Look, when it comes to getting fit and staying healthy, there are no substitutes for a gym membership. Finding the right gym for you is a whole different ballgame, but I’m going to talk about a few gadgets that you can get for your home that will help accentuate your workout repertoire.
Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells
These dumbbells are amazing. They’ve been on my wish list for four years and I finally decided to get them and I will not regret it.
Before these were invented, people had two options when it came to free weights at home. Adjustable dumbbells and a dumbbell set.
Adjustable dumbbells are great space savers and I used them for two and a half years. You basically get all the weight plates you need, get a plate tree and two dumbbell handles with collars so you can switch the weights between sets.
These were great and I used them to their fullest extant, but there is only one problem. Switching weights between sets really cut into my training. Look, if I wanted to go to absolute failure on a set, I could, with THAT weight. Lets say I really just want to fry my muscles for the day (last set) and I just want to go til I can not go anymore. I would love to be able to say, cut off 5 lbs on each dumbbell IMMEDIATELY so I can keep repping out until my biceps are dead, but it’ll take a full minute to switch with the adjustable dumbbells.
Now when I’m at the gym, this is not a problem because they have a huge dumbbell set with different weights. But this is about home workout systems.
So the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells really solved that problem for me. Not only can I switch the weights very quickly, but they also take up a lot less space than my previous entire set did. And they’re that much more convenient.
No matter whether you’re trying to put on some muscle, rehabilitate yourself after an injury, or just trying to tone your muscles, the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells are one of the largest free weight devices you can have at your home.
The Perfect Pushup
I train MMA and pushups are a serious staple in our workout regimen. There are so many benefits to pushups its unbelievable, especially in martial arts. They help build your endurance and your reflex time, along with various strength benefits.
The Perfect Pushup is only 30 bucks, so I decided I would try it out. Turns out its an awesome addition to my regular pushup routine.
The rotation of the Perfect Pushup really focuses all the effort that I am using on my pectoral muscles. Before when I could do upwards of 40 pushups in one set, with these I can only crank out about 20, and the burn I feel afterwards is incredible.
Also, they allow me to go much deeper into my pushup than a regular pushup, so giving me more range of motion in my pectoral workout.
That is one of my biggest pet peeves in the gym, seeing guys do bench presses and other exercises and only going halfway down. It drives me insane.
Anyhow, these are two very great gadgets that are essential for every fitness enthusiast to have in their home.