Want to start working out, but not sure what you'll need?
Is your treadmill currently being used as a coat rack, but do you want to start strength training?
I want to give you a list of essentials for your fitness journey that will keep it interesting so you will not get bored or spend too much money.
1. At Set of Dumbbells. Start with one pair of 10 or 15-pound weights, depending on your fitness level, if you are unable to buy multiple pairs. You can do numerous exercises with one pair, especially if performing the exercises in a circuit to keep the calorie burn high.
2. Resistance Bands. Resistance bands are a cost-effective, simple way to add more challenge to your workouts and adjust your intensity. Typically, the set comes with five different bands that you can combine, if necessary, to increase the weight
3. A Mat. A mat is required for floor exercises unless you want to lie on the ground (and no judgment here if you do). Look for something with a little cushion so you don't feel like you're laying on the floor.
4. A Stability Ball. Exercises can be done with these balls on almost any part of the body. The balls are lightweight and easy to move around.
5. A Skipping Rope. They are good for quick, high-intensity cardio sessions that burn tons of calories. One of the best things about it is that it doesn't take up a lot of space. Plus they are great for all fitness levels.
6. Foam Roller. Using a foam roller can aid in releasing muscle knots, easing inflammation, and improving comfort. Additionally, it can help increase your range of motion, flexibility, and mobility.
7. Be Patient With Yourself. To reach your fitness goals, patience is crucial at the beginning of your fitness journey. Lack of patience can lead to overwhelming frustration, a loss of motivation, and mediocre results. By remaining patient throughout the process, you will be able to remain motivated and tolerate the difficulties we all encounter.
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Please keep these things in your mind. As a beginner, you're creating a foundation for your approach to your own version of fitness and everything that goes with it, so your foundation must be strong.