Because the gym at home is moderately sized, I am legitimately careful about any investment into getting larger fitness equipment.
I need to have enough space to jump rope, lunge, squat plus perform all the fun and weird exercises separate from worrying about hitting something. I have acquired a small set of free weights, a medicine ball, several resistance bands, yoga mat plus a few jump ropes. I felt that inventory of gear was adequate for a variety of workouts plus to target all the biggest muscle groups. I could incorporate high-impact aerobics, strength training, stretching, static rest holds plus more. I used the yoga mat to perform weird styles of abdominal crunches. Since I focus intensely on the area around my waist as well as my tummy, I do a lot of crunches. The yoga mat wasn’t ideal for this. I scraped the skin off the area around my tailbone. It was raw plus painful. I did some online research plus came across the idea of buying an incline bench. The bench doesn’t take up too much space. It can be pushed slender against the wall when not in use. It adjusts to varying degrees of inclination plus includes a heavily padded seat. It increases the difficulty plus benefit of all styles of crunches. I sometimes hook my feet in it so that my head is closer to the ground plus perform standard rest ups. In that same position, I can crunch plus perform twisting exercises that contract plus work the external oblique muscles. Whenever I hang on with my hands plus have my head at the high end of the incline, the exercise focuses on the lower abdominal muscles. I’ve noticed an improvement in my muscle tone since adding the new incline bench.