In the wake of Covid-19, a lot of people are working out from home. On my ‘Houseparty’ app workouts, I’ve seen some creative ways people creating equipment, like using cans of beans instead of weights, or putting weights into grocery bags for kettlebells, or using tea towels as sliders. Of course, any way you can get your workout in is excellent! Recently a lot of people have been asking me what equipment they should purchase to take their workouts to the next level, but doesn’t require buying a whole gym system.
Here are some items that I think can add to your home routines but don’t take up a lot of space. Disclaimer, as an Amazon Associate, I earn a little bit from each qualifying purchase. However, the equipment I selected for this list are items that I truly believe are good have for home workouts. Please note that some of the Amazon pricing and availability fluctuates, you may be able to find more affordable options by shopping locally.
Increase your cardio, strength and flexibility with this piece of equipment! Kettlebells are also great for ballistic exercise movements.
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These great little bands don’t take up a lot of space in your home but can add a lot to your workout. They’re perfect for resistance training the entire body and targeting specific areas.
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RESISTANCE BANDS EXERCISES:
This is a versatile piece of equipment to incorporate balance exercises into your workouts. A stability ball can also be used instead of a bench for upper body exercises. Make sure to use the size guide to purchase the correct size for your height.
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Sliding disks add more exercises to your at-home library. They add eccentric muscle action and balance to workouts.
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In my opinion, the best tool you can have at home are free weights or resistance bands. Adding weight to your exercises helps develop strength and give more variety to your workouts.
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This is a simple yet very effective piece of equipment for core and upper body strength. Not recommended for a beginner. Your core must be engaged throughout the exercises so you do not strain your lower back.
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This is a great piece of equipment for stretching and cooldowns.
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FOAM ROLLER EXERCISE: