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Happy lifting, everyone.
When it comes to finding the best home workout equipment, it can quickly become an arduous task. You’ve got to figure out how much space you’ve got — enough for a weight bench, a rack of dumbbells or just a lone kettlebell, perhaps — and how much cash you’re willing to part with in the name of getting fitter, happier and healthier at home. What’s more, as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic — and ensuing lockdown — continues, the trend of mass-buying continues to hit the shelves of fitness retailers, with home workout equipment suddenly finding itself in incredibly high demand.
From resistance bands to weight benches and kettlebells to treadmills, even the largest retailers are struggling to keep up with with this surge in demand. With that in mind, Men’s Health has spent the best part of this week unearthing the best deals that are still in stock. This one’s on us.
These adjustable dumbbells go up to 20kg, with 12 different weight plates to adjust to your workout, four spin collars and two chrome bars.
With 16 different weight combinations, these adjustable dumbbells are easy to use, simple when it comes to adjusting weight and are perfect if you’re short on space.
“The Bowflex kettlebell is a really underrated training tool with plenty of versatility,” says MH US fitness director Ebenezer Samuel. “You’re not limited to swings with it, either; you can easily and comfortably do goblet squats, halos, or even towel hammer curls with this. I love it as a quick way to get a single-kettlebell leg workout whenever I’m crunched for time.”
Short on space? Grab your powerblock dumbbells — far kinder on space than an entire rack of dumbbells — before they run out stock (again!)
Available across three different weights, this is weight training at its simplest: squat, push, pull and swing to your heart’s content during your home workouts with this strong and durable ‘bell from Mirafit. Don’t expect the deal to last long.
This adjustable dumbbell set comes with 16 weight plates in four different weights (2.5kg/5.5lbs, 2kg/4.4lbs, 1.5kg/3.3lbs, 1.25kg/2.8lbs), a 13.6cm/5.4’’ long handle for each bar and two spin-lock collars. A bargain.
This lightweight resistance band set comes with anchor, handles and ankle straps. You can isolate your biceps, triceps and back muscles without a dumbbell or kettlebell in sight, and it packs away neatly.
Offering much more than just food, this cookbook includes both speedy recipes and effective HIIT workouts. Including a range of reduced-carb meals, post-workout food, snacks and sweet treats, this plan will fuel your motivation.
Smoke your whole body with these adjustable dumbbells on Amazon.
Featuring a tapered design and adjustable side straps for a close fit, this adjustable weighted vest will have you working hard during any workout and is suitable for a variety of fitness levels.
Ready to make your own sandbag? Acquire one of these and follow our guide, here. Functional muscle awaits.
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A little pricey, sure, but the rowing machine — when combined with the right rowing workout — can be all you need to shed belly fat and look good doing it. Built for smooth performance and stability, you can replicate the feel and intensity of any gym workout while exercising at home.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find somewhere still stocking kettlebells, let alone a range that’ll include the weight you’re after. Cue JAXJOX’s incredible adjustable kettlebell. Starting at 5.5kg and going up to 19kg, it’s perfect for those short on space but keen to get a kettlebell workout in.
This suspension trainer is the same as a TRX — but much cheaper — and is a one-stop shop for a V-shape physique, helping you push, pull, row and curl your bodyweight for quick, easy gains.
CrossFit box closed or local 10K cancelled? That’s old hat, anyway. Pick up this speed rope from Generise to make cardio gains and burn fat with minimal space and minimal cash. A no-brainer for those looking to stay fit. Stuck for a skipping rope workout? Try this one for size.
This massage gun is considerably cheaper than its two senior models, and is a lot quieter than any other we’ve tried. Off a single charge, you’ll get 120 minutes of use, with benefits including natural stress relief, accelerated recovery and muscle repair and a boost in blood and lymphatic flow, meaning no more DOMS.
If you’ve ever fantasised about having a rowing machine at home, now’s your chance! With magnetic resistance, this 10-speed rowing machine comes with the potential to KO your fat stores and ramp-up your fitness. The monitor shows strokes per min, time and distance.
Colleagues driving you mad? Housemates sending you up the wall (at a socially responsible distance)? Take this slam ball and, well, slam it to your heart’s content during your next workout, helping you make cardio and strength gains without the need for a twice-weekly 5k. Light enough for high reps, heavy enough for muscle-building and durable enough to last out self-isolation. A winner.
No, these aren’t frisbees — instead, use these core sliding discs to smoke your abs and core during any home workout. Handily, these will work on any surface, come with a lifetime warranty and are incredibly lightweight. Wave goodbye to crunches, now!
Rugged, durable and uses heavy-duty steel for stability and support, this weight bench is perfect for sit-ups, press-ups and pressing movements. It’s comfortable and can fold it away when it’s not in use. Nifty.
One quarter of the Brit award winning group Rudimental, Locksmith takes us through his home gym and the exercises that have helped him build a body that’s fit for purpose
The Powerbeats Pro are comfortable, last for nine hours on a single charge and are water and sweat-proof, so you can keep working out for longer and harder and still bang out the tunes. Save £25 and get these stylish, comfortable wireless headphones within a week during lockdown
Wall balls are a fantastic way of improving your pushing strength, explosive power and cardio capacity, blasting belly fat like nothing else.
Invest in a treadmill while motivation is still high and you’ll have a cardio machine that’ll pay dividends for years (and years) to come, helping you keep fit during winter and, handily, helping you blast stubborn fat through sprint complexes. Speeds go up to 18kmh, 15 incline levels and a huge 36 pre-set workouts.
Crank up your home chest workout by adding parallette press-ups to your workout. Also, work on bodyweight exercises such as the L-sit and handstand to hone six-pack abs more effectively than any gym-floor machine ever could. Looking cool is simply a bonus.
These resistance bands are a must for your home gym: use them for a range of exercises including triceps, biceps, shoulders and back alongside mobility work to make sure you’re moving safely and efficiently. Here are a few of our favourite resistance band exercises to try.
Struggling to maintain your pull-up progressions during home workouts? With this pull-up bar, that’ll quickly become a thing of the past. Handily, you can also use it on the floor for press-up and tricep dip progressions. Not bad for a smidge over £30.
Your carpet, floor, patio or grass can only take so much. Give your house a break by deploying adidas’ yoga mat. Made with comfortable materials and an anti-slip design, it’s the perfect cushioning for any HIIT workout, yoga session or mobility flow.
You’ve seen them at the CrossFit games and, no doubt, touted all over Instagram, so it’s time to get in on the action yourself. This adjustable weighted vest starts at 5kg, which is an ideal starting point for supercharging your home workout. Here are 10 of the best weighted vest exercises to try.
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Designed to build core strength will minimal kit, this extra-wide roller provides stability when carving left, right or centre for targeted work on obliques. Abs are only a few rolls away.
No equipment = no excuses. Make home-made gains straight from the slammer with Charles Bronson’s no-nonsense fitness guide. It’s perfect for those looking for home workout ideas and inspo.
Ignite your inner Rocky with Force 1’s complete boxing set, currently with next day delivery here. The kit comes with wraps, skipping rope, a boxing bag, pads and, crucially, boxing gloves. Not bad for less than £70.
Do your bit for the planet and ditch your dirty gym bottle with this ‘Hypercharge’ bottle from Nike.
If, with all this extra time, you’re looking to start your fitness journey or just want to take things more seriously, monitoring your steps, workouts and heart rate on a smartwatch is a great place to start. This Fitbit Charge 4 is one of the best selling smartwatches for good reason.
Upgrade your home office and perfect your home workout playlist with Beats by Dr Dre’s Beats Ep Wired On-Ear Headphones. They’re about the quarter of the price of the wireless versions and won’t need charging. Result.
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