With millions of people now confined to their homes and unable to get their daily gym fix, many have turned to home workouts.
There are now more HIIT and bum toning workouts on social media than at any point in our lifetimes.
But obviously, it’s a lot harder to get the body of your dreams by only doing a 10 minute Instagram Live workout a couple of times a week.
So what do you do?
Sam Gregory, head trainer at F45 Stratford and FI Clark, head of Yoga at Fly LDN, have both spoken to Daily Star Online to give tips on keeping fit and building muscle during lockdown.
Although everyone has more time on their hands now that they’re stuck at home, Sam still suggests it’s important to use it wisely.
He said: “Take the time out to prepare your meals ensuring they have the right breakdown of macronutrients, (protein/carbs/fats).
“Via the F45 Challenge app we provide a weekly menu and daily meal breakdowns to ensure you’re getting the correct balance of macros to burn body fat and increase muscle mass.
“Meal prep is so important in strength gains and if you’re not on top of this no amount of training will get you to your end goal.”
While nutrition is important when it comes to health and fitness, so is the physical part.
Sam continued: “At F45 Stratford, we’ve been running our F45 Live classes for over a month via Zoom and it’s been a real game-changer.
“Our combination of HIIT and resistance classes means that your still going to overloading your muscles as well as getting your cardio fix.
“It’s also meant that we’ve had to go back to basics and really use body weight as our primary stimulus.
“This mixed with controlling the tempo of the movement has really seen our members excel. Try doing a push up for 4 seconds down, pause for 1 second at the bottom then an explosive push up.”
And don’t forget to unwind as well, because although everyone has more time to train, building muscle relies a lot on rest as well.
Sam explained: “I’m still keeping to a routine but now get up at 6:30am every day instead of my am alarm pre lockdown.
“I’m still going to bed at the same time giving me a solid 8-9 hours every night, perfect conditions for building muscle. Muscles like to train but they like to rest more!”
A good way to relax is by doing yoga, which also plays a part in building muscle too, believe it or not.
Fi said: “The most effective way to increase strength and muscle while at home is to schedule in a workout or yoga class lead by a teacher online.
“At Fly LDN we utilise our Instagram Live to provide free 45 minutes classes each day to ensure you’re staying fit and looking after your mental health during lockdown.”