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Three Must-Have Products for Home Workouts

Sometimes getting to the gym is a hassle! When you can’t make it to the gym, there are still ways you can get in a good workout from home. Getting the most out of a home workout doesn’t have to be expensive or elaborate either! Having these three simple and cheap options may be all you need for a satisfying workout. Anyone looking to get fit in the comfort of their own home can utilize these tools for achievable results.

Exercise Mats

We all want to be reasonably comfortable while working out. Being ill prepared for a floor workout may make you want to throw in the towel after a few reps. Many of these workouts can be taxing on one’s joints, causing pain and discomfort long after the workout has ended. When using an exercise mat, the cushion provided may protect the hips, tailbone, and spine from the development of pain and other chronic injuries. 

Weights

If the gym is too inconvenient, it’s always good to have some type of weights in any workout arsenal. Weights like dumbbells are cheap and relatively easy to store when not in use. Dumbbells are also versatile and can be used in a multitude of isolated muscle workouts. More specialized weights such as medicine balls or kettlebells are also available to offer more complex workouts. When working out from home, this strength equipment would be an inexpensive alternative for those looking for new and exciting ways to build muscle tone.

Resistance Bands

Resistance bands are a useful training technique for those trying to develop good bone and muscle strength. The versatility of these products as well their portability make workouts new, challenging and rewarding for those that need quick and efficient workouts. As an added benefit to the variety of exercises these products provide, many who are training with resistance bands experience less injuries using low impact techniques.

 

Written By GUADS Staff Member Meghan with contributions from workouthealthy.com, www.acefitness.org and www.stack.com.

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