Home Workout Plan: Quick And Simple Home Workout Tips0 Comments
Creating a home workout plan can be challenging.
You have to figure out what equipment to get, where to do your workouts, what exercises to do, and how to fit everything into your busy schedule.
Not to mention, finding the motivation to workout at home is an uphill battle, and then there’s creating variety.
To help you put together an effective home workout plan, we asked our community and the Crossrope team to share their best home workout tips.
Let’s jump in.
1. Choose A Home Workout You Enjoy
“Schedule it, plan it, and make it fun!” - Amanitare
The best way to build your home workout plan is to pick exercises that you enjoy. That’s why you need a workout that keeps you coming back for more.
Queue jumping rope!
There are so many things that make a Crossrope workout fun — there’s always a new workout or challenge waiting for you in the app, there are plenty of new jump rope exercises to learn, and our online community has thousands of members to keep you engaged, inspired, and accountable.
Here’s how you can get started quickly:
- Choose one of our most popular jump rope sets that fits your goals.
- Download the Crossrope App from Google Play or the App Store so you have a new workout every day.
- Get the Crossrope jump rope mat so you have a comfortable surface to jump on (and protect your floors).
- Start jumping!
Bonus points for joining the online Crossrope Jump Rope Fitness community.
2. Keep Your Home Workout Plan Simple
“Be creative. Improvise for what you don't have or can't do outside.” - Jonathan
“I’m doing full-body workouts with a jump rope, a mat, an Adirondack chair, and a watering can filled with water.” -Terrence
When you’re building a home workout plan, it's important not to over-complicate things. It can be easy to get overwhelmed with equipment and training programs.
The goal is to keep things as simple as possible.
When it comes to equipment, start with what you already have - your body. There are plenty of workouts you can do with just your body weight which is why we include so many bodyweight exercises in our Crossrope App.
From there, you can start adding some simple pieces of equipment. A weighted jump rope can go a long way in giving you added versatility so you can work on your endurance and strength without needing any extra space.
When it comes to workout programs, find something you can follow along with. Our free app is full of quick and effective workouts and fitness challenges that will guide you along so you don’t have to think about what you need to do. Just load up the app, choose a workout, and follow along.
3. Work Within The Space You Have
“The beauty of [Crossrope] workouts is that they can be done anywhere, anytime.” - John
It can be helpful to dedicate a spot in your home as your workout spot.
You can use your garage, basement, back porch, or any other spot in the home that works for you.
You want to make sure you have enough space for your workouts and that you can work out in a safe manner. For a Crossrope workout, you need roughly 7' x 10' front to back and a 9' high ceiling for doing Crossrope workouts.
4. Plan Your Home Workouts Ahead of Time
Thinking about your home workout plan the night before makes it easier to get the workout done.
“Schedule it like an appointment you can’t miss, set clothes out the night before, don’t overthink it, just get started. Find a time to least get distracted.” - Bridget
“Plan out the day the night before, from the time you get up from the time you go to bed..once it's on paper it's easier to stay disciplined...and incorporate Tabata workouts, they are quick, effective, and you can use any type of exercise for it.” - Chris
“Put your ropes in plain sight, like mine, they hang on my wardrobe in front of my bed. As I wake up I see all the pretty colors in front of me, beckoning.” -Olayinka
Prepare your workout gear - ropes, shoes, and mat - and have everything ready to go so all you have to do is show up and jump into your workout.
We love this tip from Bridget - add your workout to your weekly calendar like you would any other important meeting or appointment. Then stick to it.
Looking for ideas for your next home workout? Check out these bodyweight exercises + modifications to mix up your routine.
5. Break Up Your Day
“If I get a wave of anxiety or worry while I am working, tired from working at a computer, or feel cold, I take a break and jump 100 – yesterday, those break jumps added up to 800.” - Angela
We love this tip from Angela - look for opportunities to break your workday with little bursts of activity.
Whenever you need to take a break from working (or life), walk over to your home gym and knock out 50 or 100 jumps. Over the course of the day, these add up.
Here are some other fun ways to use this approach:
- Set a timer to do 50 jumps every hour (or every other hour) throughout your day.
- Every time you walk to the kitchen, do 50 jumps.
- Do 50 jumps in-between your daily conference calls or meetings.
You can do this with any other exercise. Be creative. Have fun with it.
6. Mix Things Up
You don’t have to get stuck repeating the same workout every day. There’s always room for switching things up.
“Variety, variety, variety. Been working out at home almost daily for 15 yrs. When I wake up I evaluate how much time and how much energy I have. Then decide on the type of workout for the day.” - Carrie
That’s why our Crossrope App has so many options.
If you’re looking for a quick workout for the day, the workout feed has plenty of effective options to choose from. If you’re looking for a program to follow, we've got fun fitness challenges waiting for you.
7. Find A Workout Buddy
“Join an accountability group!!” - Tiffany
Creating accountability is a great way to stick to your home workout plan.
Have your family at home keep you accountable or create a group chat with friends where you’re always keeping each other motivated.
You can also join our online community and meet thousands of jumpers from all around the world. It’s a great place to share your progress, ask questions and find inspiration.
“Keep checking the posts on this beautiful, wonderful, and blissful community for daily inspiration and motivation. Love y'all! Finally picked up the ropes after almost 6 months and boy, was it a rush or what! Keep jumping, keep winning!” - Mranal
Bonus: Check out these benefits of working out with a partner.
8. Remember Your Why
Remember why you’re doing your workouts We all have different reasons- what's yours?
“I’m in the process of creating a home gym. First, your space needs to be a space where enjoy working out in and feel safe from the outside work. Second, equipment that you are excited about using. Simple stuff with variety. Third, nice workout gear. The better you look and feel before you get started, the more motivated you will be to kill the workout! And the biggest thing is your WHY? The reason why you want to work out at all is the most important and then everything else falls in line.” - Tiffany
Write down your ‘Why’ and have it nearby (or on your home gym wall) for a constant reminder of why you started this journey in the first place.
Here's a recap of some quick links to get you started with your own Crossrope home gym:
- Choose from one of our most popular weighted jump rope sets.
- Get a jump rope mat to keep your ropes (and floors) safe.
- Download our free jump rope app and get access to on-the-go workouts.
- Join our online community and meet new jumpers.
We hope you found this post helpful. We will leave you with one last bit of valuable advice to help keep your concentration high during your workouts:
“Make sure the cat is not there!” - Denise