Best Home Gym Equipment

The best home gym equipment to buy to get fit

The best home gym equipment to buy to get fit…
I’m writing this article for many of my clients who have a desire to work out at home using their own home gym and equipment. Many of you ask me from time to time for recommendations on particular brands or models of equipment, so below you’ll find my suggestions for each of the different type of equipment. The links below are affiliate links to Amazon.

Man Maker

Man Makers Exercise | Dumbbell Manmakers

Man Makers Exercise | Dumbbell Manmakers The Man Maker Exercise or Dumbbell Manmakers are one of those full body exercises that test both your endurance and your strength. Borrowed from Crossfit athletes, this man maker movement is a great way to work your full body with very little equipment. While you can do man makers with a barbell or with …

Exercise-Ball-Crunch

Ball Crunches | Exercise Ball Crunch

Ball Crunches | Exercise Ball Crunch A common goal among most women is to have super tight, defined abs. But of course, that is no small feat. Who wouldn’t enjoy having flatter, more defined abs? Well, they’re not always easy to get. Getting really tight abs takes great detail to nutrition, a lot of hard work and great form with …

Inch-Worm-Exercise

Inch Worm Exercise

How to do an inch worm exercise If you are looking for a body weight exercise that includes the full body isometric hold of a planking exercise along with a full hamstring stretch then look no further than the inch worm exercise.  This exercise is named because of the way it looks…  when done properly you will mimic the movement …

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Goblet Squat

Goblet Squat was last modified: November 12th, 2018 by Julie Lohre

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45 Degree Bicep Curls

45 Degree Bicep Curls 45 Degree Dumbbell Bicep Curls Feel like your arms have hit a plateau?  Sometimes you need to simply modify a familiar movement to keep growing.  With 45 degree Bicep Curls, turning your arms out slightly to the side as you curl up hits the bicep in a slightly different way than traditional bicep curls and can …

Barbell Deadlift

Barbell Deadlift

Julie Lohre, fitness cover model, demonstrates proper form for the Barbell Deadlift exercise. Barbell Deadlift was last modified: November 26th, 2018 by Julie Lohre

Planking exercise for abs

Planking Exercise | Plank Challenge

Planking Exercise | Plank Challenge Planking exercise has become all the rage, and for good reason!  This challenging movement is at the core of a healthy, fitbody!  With just the right balance of abdominal engagement and upper body strengthening most fitness experts agree that the plank is one of the top full body exercises.  Ready for a real test?  One …

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Banded Squat with Side Leg Lift

Banded Squat with Side Leg Lift The banded squat with side leg lift is an excellent exercise for not just a great leg workout but also for the glutes. Other Exercise with Bands Band Glute Kick Backs X Band Walks Tricep Overhead Extension with Band Banded Squat with Side Leg Lift was last modified: November 6th, 2018 by Julie Lohre

Correct Pushup Form Kneeling Pushup

Kneeling Tricep Push Up

The Kneeling Tricep Push Up is an exercise that involves the triceps, chest and core.  This movement is an advanced tricep exercise that will build strength throughout the upper body. Exercise Directions:  Kneeling Tricep Pushup To begin, bring your hands together in a triangle position allowing your pointer fingers and thumbs to touch.  From your knees, lean forward and place …

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Lying Leg Raises

Lying Leg Raises Lying leg raises work your hip flexors and are one of the best exercises for your tight abs. Begin by lying down on your back and place your hands at your sides for support.  Use a yoga mat or other mat if you will be completing on a hard surface. Extend your legs in front of you …

Walking Lunges with Kick to the back

Walking Lunges

  Walking Lunges (Pictured with kick to the back) Walking lunges are a great exercise that incorporates stability, balance and strengthen the muscles in the lower body. It also helps to stabilize the abdominals and obliques. When the basic alternating lunge becomes too easy, try holding a set of dumbbells in order to increase the intensity. While walking lunges aren’t …

Hammer Curl with Dumbbells

Dumbbell Hammer Curls

Dumbbell Hammer Curls The dumbbell hammer curl increases strength and size in the biceps and forearms. The neutral grip of the movement places more emphasis on the forearms. Instructions: Stand up with your torso upright and a dumbbell on each hand being held at arms length. The elbows should be close to the torso. The palms of the hands should …

Incline Dumbbell Flye

Dumbell Fly

Dumbell Flys (Dumbell Flyes) Dumbbell flys are one of the best exercises to include in your workout, because unlike other chest exercises, flys don’t engage your triceps or the front of your shoulders. They really isolate your chest. Dumbbell flys provide a couple of excellent benefits. This exercise provides a tremendous shaping movement for the pectorals. The dumbbell fly doesn’t …

Alternating Lunges

Alternating Lunges

  Alternating Lunge Alternating lunges are a great exercise that not only strengthens the muscles in the lower body, but also helps to stabilize the abdominals and obliques. When the basic alternating lunge becomes too easy, try holding a set of dumbbells in order to increase the intensity. Stand tall. Step forward with your left leg and slowly lower your …

Band Pull Aparts

Band Pull Aparts

Shoulder Exercise with Bands | Band Pull Aparts This exercise is deceptively simple.  It can be a very challenging exercise that tests the muscles in your upper back and the stabilizer muscles in your shoulder joints. Building these areas will improve your posture, and can also increase your bench press, squat, and deadlift as the muscles that are involved act as …

Stability Ball Pike Ups

Stability Ball Pike Ups

Ab Ball Pike Ups – Stability Ball Pike Ups The stability ball ab pike up is sometimes referred to as ab ball pike up.  This challenging exercise tests your balance along with both core and upper body strength. Begin in a plank or push up hold with the bottom of your shins and the tops of your foot pressing downward …