Updated: Apr 2, 2019
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Leaving home and going to the gym can sometimes be a burden (Don't tell anyone I said that)...but it doesn't have to stop you from working out! Whether its a snow day, rainy day or....the kids are home, I will list a few (two of my go-to;s and a few extras) pieces of equipment that will aid you in your home workout.
There are many benefits of adding resistance bands to your workouts including:
They're cost effective as heck! Ranging from about $5-$20(Check these resistance bands out on Amazon)
They can be used with almost any exercise
They add resistance to any exercise you do (Obviously)
Along with resistance, they can also add assistance to any exercise you perform with a few modifications.
They're lightweight and can fit in almost any sized travel/gym bag
As portable as a basket ball and in the same price bracket. (Check this one out on Amazon : Medicine Ball
Its versatility allows it to be incorporated into multiple exercises like Squats, Lunges, Jumps, Dead-lifts, Shoulder Presses, Push-Ups and Chest Tosses.
Improves explosiveness (Throw it at a wall... helps with stress...lol)
Perfect for a game of sit up catch with a willing partner (lol)
Perfect for functional movement (What are functional movements?)
Builds grip strength
Due to the shape of the kettlebell and the weight not being centered, it builds stability when used for certain exercises (squats for example) and increases power
Pretty inexpensive (Check this one out on Amazon : Kettlebell )
Space savers! Less bulky than a dumbbell set
Weighted Jump rope
Improves coordination (Great for increased footwork performance when boxing)
Strengthens the ankles which reduces ankle injuries
Burns more calories than running as stated in MensHealth: Why Jumping Rope Is the Best Total-Body Workout You Haven't Tried Yet "after six weeks of daily 10-minute jump-rope exercises, participants demonstrated the same levels of improvement to their cardiovascular health as individuals who jogged for 30 minutes a day"
Jump ropes are also inexpensive. (Check this on out on Amazon: Weighted Jump rope)
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