How do you solve a workout rut? We recommend adding these versatile pieces of equipment to your home gym.Â You can perform a variety of strength exercises and stretches so you donâ€™t get bored (or break the bank).
The kettlebell provides a multifaceted strength training workout.Â It is similar to a dumbbell, but because of its displaced center of gravity it requires agility, core stability, and coordination. Not only does it build muscle, but it also burns calories, works out your abs and promotes balance and endurance. The kettlebells require total body movement, challenging the muscular and cardiovascular system. Talk about multi-tasking!
* Fitnessista Body Bars ($45)
Do you think its impossible to find a piece of equipment that can be used for ab work, squats, lunges, bicep curls, shoulder presses, tricep extensions, and more? Meet the Body Bar: used for strength training and conditioning.Â It is covered with high quality rubber to ensure a comfortable and strong grip, and can be used in virtually every way possible to burn more calories during your workouts.
* Aurorae Yoga Mat ($30)
Available in a variety of bold colors to boost your excitement as you workout! Yoga mats can be used for more than merely yoga poses- you can also perform ab exercises, Pilates, various stretches and strength training on the mats.Â They provide support and alleviate pain on your knees and joints from lying on any floor covering (and these actually look pretty in your home, even when you’re not using them!)
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