If you’ve ever lived in an apartment and you’re like me, then it’s almost torture to have the same design every time. Unfortunately, you are locked into a lease and must make the most of it. Even if you loved your place when you moved in, you might get bored with the way your things are organized. With that said, I wish my girlfriend and I had a second bedroom so we could put all our workout stuff in. Yes, we could go to the gym at our apartment complex, but honestly, I feel a little strange due to its proximity to the leasing center. Going to a gym is one thing, but I like to exercise when I can upstairs.
Some things that I have found very useful for exercising in my apartment are resistance bands, a draw bar, and a punching bag of any weight. Resistance bands offer incredible versatility because you can use them like almost any gym equipment. For example, you stand on them and roll or wrap your back with them and do push-ups with greater resistance. You can wear them in almost any way and get a good workout.
The chin-up bar is of course used for chin-ups, but you can take the punching bag, hang it from the chin-up bar, and do some light kicks and punches. I used to have a punching bag holder with a 100 pound bag and I loved to punch and kick it. It was one of the best workouts I have ever done and I was very disappointed when I got rid of the bag and got to my feet. The punching bag can also be used for other things. You can place it on a bench or squat. Almost anything you do with weights or without weights can be done with this punching bag. It is a bit cumbersome even if it is a lightweight bag. You can also train your auxiliary muscles this way. Due to the uncomfortable nature of working with the bag, your body needs to remain straight and stable.
These options have really made it easier to work out at home and it’s a very affordable option, the bag was about $ 35, you can get a chin-up bar for $ 10-15, and the resistance bands cost me about $ 18 in. Amazon. So it’s a very viable option if you don’t want to spend the money on an expensive gym membership or if you just don’t like exercising in public settings.