Your Dream Gym – Accessories

Gym Accessories

We hope you enjoyed our previous article where we began creating your home gym with a focus on the décor of the room. Today we’ll show you some must-have gym accessories.

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We consider gym accessories to be any item you use to increase strength, maintain balance and remain flexible. These Items that are easily moved and require little to no assembly. They are crucial to your home gym – they will keep you motivated and your workouts both interesting and challenging. See what we mean…

We added Mats, Medicine Balls (varing weights), Hand Weights (dumbbells), Flexibility Bands, Ab Carver, Barbells, and Balance Ball (see below for how to determine the size that’s best for your height) and a Bosu Ball or a Stepper.

Accessories

Mats

Choose from an exercise, Pilates or Yoga

Read – How to Choose an Exercise Matfor 4 good reasons why you should buy an Exercise, Pilates or Yoga mat and how to care for your mat.

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Medicine Ball

Medicine Balls come in varying sizes and are perfect for your core strength, balance and coordination exercises.

Look for a textured ball for a superior grip.

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Accessory Choices

10. Small Gym Accessories

Crucial for any gym, we’ll buy Hand Weights (dumbbells), Flexibility Bands, Ab Carver, Barbells, and Balance or (also known as stability ball, Swiss ball, or exercise ball) or a Bosu ball and Stepper. These will keep us challenged and our workouts interesting which equals motivation.

Which of these do you use for your workout?

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Flexibility Bands for Stretching

Flexibility bands are great because they store well, travel easily and can be added to most exercise routines. The added resistance challenges your muscles, which is great because they become very good at doing repetitive motions. Once the bands become worn, or worse, torn, be sure to replace them with new bands to avoid injury.

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Ab Carver for Core Strength

This is an amazing invention and one no gym should be without, especially a dream gym.

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Barbells for Strength

The difference between these hand weights and the weights above is basically that these can be adjusted while the neoprene are a fixed weight. You can use the weights on a long or short bar to change your workout style and you can increase the number of plates as you progress.

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Stair Stepper

Step Up’s are great for Endurance and Strength. Add risers to add height (check that it’s the right fit). You should look for a sturdy base, especially if you will use it for jump-ups and balance exercises.                                         


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Exercise Ball for Balance

Be sure to read our article: Why Balance Exercises are Important

Before you begin using an exercise ball in your workout routine: Select your size

You can also buy parts to change your Balance Ball into a chair> But have a normal desk chair on hand. Using an exercise ball works your muscles and as any exercise, you should ease into planned periods of time to use your Balance Ball as your desk chair.
Bosu (half round) or Balance Ball

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