In this new article, we are talking about home gym equipment and offer you our Best Home Gym Equipment For Women In 2021
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Working out at home has become the norm in recent months because of the continued closures of gyms due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
I have invested in a quite a few of the items shared in my best home gym equipment list during lockdown, adding to those that I already had before this global nightmare started.
My wife was a daily gym-goer before the enforced closures and so she has been joining me on my daily workout sessions. She has been so impressed with the quality of work that you can get under your belt at home that she is even considering if she even needs to return to the gym when hers re-opens.
With that said if you are struggling to stay in shape as a woman here are we consider the best home gym equipment for women:
I recently wrote an article called The best home gym equipment list during lockdown 2021 and my number 1 must-have item was resistance bands and the number 1 slot in this article doesn’t change.
Resistance bands are just so versatile that they would make any best home gym equipment list regardless of whether it is written specifically for men, women or children.
They can be used as a swap for conventional weights for building muscle and strength training and in many ways are more beneficial than using conventional weights when you start to look at strength curves and time under tension.
But as well as using them to build muscle and for strength training, they can also be used for toning, stretching and mobility.
Resistance bands really are a must-have for men and women looking to get a strong workout at home.
The resistance bands shown above are mainly used for working the legs and butt, the lower body. If you are looking to work your biceps and triceps then you will need the longer loop bands or tube bands as shown below.
Whatever your fitness goals are Amazon has a great selection of Resistance Bands that will help get you where you want to be.
Free Weights – Dumbbells
Resistance bands are a space saver but if you do have just a little space then a set of good quality free weights are also a must for your best home gym equipment for women list.
The types of weights that you buy depends really on your goals. If you want to build muscles then your weights must challenge you. If your looking more to tone up then the weight can be dropped down. Remember you can always combine free weights/dumbbells with the use of resistance bands to really give yourself a challenge.
A good quality exercise mat is a good addition to a home gym. It also has the benefit of being able to just be rolled up and taken anywhere with you meaning that you are not restricted to where you can work out.
Exercise mats are widely used in Yoga and Pilates and any floor-based exercise workout
Exercise Mat Uses
An Exercise ball is a useful home gym workout tool for balance-related exercises and great for strengthening your core. Mastering the use of your exercise ball will take some practice because of the nature of its uneven rounded shape.
The best way to use an exercise ball as a beginner is to practice simple core and leg exercises to build your confidence.
Exercise Ball Uses
- Learn proper posture.
- Find neutral spine position.
- Increase lumbar (low back) mobility.
- Increase balance and stability.
- Develop overall control and strength of the core body muscles
- Increase abdominal and back muscle strength.
- Learn to lift properly.
- Start on both your knees with the Ab Wheel just in front of the body on the floor.
- Tighten the core and with your arms fully extended slowly roll the wheel forward until your body is semi-parallel to the ground (Watch the Athlene X video below)
- Squeeze your core tight, and roll yourself back to the starting position and repeat making sure not to arch the back
Using an Ab Wheel also works your obliques, delts, lats, your back and your forearms.
You can do similar exercises to that of the Ab Wheel with an exercise ball with the ab rollout converting to an exercise ball stability rollout.
A jump rope is a very inexpensive piece of home gym equipment, and its low price brings many benefits.
Using a jump rope is known to:
- Improves Coordination
- Decreases Foot and Ankle Injuries
- Burns Calories Fast
- Improves Bone Density
- Improves Cardiovascular Health
- Improved Breathing Efficiency
When you add in the fact that you can use a jump rope pretty much anywhere it becomes a very useful addition to our best home gym equipment for women list
The Best Home Gym Equipment For Women If You Have Deeper Pockets
The majority of gym-goers go to the gym to use the machines. The treadmill, the stepper, the exercise bikes are all popular choices.
If space is not an option and you do have a little more cash to spend then here are a few of the most reasonably priced options.
Treadmill – Running Machine
You could easily spend thousands on a professional treadmill but there are also some very affordable midprice options available.
You can even get machines that fold away.
The Nero Sports – Foldable Electric Motorized Treadmill with Bluetooth below will cost you around £400, still a bit pricy but when you factor in that you get a lifetime guarantee on the motor and 2 years manufacturing guarantee it starts to look like a good deal considering you can spend £20-£50 a month on a gym subscription.
- Lifetime motor warranty, Fully 2-year warranty on frame and parts
- Powerful 600-watt Motor
- 12 Auto programs and manual program
- Onboard computer with LED Display (Time, Speed, Distance, Calories, Scan Mode)
- Folds away for easy storage
Comfort is hugely important when buying an exercise bike for your home gym, after all, you could be in the saddle for quite a time during your workout.
Considerations when buying your bike include:
The resistance system of your exercise bike depicts how you adjust the difficulty when you’re pedalling.
Resistance levels re-create steep inclines help mimic riding conditions and make the riding experience more challenging.
If you want to monitor your performance, then you need to think about your bikes console and the kind of data you can see in front of you and how that data is presented. You are probably going to want to view metrics such as distance, pace and calorie burn.
Seat And Handlebars
Most exercise bikes offer the ability to adjust seats and handlebars. Good machines also offer adjustments to pedals to the keep your feet firmly in place. Really good bikes also allow you to swap your seats and pedals making your exercise bike feel more like your real outdoor bike.
One of our favourite bikes for a home gym is the IDEAPARK Exercise Bike (shown below)
So there you have it our best home gym equipment for women in 2021.
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