I know a lot of people do not have time to make it to all the classes they wish they could! So here is a little home workout action for you to try in your garden, living room or garage!
Make sure you warm-up properly first and that you have good technique!
This workout is based upon the premise that all lowering phases are slow. So you lift the weight up, but then you lower it slowly over 3 seconds. Everything should be controlled and your form should be spot on. If you start flailing around or your back arches, you are done and you either need to stop or lower your weights. There is no point popping out a vertebrae for the gun show (that won't happen but you could really injure yourself if you lift with no torso control).
Do around 10 reps per set and take 30 seconds off between each set. Perform 3-5 sets depending on how cool, calm and collected you feel! Don't go balls deep if you are brand new to lifting weights, you won't be able to lift your arms above your head tomorrow and that is no fun!
It works well with most exercises including squats, lunges, press-ups, shoulder press, bicep curls, row variations and tricep extensions :)
Let me know how you get on in the comments section below!