Prevention recommends using items like jump ropes, dumbbells, resistance bands, stability balls and yoga mats if equipment or tools are desired to supplement one's workout. WebMD states that effective workouts can be accomplished anywhere at anytime without the use of any equipment at all.Continue Reading
WebMD advises that sufficient strength training can be accomplished through creative movement using the body's own weight as a form of muscle resistance. Men's Fitness lists examples of such exercises as push-ups, planks, abdominal rollouts, squats, lunges, pull-ups, glute bridges, tricep dips and crunches. The use of small equipment can help to increase the intensity of these exercises. WebMD notes that creative methods may also be implemented, such as using large water jugs instead of dumbbells, using a chair as a push-up tool or lifting a small child instead of a barbell. Cardiovascular fitness can be maintained through simple exercises, such as jumping jacks, running in place and jump roping.
Prevention also recommends the use of workout DVDs to try methods such as Zumba and kickboxing, both of which do not require any additional equipment. Heart rate monitors are usually built into many modern gym machines, but an affordable personal monitor is easy to find and makes a great addition to any home workout regimen.Learn more about Home Fitness Equipment
According to WebMD, the Shake Weight does not provide enough resistance to stimulate muscles in the same way as workouts that utilize traditional dumbbells. Therefore, the Shake Weight does not work as a viable substitute for a real workout.Full Answer >
NordicTrack ellipticals are exercise machines that provide a low-impact cardio workout. These machines simulate the movements the body makes when walking, climbing stairs or running with less impact on the joints.Full Answer >
The Total Gym XL is a fully-equipped in-home gym system designed to offer its users a full-body workout while taking up minimal space. The Total Gym XL is an older model currently replaced by the newer, sleeker XLS. Featuring over 80 exercises, this home workout machine requires no assembly.Full Answer >
Bowflex is a brand of home fitness equipment manufactured and marketed by Nautilus, a company long known for exercise machines used extensively in gyms. The home gyms for which Bowflex is best known work by means of Bowflex's Power Rod progressive resistance technology. Working with progressive resistance is like pulling back the string of a bow, where the resistance grows greater as the movement progresses, according to PEERtrainer.Full Answer >