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Posted by: ryangeorgefitness | April 6, 2009

The 5 best Pieces of In-Home Fitness Equipment.

With the busy lifestyle that we have today, working out at home is increasingly becoming the only option for many people looking to improve their fitness. Due to this, sales in home fitness equipment has been skyrocketing over the past several years. With all of the options on the market, it can be difficult to determine what to buy. Below is a list of the 5 best pieces of in home fitness equipment.

1- Powerblocks-Powerblocks are my all time favorite piece of fitness equipment. Essentially, having a pair of powerblocks is the equivalent of having a set of dumbbells that go from 5-90+lbs in 5 pound increments. It all fits in a space that is less than 2 square feet. Until you actually see these in action, it’s hard to appreciate the efficiency of this great device so below is a youtube video of how they work.

2- Physio ball- The physio ball is the most versatile piece of exercise equipment. It can be used on it’s own to work the core, the abs, lower body and the upper body. In addition, it can be used in combination with almost any other piece of fitness equipment. It can be used with barbells, dumbbells, medicine balls, cable machines and almost anything else you can find in a gym. The element of instability can make traditional exercises far more challenging and interesting.

3- TRX Suspension Trainer– The TRX Suspension trainer is a very good piece of fitness equipment. It is a bit advanced so it’s not for beginners. What is great about it is that you can get a great total body strength workout using only your body weight. The TRX provides a very innovative workouts which are not only challenging but also train your body in a more functional way than traditional strength training.

4-Lateral Resistor– For a great lower body workout, nothing beats the lateral resistor. This can be used for all of the muscles in the legs and can be used with different levels of resistance. It can be used for strength training, endurance training and can target specifically the muscles in the glutes which can be very tough to get at.

5- Jump rope- When it comes to getting a good, intense cardiovascular workout, the jumprope is as good as it gets.  It builds leg strength, endurance, coordination and gets the heart rate going really fast. 10 minutes of jumping rope can be the equivalent of 35 minutes on a treadmill.

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