Top 10 home-gym equipment to keep you fit and healthy
Many of us must have had taken up a resolution this year to start getting back in shape. Resolutions are hard to stick to, especially the healthy ones. Gyms are expensive and crowded and above all taking out time from our busy schedule takes a huge commitment that not many of us totally commit to. Also, exercising is physically exhausting and that being the whole point of it, but getting to that level of physical exhaustion is again a difficult process.
But, we have to do it no matter what. It is only through sheer willpower and determination and of course with the many intense workout plans available on the Internet that will keep us motivated. There’s no need to buy an expensive gym membership or pull yourself up to go to the gym when you can bring the gym to your own home.
We bring you the coveted list of top ten home-gym equipment for various types of workout, no matter how intense.
For a full-body workout, proper time and technique is required into working the heavy punching bag. Get yourself a fight gear made out of high quality material that is built to last long and get the solid sweat going. You get to hit it pretty hard, not only working it out, but also relieving whatever stress life throws your way.
If machines are not your calling then this one’s perfect for you. Medicine balls are a valuable asset for some good machine-free workout. Lunges, squats, sit-ups, curls, get your whole body involved without hitting any machine or rather waiting for a machine in an over-crowded gym.
A comfortable and reliable exercise mat is a must for someone who is trying to establish a regular yoga regiment. Also, if you enjoy ab workout, pushups, pre and post workout stretches, you should get yourself an exercise mat for it. Go for a thicker mat that provides an extra bit of cushion to save you from soreness.
It might be possible that you haven’t laid a hand on a jump rope since you left elementary school, but if you are looking for portable and inexpensive way to get you blood flowing quickly then nothing beats a jump rope. Only ten minutes of rigorous jumping is equivalent to about 30 minutes of running. If you find it difficult to take time out from your busy schedule than this is the best option.
Mix up your core routine and flatten out your stomach with an ab wheel. But just be careful while using it as jumping too quickly and too much and you wouldn’t be able to continue it the next day.
Pull ups are tough and not many can do it in succession without their arms giving out. But if you enjoy this intense workout then set up a pull up bar in a doorway of your home and give it a go each time you walk through. It is a great upper body workout and will show results quicker than expected.
For a full-body workout in with your free weight, a weight-lifting bench that allows you to switch positions while at it would be helpful.
Dumbbells are one of the most versatile gym equipment as it allows varying the workouts and challenging yourself as you get stronger. Get a pair of adjustable dumbbells through which you have an access to free weights with a turn of a dial.
Running is a great full-body workout and if you can get a treadmill in your home gym you can easily get your daily miles regardless of what weather Mother Nature throws at you.
For a low impact workout that allows even those with joint issues and back pain to work up a sweat without throwing their body out of pace. Also, elliptical lend themselves well for multitasking. So, if there’s a book you wanted to read or catching up your last episode while working out is not a bad idea at all.