3 things to increase the intensity of your home training workouts
When training at home, it's natural to feel like your muscle growth or fitness goals will be limited. But with a few little tweaks, you can really crank up the intensity of your workouts:
1) Buy a set of resistance bands and mix them into different aspects of your workout. For example if you only have 5kg dumbbells, attach a resistance band to both dumbbells, stand over the resistance tube and rep out some lateral shoulder raises! This way you're targeting two different types of muscle fibers within the same exercise. More resistance equals more growth!
2) If pull ups or press ups are getting are getting too easy, get a set of Olympic Rings. It's without reason why gymnasts who train with these are in such great shape. The control and stability needed to perform exercises properly with Rings puts more tension on your muscles as well as working on your core.
3) Finally, if you don't have heavier weights, to continue progressive overloading - just simply increase the reps. Recent studies show that there absolutely nothing wrong with going up to 20-25 reps on exercises. It can actually promote the same amount of growth as long as you perform each exercise properly. So if you've got 10kg weights and you want to train hard on legs, don't underestimate what it can do
At the end of the day, just have some fun with your training, if you're motivated there's always a way to achieve your fitness goals!