4 home workout essentials

Lifestyle | 30 Mar |

Working out at home has never been more achievable. You no longer need a home gym or lots of expensive equipment to have a good workout or exercise session. There are so many tutorials and videos online that are dedicated to home workouts, using little to no equipment, a small amount of space, or even to those who live in apartments and can’t jump around because of neighbors. Whatever your home looks like, you can adapt workouts to work for you and the space you have. Here are just a couple of home workout essentials that can help boost your practice.

Yoga mat

One of the most important items, a yoga mat can be used to help protect yourself and your flooring. They act as a cushioned layer, making sure you don’t damage the floor or hurt your joints and body parts. Yoga mats come in a variety of colors, designs, lengths, and widths, so that you can find one that works for you, your budget, and the amount of space you have.

Resistance bands

Resistance bands are used to mimic weightlifting, without having any weights in sight. They are stretchy, flexible bands that have a lot of tension, and can be used to add an extra kick to your workout. They also have different levels of tension, so that you can experiment and build yourself up. They are lightweight and take up very little room, which makes them perfect to use in home workouts. Resistance bands can also be added to your usual workout routine to help build up your fitness gradually, without spending a lot of money on different weights.

Jump rope

If you have a little more room, using a jump rope can help target a huge range of muscles as well as building your cardio and balance. Jumping rope is full body workout that can also help to improve your cardiovascular health, burn calories, and increase lung capacity. Again, jump ropes take up very little room when you store them, and can be used in a variety of different exercises.

Weights

Investing in some weights, or weighted products, can help push your home workout to the next level. Dumb-bells or kettlebells are popular weights to have at home, as they are not too large and can be used in a variety of workouts, which makes them a very useful product to invest in. You can also use weighted products and accessories such as a belts or bands for your wrists or ankles. These take up little space when stored, and are again a very versatile item to use.

In general, exercise products that are lightweight and easy to store are great to use at home. If you are thinking of investing in some gym products, think about how versatile they are, and how much use you will get out of them. If you can use them at home and out at the gym, then you will get a lot of wear and use out of them.

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