Work-from-home is not the only “new normal” arrangement ever since the pandemic began. In fact, many exercise junkies have turned to home workouts too in a bid to stay safe while working out. The best things about exercising at home include not having to wait for your turn at the equipment and saving travelling time to and fro the gym - what’s not to love about it?
However, if you are a novice who has yet to gather some suitable home workout equipment, here are five of the best ones to get in Singapore that will help you achieve effective exercises.
1. Resistance bands
Resistance bands are extremely versatile as you can use them to perform a variety of exercises - giving you more bang for your buck. This also means there is no need to invest in expensive and bulky workout equipment, especially when there is already limited space available at home.
This inexpensive sports equipment also allows you to train your muscles without the same amount of force put on your joints as compared to using weights, which is great if you are a beginner considering strength training.
You can even use resistance bands for pre and post-workout stretches, as using them will remove the need for an additional person to provide pressure to the muscles or be limited by your level of flexibility.
2. Pull-up bar
It may be hard to find suitable pull-up bars if you are not going to the gym, which is why this is another must-have home workout equipment. Although it would not be feasible to purchase a pull-up machine due to space constraints, a detachable pull-up bar that you can safely install into your doorway is a good alternative.
Use it to train your back muscles, strengthen your arm and shoulder muscles, and improve your grip strength - all in the comfort of your own home.
Make sure to look for one with features such as a non-slip foam grip, easy installation with no drilling required and an additional locking mechanism.
3. Agility ladder
An agility ladder, like its name suggests, is great for improving speed, agility and quickness. It also helps to strengthen your joints, ligaments and tendons while encouraging your body to maintain the correct placement.
Get one as your home fitness equipment as it can be folded and kept inside a bag not just to save space, but also for greater portability so you can bring it anywhere with you.
We recommend getting an agility ladder that is made of durable materials to withstand wear and tear.
4. Speed skipping rope
Skipping rope as a form of home workout is a fantastic way to lose those calories, improve coordination and strengthen your lower leg muscles without using any fancy equipment.
Look out for a speed skipping rope that is lightweight, easy to use and comes with an adjustable length.
5. Sit-up bar
A traditional sit-up machine you use at the gym takes up a lot of space, and thus, is why getting a sit-up bar as a home workout equipment instead may be better. Use it to improve your core strength and posture, among many other benefits.
Look out for one with a strong suction cup so that it sticks firmly to the ground, as well as resistance cables that can be attached to the bar to also work your arms and shoulders.
Shop all your home workout needs on Rigorer - we provide a range of fitness equipment of high quality and at affordable prices.