Updated: Nov 18, 2021
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Dumbbells. Strength training with dumbbells is particularly effective in loading the skeletal system, which helps to increase bone density. They also put the muscular system through its paces, which helps it gain lean mass, increase its metabolic rate, and improve its overall performance.
Resistance Bands. Resistance bands increase muscle growth, strength, and function. In addition to targeting certain muscles, resistance bands may help protect joints by providing varying degrees of resistance.
A training or workout bench can help to increase muscular mass, strength, and endurance. Using a workout bench for your home workouts will facilitate more exercises than standing or stationary posture allows. The bench also allows a wider range of motion to be achieved with certain movements.
With these 3 items, you can get a solid workout without leaving your home. Check out our recommendations for your wish list equipment We provide links for each with all budgets in mind.
Neoprene-coated dumbbells can range from $25-$75; increasing in cost as the weight increases and multiple pairs are needed for versatility.
We recommend First Place Super Bands. They range from 1/4" diameter (lightest) to 4" diameter (heaviest) and are priced from $10-$50. Handle sets and anchors can be purchased separately.
A standard weight bench is sufficient and can double as a step for stepping exercises. They are typically less than $75
Rubber-encased hex dumbbells which are sold as pairs, are more durable, and allow for heavier weight options than the individually sold neoprene option. They range from $30-$180 per pair and again multiple pairs would be needed as your strength increases.
Powerblock Adjustable Dumbbells cost about $400 for a pair but they replace an entire set of 5-50 lbs and include incremental weights (7.5, 12.5, 17.5...etc). They take up as much room as a single pair of dumbbells and you can easily transport the entire set from one room to another.
Gray Cook Bands are approximately $45 each regardless of size but come with the ability to anchor themselves to a door, attached handles, and foam handles on the tube itself for gripping and added comfort. They allow for more versatility than traditional bands.
The Gymenist foldable bench is adjustable to multiple inclines/declines and folds up for convenient storage.
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