Advancements in fitness products have made bodyweight exercises more thorough and involved than ever – taking that 10 workout to an 11. If you’re looking for an extra kick or something a little different, there are quite a few great exercise products to spice up your workout.
An adjustable weighted vest can be used for any exercise or workout. Instead of bench pressing, trying doing 30 push ups with 40 pounds strapped to your body…not that easy. This vest is adjustable in 2.5 pound increments, so pick what works for you.
The chin up/pull up is already an extremely versatile exercise, and the iron gym workout bar allow you to do even more. It is the perfect push up to chin ups. Because it has handles that can be gripped in multiple ways, the iron gym workout bar helps to target muscles a normal chin up wouldn’t. It also assists in other upper body exercises like push ups and dips. And the best part? It fits right in your doorway.
Designed by a Navy SEAL, the perfect push up is perhaps the ultimate product to beef up your bodyweight exercises. It rotates a full 360 degrees, allowing you to exercise muscles you normally wouldn’t hit during a regular push up. The handles are a few inches off the ground, helping maintain wrist stability and giving you a broader range of motion that works your shoulders and delts.
The ab carver pro makes for a killer core workout. If you’re looking for something to supplement the leg raises, bicycle kicks, in and outs, and regular sit ups, give this a shot. If it’s too difficult to do from the standard push up position, try it first with your knees on the floor and work your way up.
Resistance bands are a great alternative to free weights. This package includes 5 bands with varying resistance (approximately 2 to 30 pounds), and comes with a door anchor, ankle strap, and exercise chart. You can get extremely creative with them, and use them for a variety of exercises. For example, instead of curling a barbbell, get yourself a band, stand on it, and perform the same motion as a curl. Or, if you want to get super badass, use it for resistance when doing push ups by slinging it over your shoulders and holding each handle in your hand.
These bowflex adjustable dumbbells can be set from 5 – 52.5 pounds each with a simple turn of the knob. They are a great way to save space and are much more convenient that having a huge rack of free weights.