Humans are made to do struggle. Hard work and struggle helps us to overcome the challenges and hard work during exercise improves the quality and endurance of our health. Exercise is also a combination of struggle and challenge. It is a physical type of activity that improves the health and fitness of living organisms. Exercise for machines also exists but we will not talk about them on this page. We will talk about what you need for home exercise equipment for workout in your own place (home).
Regular exercise is very effective to minimize dangerous health risks. Most peoples do exercise at the gyms but some likes to do it at home. Home exercise is also a good option. Some peoples do exercise at home to save time and money. During the lockdown, the home exercise option appears as a blessing. There are peoples who think that it is hard to do exercise at home due to less availability of equipment but they are wrong.
According to my experience peoples don’t use many types of equipment at the gym. Most peoples only use dumbbells, barbells, and weight plates. Some professional type peoples use weight machines or treadmill also. Here in this article, I will mention some exercise equipment which will cost you less but they will provide you effective results.
Here are the top-rated workout equipment for home exercise routine:
Dumbbell is weighted equipment which peoples use for exercise like weight training or for strength training. Peoples mostly use pair of dumbbells, one in each hand. You can also do different exercises with only one dumbbell but having two dumbbells will help you to perform more and various type of effective exercises.
Dumbbells have a long history. This exercise equipment is being used by athletes for centuries. Ancient dumbbells were not like current dumbbells. They were different in shape and size. In ancient greeks athletes used “halteres” named exercise equipment to perform weight lifting exercises. “Halteres” was an ancient form of the modern dumbbell. (10)
This home exercise equipment is not so expensive for the average person. If you want to gain health and fitness with confidence at home then you may need to get a pair of dumbbells. It is famous home-friendly exercise equipment which is available in almost all regions. Dumbbells are selling like hotcakes in offline and online markets.
The exercise you can perform with dumbbells at home
This home exercise equipment can help you to perform various types of exercises. You can perform many exercises in your home if you have a pair of dumbbells and an adjustable exercise bench. The exercise bench comes at the second number in the home exercise equipment list. Here are some effective dumbbell home exercises:
- Bench press (Almost All types if you have adjustable bench also)
- Chest fly (Almost All types if you have adjustable bench also)
- Dumbbell arm pullover (bend arm and straight both)
- Deep pushups
- Biceps curl (Almost all types)
- Dumbbell concentration curls
- Hammer curls
- Incline bicep curls or hammer curls
- Dumbbell tricep extension (almost all types)
- Dumbbell triceps kickback
- Lying tricep extension
- Dumbbell tate press
- Dumbbell shoulder shrugs
- Dumbbell front raise
- Shoulder press
- Lateral raise
- Dumbbell upright row
- Dumbbell one-arm row
- Bent over row
- Dumbbell Deadlift
- Incline two-arm row
- Dumbbell incline shrugs
- Dumbbell side bends
- Dumbbell crunches
- Weighted leg raise
- Weighted situps
- Dumbbell lunges
- Dumbbell squat
- Dumbbell bench step up
- Dumbbell calf raise (all types)
You can do many more exercises with a pair of dumbbells and with an adjustable exercise bench. Above mentioned exercises are top-rated exercises that you can do with home exercise equipment like by using dumbbells and a bench.
Adjustable exercise bench
It must be your second priority after dumbbells for starting your home exercise plan. Adding these two to your home exercise equipment list can help your exercise plan.
Adjustable exercise benches are very helpful in performing various types of exercises. This bench is more effective as compared to a flat bench on which you can do a limited number of exercises. Although flat benches can absorb heavy weight lifting, there are strong variants of adjustable exercises bench are also available in the market but at a high price.
The main benefit of this bench is that you can adjust it at different angles and positions to perform exercises. Take an example of chest exercise, you can perform flat bench presses on the flat bench but having an adjustable exercise bench will provide you benefits to perform incline, decline bench press also as you will have some adjustable settings if you get that type of bench.
Adjustable exercise bench comes with different prices. Their prices are mostly based on bench quality, market type, and the selling region. Some benches are available at low prices and some are available at high rates. We will recommend you to buy a strong quality exercise bench. Weight lifting puts huge pressure on the exercise bench that is why a good quality bench is an excellent option for reducing exercise-related risks.
These benches are also available in offline and online markets.
You may start thinking about why I need shoes to perform home-based exercises. You may need to know that wearing shoes or covering feet is very helpful while performing any type of physical activity.
Shoes provide stability and foot grip during the exercise. Your shoes also protect your feet from injuries that you may get during the exercise. In almost all games indoor or outdoor, athletes wear shoes. In most international games, it is not possible for athletes to compete without wearing shoes.
The prices of exercise shoes depend on their quality and the brand. High reputed brands come with good quality but you may need to spend some extra on them. Some brands like Adidas and Nike are famous for making exercise shoes.
Water is an essential liquid for our survival. You may not survive even for few days without it. Water is essential for all living organisms to survive.
If you want good results from your exercise then you need to keep your body hydrated. Water keeps the body hydrated and helps your body to perform various inner body tasks. It prevents dehydration and also improves fitness and muscle mass.
Keeping a water bottle is helpful during workout time. Drinking water before, during, and after the exercise is recommended as it reduces the dehydration risks due to a hard workout. It is not exercise equipment but it is an essential thing that you need in your home exercise equipment list.
A modern treadmill is an electric machine which athletes used for indoor walking, jogging, and running. This electric motor machine can help you to do running, jogging and walking in your own house without going outside. It is a good option for well-settled peoples but I will not recommend it to average salary peoples as this exercise equipment is a bit more costly as compared to the above-mentioned home exercise equipment.
You can do your walking and running-related activities outside on the grounds. Running on the earth’s surface also has more benefits as compared to a treadmill. But treadmill also has benefits and if you want to buy then good news for you is, it is available in the market easily.
The headband is a supportive type of equipment that can help you to control your hairs during the exercise. These types of bands are a very good option for ladies as they usually have long hair as compared to men. Some men also have long hairs and these headbands are useful for them also.
The main work of headbands are it keeps adjusted the hair away from the eyes. That helps the athlete to give the proper attention to the game. In many sports like basketball, tennis, table tennis, weight lifting, and squash athletes are using headbands.
Headbands are not costly. You can get branded headbands at some reasonable prices online or offline.
Gloves are also very important for exercise. It protects the hands and skin from damage. Peoples like to wear them during weight lifting or while performing other strength-related workouts. Some good quality gloves not only protect the athlete’s hands but also improve the handgrip of the person who wears them.
In many sports, athletes use gloves for some extra advantage. In weight lifting and powerlifting competitions, workout gloves have good respect from athletes. These gloves are also not so costly. Everyone can get them by paying few dollars to the seller.
Watch is very helpful during exercise time. As most peoples have a wall clock in their houses that is why we have put it below the list of home exercise equipment. Having a watch during the workout can help you to calculate the exercise time. Some exercises are time-based like “plank”.
The cost of watches depends on their quality and brand name. The cost of a watch starts from a few bucks and it can last at many millions of dollars.
All of these above-mentioned home exercise-friendly equipment and tools can boost the quality of your home exercise routine. You can get gym-like benefits at home with them. There are many gym exercises that you can do at home by using these.