In a recent survey, 78% of Americans said that working out at home has made following a fitness regime far easier and more accessible. 82% of people said that it was giving them a better life balance, as they weren’t spending time going to and from the gym each week. Very little is needed to workout at home, just some comfortable clothes and a small space. If you are serious about building muscle and toning your body, you can add a few simple pieces of equipment to your home workout, and it could make all the difference to your tone and physique. You will then be able to achieve your fitness goals quicker and more efficiently.
Many professionals in the fitness industry use resistance bands to gain muscle tone. Resistance bands can be a part of many areas of your fitness regime, including warm-up and cool-down stretches, as well as the core exercises in your workout. Choosing the right resistance band is important, as they come in several different sizes and lengths, however, this makes them extremely versatile. You can get bands designed for calisthenics, pull-ups and powerlifting, as well as booty bands for working on your glutes.
The simple jump rope, favorite of the kids playground, is also an excellent tool for improving your strength and working on cardio fitness. Jumping rope for only 15 minutes burns around 300 calories and is great for targeting excess abdominal weight. It can help to pull your core tight, sculpting your trunk and toning abdominal muscles. If you are looking for a more challenging workout, a weighted jump rope can help you burn even more calories.
The Plyo box should be an essential in every home workout set up. This simple box with handles, is sturdily constructed to be used for a wide range of exercises including step-ups, push-ups, lunges and mountain climbers. It can support up to 500lbs in weight and comes in a range of different sizes, suitable for upper and lower body workouts.
When you are getting fit at home, you don’t want bulky equipment taking up valuable space. But with a few small pieces of kit you can have an effective workout, building musical strength and sculpting your body.