Turn Any Space In Your Home Into A Gym
Lots of you are wondering whether you need to join a gym to burn fat and to get lean and the simple answer is no, you don't. Fitting in exercise around a busy lifestyle can be hard work, but it doesn't have to be especially if you can workout at the comfort of your own home. With a small space you can turn your home into your very own personal gym for a full body workout.
Below I’m listing simple equipment, that can fit into a tiny apartment and can advance your home workouts and let you burn more fat, build lean muscle and transform your body. And the best thing is that you can get in all your workouts without having to leave your home.
One of the best pieces of kit you can have at home is a set of dumbbells. A simple, adjustable set won’t cost too much and they can be stored away easily in a small space. Dumbbells can be used to increase the intensity of lots of different exercises and to help in building muscle. For example, by holding a dumbbell on either side when doing lunges, you’ll increase resistance and make it that much tougher.
Simple rubber resistance bands can be anchored to a door handle or bannister to replicate lots of exercises you’d usually need a multigym to do. Movements with push-pull actions such as bicep curls or back rows can be done easily by attaching a resistance band to a door handle, for example. You can also use your body and stand on resistance bands to work parts of the body including shoulders. Resistance bands are also great piece of kit to travel with and can be used for those cheeky hotel room HIIT sessions.
Skipping ropes are awesome for cardiovascular fitness and you can burn some serious fat with a skipping HIIT. This simple piece of equipment will add a great new exercise to your workout routines and it'll also help improve balance and coordination.
Kettlebells are a great strength and conditioning tool and can give you a full-body workout. Moves such as squats, deadlifts and overhead presses are a great alternative to using large bits of equipment that take up a lot of space, like barbells. You can get them in range of weights so you can progress as you get stronger.
These very challenging, advanced exercises work the core and are great for upper body strength, You can use small towels or even your socks.
Use your furniture
That’s right, you can even use bits of furniture you’d find in the front room to enhance your workouts. For example, use your couch for triceps dips, a chair for chair dips and seat taps or for elevated press-ups. All you need is imagination.
A foam roller is a great recovery and mobility tool. It can also be used as a balance-training tool—it looks like the top half of a yoga ball on top of a hard, flat platform, and it’s used to create an unstable surface during exercises so that you can engage and challenge your core.
So there it is - you don't need a gym to get fit, healthy and lean. Any of the above equipment can be used effectively at home, even if you don't have much space.