With gyms no longer being a safe place for you to exercise and work out, it makes perfect sense to bring the gym home. No thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic and no vaccine in sight, it would be rather foolish and risky to visit any gyms right now. Moreover, with your hectic schedule, ever-increasing traffic, it will be ideal to invest in home gym exercise equipment to stay fit and healthy. You might be asking, what are the best home gym essentials to get you going?
Your home is your gym
First and foremost always ensure that your home gym exercise equipment should meet your workout demands. Besides budget, you should also consider the amount of space that you will allocate for your workout regime-will it be a room or just a small space next to a door? Next you will also need to decide your fitness goals whether you want to burn calories, lose weight, build muscles to simply just to stay in shape. Hence this blog post will serve as a guide for you to choose what are the more basic, essential home gym exercise equipment you should buy first. Here is a list of .....
5 Essential Home Gym Exercise Equipment
1. Exercise Training Mat
This is the first home gym essential that you should invest in. There are various types of mats available so you should choose one that fits you. Personally I would prefer a more durable, thicker exercise mat that can allow me to carry out exercises of different intensities be it HIIT, Tabata or even Yoga. So why should you get yourself a reliable exercise training mat? Here are a few valid reasons:
- Provide support (padding) and safety during exercises
- Offer comfort during exercises
- Give you personal space
- Promote cleanliness
Obviously an exercise training mat can offer so many benefits especially for those who are doing HIIT exercise whereby the intensity might be cranked up a few notches during your workout.
2. Dumbbells (Fixed or Adjustable)
Weight lifting exercise is vital when it comes to keeping you fit and burning calories. You can either opt for the fixed neoprene dumbbells (for ladies) or choose adjustable vinyl coated dummbells. Though fixed dumbbells might lack weight increment advantage, you can easily offset this by increasing your intensity and number of sets. Make sure that you invest in rust-free dumbbells so that they can be useful to you in the long run especially when you sweat a lot. Do note that dumbbells exercise is not solely about building muscles, it can be personalized to improve your core strengths, tone your muscles and help burn calories fast. So ladies should really pick up dumbbells exercise if you want to get that ideal body shape.
3. Resistance Loop Exercise Bands
Do not judge a book by its cover and you should never count these resistance bands out despite their not so convincing appearance. These flexible pieces of exercise bands are really affordable and more important they can be stored effortlessly without taking much space. These bands provide different resistant strengths so you can use them for different needs ranging from warm up routines to full body workout. With just an exercise training mate you can start pumping your heart and burn calories with these durable bands that are highly versatile. On top of that these resistance loop exercise bands are small, slim and very pocket-able, meaning that you can bring them around and never miss your workout routine again.
4. Jump Rope
You will be surprised to know that jumping rope can give you more health benefits than jogging. It is an awesome exercise thanks to its range of motion and calories-burning capability. When you purchase a jump rope, make sure you choose one that is adjustable, tangle-free, and offers a good grip. Jumping rope is a good form of exercise as it improves coordination, burns calories, improve bone density and ramping up your stamina. Again, it is affordable and it does not take up a lot of space at all.
5. Pull Up Bar
If you can only spare a door frame for your home gym, then you need to get this essential pull up bar. Pull-ups are equivalent to body-weight exercise and they can be challenging and fun if you ask me. Thanks to its design, pull up bar can fit almost any door frames without any extra drilling or screwing. Just hook it up and you can start doing your pull ups. Yours truly me highly recommend this Triple Door Gym Ultimate 3-in-1 Doorway Trainer which is the advanced version of your normal pull up bar, offering a whole body weight workout thanks to its versatility.
There you have it folks, 5 essential home gym exercise equipment that you should invest in right now. Of course you do not have to get all 5 of them as each one can be used separately. Interestingly each of the 5 listed home gym equipment is relatively affordable and is actually cheaper than your monthly gym subscription and personal trainer fees. Then again always remember to invest in high quality home gym exercise equipment as they can last way longer. So start exercising at home and you will be surprised how easy and convenient it is to keep fit and stay healthy.
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