These days people are less dependent on public gyms and more into home workouts. This is because there’s more and more fun equipment you can use at home. When someone returns after a day’s work, it can be exhilarating to have a workout session. You can lose all your work stress, feel the endorphins, and get pumped with adrenaline. Then, later on, you can watch football on the television or have a drink with the lads.
Many people fill their home gyms with such standard equipment as kettlebells, barbells and dumbbells, or power racks, weights and bench presses. Perhaps you have some of these but are looking to have an enhanced experience during workouts. This article has been written to give you a few exciting ideas.
Mirrors And Smart Mirrors
If you exercise alone, you are at a greater risk of incurring an injury. If you use a gym mirror, it will do more than make the room look bigger: you can work on your posture, especially during workouts.
Fitbits aren’t the only smart technology that you can use for your physical well-being. Many people are now using smart mirrors which can be wall-mounted and bought in different sizes. People are able to find out online which exercises benefit from which products and to compare the different features. They can also check online reviews before they buy.
Sports enthusiasts are able to access online classes or use virtual home gyms and boxing rings. They can also choose subscription or non-subscription options.
Smart Bikes And Smart Trainers
You can attach your tablet to an exercise bike, and cycle along virtual routes. Some products even increase the resistance to match the terrain.
Many guys enjoy live-streaming with friends as they play games like Fortnite, Call of Duty, or Assassin’s Creed. In a similar way, it’s possible to share cycle routes with other players and to communicate as you go. There are also options to access streamed cycling lessons or to use training videos.
Whilst they are neither smart tech nor sports equipment, protein powders can improve your home workouts. Many people drink protein shakes to gain energy, and to help them manage their weight.
Using such ingredients as whey for a protein supplement, you can assist your muscle growth and stock up your body with nutrients.
Just as people can use protein powders to help with muscle recovery, they can use foam rollers to ease their aches and pains. They are light and extremely portable and can provide your very own physio session.
It’s a great feeling when those tight muscles loosen. There are even vibrating versions to take things up a level.
They are another remedy for people nursing sports injuries. They are also used by people who shouldn’t use gyms, such as heart attack victims.
You can usually buy them in packs of six, and each will have a different resistance level. You can therefore incorporate them into structured workout sessions, including the warm-ups at the beginning.
Like resistance bands and foam rollers, they won’t take up a lot of space, and they are easy to carry around. Buy a quality product that can be adjusted to your body height. You’ll need to use it either outdoors or in a room with a high ceiling and a firm floor.
If you play sports that involve vertical jumps (such as volleyball or basketball) you can be at a greater risk of hurting your ankles and feet. One benefit of skipping is that it can help protect you from this. Whilst it’s only a small sports item, you shouldn’t dismiss its value. Besides giving you an excellent form of cardio exercise, it can burn your calories and improve your coordination and bone density.
Weighted Vests And Music
Just as army recruits carry heavy packs on their backs whilst walking, you can increase the resistance during workouts using a weighted vest. There are removable 300g sandbags that you can use to adjust the weight. Wear the vest whilst lifting dumbbells, hand weights, and kettlebells – but never when using larger ones.
Finally, you should add a music system to your gym, so you can blast out hi-octane beats. This will help keep you motivated. Failing that, buy some sweat-proof headphones.
Once you’ve got everything set up, you’ll have a brand-new armory of equipment to use. As a result, your home workouts can become both more fun and more effective, and you’ll be using traditional equipment alongside smart technology.