Even if you consider the kids depending on your health and well-being to be the best motivation for staying fit that you’ve ever had, you’re now more pressed for time than you’ve ever been. It’s not enough to make every spare moment count; you have to make every spare movement count. These pieces of home gym equipment will help you get the most out of your new exercise routine, whether you’re banging out sets between pre-dawn feedings or between kids who are feeding on your sanity.
Since you’re probably most familiar with this from delirious infomercial watching during said pre-dawn feedings, here’s a quick primer: Navy SEALs developed the Perfect Pushup specifically to update outdated training methods that contributed to injuries — that’s among SEALs, so imagine what those old-school moves are doing to you. The home gym equipment really works, provided you don’t simply set it and forget it. Different infomercial. Go back to bed.
Trigger Point Performance ‘The Grid’ Foam Roller
Recovery is important now that you’re an old man with a constant backache from chasing and/or carrying a kid around all day. With said kid spending all your money, you probably don’t have the cash for the weekly massage you so desperately need, but for 40 bucks you can inflict an equal measure of hurts-so-good treatment on yourself from the (dis)comfort of your living room floor.
Ader Pro-Grade International Kettlebell, 16kg
The kettlebell is the ultimate bang-for-your-buck piece of exercise equipment. It requires next to zero storage space, you only need one, and it’s so versatile that ten minutes a day with one can get you as jacked as the guy who started CrossFit (says the guy who started CrossFit). Start with this 35-pounder and remember, the journey to beast mode begins with a single swing.
Fitbit Aria WiFi Smart Scale
The Aria links to your Fitbit account and tracks all the same things the bracelets do — weight, lean mass, body fat percentage, and body mass index — only you don’t bring it to the office and remind your coworkers whenever you hit your daily steps goal. It tracks up to eight users so you and your spouse can enjoy some friendly competition. What could possibly go wrong?
TRX Suspension Trainer Basic Kit + Door Anchor
As former Navy SEAL Randy Hetrick said,…