So, do you really need some fancy home fitness exercise equipment to develop a ripped and powerful body? Well, if you watch any amount of TV you would believe, based on the infomercials, that you need to spend a couple thousand dollars in order to get the “Body of Your Dreams.”
However, is that really true?
In this article, I will dispel some of these myths and untruths.
Before I get started on that let me share with you some important information that may help you in picking out the correct home fitness exercise equipment.
What Is the Best Home Exercise Equipment And Why Body Weight Exercises Aren’t Enough?
Some people will tell you that you can just workout using your own body weight and that this is — enough to get you in great shape. Now that’s a bunch of malarkey, if you ask me.
The problem with bodyweight only exercises is that the human body adapts very quickly to any new stress.
That’s why one of the most important principles in bodybuilding or muscle building is “Progressive Resistance!”
And that’s the problem with bodyweight only exercises. Initially you will make some gains but as your body begins to adapt — as it will — your muscle and strength gains will plateau very quickly.
So, at this point you will need to either purchase a body weight vest or strap some weights on yourself — or purchase some resistance bands.
Isn’t that what the P90X program is all about?
Look, every personal trainer will tell you that bodyweight exercise is only good for a while. Unless you’re looking to build muscular endurance.
That’s why the military uses body weight exercises. A soldier needs to carry a weapon that weighs up to 20 pounds or more, a backpack that can weigh up to 75 pounds.
Consequently, what every soldier needs is muscular endurance and strength.
Each type of training program has a different objective. But I’m assuming that your objective is to increase strength and muscle size. In other words to have a more attractive body.
Now, if that’s not what you want, then you need to use a different type of workout program then what I’m talking about here.
The key to building muscle size, as mentioned earlier — is continually striving to add more resistance or weight to the exercises.
But wait a minute, this article is not about how to exercise but rather on what kind of home fitness exercise equipment makes the most sense.
Accordingly, when it comes to home exercise equipment there are a few that are low in cost and yet very effective.
Here’s the Top 3 Home Fitness Exercise Equipment Gyms for under $100:
# 1 Resistance Bands
Lightweight, portable and low in cost makes exercise bands the number one choice in affordable home gyms.
Some of the better quality resistance bands will allow you to perform up to 140 exercises in the comfort and convenience of your own home. And, they require very little space, to boot.
There are a few quality manufacturers in this field. One of the best is Bodylastics. The reason that I mentioned them is because they offer a lifetime defects warranty on the resistance bands. If you’re exercise bands ever snaps fails or even breaks during the first 90 days they will replace it at no charge.
After that, they will still replace it and all they charge you is a nominal shipping and handling charge.
Unfortunately, I don’t know of any other manufacturer that offers a warranty that good. Look, resistance bands are just a better quality of latex rubber then regular old rubber bands. And you know that after a while rubber bands will break, or lose their elasticity.
This is the downfall of all strength tubes.
# 2 Low-Cost Hexs Dumbbells And Inexpensive Benches
Now, it all depends on how much you can afford. But, you should be able to purchase the bench for approximately $50-$75.
Hexs dumbbells will usually run you about a dollar a pound. So if you get… say two 25 pound dumbbells that’ll run you about $50.
# 3 Isometric Exercise Equipment
Although isometric exercise equipment like the Bullworker, Bully Xtreme, or Iso-7X sell for much less than $100 they do not allow you to perform full range of motion exercises. While, to some people that may be important it isn’t if your goal is to build strength and build muscle.
Some of the better isometric exerciser’s like the Bully Xtreme allow you to perform more than 82 health club quality type exercises.
As you can see there many choices when selecting home fitness exercise equipment and you don’t have to resort to just doing body weight exercises. You can get a complete body workout in your home very inexpensively.
Of course, the most important component is to begin exercising and making it part of your lifestyle.