Top 10 Basic Home Gym Equipment Essentials Everyone Should Own

Top 10 Basic Home Gym Equipment Essentials Everyone Should Own

Whether you’re somebody who just doesn’t like going to the gym, you don’t have the time or you just like to work out in the comfort of your own home, we’ve put together exactly what you need to ensure you can stay fit.

Whatever your goal is, this home gym equipment essential list is a perfect place to start.

These are all inexpensive and versatile pieces of equipment that can be used whatever your fitness goal may be. Have a look at our list and make sure you consider some of these pieces when putting together your home workout plan.

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HAND WEIGHTS

These hand weights are perfect for beginners they come in 2, 3 and 5 kg and are coated in soft neoprene making them durable and a lot more comfortable to hold. Use these for aerobic/cardio workouts to add a little bit of resistance to your workout and up the intensity.

Where to buy: Amazon

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MEDICINE BALL

These medicine balls are great, they come in a range of sizes of 4, 6 and 12lb. Very grippy and hard-wearing rubber. Medicine balls are great for muscle lengthening, muscle conditioning, and core stability work.

Where to buy: Amazon

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SLIDERS

Use these to work on your flexibility and core stability more effectively. These can be used on both smooth and carpeted surfaces to perform a range of exercises.

Where to buy: Amazon

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ANKLE/WRIST WEIGHTS

Take your cardio up a level or two by adding some resistance. These fit snugly to your wrist or ankle as you perform cardio or wear them as you go out for a jog. Available in one two or three kilogram options

Where to buy: Amazon

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FITNESS MAT

A fitness mat is essential for any groundwork. whether you’re stretching, doing some pilates or yoga. Protect your joints by making sure you have a thick mat like this one.

Where to buy: Amazon

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JUMP ROPE

Skipping is great for both speed and endurance. This rope with its fully adjustable cable will help you do just that while also strengthening your leg muscles. An awesome bit of kit.

Where to buy: Amazon

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PLYOMETRIC BOX

Plyometrics are great for coordination and can be used effectively to strengthen your legs feet and glutes when used correctly. Check out this box which can be flipped 3 different ways to give you a range of heights.

Where to buy: Amazon

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STEP BLOCK

With a number of different uses, adjustable height, and a shock-absorbent platform, this is a handy piece of kit. The same model used in many commercial gyms.

Where to buy: Amazon

 

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RESISTANCE BANDS

Resistance bands are the perfect home gym essential. They’re relatively cheap—you can buy a complete set for the price of one lightweight dumbbell. They take up minimal space, and, most importantly, they’re incredibly versatile.

Where to buy: Amazon

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AB ROLLER

We all know a strong core is important for runners. Really feel the burn with this simple exercise roller, works wonders for strengthening the abdominal region.

Where to buy: Amazon

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