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6 Must-Have Exercise Equipment At Home For Every Type Of Workout

Updated on September 13, 2017

When it comes to have a fit and healthy body, people give many excuses of 'Not Doing Exercise'. Health is one of the primary concerns in today’s competitive world. People hardly get time to reach out a gym or stick to a workout routine.

Regular exercise is essential to a live a healthy life. According to medical sources, every individual should do exercise at least 30-45 minutes for minimum days a week – regardless of their age and gender.

Exercise and workout help you lower the risk of chronic diseases by maintaining a healthy weight. Physical workouts stimulate the chemicals in brain that leave you feel more relaxed and happier. By exercising regularly, you may feel better about your appearance and boost your confidence levels.

With so many benefits of exercise, why anyone would not make it a habit?

Well, there are many reasons why people don’t involve in any kind of workout program like – busy schedule, previous failed exercise attempts, limited budget, exercise is painful and many more.

Best Home Exercise Equipment

With the availability of different types of exercise products, it has become easier for people to kick away those silly reasons of not exercising. You no longer need a personal trainer to keep you on track as long as you can do workouts without leaving the comfort of your home. With the right amount of workout plans available online, you can stay committed and fulfill our fitness goals.

Here I am going to list some of the best and must-have exercise products that could help you on your way. All you need to do is pick the right product based on your fitness goals and start today!

I hope the list will give you a better idea of the best exercise product that is suitable for every type of workout.

1. Chin-Up Bar

Chin-up bars are great for those who want to do different pull ups and different type of abdominal exercises such as leg raise, hanging etc. The basic models do not come with extra features. However, they are ideal, if you do not have enough space for a body tower.

Pulling yourself up until your chin is in level with the bar is one of the most adaptable and effective workouts at home. If uses your own bodyweight to work a vast range of muscle groups in a way that are impossible to replicate on gym equipment. Chin-up bar exercises are a mixture of static muscle contractions with regular flexion and extension movements that hit our muscle fiber from all angles.

An 8-minute pull-up will strengthen your shoulder muscles and biceps.

2. Resistance Bands

Resistance bands can be used to improve your punching power. There are different types of resistance bands that offer the same benefits as TRX. You can enhance traditional exercise by using this light and simple fitness equipment. You can do a number of exercises using resistance bands, some of which are – leg lifts, windshield wipers, toe touches, side plank leg lift pulses, frog stamps, seated spread pulses etc.

A 15-minute workout with resistance bands will help you improve your overall health, speed and flexibility – as you will be able to do a full range of motion.

3. Rowing Machines

Rowing machines are the best exercise products that help you burn more calories in less time. Most of the people think that rowing needs upper body strength. However, rowing is actually for all body parts, especially legs. During a rowing stroke, the legs and hips do the most work for creating power. The movement is similar to that of an explosive power cleaning that begins with driving your legs and engaging muscles in your back followed through the arms.

Like any piece of exercise equipment, it is best to get acquainted with how it functions and what all benefits you get. This is a great non-weight bearing exercise machine that helps in increasing the cardiovascular conditioning. You can target specific muscles or use it for entire body and burn fat quickly.

A 30-minute workout session on rowing machine can give you the desired shape.

4. Dumbbells

There is hardly someone who had never heard of dumbbells. Dumbbells exercise is an integral part of muscle strength programs and can be used to develop different elements of strength such as hypertrophy, maximal strength, explosive power, strength endurance etc.

Dumbbells activate the smaller muscle groups to control the exercise, making them significantly stronger. The main benefit of dumbbell exercise is that they fit around the body, as a result of which the movements can be performed correctly. Many athletes and sportsmen favor dumbbell exercises as they can replicate the sport movements accurately.

Some of the best exercises one can do with dumbbells are – flat chest press, incline chest press, flat chest flies, seated shoulder press, lateral raises, reverse flies, front raises, dead lifts, single arm row, lying bent over rows etc.

A 15-minute workout using dumbbells can strengthen your hand and shoulder muscles, giving a well sculptured body.


Dumbbell Exercise

5. Jump Rope

Jump Rope is a simple fitness product for doing cardio workouts. You can use this to burn excess calories and strengthen your muscles. It is cheap and easy to carry. You can take it everywhere you go. The basic model jump rope costs only a few bucks, but the benefits you get are priceless.

Jumping rope on a regular basis will have a positive impact on your endurance and speed. To make your workouts more efficient, you can maximize speed with the help of them. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that you should have sufficient space to use it.

Some of the popular jump rope exercises are – forward jump, side-to-side jump, backward jump, single leg-jump left/right, foot cross jump, double jump, etc.

If you want to skip yourself slim, do jump rope exercises for 10-minutes a day. You will be amazed to see the results within few weeks.

Jump Rope

6. Ab wheels

If you want to build a strong core, ab wheel exercises are the best. You will be using b wheel to perform some of the most challenging core exercises in existence. This exercise equipment has the ability to engage entire core including “stabilizer muscles”. Stabilizer muscles act as support system for our skeleton, aiding in maintaining balance and correct posture.

There is a misconception among people that core consists of only visible abdominals. However, the truth is that the core layers include stabilizer muscles beneath the abdominals that run around entire torso. Some of the best ab wheel exercises include – ab wheel plank, knee roll-out, wide-stand front roll-out, narrow stance front roll-out, V roll-outs, and plank to pike, oblique tuck and bridge hold.

A 40-minute workout on Ab wheels can help you target the entire body.

Do Ab Wheel Exercise Correctly


There are dozens of home equipment that help you get in desired shape. With some many options available, it does not make sense to spend thousands of dollars on what you plan to accomplish. The best bet would be to buy home exercise equipment that fulfills your needs. Home exercise equipment does not take much space and are easy to use. They are a sound investment and ensure a healthy life for you and your family.

Working out at home is always great way to ensure you are following a strict workout routine. You don’t have to wait your turn to get on a machine, if you have exercise equipment at home. You don’t have to pay monthly membership fee or struggle in a crowded gym. You can get the benefit of all exercises on a single piece at the comfort of your home.

Why late? Bring home the best exercise equipment to work-out when you want and wherever you want.

© 2017 Gayatri


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