As this article is being written, we are in the midst of a global pandemic that has caused over a million deaths, has caused millions of people to lose their jobs, and has led to hundreds of millions being confined to their homes. Our governments have recommended that in order to prevent falling sick, or to combat the virus if we were to contract it, that we should exercise, for exercise strengthens our body and our immune system. Exercise is a great way to keep yourself fit mentally, too, especially during these uncertain times.
In this article, we will tell you what additions you should make to your home gym [if you have one], and what exercises you can do to keep yourself fit. Exercising is more important now than it has ever been and it is a fantastic way to keep yourself healthy physically and mentally. In times of uncertainty like this, exercise can be what keeps you sane. As many of us are not allowed to go outdoors, we must exercise indoors; do not fall into the trap of laziness, and rather, motivate yourself and exercise.
Here are some additions to your home gym if you have one, or pieces of equipment you can use to build a home gym.
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Mirror workouts have become very popular in recent years. They are interactive, digital mirrors that allow you to join workout classes from the comfort of your own home. These smart mirrors are a fantastic way for you to exercise at home and mean that you do not need to go to a gym, nor do you need to join internet classes, for these classes are streamed straight through your mirror. They are expensive, yes, but the service that they provide is unlike any you can find anywhere else. If you have a home gym, we definitely recommend that you invest in one of these devices. They have helped thousands of people to achieve their fitness goals. By investing in one, you too can achieve your own goals.
Rowing machines are a great piece of equipment that is a great addition to any home gym. Rowing machines provide an intense lower-body and upper-body workout and can be used to strengthen your core. Rowing machines are very easily stored and you can pick them up for a reasonable price, both second-hand and new. Rowing machine workouts are always very intense and you will notice within weeks changes in your body after using them. Used in combination with other exercise machines, you can strengthen and tone up your body.
Exercise bikes are great pieces of equipment that provide an intense cardiovascular workout. You can pick these bikes up second-hand or new for, like rowing machines, a reasonable price. They are an invaluable piece of equipment, especially considering many of us are not allowed to get outside on our bicycles like we once would have done. You can now buy smart exercise bikes that have in-built screens which will play videos or music while you are cycling. Exercise bikes are a piece of equipment that no home gym can go without, so start investing and pick one up today.
Free Weights and Weight Machines
When you are working out at home or building a home gym, it is good to invest in weights or weight machines. Strength training, while not for everybody, is still a very beneficial way to burn weight and put on muscle. Strength training is an exercise that more people should consider doing. Free weights are very inexpensive; however, weight machines can cost quite a lot of money. Whichever you choose, always have some kind of weights there so you can do strength training, even if it is a minimal amount of strength training. It is of great benefit.
Mats and Bars
In addition to machines, bodyweight exercises are a great way to build strength and get your body into shape. Bodyweight exercises like push-ups, squats, and sit-ups are a great way to tone up and improve your core strength. Mats will allow you to do push-ups on the floor, while bars will allow you to do pull-ups. If you cannot install a bar in your home, you may want to do it in your garage or on your front porch. Bodyweight exercises are a very powerful way of building strength – and they are not to be ignored or neglected.
With the help of this page, you now know a few additions to make to your home gym, and how you can build a home gym. We hope that you are faring well during this period of lockdown, and we recommend exercise to you.