Qatar’s extreme weather can throw a wrench in your well-oiled
fitness routine. It’s either too hot or too cold outside to get a good workout.
Even a trip to the gym can already be exhausting because of the weather. That’s
why it’s a good idea to invest on a few fitness equipment.
From the basics to a complete
If you’ve going to invest on home fitness, you can start
from the basics. A set of dumbbells and kettle bells can take care of your
strength training needs. These simple weights can target your biceps, triceps, and
chest and shoulder muscles.
If you need cardio, a treadmill, like the one from BH, is a
good choice. BH treadmills, do not
take up much space, but are packed with features like speed control, incline (for
more difficulty) and heart rate and pulse monitors. A treadmill is a great
alternative when you can’t get an outdoor run because of the heat.
If you really want a complete workout at home though, a
multi gym from Body Solid
is an excellent option. You can train your arms, chest, legs and torso in one
machine. The multi-gym saves space since its all-in-one, unlike when you buy
several machines to exercise specific muscle groups.
Workout Secret Weapon
If a workout equipment was originally developed for Navy
Seals, you know there’s something special about it. Traction Rubber X, more
popularly known as TRX, are
suspension cables you can put on your feet and hands so you can use your body
weight as resistance.
TRX was created by Randy Hetrick, a former Navy Seal, as a
way for the elite team to get a full body workout without much equipment.
Why is TRX so effective? Besides its convenience (you can
easily set it up at home and it doesn’t take much space) it targets the muscles
and provides a workout similar to cardio because it increases the heartrate and
increases oxygen intake in the muscles.
It’s also beginner-friendly since newbies can adjust the
degree of difficulty of the exercises easily.
Finally, another benefit of having fitness equipment is
cutting your gym expenses. You can save a lot more when you exercise at home.
If you’re already enrolled in a gym, you can use the equipment to complement
your workout. Gyms can be crowded sometimes and busy people can’t afford to
stay for more than an hour or two.
Whatever exercises you can’t do at the gym, you can practice it at home.
Just remember when you exercise at home though, always do
the workout using proper form. It prevents injuries and maximizes your efforts.