Do you live in a mansion? If you do, this page is probably not for you.
Do you think you can’t workout at home because you don’t have the room?
Well, think again.
You don’t need much space at all to do, let’s face it, a pretty decent workout.
If you have room to lie down. If you have room to stand with your arms stretched out. If you have room to jump. You have room to workout at home.
Yep, with these pieces of small home workout equipment, you can get sweaty with the minimum of space.
Want to know what they are?
Ok, this is my funny, clever, annoying (whatever you want to call it) way of saying you don’t need anything to workout at home.
No equipment is required.
You just use your body.
Your body is the perfect piece of equipment.
If you think body weight workouts are easy, think again. They can be extremely tough and challenging. And any workout, even one you’ve been doing for years, can be made more interesting. More demanding. More heart pumping.
Speed up. Do more reps. Have less rest. Set yourself a time challenge. Set yourself a total rep challenge.
All really great ways of getting more from your workout.
But, you could also slow it down.
Slowing down your body weight exercises, well, it will have you screaming with surprise. I guarantee.
Try it now.
Pick an exercise you’re very familiar with. I’d go for squats, but you could try it with lunges, push ups, sit ups. Anything you’re pretty confident in doing.
Ok, do 6 of them.
Feel quite easy?
Now do 1 but this time slow it down. Do each phase of the movement for a count of 6. So, if it were squats, down for a count of 6, hold at the bottom for a count of 6, up for a count of 6.
How does that feel?
You can have great fun testing yourself, your imagination and your body, with body weight exercises.
So, whatever you do, don’t write them off.
Ok, I take it back. Slightly anyway.
This is once piece of equipment that is pretty much essential. Yeah even if you’re doing a body weight workout.
Why only slightly?
Because again, you don’t NEED it, need it. You can still workout without it. But, a decent mat will make it a much nicer, more comfortable experience.
If you’re lying on the floor, or your carpet, things can start to hurt. Get a bit slippery. Get a bit sweaty.
It’s just not very pleasant.
You’re definitely going to workout harder, better, if you’re concentrating on the movement you’re doing rather than...”Oh god my feet won’t stop slipping”. Or, “MY KNEES. MY KNEES”.
So, invest it a good one.
Non-slip. Extra thick.
Cushioning for those knees. And bums. And hips.
You deserve it.
Oh how I love me a kettlebell.
Let me count the ways.
They are so versatile. You can use them for strength training, cardio workouts, flexibility.
You can swing them. Press them. Squat them. Carry them.
You can use them on their own. With other equipment. Or as a door stop when you’re not working out.
They are great to have in your arsenal.
And, they don’t take up much room. Which is always a bonus when you’re space limited.
The only problem is, when you want more kettlebells, and believe me you will, they do get a bit cumbersome to store.
Don’t get me wrong, you can get along, very well with just one.
But as you get a bit fitter, a bit stronger, I can assure you you’ll want heavier ones. You’ll want one to swing and deadlift. One to squat. And one to press.
And then you’ll want some heavier ones.
I’ve got 6. I haven’t got that many doors that need jamming open.
If you are interested in getting a kettlebell, I’d strongly suggest you get an adjustable one. There are quite a few about these days. This one ranges from 3 – 18kg. That would be sufficient for most homes.
And as a bonus, you can use the plates on their own.
It is a bit pricier. But the likelihood is, it’ll be the only one you need. Ok, maybe get two, if budget allows.
If you’ve got a friend, or partner, you can workout with, I’d strongly suggest you get some boxing gloves and focus pads.
Apart from the fact boxing is a great workout. It’s loads of fun. And a great stress reliever.
No, you don’t actually need a partner to do a boxing workout. But, if you’re not working out with someone you don’t really need these. You can just shadow box.
And yes, you could shadow box with your friend. But, being able to throw actual punches makes it much more fun.
If you are working out on your own, but you still want to throw punches, seriously think about getting a punch bag.
They are bigger than just gloves and pads, but, it can just sit in a corner until you need it.
They’re also quite heavy, and awkward to carry, which makes for an awesome strongman type workout.
The last piece of small home workout equipment I’d recommend is resistance bands.
They’re not only great if you’ve got a small home, they’re great if you’re on the road. They can fit into even the most fullest suitcase.
But don’t let their small size fool you. These little bands can give even the fittest person a run for their money.
They come in various tensions, from 7 – 57 kg. And can be used for stretching, strength training, speed and flexibility and support with difficult movements like push ups and pull ups.
A truly versatile piece of kit.
Let’s face it, most of us don’t own mansions.
And the likelihood is, we’re never going to have a house large enough for our own gym.
But please, don’t let that put you off.
Workouts can be done anywhere.
Really fun, challenging workouts at that.
So, what are you waiting for...get home workouting.
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