Hey Crew 👋!
I've been getting a lot of questions about how to make the quick pivot back to working out at home while staying on a budget.
Many areas over the world are back into shutdowns and this means no gym access and equipment becomes hard to come by.
I've done a little research and I've come up with 3 different budget items that will give huge bang for your buck. All of these items are available on Amazon with free shipping if you have prime.
One of the biggest barriers when switching to working out at home is access to larger expensive equipment like barbells & bumper plates.
One amazing option is to get a solid sandbag with multiple filler bags so you can adjust the weight. We love our Brute Force bags if you're looking to make a solid investment, but they are pricier if home workouts are a temporary situation for you. Synergee Pro Sandbags are a great budget bag to start out with if you are thinking short term or wont be using them aggressively.
Just fyi, sandbags don't come with filler, you can use sand, rubber mulch or even kitty litter which is all available at your local hardware or grocery store.
Resistance Band Kits
Large looped bands are great for more than just a cable machine substitute. They can be added to other dumbbells, kettlebells, barbell, and bodyweight movements to increase or in some cases decrease resistance.
A set like GRM Resistance Band Kit comes with handles, a door hanger and carry case. Super convenient for use at the home gym or to take with you when traveling.
Dumbbell to Kettlebell Conversion Handle
Kettlebells are great, but they can be expensive and space consuming. One option is to buy a grip convertor like the Kettle Gryp. That way you can convert any dumbbell you have to a kettlebell.
I'd still suggest purchasing the most common weight(s) you use as actual solid bells, but with the grip you can have lots of other options.
All three of these options would total you around $150 and will always be a benefit to have around the house even when your back at the gym!
Hope this helps 🙏