How to build muscle from home

I’m speaking with a lot of stressed out people right now

I don’t think people realised how important their exercise was for their mindset, not just the physical progress.

As a personal trainer my job has always been to motivate, educate and ensure I get the best possible results with people.

But a big part of my job over the past few weeks has been providing people with the confidence to train effectively from home.

Plus the huge reassurance that you can achieve.

There are 3 steps I am focussing on to ensure results still happen!


You have to think differently and outside of the box a little. The things you used to do in the gym might not be effective any longer. If you only have 10kg dumbbells at home then 4×8 bench press might not cut it. You will have to find new ways to challenge yourself.


Routine and motivation are the hardest things when training from home. It is too easy to just skip a day or cut your sessions short with so many distractions. I recommend setting a pre workout routine, training early before the day starts and ignoring your phone and social media when training! For accountability, having a coach or accountability partner to check in with you is more important than ever. After all we are stronger together!


You need the right plan for your goals. Same as always.

Just because you don’t have the gym doesn’t mean you have to change the focus of your training.

If you normally lift weights you don’t have to to swap to cardio, plyometrics or PE.

You can still train for your goals with the correct intensity, suitable training frequency and workout set up.

You can use the 3 steps to create the plan and a structure to stick with it.

But when it comes to actually setting up your training how can you make home workouts work.

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