Since you can’t train outdoors all year round sometimes it becomes necessary to head indoors – either due to the weather or your schedule. It’s important to remember that you still need to be able to put in quality training when you are in the gym, and not just waste your time. Here are my top tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of your indoor training:
1) Find a space that is quiet and has good ventilation
When you are indoors there is a lot more particles in the air for you to breathe, which isn’t good for your lungs. You also have the added benefit of not having the wind blowing at you, so this becomes even more important if you have poor weather outside. I like to find a place with fans, so I can control the temperature and avoid breathing in too many particles.
2) Get as much sleep as possible
This is one of the most important things when training indoors. Due to the fact that it’s harder for you to fall asleep due to lack of natural light during wintertime, it might take a while before your body adjusts, so try not to go into the gym tired if possible. It will only hinder your performance and you won’t be able to get any good workouts in.
3) Keep it simple
If you are a beginner at indoor training, then keep it simple to start with. If you try to go too hard or do too many sessions in a row, you might end up with an injury that could have been avoided if you had taken things easy in the beginning. In addition, if you are aiming for an hour-long session and don’t get on top of your inbox until halfway through the day, then break it down into 45mins and 15mins and do it twice a day. It might feel like you aren’t making any progress but that’s better than injuring yourself!