When it comes to home equipment, the first thing I check is the price. I wouldn’t want something that is too expensive that I feel like I am investing a lot of money in. Another thing I check is the size of the machine. I do not like those huge machines that end up becoming the elephants in the corner of the house. I would recommend equipment that are small, portable and light that can just be chucked in the corner and brought out whenever a workout is needed to be done. Enough chitchat, I am going to show you a couple of home equipment pieces that you can consider getting for yourself.
- RESISTANCE BAND.
Each set of a resistance band comes with a light, medium and a heavy and with this you are able to perform a couple of exercises. Some of the exercises done using the resistance band are squats. Insert the band slightly above your knee, not too high and not too low, position both of your legs shoulder- width apart and drop down into a squat position. Confirm that your knees don’t go over your toes. You can also use a Swiss ball for stretching besides working out.
- SWISS BALL.
A Swiss ball can be definitely be found in gyms and also some homes of people who work out. At most times, you will find out that most people don’t know how to use them for workouts and so I’m going to show you a couple of exercises you can do. A Swiss ball helps you train your balance and stability. With your Swiss ball, a very low impact thing you can do is bounce. Keep your chest up, your back straight and bounce and immediately you can start to feel yourself engaging your core muscles, squeezing your but, getting your blood flowing. I think this is a great way to wake up your body as it is not too static.
- AB ROLLER.
You might have seen this at some gym and wondered what it does. To put it in simple terms, the AB roller helps you work your abs. I do have to say that this workout is more for people at intermediate or more advanced level but if you are a beginner, you can as well try it out and see how it goes. This is going to take your abs and your core workout to a whole different level. So for the AB roller, just turn your yoga mat sideways to protect your knees and put the AB roller directly underneath your chest, arch your back and squeeze your core in. When you are ready, take a deep breath, exhale and then reach out as far as you can and curl back in.
- FOAM ROLLER.
The foam roller is used to stretch out and cool down especially when the muscles are very tight in the legs and the back. To start, get down on all fours and place the roller near you thighs. You are then going to move your body weight on top of the roller and find that tender spot that is usually at your side or in front. Once you find that tender spot, you can smoothly roll it out. It can get a bit painful at first few times but you will get used to it. It helps to encourage blood flow in the tight areas and helps to reduce the pain.