Basic Home Gym Essentials

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Hundreds of studies with scientific basis have shown and proved that a regular physical activity will increase your life expectancy and improve your quality of life. Going daily to a gym and spending some quality time is not at all possible in this fast-paced life even you have to spend money too.

So it is better having the basic gym essentials at home and workout regularly. With a basic home gym, you will have a lot of benefits such as privacy, freedom, convenience, time-efficient and cost-effective. Here we listed the basic home gym essentials which are inexpensive, portable and easy to use.

Dumbbell Set

If you seriously want to burn some fat and gain some muscle, a pair of dumbbell set is a must at home. Many types of exercises such as bicep curls, chest flyes and  shoulder raises can be done with these dumbbells. They are inexpensive and versatile. They come in different weights, it is better having two pairs, one heavy and one lightweight.

Stepper

A stepper is a small, portable and easily usable home gym essential which can help you to burn calories and loose weight. It will provide a good aerobic workout that increases your body’s metabolism and burns fat. Using a stepper on a regular basis has lots of health benefits including muscle toning, weight loss and cardiovascular fitness.

Jump Rope

Even normal jumping burns a good amount of calories and with a jumping rope it is much more effective. It is a very effective cardiorespiratory workout and even works well on your arms, shoulder, legs and core. A 15-min workout with jump rope is recommended daily. You can carry it even while you are travelling, so that you don’t have to miss your workout.

Resistance Band

Resistance band creates tension in your muscle by offering some resistance. These bands help your body to get some stability. Exercises with resistance bands are good for both bone and muscle health. They come with different levels of resistance, lighter and heavier, so choose accordingly.

Exercise/Yoga Mat

To perform basic exercises you need a mat, especially when you have hard floors at your home. The mat padding will protect your knees, elbows, hips and tailbones. It may also offer you from not slipping and to get some balance. Go for a basic yoga mat so that you can roll up and store it after you are done with your exercise.