Due to life’s uncertainties, you will not spend as much time in the gym as you would want. Having the ability to maintain a training regime while at home is therefore important. One does not however need to invest in an expensive hi-tech gym to benefit from home training. Additionally, your options need not be limited to exercise biking and treadmills. A few choice acquisitions can go a long a way in turning your garage or spare room into a mini-gym to continue your training.
As always, it is important to have parameters guiding any gadget acquisition exercise. Factors such as the cost of purchase, maintenance and repair should be forefront. If the gadget is a back up to your gym membership, it should be inexpensive. Convenience and ease of setup, use and storage should be considered. The equipment should deliver on its promise. Most equipment manufacturers will exaggerate or make false claims regarding their gadgets. Avoid such gadgets.
The following are 4 gadgets that you do not want to miss in your home training kit.
Body –Solid EXM 3000
Fitness enthusiasts looking for the ultimate home training gadgets need go no farther than the multi-function Body-Solid EXM 3000. Uses of the Body-Solid EXM 3000 are unlimited given the over 12 stations and 50 professional exercises possible. With fully adjustable settings, you are able to achieve penetration and targeted muscle training for well-defined results. To ensure your safety, non-slip rubber-encased heavy steel footplate is used. Thick Dura-firm pads that offer lumber support while training is made from thick durable material for long service life.
The Body-Solid EXM 3000 will allow you, whether alone or with a partner, to obtain maximum personal conditioning. The multiple settings available provide for all strength, fitness, and toning exercises that you and your family needs. With the Body-Solid EXM 3000, the gym and professional training moves back home.
This is the most expensive item on our list retailing at $329.95. However, it is probably the most important. Training at home can easily turn into self-deception or over-extension. This occurs when you cannot tell just how much exercise you have covered. The Polar M600 not only allows you to keep track of your heart rate, speed, cadence, and stride, but it will also track your sleep patterns, workouts, calories, and steps. In addition, it will monitor periods of inactivity and alert you when you are slipping.
Although there are many other gadgets that can perform the basics of monitoring your exercise, calories, and heart rate, the Polar M600 does more. The added functionality of an android smart watch means that you can interface with your phone to keep track of calls, SMS, social media, calls and play some music. These extra functionalities, added to its water-resistant capabilities more than justify the extra cost.
The “Z” Trainer
The “Z” Trainer is a kit that acts as a portable gym upon setup. When attached to a firm structure such as a doorframe, beam or tree, it offers you a full body workout. After the workout, the “Z” trainer’s convenient carry-on bag offers an appropriate storage until the next session. Another advantage of the “Z” trainer is its simplicity. It is the definition of idiot proof and can be used by anyone in the family in need of training. One or two persons can also use it at a time. Most personal trainers cannot say enough over its versatility and effectiveness.
The “Z” fitness kit works by allowing you to manipulate your body weight for a workout and strength building. Its adoptability includes providing for those who are overweight, pregnant, or young. The illustrated exercise manual will provide you with a detailed guide on how to utilize the gadget for maximum benefit. At a price range of between $20 and $100, it is a must have gadget for home training.
York Kettlebell Set
For cardiovascular and strength training, kettlebells are extremely effective. They allow you to target your legs, lower back, shoulders, and core for strength training. Given its effectiveness and affordability (at approximately $19.99), the kettlebell has become popular in fitness circles.
Though simple to buy and use, a few pointers are necessary:
- Ensure that the handle seam flashing is smooth and properly done
- Pick kettlebells whose handles are the right diameter/size for you
- Ensure appropriate handle width sufficient to fit both hands
- Pick the appropriate handle finishing between vinyl, enamel, powder coating, and bare steel. Always avoid the vinyl coated handles
- Get kettlebells of accurate weight
Training does not need to end when you exit the gym. At any cost, there are options for any fitness enthusiast to acquire the appropriate gadgets needed to work on their regime. Additionally, the simplicity and practicality of the gadgets identified above mean that one need not have access to a personal trainer. With your knowledge of your training routines, you can maintain the regime at home and impress the trainer the next time you meet.