sure, it takes discipline to work out at home – but you can… you just have to make yourself do it. Body weight exercises can still be done to help you maintain your muscle growth.
You can do some HIIT cardio sessions at home if you are a Cardio Queen and can’t stand not being able to go for a run…
Have kids? Play with them… Lay on the floor and use them to bench press. (Or – “Ketlebell” swings with your baby strapped in her car seat)
Don’t have kids but have a dog? Pick up your dog and do some squats!
Living it up bachelor style and are completely solo? Use your dining room chairs – sure it may be awkward lifting all of your furniture – but it is something!
And let’s say by some chance you get COVID-19 (Corona Virus) and you feel like crud and need to take some time off and REST because your body says so… trust me when I tell you it is NOT THE END OF THE WORLD! The rest and recovery IS what your body needs to get stronger and beat the virus.
Getting a session in at the gym is NOT going to cure you.
Running on the treadmill is NOT going to cure you.
Being able to bench press or dead lift your PR is NOT going to cure you…
SO, if the gym is closed – don’t go and curse out the gym owners for trying to keep everyone safe… respect their decision as this is probably hurting them more than it is hurting you – and return when the “all clear” is given…
It is not a personal attack on you and your gains.
If you need some at home body weight workouts, I am taking online training clients and would be happy to get you set up with home workouts so you don’t lose your mind (or your gains).