Even with gyms reopening, a lot of us have realized the advantages of getting in a home workout. It’s more convenient, more private, and most importantly I don’t have to leave my puppy! The downside is having less equipment at your disposal. But the great news is you don’t have to spend a lot to step up your home workouts! Zach has put together a list of some of his favorite pieces to get a better workout at home (without breaking the bank).
A jump rope is one of the best ways to get in a great cardio workout at home without requiring much time or space. For only $6 this rope will help you get in a great workout wherever you are. Take it outside if it’s nice and get to jumping! Start with 30-second intervals of jumping rope and 30 seconds rest, then work your way up from there.
Bowflex SelectTech Kettlebell
I’ll admit this one isn’t exactly cheap, but it is worth it! This kettlebell can be adjusted to six different weights ranging from 8-40lbs. That makes it much more affordable than having to buy 6 different kettlebells. Unlike some adjustable weights, it still feels solid and durable.
Add resistance without the need for a bunch of expensive weights. These loop bands are perfect for placing around your legs while doing squats, shuffles, or wall sits. They help your glutes engage so you can get a great booty burn! You can also place them around your wrists for plank walks, and so much more!
It may not be flashy, but it is functional! These puzzle-like square pieces lock together so you can fit them into whatever space you need. Having some gym flooring can not only be useful for keeping things clean but can protect the flooring underneath from impact. It also makes more dynamic exercises like jumping a lot easier on your joints by absorbing some of the impact.
These look like giant furniture moving pads and they’re made for stepping up your workouts, especially when working your core. Put your hands or feet on them and do moves like plank reaches, mountain climbers, or sliding reverse lunges. They’re also easy to travel with and use for hotel workouts.
Total Body Workout Bar
This highly-rated bar is perfect for pull-ups, chin-ups, leg raises, or to connect a band to. You can also take it off the door frame and use it for push-ups and dips – giving you lots of workout options with one compact piece of equipment.
Adding a weighted vest is a great way to make any bodyweight workout harder, from running to squatting to sit-ups. This one is comfortable and does a good job of distributing the weight so it won’t throw off your form. Ranging from 4 to 30lbs you can find whatever weight works for you!
TRX Rip Trainer
We’ve mentioned the TRX bands before, but the Rip Trainer is another great piece from the same brand. The weighted bar connects to a resistance bungee to challenge your core, back, obliques, and more!