Don’t feel pressured to gather all this stuff at once. I sure didn’t. It happened over time. Use the checklist as a guide to tailor your own list to your needs. If you’re starting bare bones to build an arsenal of equipment, I suggest you start out with dumbbells (5, 8 and 10 pounds) and training journal, then add a step bench when you can.
In this video mash-up are examples of good ways to use the equipment listed in the Checklist. BOOM!
- Interval Timer
- Speed Rope
- Medicine Ball
- Stability Ball
- Training Gloves
- Step Bench
- Pull Up Bar
- Exercise Resistance Bands & Tubing
- Training Journal / Workout Log
- Sledgehammer & Tires (try picking these up at a flea market)
You’re a home workout athlete! Don’t let your workouts go stagnant. Always keep challenging yourself. Your training journal (a simple spiral notebook or index cards) is excellent for not only logging your workouts, but also evaluating past workouts to see if you’re truly taking things to the next level over time.
Chime in and tell me about your favorite home workout equipment in the comments. I’m nosy like that. What’s the next piece of equipment you plan to add to your arsenal?