Lockdown Challenges To Keep You Fit-Foot World UK

Lockdown Challenges To Keep You Fit

Gymgoers are likely to have struggled with not being able to go to their fitness centre to hit the treadmill or lift weights over the last few weeks. As a result, sports enthusiasts have begun to look for alternative fitness routines they can do in their homes that will get their adrenaline pumping and their bodies toned.
Among them are challenges that will continue to put their running sneakers to the test without breaking lockdown rules.
 
1)      100 skips without stopping
Skipping has long been a favourite physical activity among fitness fans, as it gets the heart pumping and requires skill and agility. Boxers, in particular, have been using skipping as a form of training exercise for decades to get their heart rate up and to practise swift movement of their feet.
 
So having a skipping challenge could really see your fitness levels improve in a short amount of time.
The 100 skipping challenge involves having to jump over rope 100 times without stopping. Though it can be performed by anybody, it will take some practice to be able to do so without tripping up or getting out of breath.
 
2)      Handstand T-shirt challenge
You might not be the strongest or most flexible person, but with lockdown carrying on for a while, you certainly have time to practise some strength skills. For instance, you could aim to learn how to do a handstand, which requires making your core muscles, as well as your biceps and triceps, strong.
The challenge doesn’t end once you are in a handstand position, as you then have to put a T-shirt on without toppling over. Those who find it challenging can do this supported against a wall; however, you might still find yourself struggling with this one, so get practising!
 
3)      100 push-up challenge
Similar to the skipping rope challenge, this one requires you complete 100 push-ups without stopping. This might not sound difficult for those who are used to doing push-ups at the gym, but pushing yourself the extra distance to do 100 consecutive moves might not prove as easy as it seems.
“No doubt some of you can already do 50 consecutive push-ups, but let’s face it, you’re in a big minority. Most of you reading this won’t even be able to manage 20 push-ups. Actually, I’m sure many of you can’t even do ten,” a spokesperson for the challenge stated.
They went on to say by following the training programme and practising 30 minutes a week, you could soon be able to complete 100 push-ups – perhaps even by the time lockdown is lifted!
This is one of the best challenges if you want to build or tone muscle in your arms and chest, and better still, it can be completed in your living room, meaning you can adhere to social distance rules.
The New York Times said: “As a symbol of health and wellness, nothing surpasses the simple push-up … It tests the whole body, engaging muscle groups in the arms, chest, abdomen, hips and legs.”

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