Workout from home or the gym in the most effective way with these workout and fitness accessories that will keep you balanced and fit.
Used to create more tension while you work out, resistance bands work for building muscles, gaining strength, rehabilitation and improving balance. While they may not compare to the level of resistance you can get from dumbbells or kettlebells, they are cheaper pieces of fitness equipment and more accessible.
Both resistance bands and dumbbells are a good choice for strength training, making them both crucial fitness accessories. Dumbbells are in some ways more versatile, insofar as it's easier to find exercises to target specific muscles. They also have a longer lifespan in general than resistance bands. On the other hand, dumbbells are generally more expensive and can take up more space. Other benefits of resistance bands include how portable they are, their price and the fact that they can be used during rehabilitation and physical therapy sessions.
An ever popular fitness product, ab rollers are very effective for core exercises. Also known as exercise wheels, ab rollers target several different muscles at once, which in turn helps to build overall strength. Aside from muscle strength, ab roller exercises can help to increase stamina, help with weight loss and strengthen your core to improve balance.
Ankle weights are weights that you wear on your ankles before exercising; adding this additional weight means that you're exerting more force. The main aim of this is to increase endurance and build stamina. Ankle weight straps have numerous benefits - including improved endurance, helping to burn more calories and adding extra resistance to abdominal workouts - although you should probably avoid them if you have any existing ankle injuries and ensure that you understand how to use them safely.