Training at home: tools that make a difference

Training at home: tools that make a difference

A little for the indisputable convenience, and a little for the pandemic that made it impracticable, the so-called Home Fitness – that is training at home- it has also become widespread in our country. But what results can be achieved, and with what efforts? And above all, what do you need to train properly from home? This is where we answer all your questions.

Free Body or Tools?

There are those who only need a little postural to solve hip or cervical problems; and those who need to stretch and get distracted. Then, there are those who would like to put on muscle. Everyone has their own needs, and their own goals to achieve, and we tell you right away: it is possible to obtain excellent results. even without going to the gym. The important thing is to focus on the result to be obtained, use the right tools, and be consistent. The rest comes by itself.

Also because today there are online courses, applications, videos, tutorials and advice for any discipline. Often taught by industry professionals who disclose the same tricks we would learn in the gym, but free.

And before we proceed, let’s clear one thing straight away. Doing exercises of any kind (as long as it is in tune with your age and your athletic preparation) does good for all categories of users, man or woman, young or old, beginner or advanced. For lighter gymnastics, just a mat, some light dumbbells and movements done well; inflating the muscles only with the free body, on the other hand, is an unlikely undertaking: for that, you need to equip yourself with an adequate arsenal of dumbbells, barbells, bench press, weights and so on. In addition to the mat, we mean, because cardio and bodyweight they are still necessary also to put on mass.

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Home Fitness: Pros & Cons

The pros are obvious: greater practicality, comfort and privacy; e greater hygiene, because you don’t have to share tools. With a small gym at home, you can work out at any time of day or night, even if a pandemic breaks out. Plus yes save, because once you have purchased the equipment, you can use it for many years without problems.

The main drawback of the home gym is the scarcity of available space, which in turn leads to a limited number of weights, accessories and machinery. Then there is also the initial cost, which for some categories of tools can be important. Not to mention any incompatibilities with the condominium rules on noise thresholds.

The ideal is to obtain some space in the garage, where you can make noise in freedom, and insert even rather bulky machinery. The downside is that it gets very cold in winter (but a bath warmer can help out during training), and you literally risk running out of space for your car. Otherwise, the living room is fine too, but in that case, absolutely choose quality mats and rubberized weights to prevent damage to the parquet. In short, the key word here is foresight.

Barbell and Dumbbells

Barbell and dumbbell they constitute the supports of the overloads, which can be cast iron discs or bumpers and are used for the so-called resistance training. Elastic bands for fitness are now also very fashionable, but we frankly do not recommend them: partly because the added value on the overall performance is not so marked, and partly because – if used improperly, or very worn – they can become rather dangerous.

Due to the pandemic, the price of this type of product has risen a lot, but luckily online you can still find complete kits of weights at human prices. Always start with low weights to perfect the movement: then when you feel ready, increase the load a little at a time. You will see that, in a few months, you will be able to lift loads that have never been moved before.

To start

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When the weight kits are no longer enough (and you feel that the muscles are not “pulling”), then it means that it is time to increase the load. And the way of election consists in the purchase of heavier discs, which among other things you can use for barbell, dumbbells and for the free body. So as to kill three birds with one stone.

The simpler discs are in painted cast iron; the more expensive ones have a rubberized coating that cushions any falls on the floor (a must for those who have a gym at home). Before purchasing, always check that your discs have the same diameter rod and rocker arms.

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Multifunction bench

A gym bench it is essential because it allows you to perform many bodyweight exercises, and with dumbbells and barbells. By adjusting the stop for the legs and the inclination, it turns out to be a multifaceted and very versatile tool to be able to do many types of exercises with a very low budget. In short, little expense and maximum yield.

Then combining the bench with dumbbells, you can get a quality training station with very high potential. The following is a diagram showing some of the possible exercises to strengthen shoulders, back and neck.

Shoulder exercises

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Pull-up bar

For those with little space it is manna from heaven. There lifting bar it is a perfect tool to train the whole body (and also develop a decent musculature) in a simple and economical way: it can be hung on the wall of a garden or garage, and is used for pull-ups and for plunging and leg lifting. To boost the results (especially when you are used to the exercise), you can use body weights or simply increase the reps.

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Wristbands and Anklets

They increase the load on the arms or legs. They are perfect for bodyweight workouts at any level. The weighted wristbands and anklets they allow to improve resistance, and can also be used in water. The cover is usually removable, so as to allow thorough washing.

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L’elliptical is an aerobic fitness training machine that allows you to move the whole body at the same time; it is indicated both for initial warm-up – cardiovascular, respiratory and muscle-joint – and for cooling down at the end of each training session.

I am a tool very complete and suitable for everyone, so much so that they are also used in motor therapies of overweight subjects and even in subjects with slight or medium functional limits (post-traumatic recovery, surgical, etc.). They are also recommended for the elderly (if they do not have balance problems) because they help lose weight quickly, improve metabolic health and tone all the main muscles of the body, assisting joint function.

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