It’s not easy to remain motivated and interested in your workout routine if you have to do the same thing over and over again. Professional trainers and experienced workout addicts recommend that you include different kinds of exercises in your routine to ensure it is well-rounded and interesting.
You can make your routine even more interesting by adding unconventional training tools as well. These tools will maximise the intensity of your workout and make it more entertaining. Here are some recommendations for you to consider:
#1 Weighted Jump Ropes
Jumping ropes is an excellent exercise that burns a lot of calories, increase stamina, help cultivate good balance, and can be a great deal of fun. Weighted jump ropes are heavier than normal jump ropes so they add another element and challenge to your workout routine. They force to compensate for and adjust to the added weight so you use new muscles and push your body. You just need to make sure that you can handle the weight without compromising your form.
#2 Sand Bags
Sand bags are very versatile and challenging, which is why they’re become a popular workout tool for professionals and amateurs alike. Sand bags are essentially small sacks filled with sand and they have some weight to them. You can incorporate them into different kinds of workout routines such as squats, deadlifts, etc.
These are effective because they have an odd shape and are difficult to hold. They force your body to move in ways it’s not accustomed to so. They add a different challenge to your regular workout and can make it much more difficult. You’ll find you lose more calories and weight after you include it in your routine. Sand bags will also improve your grip and arm strength.
If you’ve watched the recent Batman vs. Superman movie, you’re familiar with workouts that include tyres. There’s a reason why the Bat uses it in order to increase his abilities. Lifting, pushing, dragging, throwing, hitting, and pulling large and heavy tyres requires a lot of effort and strength. The exercises will improve your explosive power, improve muscle mass, strength, core, conditioning, and help attain increased speed.
Routines with tyres will force you to use new muscle groups and move away from actions your body is already accustomed to. You can incorporate tyres of different sizes and shapes in your routine to add variety.
#4 Battle Ropes
Battle ropes are unconventional, interesting, and very easy to use. They push and challenge your body and help improve your strength, balance, grip, and overall health. The biggest advantage of these ropes is that they provide a full-body workout. With different techniques, you can challenge your leg muscles, buttocks, arms, back, core, hips, etc. They can also be fun to use, which is why battle ropes have become a popular workout tool recently.
Kettlebells have been around for a long time but have become popular now because they’re challenging and force you to focus on your basics in a new way. With kettlebells, you can develop overall strength, balance, power, and agility. Lifting and moving the kettlebell forces your entire body’s muscles to contract and focus on the action. Your grip, arms, and core muscles are challenged and must improve to ensure easier movement. Experts consider kettlebells one of the best tools to use in a regular workout routine.
If you have any questions about unconventional workout tools, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Schembri PT. Our number is 02 9648 6405. You can send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in this contact us form and we’ll reply as soon as possible.
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Schembri PT Team
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