As much as I love going to the gym, everything being closed or restricted due to COVID-19, made me realize that I needed to set up an at home workout space with equipments that are multi-functional. The photo above shows my home workout essentials. Two 3.6kg dumbbells (you can have more than two of course & different weights), a resistance band, a yoga/exercise mat and socks. Yes socks! I use it for a good core workout. (See the video below for an example)
To use the socks for the core workouts, you definitely need to do it on a marble/tiled or wooden floor, as this would not work effectively on concrete or carpet. But trust me, do 3-4 sets of 20 reps of the workout in the video below and you’ll have an intense abs exercise session. The dumbbells are so multifunctional! You can use them for core exercises such as weighted sit ups, laying leg raises, planks with weights, Romanian deadlift, dumbbell donkey kicks etc. You can also use them for bicep curls, tricep kick backs, squats, lunges, deltoid raises, single & double dumbbell rows etc. (Google for reference photos/videos) The resistance bands can be used for donkey kicks, squats, leg lifts, etc. You can also use the mat for other exercises and for stretching as well. A good run around your neighbourhood or at a park near you is also a good way to get some cardio in. Dancing, jumping jacks and skipping are also good cardio options. Happy home workout!
Core workout with socks