When you want to get a good workout in at home, whether it be because the gyms are closed or you’d rather not pay for an expensive membership, you’ll need the right home workout equipment. There are lots of different pieces of home workout equipment out there depending on what kind of workouts you’re looking at doing. If you want to focus on cardio then there are lots of ellipticals, stationary bikes, and such that you can invest in for great home workouts. You don’t need a lot of home workout equipment to get fit at home, but it can certainly help! Here are 10 must-have home workout equipment for quarantine.
1. Survival and Cross Jump Rope
Jump rope is a great piece of home workout equipment if you’re looking to greatly improve your cardio and lower body! There are many benefits that come with jump roping including increasing your coordination, burning lots of calories, preventing ankle and foot injuries, and more! It’s a very mobile piece of home workout equipment so you can easily take it anywhere you want. You can greatly improve your cardiovascular health and cardio fitness with this piece of home workout equipment. The Survival and Cross Jump Rope uses a five-inch handle and ten-foot cable and is fully adjustable. It’s lightweight and a perfect choice for those either new or accustomed to jump rope workouts.
2. Flexbands Home Workout Resistance Bands Sets
Resistance bands make amazing home workout equipment for the extreme versatility they can provide in terms of workouts. This resistance bands set is perfect for any home gym setup because it includes a number of elements including foam handles and a door anchor. You’ll want the anchor so you can do a huge number of exercises pretty much anywhere! The set also comes with 5x resistance bands, two ankle straps (great for lower body workouts!), and a convenient traveling bag. You won’t want to miss out on having this home workout equipment part of your home gym!
3. Gaiam Essentials Thick Yoga Mat Fitness & Exercise Mat with Easy-Cinch Yoga Mat Carrier Strap (72″L x 24″W x 2/5 Inch Thick)
A yoga mat is essential for your home workout equipment no matter what kind of exercises you’re looking to do! Whether you want a comfortable mat to do your yoga/pilates on or if you want a comfortable spot to do your ab workouts, you’ll want a yoga mat like this one. It’s reasonably priced and you can choose from a number of different colors that suit you best. It also comes with a carrier strap so it’s easy to transport around. This Gaiam Essentials yoga mat is thicker than many other yoga mats so you’ll get a more comfortable spot to stretch, workout, or do yoga on!
4. GH DYNAMICS Pull Up Bar, Multifunctional Portable Gym System (Doorway Pull-Up Bar)
Your home gym will be incomplete without a doorway pull-up bar. There are lots of different options out there for this type of home workout equipment so here’s a relatively simple and affordable option. This GH Dynamics Pull Up Bar is great for not only pull-ups in the doorway but other exercises as well. It can also be used for hanging ab exercises, or you can place it on the ground for good pushup handles or tricep dips. It’s a really versatile piece of home workout equipment that can really improve your home gym setup.
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5. Fitness Gear Neoprene Dumbbell
Here’s a more fairly obvious piece of home workout equipment you should have for your home gym. Having some dumbbells are great for doing a huge variety of exercises for your upper body including shoulder raises, bicep curls, and tricep extensions. Depending on whether you’re looking to build up lots of muscle or just get yourself toned, choose the weight of your dumbbells carefully. I’d suggest a medium weight for you that’s not too easy and isn’t a strain to get out a full set, but it’s up to you!
Kettlebells are great for your home workout equipment because they’re really versatile free weights. The majority of workouts associated with kettlebells are known as “ballistic training” where you focus on power through fast movement then slowing down (such as kettlebell swings). These workouts help improve your core strength and body stability while also working to burn fat and build muscle. You can use kettlebells for strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance training! Basically, if you find the right exercises then you can use this piece of home workout equipment to work any aspect of your fitness.
7. Battle Rope — Black Poly Dacron 30 ft x 1.5-in
Heavy ropes make for great home workout equipment as an effective and affordable way to improve your fitness conditioning. It works really well for toning your muscles as well as burning fat with the intensity of the workout it gives. There are a few different exercises that could be done with it but it’s straightforward enough for anyone to pick up. All you need is the rope itself and an anchor to wrap the rope around like a pole or pillar. You’ll get a full-body workout and it can be done just about anywhere! Add this battle rope to your home workout equipment to really sculpt your body when exercising at home!
8. Everlast 10LB Weighted Vest
If you really want to add an extra challenge to a number of different workouts, then you might want to consider this Everlast weighted vest! You can add more intensity to your strength training or cardio workouts by wearing a weighted vest. This Everlast weighted vest is neoprene with built-in iron and sand weights for an additional 10 pounds!
9. Perfect Fitness Perfect Pushup Elite
The “perfect pushup” stands are a great addition to your home workout equipment. Obviously, you don’t need pushup stands to do pushups, however, if you have a previous wrist injury, for example, you may want to consider the perfect pushup stands. The grip helps distribute the weight more evenly which reduces stress on pressure points and your joints for your wrists and elbows. They also work to rotate slightly while you do pushups which will engage more muscles, thus increasing your strength and overall workout. If you want to really do “perfect” pushups then look into these Perfect Fitness Perfect pushup elite stands!
10. Fitnessery Ab Roller (Ab Wheel)
Ab wheels are great to have in your collection of home workout equipment if you’re looking to strengthen your core and sculpt some abs. It can be done virtually anywhere and is light and easy to transport. If you want to really burn some calories and bring out that six-pack then this Fitnessery Ab Roller is just what you want!
What are your favorite pieces of home workout equipment that you have or want in your home gym? Share in the comments!
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