So, do you really need some fancy home fitness exercise equipment to develop a ripped and powerful body? Well, if you watch any amount of TV you would believe, based on the infomercials, that you need to spend a couple thousand dollars in order to get the “Body of Your Dreams.”
However, is that really true?
In this article, I will dispel some of these myths and untruths.
Before I get started on that let me share with you some important information that may help you in picking out the correct home fitness exercise equipment.
What Is the Best Home Exercise Equipment And Why Body Weight Exercises Aren’t Enough?
Some people will tell you that you can just workout using your own body weight and that this is — enough to get you in great shape. Now that’s a bunch of malarkey, if you ask me.
The problem with bodyweight only exercises is that the human body adapts very quickly to any new stress.
That’s why one of the most important principles in bodybuilding or muscle building is “Progressive Resistance!”
And that’s the problem with bodyweight only exercises. Initially you will make some gains but as your body begins to adapt — as it will — your muscle and strength gains will plateau very quickly.
So, at this point you will need to either purchase a body weight vest or strap some weights on yourself — or purchase some resistance bands.
Isn’t that what the P90X program is all about?
Look, every personal trainer will tell you that bodyweight exercise is only good for a while. Unless you’re looking to build muscular endurance.
That’s why the military uses body weight exercises. A soldier needs to carry a weapon that weighs up to 20 pounds or more, a backpack that can weigh up to 75 pounds.
Consequently, what every soldier needs is muscular endurance and strength.
Each type of training program has a different objective. But I’m assuming that your objective is to increase strength and muscle size. In other words to have a more attractive body.
Now, if that’s not what you want, then you need to use a different type of workout program then what I’m talking about here.
The key to building muscle size, as mentioned earlier — is continually striving to add more resistance or weight to the exercises.
But wait a minute, this article is not about how to exercise but rather on what kind of home fitness exercise equipment makes the most sense.