The decision to get in shape seems so simple when you originally say it, but then when your alarm is blaring at 6am dragging yourself out of bed to go to the gym can seem like more effort than it’s worth. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of great accessories for your home workout. All you need to do is move your coffee table to one side and then let the workout begin.
The first essential is a good yoga mat. Despite the name, yoga mats can be used for far more than just yoga; they’re perfect for creating a non-slip surface allowing you to work out safely, they can be used rolled up to help you target specific muscles and they are ideal for exercises that takes place on the floor such as sit-ups and crunches. This could save you from endless aches and pains from working out on your hard floor.
Resistance bands are perfect for building a variety of muscles in a variety of ways, whether you want to tone your thighs, arms, bum or abs, this versatile accessory is a great alternative to exercise machines. If you’re concerned about equipment costing the earth and taking up half of your living room, these bands will be excellent for you.
A wheel roller is a terrific way to add some fun and movement to your workout routine. Perfect if you’re getting bored or uninspired by the typical home gym equipment. Incorporating a roller into your home workouts is a great way to improve your core strength, increase your stamina and help you lose a few pounds
Dumbbells are often only considered for building muscle mass in your biceps, but they’re actually a far more resourceful accessory. They’re fantastic for improving your cardio health, improving your balance, and can be used in a range of upper body, lower body and core exercises. With an array of sizes available to you, it’s easy to adapt these workouts to your strength and ability.
Whilst you may be tempted to just sit on your sofa and turn the tv on after finishing a workout at home, it’s just as important to ensure you have a good cool down and recovery routine. A foam roller is perfect for using after your workout to relieve muscle soreness, prevent injury and speed up recovery. So, pop the tv on whilst you take the time to stretch out at the end of your workout, your muscles will thank you the next day