COVID19 has been one of the worst pandemics the world has seen so far. With gyms closed in most countries and world in lockdown within homes, it is wise to switch to home workouts.
Any gym membership you may have will most likely not be enough used. It is best that you settle to the new reality and avoid going to the gym to prevent getting infected and bring coronavirus home.
You might argue that you don’t have any equipment and it is not possible to train without gearing up at all. This is true to a certain extent.
Here’s what you should add to your home fitness gear:
1. Fitness Mat
A fitness mat or yoga mat ensures a non-slippery surface beneath you and enables you to maintain your hold. It also provides a soft insulation between the human body and the ground, thus, saving you for discomfort and reduce injury risk.
2. Resistance Bands
Resistance bands are probably a part of every home fitness routine as you can do as much as 100 varying exercises with the help these bands. They are cheap, they are easy to use, they don’t take up a lot of space and, most importantly, they are highly effective. In addition to strengthening your muscles, resistance bands help improve your stability and coordination while toning up your muscles.
3. A Jump Rope
While resistance bands are perfect for strength training, a jump rope helps you with cardio training. Investing in a treadmill is definitely too much when you are just starting out. A jump rope, on the other hand, is the perfect piece of home workout equipment, and it is great for cardio sessions. Just make sure that the jump rope you buy is the right height for you.
Another essential gear to add to your home fitness set would be a pair of dumbbells. Dumbbells are perfect for building strength, stability, and coordination. They help you gain a lot of lean muscle mass. You don’t need any heavy dumbbells, either. You can do it with light to medium dumbbells. There are also Adjustable Dumbbells available that give you the option to create different weight combinations.
5. Battle Ropes
Battle ropes can be used in gyms and at home. If you are using them at home, you’ll need some space because of their length but if you go for battle ropes with weighted core since they do not require an anchor point nor plenty of space. You can use these battle ropes in small places to work on your whole body or specific parts.
Using battle ropes you’ll work on your overall strength, burn body fat, tone your arms, abs, legs, and back muscles. The key to prevent injury is to know how to use them.
There are tons of different exercises but the alternating waves exercise is the gold standard, and there’s a reason for that: brain health. By using battle ropes, you’re creating a whole-brain connection. The right and left hemispheres work together. The upper cognitive and lower limbic systems work together as well. Your whole bran works together. Battle ropes provide an unusual form of cardio while building stability and strength, give them a shot: you won’t regret it!
What else would you like to add to your home fitness gear? Let us know your favorite home fitness equipment in the comments.