Sunday, July 2, 2017

Top 10 Best Cheap Compact Exercise Equipment for Weight Loss and Toning At Home

If you don’t have time to go to the gym or can’t afford to buy those expensive rowing machines or treadmills, this article is for you.

We have collected a list of cheap exercise equipment ideas that work for weight loss, overall toning and slimming that meet your budget. And you know what? They are also compact, portable to fit in your small apartment so that you can exercise anytime you want at home.

  1. Exercise Mat
  2. Jumping Rope 
  3. Dumbbells
  4. Pedal Exerciser 
  5. Resistance Bands 
  6. Exercise Balls
  7. Punching Bag 
  8. Pull-up Bar 
  9. Kettlebells 
  10. Ab wheel

1. Exercise Mat

This is great equipment to start with as it will protect and cushion your back, joints and overall body during working out.

2. Jumping Rope

Do you know that a 10 minute session with jump rope can burn more than 100 calories? This amazing equipment can do so much compared to its cheap price. You can practice anywhere with a jump rope/skipping rope: at home, in the office, at the park, or when you’re on vacation etc.

3. Dumbbells

Dumbbells are great for muscle building and toning. You can never go wrong with a pair of adjustable dumbbells which can help you perform various types of exercises for both toning, weight training and weight loss.

You should start from lighter options and then gradually move on to heavy ones when you think you are ready for heavier weights.

4. Pedal Exerciser

While you can’t afford to buy an exercise bikes for weight loss or just don’t have enough space for it, a pedal exerciser/ desk exerciser or mini exercise bike is for you. You can use it under your desk for workout at home or in the office. If you want to lose one pound you have to burn around 3500 calories per week so you should watch for your food consumption. When choosing a pedal exerciser note that the lighter friction resistance controlled machine is cheaper than magnetic resistance system but they are also less durable and noisier.

5. Resistance Bands

Just like jump rope, resistance bands are cheap, compact and versatile. You can perform exercises that improve resistance and endurance levels as well as for muscle-toning purposes. Another great benefit is that they are for those who are in the process of rehabilitation.

6. Exercise Ball

These balls are great for stabilization, muscle strength, balance training and physical therapy practice as well. Some people use stability balls instead of weight benches (of course the balls are a lot cheaper) for upper body presses. You can also use fitness balls instead of regular office chair to avoid back pain, correct posture and even workout in the office in your free time.

If you are interested in explosive strength and power training, go for a medicine ball which is just as cheap.

7. Punching Bag

No one can expect that a punching bag can be effective for weight loss but it is the fact that actually you can burn 100- 300 or more calories for just a 30 minute session. It is also great for muscle toning and muscle growth. By practicing with a punching bag, you have the chance to perform intense level of cardio and aerobic as well as adding footwork exercises in the training session.

8. Pull-up Bar

Pull-up bar is great for upper body workout, arm muscle building, six pack abs and so much more. Pull-up bars are compact and cheap. All you need is a standard doorways or ceiling to hang it on and begin exercising.

9. Kettlebells

Kettlebells are durable equipment for strength and weight training. You can do so much with the kettlebells from swing, row, snatch, twist, press to deadlift or simply increasing grip strength or endurance in the lower back, legs, and shoulders. For female, recommended starting weight is 15 lb. (6 kg) to 18 pounder (8 kg); for male it is 35 pounder (16 kg).

10. Ab wheel

This exercise wheel can bring so many benefits than you can imagine from helping build strong muscle core, flattening your stomach to overall strength training. The exercises are easy to practice at home as long as you know how to roll the right way. Use your abs, not your hips, to pull yourself back and forth.

Conclusion

The secret for weight loss is simple: Reduce your caloric and sugar intake. You  need 2,361 calories per day to maintain your weight and 1,861 calories per day to lose 1 lb per week and so on. Then head to exercise more and more to trim your fat and tone your muscles. Cardio machines are great for weight loss but they aren't cheap and occupy lots of space so why not purchase some small, cheap yet effective equipment that you can exercise anywhere you want?

 



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