It takes a lot of energy to leave the bed and head to the gym in the cold weather right around the corner, however, if you have a space or a spare room in your house, then you don’t have to worry about getting a gym membership, and your fitness will not suffer in the winters either.
The best part of the home workout is that you can exercise anytime, anywhere you want and in any attire. Now keep in mind that your home gym won’t have floor length sized mirrors and nor will they have first-class equipment’s, but you can have a home based gym with a few pieces of equipment’s right away.
What is the essential gear that you should invest in for a home based gym?
This is the most important equipment for a home workout as you can do various exercise with just a single pair of dumbbells.
Make sure it is adjustable and with black rubber coating as this makes them easier to workout with. You can increase and decrease the weight with adjustable dumbbells whenever you want to whatever you need.
A lot of people believe that kettlebell’s work the same way as dumbbells, but that is not true. There are a lot of exercises and movements that a kettlebell do which are hard to achieve with a dumbbell. Kettlebells make exercising more challenging and are worth investing money in.
When buying kettlebells try to buy one with a big handle and adjustable as they are easier to work with.
These are the most underrated and unappreciated working out equipment. They are very versatile and flexible making them easy to use, and these resistance bands can be used in many exercises such as banded pushups, lateral raise, triceps push backs, glute bridge, overhead squat, alternating crunches and more.
They help in exercising as well as stretching and must be present in your home gym.
- Yoga Mat
You can do a complete workout routine on a single yoga mat. Exercising on a hardwood floor can be very difficult with all the slipping around which is why a yoga mat is a worthy investment, and you can do yoga, pilates, push-ups, planks, stretches, barre and more exercises very easily without falling on your face.
- Jump Ropes
Playing with jump ropes as a kid and doing it for cardio are two very different things because exercising with jump ropes can be very difficult. Jumping ropes focus mainly on cardio workout but also works on your coordination skills.
If you are just starting out with ropes, then choose a durable rope but if you know what to do and have practice, go for a lightweight rope or a weighted rope to work out speed, timing, and strength.
This is an essential purchase if you want to burn your fat. It helps you build your strength and carve out your core and provides you with flatter abs and a good tight torso. It increases your stability and improves your coordination; you can do the following exercises with a medicine ball, power cross chop, figure 8- scoop, split push-up knew tuck, balancing burpee and more.
If you want to work on throwing and catching then invest in a soft medicine ball so that you don’t harm household furniture and still get weight.
- Weight Plates
A weight plate also works on helping you reduce your fat muscles and build up your stamina. You can work on squats, bent-over row, halo and more exercises using this weight plate and work on your lifting and arms.
- Sound System
You will definitely need some good beats when exercising and investing in a good sound system will definitely help you in working out.