Forget lifting water bottles and suitcases — here are some of the best home workout equipment to get you in shape.

We all know that during this pandemic, it isn’t safe to go to the gym for a quick workout. It isn’t even safe to head outdoors for that matter. The only way to go around this is to do your own workouts at home. Sure, it’s limited as you probably won’t have the same equipment as a regular gym. Unless of course, you’re the son of a politician…

Working out at home is great, especially if you’re the type that doesn’t want to have others judge your workout. As great as home workouts are, there are still limitations to it. You will still need some equipment to get to the next stage. Aside from LV’s home workout equipment, there are also plenty of others you can choose from without breaking the bank.

These home workout equipment were designed to make your exercise routines easier. Many of it is also capable of helping you work on more than one muscle group. This means that you can change up your workouts based on the equipment while also giving your body a curveball without knowing what to expect.

A word of notice — it’s always good to change up your workout routines once your body knows it through muscle memory alone. This allows your body to grow at a good rate without you having to plateau. Be sure to check out the best home workout equipment to own during this MCO period.

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Weight Vest

A weight vest is the perfect home workout accessory to have in your arsenal as it provides additional weight when doing bodyweight workouts. This even includes speed and dexterity drills, which will give you greater agility the more you use it. With so many brands now available in the market, it’s hard to choose which is the best to go with. One popular brand that isn’t overly expensive is from Instagram fitness expert, Chris Heria. These weighted vests come in two variations: 12kg and 15kg.

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TRX Sweat System

Whoever said you needed complex machinery to work out was lying. The TRX Sweat System is a great way to get in a good workout without taking up any space at all. This suspension workout system comes with a set of suspension trainers along with a suspension and door anchor for when you want to switch it up. A great way to utilise it fully is with the door anchor. Simply place it at the top of your closed door and you’ll have all the resistance needed to workout.

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XD Kevlar Kettlebell

Kettlebells are one of the greatest tools you will need when it comes to home workouts. It can accommodate a wide variety of workouts, ensuring you hit every single core group. The EX Kevlar kettlebell is great due to its innovative design. Reinforced with DuPont Kevlar fibre, it makes training quieter and safer on your floor. Its soft bottom construction is also reinforced with the same Kevlar material, ensuring that even during accidental drops, it doesn’t have the same dramatic effects as regular kettlebells.

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Onnit Sandbags

Sandbags were once the go-to tool for when you want to get fit. Onnit is bringing it back with its very own take on how sandbags can be. It creates a more challenging and dynamic workout as the sandbag’s weight shifts and moves when you do. This offers greater functionality and stability, allowing you to have better strength, body conditioning, as well as overall explosiveness during your workouts.

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12-in-1 Push-up Board

If you thought push-ups can only bring you so far, think again. Push-up boards are becoming the hot new trend when it comes to home workout equipment due to its versatility. The 12-in-1 push-up board offers four different muscle group workouts on a singular board through a colour-coded system. So instead of just your chest, you can also work on your shoulders, back, and triceps.

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Bowflex SelectTech 552I Dumbbells

Dumbbells are a key component when it comes to working out. While you can’t have a set of dumbbells for every weight, the Bowflex SelectTech 552I Dumbbells are the perfect response. These adjustable dumbbells put 15 weights into one seamless design, accommodating from 2kg to 24kg. To switch up to heavier weights, a simple turn of the knob at the end of the dumbbell is all that’s needed.

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Perfect Fitness Ab Carver Pro

The abdominal muscle is one of the key groups to focus on, especially for aesthetic purposes. With the Perfect Fitness Ab Carver Pro, you’re now one step closer to getting perfectly sculpted abs. It has a kinetic engine that offers resistance on the rollout and assistance on the rollback. This ensures that every ab and arm workout is amplified for maximum muscle growth. It has an ultra-wide thread, allowing you to carve left and right to work on your obliques.

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