Top 5 home gym kit for summer 2012
If you don’t fancy sweating it out with other gym-goers, investing in some home gym kit is the next best thing to a gym membership. All you need is the right equipment to get in shape for the summer, and stay in shape for the rest of the year. Here are five of the best pieces of gym equipment we’d recommend.
From full-blown home gym set-ups, to a pair of gloves that will enhance your weight-training, here’s our top home gym picks. Together, the kit below will have you in the best shape of your life. Guaranteed.
Technogym Recline Personal
Technogym’s Recline Personal is the ultimate in cardiovascular fitness. It’s a reclined exercise cycle that has its own television and web TV services and apps that let you play games, and catch up on the latest entertainment while cycling. With speakers under the seat, and a port to plug in your headphones, users can also listen to music in private. The added health benefit is that exercising feels more entertaining, making it less likely that you’ll want to throw in the towel at your fitness regime.
Adidas Transformer dumbbells
Keep your home gym neat and tidy, and your arms well-sculpted using these Adidas Transformer Dumbbells. Each dumbbell is able to adjust weight by slotting into each other to adjust the load from 3kg to a more muscle-flexing 18.5kg. They save space, and help you to look better.
Reebok Kettle Bells
Kettle bells aren’t like your usual bog-standard weights. The swinging motions required to use them work your body in ways regular dumbbells do not, helping you to build endurance and increase strength. These Reebok kettle bells come in three sizes: 2.5kg, 5kg and 7.5kg, and each feature a smooth handle that feels good when gripped, and an exercise chart to help you make the most of them, especially if you’re a kettle bell newbie.
Marcy Power 10 Bench Press with Squat and Lat Pulldown
If you’ve got a spare room, garden shed, or garage to put it in, a a weight bench system alone is nearly as good as a gym membership. The Marcy Power 10 (see it at powerhouse-fitness.co.uk ) is laid out in mind with letting users practice as many weight training routines as possible for all-over bodybuilding. Its bench has incline, decline and flat settings, with a lat pulldown for chest exercises, and a lat pulldown for strengthening muscles in the upper back.
Reebok Weight Glove
If you’re going to be lifting weights, you may need some gloves to protect your palms. Reebok’s Weight Glove offers protection, improves grip and, because they are weighted, will help you step up the intensity of your weights workout by helping to strengthen your grip.
The above is just a handful of great home gym equipment. If you have any more that you swear by, and would love to recommend, then share them below.