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Weight training at home

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weight training at home

Do you really need fancy fitness equipment to have a beneficial weight-training workout?  No.  It’s quite simple to work out at home. You don’t have to bother about workout clothes, driving, or spending money on a membership. The apparatus is minimal and cheap. You are able to exercise anytime. Therefore, if you’re ready to get started, have a look at what you need.

Weight training at home:  What exactly you need

Have Fun with Bands

I often suggest using cable and Free Motion machines because they’re so versatile, however you could possibly get the same results using bands (also called tubes). Bands are made from elastic, stretchy latex that you can stick to doors, place beneath a bench, and stand on to perform exercises.

Bands can be found in different degrees of resistance which are usually shown by different colors. It’s best to buy several in various colors to use for different exercises. Many bands have handles, and you can also buy ankle cuffs and door attachments for some. You can aquire them anywhere - I’ve seen them at sports stores as well as electronics and chemists.

Exercises Tips.

Use the same good form as you would with other exercises.  Anchor your bands on smooth surfaces to prevent wearing them down. Popping bands are painful bands!

Be Friends with Dumbbells

You don't have to work with dumbbells as part of your home workout, yet you might enjoy them a lot more than or even just as much as resistance bands. You'll need to test out both to see which you prefer. I would recommend that you have both types of resistance readily available in case you don’t like the way bands feel for a specific exercise or vice versa. Remember that versatility can prevent boredom!

If you're a beginner and want to buy 2 and 3 kg  weights, understand that you will only be using these for a couple of months. Then you will need to buy a pair of heavier weights (four and five). You need to keep increasing the weight or maybe your muscles will hit a plateau and you will not see further results.

Tips

Use good form and prevent swaying your body during exercises.  Pick up dumbbells carefully to prevent straining your lower back.

Mat, Bench, Stability Ball

You may need a surface area on which to exercise - I don’t know how else to put it! A simple weight bench is versatile and great to have. However, you don’t have to have one. You do need a place to do chest presses, for example, and a stability ball can fill in nicely. Not only that, but a stability (or Swiss) ball forces you to use your core for balance on many exercises. You can use it in place of a bench in some cases, but not all.

Why do you need a mat? Because carpet gets in your nose. A mat is softer on your knees and head. And yes it (hopefully) provides a nonskid surface on which to position your weights and exercise.

What exactly are you waiting for?  You will notice muscles on that beautiful body in no time.