This list of the best home gym equipment is all that is needed in order to do so many amazing workouts at home!
Now we love doing bodyweight workouts.
It’s no secret, and we often post our latest workout creation on this website.
But if you want to take your home workouts to an even higher level, then it’s always a good idea to have some of the best home gym equipment around.
This equipment doesn’t have to be expensive, though.
Actually, every single piece of equipment on this list below is really affordable, which is great!
And you don’t need to own ALL of these things in order to be in a position to get in really good shape.
You actually don’t need to own anything to get fit.
But having some of these products around at home can add variation to your workout routine, which is always good.
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The list of home fitness equipment which I have compiled below are all based on what we own!
It’s been years since I have used free weights and dumbbells, so naturally I wouldn’t include these.
If there’s any really effective piece of equipment which you use at home which has been left out below, then please let us know in the comments section!
Below’s our best home gym equipment so that you can workout harder and smarter.
1. A Jump Rope
Seriously, this is the best piece of gym equipment you can invest in!
I jump rope at least 6 times a week, and have become completely addicted to it.
The workout itself is a good one which not only works your cardio, but it also works your mental sharpness, your balance and your body movements.
It also improves your hand-eye coordination and it burns fat fast!
Now jumping rope for total beginners isn’t easy.
It is a challenge, both physically and mentally. But once you get going, you just keep getting better and better!
So what’s the best jump rope to get?
Honestly, you do NOT need one of those fancy, metal speed ropes that cost a fortune.
A basic rubber rope does the trick. Mine’s been with me for two years now without any issues.
Currently I am using a Sportbit jump rope. It’s cheap and does the job!
Want a few ideas on how to incorporate a jump rope into a fat burning, heavy sweating workout?
2. A Medicine Ball
A medicine ball is a great piece of home gym equipment to have around the house.
I recently bought myself one and have started becoming really creative with workouts whilst incorporating my medicine ball.
You can use it with pretty much any bodyweight workout routine.
It can be used to work your core muscles, you can use it for lower body exercises, and you can get functional exercises done as well.
Check out these 25 best medicine ball exercises which you can do at home.
As I have said many times before, you literally only need your own bodyweight to get fit and in shape.
But adding in a few simple and cheap pieces of equipment can make your workouts even more fun and effective!
Currently I am using a slam ball, which you can get online quite easily.
3. A Yoga Mat
Even if you don’t even do yoga, a yoga mat is an essential piece of fitness equipment which you should have lying around at home.
I use mine every single day.
Whether it is just for stretching, or for doing pushups and core exercises, it comes in handy on a daily basis!
I also use it for meditation and relaxation, so it’s definitely worth the investment.
And if you are a guy who is keen on starting out yoga, then you can start off with these basic poses perfect for beginners.
It’s still quite uncommon for lots of men to try yoga, although it is so beneficial to your health!
But like I said before, you don’t need to be into yoga in order to have a yoga mat!
There are a lot of yoga mats out there which are made of really bad quality synthetics, so I suggest you invest in something a little bit better.
Currently I am using a Gruper thick yoga mat, and couldn’t be happier.
4. A Pull Up Bar
Pull ups are awesome!
They are the classic, old school exercise which really will improve your upper body strength by quite some margin.
It takes time to be able to increase your pull up rep count, but once you get the ball rolling, you will become a pro in no time.
If you haven’t tried it yet, then you should check out our pull up challenge!
Now most people don’t have a pull up bar at home, and usually opt to do their pull ups in the local work or wherever there’s one near their home.
But if you are up for it, you should build yourself one.
I never recommend buying those pull up bars which fit inside your door frame.
They are just a disaster waiting to happen.
So if you want a pull up bar at home, make your very own one that’ll last for years!
If you are up for getting out the tools and putting your DIY skills to the test, then check out the video below and give it a try!
5. An Ab Wheel
Another small, cheap and lightweight piece of fitness equipment which is worth having lying around the house!
Ab wheels add another dimension to working your core, and work they do.
The first few times I started using an ab wheel, I could barely get through 5 or 6 solid reps without having to stop.
It’s a difficult exercise to get used to, so start off super slowly.
The video below shows you how to do them properly, so make sure your form is good.
I currently use this ab wheel which I found on Amazon for quite cheap.
They last really long, and you can travel with them which is great!
If you want to try out a quick 10 minute ab wheel workout, then try this one below.
6. Resistance Bands
Resistance bands are pretty awesome, and you can do many good workouts using them.
If you have been doing bodyweight workouts for a long time but you want to start incorporating new exercise routines into your life, then you should try using resistance bands in your workouts.
Resistance band workouts are especially useful when doing lower body and abdominal workouts. The good thing is that they can be done from home and require no equipment, except for the resistance bands of course!
Currently I use the Letsfit resistance bands, and am happy with them so far.
Sliders can enhance a normal bodyweight exercise by forcing you to work on your stability a bit more.
Exercises such as lunges or push ups get taken up a whole level when you do them using sliders!
Below is a video showing you 20 different ways you can use sliders.
The SKLZ Slidez are a really good product that gets the job done!
8. Fitness Sandbags
These things are badass, old school and will get you in shape!
I remember a few years ago I joined an outdoor bodyweight fitness training club, and the guys who ran it were all ex military.
We often incorporated sandbags into our workouts, and they really worked us hard.
You can even do running exercises whilst carrying these bags.
They are versatile, and will improve your overall strength tenfold.
These heavy duty sandbags simply require you to fill them with sand, and you are ready to start training.
Need a few ideas as to what exercises you can do using a sandbag?
Well the video below shows you 64 sandbag exercises!
9. Weighted Vest
These weighted vests pretty much just make every single bit of exercise a little bit tougher!
The end result?
You’ll be fitter, stronger and have more explosive power than before.
There are many weighted vests currently on the market. I have tried the ZFOSports weighted vest, and so far I am happy with it.
You don’t really NEED any equipment except your own bodyweight in order to start getting fit and in shape, but having a few basics around the house can really help you.
It will also make your workouts a lot more creative and fun, so I highly recommend you try using a few of the items listed above.
Even if you just try one or two, it can make a huge difference in your fitness journey.