Start Your Home Gym With These Top Pieces Of Equipment
As much as we would like to make it to our regular session at the gym, sometimes our schedule will just not allow it.
Parents who hold a full-time job have to balance their time with family, run errands and fulfill the demands of work.
Full time students can barely squeeze in gym time between school hours and homework.
If you are serious about maintaining your health and fitness lifestyle, one of the best options to consider is setting up a home gym.
And you don’t need much exercise equipment!
Here are 6 of the best exercise equipment you need to set up a fully functional and effective home gym…
Kettlebells are a great way to build strength and develop mobility, stability, coordination and balance.
Kettlebells are more difficult to work with than dumbbells because of their shape. Kettlebells are popularly used with bodyweight exercises to improve functional movement.
2. Resistance Bands
Resistance bands serve many purposes in a fitness program.
They can be used to enhance dynamic stretching and prime the muscles before workouts. Resistance bands can also be used to improve your range of motion in an exercise.
Finally, resistance bands can be used to increase the intensity of a static stretching routine.
3. Medicine Ball
A medicine ball can be used indoors or outdoors. While indoors try doing wall balls to build your chest, shoulders and legs or medicine ball slams to develop your abdominals.
On the other hand, you can do medicine ball throws outdoors to improve power, strength and anaerobic capacity or as part of a High Intensity Interval Training program.
4. Suspension Trainer (TRX)
A suspension trainer is a great way to add resistance and intensity to your favorite bodyweight exercises.
Doing dips or pushups on suspension trainer is more difficult because of the greater range of motion and need for balance as your body is suspended from the floor.
You can also do a variety of exercises on a suspension trainer from squats, rows, pull-ups, presses and curls.
5. Jump Rope
Jump Rope can be used to build cardiovascular endurance by going for record time.
It can also be used for conditioning purposes when included in an interval training program.
Try this challenging interval workout:
10 Kettlebell Swings
10 Medicine Ball Slams
10 Push Ups on the Suspension Trainer
10 Air Squats
1 Minute Jump Rope
Do as many rounds as you can in 10 minutes.
6. Battle Ropes
Battle Ropes are great for building the shoulders, upper back, arms and the core muscles.
They come in different weights and sizes and can be used to develop strength, conditioning, shoulder flexibility and stability.
Many boxers, basketball players and CrossFit trainers use Battle Ropes in their fitness programs.
These 6 pieces of equipment do not cost a lot of money and will not require much space in your home.
Best of all they will help you burn calories and stay on your health and fitness program.