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Don't give up on your fitness goals. Prioritize convenience with a home gym, instead!
Here are five home gym essentials you'll want to make sure you have on deck for your awesome new gym.
For those who have a little bit of extra room in their home, investing in a heavy bag should be a no-brainer. Heavy bags offer the perfect balance between a great, cardio-heavy workout and a fat-burning impact-based routine.
Plus, spending a few minutes beating the heck out of a heavy bag is a great way to alleviate the stress of the day in a productive manner.
For those looking to create a great basic home gym on a budget, a kettlebell should be the first thing you purchase. Depending on how serious you are about your workout, you can snag a kettlebell for anywhere around $10 and $200 at your favorite big box store.
What makes kettlebells so great? A few things, really.
They're easier to store than a giant set of dumbbells but offer the same strength-building benefits. Plus, they're far more versatile than dumbbells.
Squats are great on their own, but adding a kettlebell to your squat routine can help you burn more fat, build more muscle, and tone your legs, hamstrings, and butt.
Medicine balls are a great introduction to strength-training exercises for those who aren't quite sure they want to invest in a heavy-duty kettlebell.
Like kettlebells, they're super versatile and can be used in any number of exercises from squats to sit-ups. But medicine balls also target muscles in your hand and wrist, which most kettlebells don't.
If you're going to be jumping around and getting your workout on, you should at least be comfortable while doing so. After all, the average floor isn't exactly conducive to a good workout.
Plus, tossing down your gear after a particularly heavy set may scratch your floor depending on the material.
You can get a foam floor mat set for a few bucks. And once you set it down and start your workout on a comfier surface, you'll never look back.
We don't want you to think we've forgotten about our friends who live and breath everything cardio! Cardio exercises are wonderful for building endurance and muscle simultaneously.
But most people don't have the budget or space needed for a treadmill or elliptical. And quite frankly, you don't need either to get a good cardio workout.
Grab a heavy-duty jump rope for some shockingly efficient cardio. Jump ropes may not seem like much of a workout, but you'll be surprised at how much you feel the burn after just a few moments.
Building a basic home gym with these home gym essentials is a fantastic way to get trim without trimming down your wallet. So before you spend more money on that gym membership you've used twice since you got it, consider getting your own stuff, instead.
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