first of all, when i say home-gym, i mean big crate full of workout gear that we keep hidden away in our closet because it’s not the prettiest thing to look at.
now that we have that clear, i wanted to share two new-to-me pieces of equipment that i added to our home-fitness collection recently.
first up is this ab-roller.
it’s old school, but killer.
every time i do it, my core is on fire for the next couple days. it’s ridiculous. plus, it hits some ab muscles that don’t usually feel sore after other ab workouts. woop!
second thing is a jump rope!
when i’m working at home, i love to take a quick jumping break to get my heart rate up. i’ve also done a couple jumping interval workouts. jump for 3-5 minutes at a moderate pace to warm up. then alternate jumping as fast as possible for a minute and then a 30-60 seconds of whatever moves i’m feeling like. push-ups, various crunches, burpees, lunges, planks, etc. are great ones to put in there.
i’m loving that i’ve got a couple new things to pull into my workouts to change things up.
i got both of them at marshalls about a month ago on clearance. i think i paid $6 for the ab roller and $9 for the weighted jump rope. can’t beat that!
anyway, i’ve been having gym aversions lately, so i’m really enjoying amping up my at-home workouts! the jump rope & ab roller help!
other equipment in my at-home gym: yoga mats, light hand weights, an exercise ball, a chin-up bar, perfect push-ups, some resistance bands, a foam roller (for after my workouts), yoga dvd’s, insanity, and the 30 day shred. it’s not very much, but it works!