“Workout” is a term everyone is familiar with; most of us know its importance, but only a few perform it. There is no new reason to state the importance of working out, and it’s all the same as it was a few years back that it increases the strength of the body, reduces stress, improves immunity, and so on. Even after knowing all the benefits of working out, people still choose not to do it and provide different lame excuses like how busy they are; they don’t have time to go to the gym or don’t have proper knowledge about it and whatnot.
Well, excuses are for the losers, people who really wish to make a change in their life always find a way. And trust me, it’s not that hard. You don’t necessarily have to go to the gym and lift heavyweights. Working out is more than that. All you need is one hour of your time, a few types of fitness equipment, some space in your house, and lots of motivation.
So to help you begin your workout journey, here are a few essential equipments that you’ll need at your home:
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1. Skipping Rope
It is one of the most common and basic fitness equipment used in almost every kind of workout, whether working out in the gym, athletic training, or your daily home workout. It is considered one of the best cardio exercises as it helps you burn a lot of calories in less time. It not only helps you cut your fat but also strengthens your legs.
In addition, it is not only an exercise but also a competitive sport, which you can be a part of if you master the skills.
2. Resistance bands and cables
Like the skipping rope, these are also used in all kinds of training, be it for professional athletes or in a local gym. These are very convenient and cheap, so they won’t hurt your pocket. You can find this gym equipment online on various websites. Their usage is very simple, and they can help you hit almost every part of your body.
There are plenty of videos available on the internet on how to work out with resistance cables which you can check out and start working out.
3. Adjustable Dumbbells
Well, these are not the traditional dumbbells that require a lot of space and are hard to manage. Instead, these are the new-age single-set dumbbells with adjustable weight settings. They come with a set range of weight (mostly from 2.5kg to 15kg) and are easy to use.
Each dumbbell comes with its own rack in which you keep them; now, all you need to do is select the weight you want and lift the dumbbell; the rest of the weights will remain intact in the rack. This makes them very convenient and efficient.
4. Pull up bar
There are several major exercises that are performed on a pull-up bar, whether you are training your back, arms, or core, making it essential fitness equipment. They come in a wide variety with multiple usages, and you can go for the one which solves your purpose.
It is suggested that you invest in a good quality bar as a cheap one might snap and could lead to injuries.
5. Yoga mat
It is one of the most loved accessories for fitness-oriented people. A yoga mat does not affect your workout directly but is very helpful. As the name suggests, it helps you perform different yoga asanas, but also various exercises sometimes require you to lie down. These are very handy as they can be carried anywhere, and provides your body with good cushioning.
Last and a little expensive item on the list is the “Treadmill.” We all know the benefits of walking and running, but it gets pretty hard to sometimes go out and run long distances. In that case, a treadmill is the best option; you get all the benefits of walking and running without even leaving your home.
Treadmills over the years have evolved a lot; these days, they come with a ton of features like wifi connectivity, an incline option, and even a big entertainment screen. So you can choose according to your needs and enjoy that running session in the comfort of your own home.
Equipment or no equipment, the important part is to work out and stay fit no matter what. So invest at least one hour for your health, eat highly nutritious food, keep yourself hydrated and stay fit.