Wanted to share an article I was just featured in on Bustle, as it contains some really neat at-home fitness equipment.
That said, I also wanted to take the opportunity to stress that no matter if you just have yourself or you have an entire home gym, you can get an incredible workout. You do not need fancy tools or any equipment at all to achieve a lot of fitness goals.
Equipment can offer variety, though, as well as some ways to advance certain exercises. It can also help reach muscles in different ways, or some of the muscles it is more challenges to sculpt with bodyweight work alone. Equipment can be both beneficial and detrimental to form, so it is always important to ensure you take the time to learn how to use a tool.
Enjoy this article (my shout-out is at #21 & 22), and tell me @be.bykate what your at-home set-up looks like: a mat? weights? a whole gym? six feet of carpet that doubles as a child's play space? Let me know!
Less than five minutes to get the back feeling better, stretch out the lower body as well, and never have to leave the floor. Heck, never have to leave the lying on your back position!
"Supine on the spine" is how I always remember what that word means-- a nice little rhyme.
This video leads you through simple and effective movements to give your back and neck some needed TLC, as well as helping to open up through the lower body as well.
There are so many amazing exercises and stretches out there, so if these don't feel good, don't give up. Reach out and let's find what works for your body.
The gentleness of these movements make for an excellent choice if you are new to exercise, if you are worried about hurting your back with other stretches, or if you simply don't want to have to move much right away ;)
Disclaimer: 𝑨𝑳𝑾𝑨𝒀𝑺 𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒃𝒐𝒅𝒚 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒑𝒖𝒔𝒉 𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒂 𝒃𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒌. 𝑼𝑺𝑬 𝑨𝑻 𝒀𝑶𝑼𝑹 𝑶𝑾𝑵 𝑹𝑰𝑺𝑲.