I have collected a number of pieces of exercise equipment over the years. I rotate them to keep my workouts interesting. It is also important to rotate through different exercises so your body doesn’t plateau.
I own 2 pieces of large cardio equipment that I use on my cross-training days. These have served me very well over the years and are both good pieces. I don’t use them all the time, but they are always there so I can use them in a pinch on those days I can’t get outside where I really love to exercise.
- I own a few pairs of dumbbell weights. I use these for both upper and lower body exercises.
I have a 10 pound medicine ball, and a 15 pound kettle bell that you can do many different exercises with. There are so many different exercise to do with these, and they are great way to mix weight training up!
Another good, inexpensive item to buy is a skipping rope. You can get a good, intense cardio workout with a skipping rope and a hard surface to skip on. Put on your favourite show, or music and start skipping. It’s quite tiring, so do intervals and pick up those weights or do some push-ups.
A good investment is to buy some exercise bands for stretching and strength training. They are excellent because they work all your muscles by both the pulling up and the letting down.
Lastly, there are tons of things you can use a large exercise ball for: Ab crunches, back extensions, use it to do your weights and work your core as well.
That is what I own, and I value each piece. I vary my workouts and am always learning new exercises to use these pieces for. There are so many great websites and blogs out there for new great ideas.
Go out today and pick up a few things!
You’ll be glad you did!
Your Simply Susan tip of the day! 🙂