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Staying on Track: Here Are the Workouts Americans Are Doing From Home

by Grace » on Apr 29, 2020 0

 

Fitness is a key component behind living an active and healthy lifestyle. Yet, with gym closures and stay-at-home orders in place due to COVID-19, it can feel nearly impossible to get your daily workout in. Fortunately, you don’t have to travel farther than your living room to get in a great sweat.

With this in mind, Health-Ade discovered which workouts Americans searched for the most during quarantine. By using Google Trends data, they were able to determine what kind of workouts were the most popular across the nation. 

In the findings, weight training was the most popular workout, appearing as the top search in 15 states. Since weight training involves resistance-based techniques, you’ll find individuals using items such as dumbbells, kettlebells, and resistance bands to work out their muscles. For those of us who relied on our local gym to supply weights, utilizing your own body weight can also work for muscle maintenance and strength training. In fact, a form of exercise known as calisthenics relies entirely upon the philosophy of using your own body weight as a sufficient method for working out and building muscle. With or without a formal weight set, you can still reap the benefits of weight training and see changes in your physique by the end of quarantine. 

Trailing close behind as the second most searched workout was circuit training, searched by a total of 11 states. Circuit training conditions our bodies through high-intensity aerobics with minimal rest periods in between. You may be out of breath after a circuit training session, but the number of calories burned will always make up for it. Not to mention, your endurance will skyrocket as you continue this type of training over the course of just a few weeks. 

Possessing similar properties to circuit training, HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is the third most popular quarantine workout across 10 states. Quarantined Americans may enjoy this form of training because it gives you a full workout in a short amount of time, as you workout through short, intense bursts of exercise. 

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