Just because you can’t go to a gym, does not mean you can’t have the same hot bod as your favorite Kapamilya actor. During this enhanced community quarantine, get creative with common household items. If you are stuck at home with a friend or family member, you can ask for their help too. Rather than being an excuse to be lazy, this pandemic is all the more reason to be fit and healthy. So, we compiled the at home workout tips from some of the hottest Kapamilya actors!
According to Miko Raval, a chair is the only special equipment you need, “Basta may upuan ka sa bahay or may hagdanan ka sa bahay, pwede ka doon mag-[jump training], ‘yung plyometrics.” Try doing chair dips. In a sitting position mid-air, facing away from a chair, hold onto the edge of the seat. Slowly lower and then lift your body. You can also try step-ups. All you have to do is just literally step up onto a chair on one foot like climbing stairs.
Aside from chairs, Pamilya Ko star Jairus Aquino recommends any type of container that you can easily hold or carry. These are perfect substitute for weights. When doing bicep curls, hold onto the item with your palms facing up. When doing hammer curls, hold onto the item as if you are holding a hammer. Another alternative is a towel. In a standing position, cradle your thigh on a towel. For this exercise, applying pressure with your leg will serve as the weights. Go against the motion of the towel.
If you have some sort of bar at home that you can hang onto, Albie Casiño encourages you to try doing pull-ups along with squat jumps and push-ups. Do these three basic exercises for 10 minutes straight, without a break. Do not use the steel bar in closets because those are not secure and typically can’t hold the weight of humans.
To make workouts more interesting, Enchong Dee suggests doing it in pairs! Since we are all stuck at home, you can use whoever you are with as weights. Hold onto them around the back of the neck and thighs, then lift them up past your head. Just like that you are doing a shoulder press. If this seems too dangerous, you can have your partner lie down on your back while you do push-ups.
If you do not want to use any item or any person, Arron Villaflor talked about the three kinds of push-ups you can try. Beginners can stick to the basic normal push-up where your hands are at shoulder width. When you are ready for a challenge, go for a wide push-up where your hands extend past your shoulders. The toughest variety is the diamond push-up where your hands form a diamond in front of your chest.
For the really advanced at homework out, Vin Abrenica has a routine that does not need any item or human partner. Instead of a normal push-up, try a pike push-up. Create an upside-down V with your body. In one fluid motion, slowly lower your head, then chest, then core until your whole body is in a flat position without actually touching the floor. And then simply slide back to your initial V shape. Another more complicated variety of the push-up is the reverse push-up. In this position, your fingers should be pointed towards your feet. “Ingat lang kasi maraming nababalian,” the A Soldier’s Heart star warned.
Are you ready to achieve your fitness goals? It is not too late to put a positive spin on 2020!