Gym Equipment Swaps
A DIY At-Home Gym
Can’t make it to the gym? No problem! There are plenty of ways to get your usual workout in with equipment found around your home. Here are some of our favorite ways to use household items while working out.
<h2> Paper Plates or Towels
Are sliders a part of your daily workout? You can easily mimic the gliding motions with items you probably have in your kitchen! If you are working out on hard floors, we suggest using towels as your sliders. If your workout space is on carpet, try using paper or plastic plates.
<h2> Gym Bag
Can’t live without a battle bag? Fill your gym bag with heavy objects like canned goods or books so you can still do your deadlifts and bent over rows.
<h2> Milk Jugs
The handles on a milk jug make it easy to lift. You can use one in place of a kettlebell or dumbbells. You can choose to fill the jugs with water, sand, or whatever you have available. Adjust the content in the jugs to your preferred weight and get lifting.
Benches can be a key part to any strength workout. If you don’t have one at home, don’t let that stop you from getting your gains in. You can use anything from chairs, to couches, or your coffee table to assist you with your moves.
While this may seem obvious, a staircase can be used for so much more than just cardio (running stairs, anyone?). You can also use them for moves such as step ups, toe taps, and calf raises.
<h2> Painters Tape
You don’t need an actual rope ladder to work on your agility training. Lay down painters tape about one foot apart to look like a rope ladder. If you don’t have painters tape, you can use string, skewers or sticks found in your yard.
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