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My At-Home Exercises Are More Fun With Warrior Made
Since the start of the pandemic, most of us changed our fitness habits. After all, staying indoors became the new normal. As an active person (I love my evening walks and occasional runs), I felt the impact right away. Even though I’ve never tried a home exercise program before, my friends do love them.
So to fill up my free time in the evening, I started looking for the right workout program that will fit my personal needs. I do have some health problems such as back pain, so high-impact exercises are a big no-no. I found out about Warrior Made by chance, and here is what happened.
Physical activity was an everyday thing for me in my 20s and 30s. I was a long-distance runner, enjoying every single minute of it. My 40s brought a lot of changes to my body, so running wasn’t an option anymore. No matter how active I was, my everyday job and hours of sitting down weakened my spine. According to my doctor, the lower back pain is here to stay, and I have to learn to live with it.
Besides walking, I do a lot of stretching. I have my routine, which helps with the previously mentioned back pain, and it has been quite effective so far. Quarantine made its own rules, so I couldn’t go out every evening, exploring my neighborhood on foot. I stick to stretching regularly, but my body needs something more. I noticed a small pouch on my lower belly, and that got me concerned. Now enter Warrior Made.
Warrior Made immediately appealed to be because this exercise program promises to help with pretty much everything I want to be fixed. It includes bad posture (my sedentary job is not kind to my body), back pain, and belly fat.
The exercise program is suitable for people of all ages, and it doesn’t involve standard crunches or sit-ups. You can do the first set of moves in your bed! How great is that? The program is inspired by physical therapy, so the exercises are smooth and easy. They are designed to help you move better, not to strain your muscles.
This routine targets transverse abdominis and the internal obliques which go around your waist. So by doing this exercise routine you will make your waist thinner and strengthen the core. A strong core is essential for good posture. Not to forget that proper alignment of the spine reduces the back pain - something I need right now.
How Does the Program Look?
Once you purchase the pass, you will get access to the Warrior Made dashboard. It features an intuitive design, so navigating it will be easy. Here you have full workout videos and details about each move. The program was made by Dr. James Vegher, who will explain each exercise to you in detail.
Warrior Made features four different levels of difficulty. One set of exercises is around 10 minutes long, so you can do it anytime and anywhere. You only need a flat surface, and that’s it. Of course, to feel better, and see the difference, follow the program daily.
It is needless to say I was excited about starting this program. I skimmed through the moves before pressing play for the first time and noticed some unique exercises I haven’t seen before. Also, the names are quite fun. For instance, you will encounter moves called birthday candles and oysters.
What makes Warrior Made so convenient is the accessibility of the program itself. I decided to play it on my laptop, but you can choose any screen in your home. A yoga mat is my go-to surface (especially if the exercises include laying on my back). So I rolled it out for the first try, planning to experiment with doing the video on my sofa later on.
I did expect at least a couple of moves that sculpt the abs, but I was surprised by the variety of exercises performed in the videos. They do work your entire body, as well as back. I appreciate that the program is low impact, but you can still feel your muscles contracting.
The first level is imagined to help you build a solid foundation so you could move on to more challenging exercises. I thought I was fairly fit, but Warrior Made worked muscles I didn’t even know I have. The good thing is that I didn’t feel sore at all in the morning.
I also have to point out that learning the moves is super easy because the instructor is fantastic (and they don’t yell at you, which is something I’ve seen in a bunch of commercials for other home exercise programs). They explain the proper way to do each exercise, and I mastered them in no time.
The short videos are quick, and they are perfect for people who don’t want to spend an hour working out indoors. It does get tedious after some time, so it is no wonder people lose motivation to complete the lengthy programs. Warrior Made is quite motivating because you can complete a video in no time, and feel accomplished.
Honestly, I didn’t see a change in the first ten days of the program, but I pushed through. It could have been in my head, but my core felt stronger. Plus, my back stayed pain-free even after long online meetings, which was a relief. These small details made me stick to the workouts (and look forward to them too).
The Final Thoughts
As someone who was not very keen on home workout programs, I can confirm that I changed my mind. Exercising at home is essential right now to keep your body fit and mind healthy. What I love about Warrior Made is that the exercises are easy, but still give you the results you want.
For instance, I am on level four right now, and even though I don’t have abs, my stomach is flat. I said goodbye to that belly pouch that showed up practically overnight. The videos are not long, so no matter how busy you are, squeezing in a 10-minute exercise routine into your schedule is not impossible. And yes, you can work out in your bed, on a yoga mat, or sofa.