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Pull Home Workout Guide
Pull Home Workout Guide

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Pull Workout Guide at Home

We want to ensure everyone is still able to stay fit, active and continue working towards their fitness goals. At Xercise4Less Gyms, we’ve put together a number of home workouts that will help you focus on your fitness whilst at home, despite our gyms being closed on Government instruction from the 20th of March 2020.

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

What Is a Pull Workout?

Our first workout guide is focused on a ‘pull’ workout. If you’re not familiar with this style of training, let us explain. It’s a specific type of workout that means that your body is working on pull movements. For example, pulling a dumbbell with your arm to perform a bicep curl or performing a bodyweight pull-up. Pull workouts are really effective when created in a workout routine alongside push workouts as it means that you’re able to target specific areas of your body with specific movements. A pull session is great at the gym or at home; follow this home workout and still make positive steps on your fitness journey until our gyms are open again. 

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What You Need For a Pull Workout

Our pull workout guide is packed with a range of movements that can be performed in the comfort of your home. To really push yourself, you’ll need some weighted equipment. In our gyms, we provide access to dumbbells, kettlebells and medicine balls. If you have this type of equipment in the house, choose a comfortable weight and start following the workout. If you don’t have weighted equipment, use household items instead. Grab a couple of tins or fill up carrier bags of tins and jars. You could use water bottles, boxes or bottles of washing detergent – now is the time to get creative. Now, grab your gym kit and a comfortable pair of trainers and let’s go!

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

Exercise 1: Seated Bent-Over Rows

For this first exercise, you need a dumbbell in each hand. If you haven’t got dumbbells, fill up a couple of water bottles and hold one in each hand. You could also grab a couple of tins and hold one in each hand or fill up a couple of bags of numerous tins for additional weight. Next, find a chair in your house (avoid sort furnishing like a sofa or armchair) and hold your ‘weights’ at either side of you. Lean your body forward with your face parallel to the floor and then raise your arms up to your hips. You should feel your back muscles working as your perform each rep.

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 2: Standing Shrugs

Keep hold of your weights, you’ll need them for this next exercise – standing shrugs. Stand up straight with your arms and ‘weights’ either side of you. To perform this exercise, simply shrug your shoulders and bring them as close to your ears as you possibly can. This will work the muscles in your shoulders and traps and increase your upper body strength. Slowly return your shoulders to a comfortable position and then repeat all the exercises in the set.

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 3: Hip Thrusts

This next exercise is all about your lower body and focusing on your bum and glutes. You don’t need weights for this but you do need to perform the exercise carefully to avoid injury. Rest your back onto a high surface such as your bed or sofa, whilst you sit on your floor with your knees up and feet in front on you. Thrust your hips into the air, hold for a couple of seconds and then return to the original position. Try not to over extend your thrusting motion as you may cause injury to your lower back.

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Exercise 4: Kneeling Nordic Curl

For this one, you’ll need to grab your ‘weights’ again and get into a comfortable kneeling position on the floor. Keep your body upright with your arms out in front of you holding your weighted equipment. It’s important to keep your back straight when performing this exercise and not to hunch over. To perform this exercise, start leaning back until you feel a pull in your hamstrings and then return to your original straight position. This is working on your quad muscles and will help to strengthen them.

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 5: Hammer Curls

Let’s move back to some upper body movements. Hammer curls target your biceps and will pump your arm muscles. Stand upright with your weighted equipment at either side of your body. Stand one leg slightly further than the other for additional support and then pull your arms up towards your shoulders. Try to squeeze your arms and hold each rep for a couple of seconds to really work the muscle.

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

Try the workout

 *Check out ALL of our @Home Workout Guides*

If you’re not yet an Xercise4Less Gym member, we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open. To re-assure you, we’ll continue to provide everyone with free access even past the initial 90 days should we need to extend our home fitness option to the UK public while we all battle the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay well, fit and healthy and follow our at home workouts for free.

Exercise 6: Side Raises

To perform this exercise, hold your ‘weights’ at either side of your body, keep your back straight and raise your arms out at the side as high as you can. Return your arms to your side and then pick up some momentum to repeat the movement again. It’s important to control the movement as best as you can – possibly even drop to a lighter weight to gain control. Side raise exercises work your shoulders and improve your upper body strength when performed correctly.

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

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Exercise 7: V-Sit Leg Extension

Our final exercise is a combination movement that works both your core and your legs. Sit down on the floor and get into a ‘v-sit’ position. This means shaping your body like a V – with your torso slightly leaning back and your legs pointing slightly upwards. Put your arms out in front of you and slowly bring your legs into your chest and then extend. Alternate the leg movements to perform an individual rep. Try to keep your feet off the floor but if you find it difficult, place your arms down at your side to support you.

Repeat 3-5 sets of 10-15 reps with a 30 second rest between each set.

Try the workout

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Remember we’re giving everyone free access to our online gym portal, providing dedicated workouts you can do at home or back in the gym once we re-open.

Watch Our Personal Trainer Video:

Not sure how to perform each exercise? Want someone to coach you through each movement? Watch our Personal Trainer Lewis as he guides you through this full Pull Workout.

Pull Workout Guide Summary:

Goal

 

Get Fit

Equipment

 

Dumbbells > If you don’t have this equipment try alternatives like 1kg of sugar, bottles of water, tins of beans or other household items.

Table and chair

Fitness Space

 

2m x 2m clear area like a living room, garden or dining room.

Level

 

Beginner

Duration

 

20 minutes

Days per week

 

1

Cycle Duration

 

1 Weeks

Repeat

 

1 or 2 times a day

Xercise4Less Home Workout Guides

We have split our at home or at the gym workouts into pull, push, full body and abs meaning that you can focus on different areas of your body throughout the week. We aim to switch up these workouts each week. Whatever your goals and however you usually spend time in the gym, take this time to embrace something new and stay on track towards your current fitness goals.

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Don’t Postpone Your Goals; Get Fit and Strong at Home

Being at home can still have a positive impact on your fitness journey. If you’ve got fitness goals you want to achieve, follow our home workouts and still make encouraging steps towards smashing those goals. All of the exercises that you find in our Pull Workout from home can be performed in the comfort of your home or back in the gym. You can access the workout wherever and whenever you like from your phone, laptop or smart device.

Home Workout Safety Information

Before following the workout, make sure that you have enough space to perform movements freely to prevent any injury. If you need a piece of furniture to perform an exercise, make sure that it can stand your weight and that the movement feels comfortable. If you’re struggling, please switch the exercise for something that feels more natural. There isn’t much different in terms of safety when it comes to home workout vs gym workouts; just practice correct form to stay safe and prevent injury.

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Join our fun and inclusive fitness community

During this difficult time, we’re encouraging people to come together. Focus your love for fitness and the gym into our new series of home workouts that still allow you to work towards your goals and health in the comfort of your own home. Share your workouts with us and show us how you’re using this time to continue on your fitness journey with Xercise4Less Gyms. Once you’ve repeated the exercises at home and built up confidence, make a visit to the gym once we’re back open and use our wide range of quality equipment and facilities to improve your strength further.

All Xercise4Less Gyms provide members with access to a range of top quality kit as part of our great value gym memberships, including:

  • Private and self-contained Female Only gym zones for female members
  • Over 400 pieces of gym equipment for beginners to bodybuilders
  • Dedicated cardio and free weights training areas to build up your fitness
  • Motivated Personal trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions
  • Free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to build up your fitness
  • Wide range of resistance machines for toning and building muscle
  • Strength training apparatus like Olympic lifting platforms and squat racks for power lifters
  • Great selection of weight plates and cable machines for weight training
  • Large fitness studio perfect for stretching or creating custom mini cardio or light-weighted circuits with boxes, barbells, mats and plates
  • Purpose-built spinning-area with 30 spin bikes
  • Full-size boxing ring, MMA cage and punch bags in our amazing combat zone