8/23/2013

THREE HANDY HOME FITNESS EQUIPMENT TO OWN

Do you prefer to exercise at home, but, do not have space for a treadmill, or similar large gym equipment? Good news is, there are quite a number of small fitness equipment you can use at home and still get fantastic results. I have highlighted my three favorite home fitness tools.


Resistance Bands: Resistance bands are not commonly used. Many people tend to stick to dumbbells or machines. I bought one recently when I travelled because my dumbbells were too heavy to pack along. Resistance bands are more affordable and portable. They are a great way to workout when on the move or to add variety to your usual routine. You can do a number of exercises with the resistance band as it allows you to change your positioning in multiple ways. This changes how your body works and how an exercise feels. When buying a resistance band watch out for the tension level. Most bands would be marked small, medium or heavy. Exercises you could do with a resistance band include: chest press, bicep curls, triceps extensions, seated row, chest flies, etc.

Dumbbells: Dumbbells may not be travel friendly due to its weight, but, they are good tools to have at home. They are small and can easily be stored. Dumbbells provide many benefits for improving health and fitness, from muscle building to calorie burning to improved muscular endurance. You may add a set of dumbbells to your usual walk or run routine to power it up. You could also use dumbbells while doing your dance fitness videos.





Jump Ropes: Many of us may relate jump ropes with our childhood. Exercising with a jump rope is a great way to lose weight, improve cardiovascular fitness and tone the leg muscles. Your cardiovascular system involves your heart and the arteries and veins that bring blood and oxygen to and from the heart and the rest of the body. Therefore, by improving the ability of this system to work, you will not only have a greater ability to perform your daily tasks, but you will become less breathless during exercise.
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