Fitness is a basic human right.[gap]
SupaTrophy training is based around an all inclusive mentality, we believe health and fitness are just as much a human right as our personal freedoms, and as such we always structure our training programs with the scalable equipment level options.
Gym equipment companies are known to market “affordable complete home gym solutions” and while this is great, what is affordable to some might be expensive and even unattainable to others – it is all down to relative to an individual’s level of income and expenses.
With this in mind, we have listed a few key items that you should consider purchasing before embarking on your SupaTrophy journey if you’ll be training from home.
Dumbbells are great for building strength and toning up. If you can’t afford more than 2 or 3, we suggest picking up a few with varying weights as opposed to buying a set of the same weight. Dumbbells are extremely versatile and can be used from curls and presses to even squats and sit-ups.
Haven’t got budget? Use household items such as water bottles and paint tins filled water, sand or even cement; get creative.
A simple jump rope makes a massive difference, increasing your athletic endurance. We would suggest a “speed rope” which has fast flowing bearings allowing for you to try out more complicated skipping like the double-under.
Haven’t got budget? Grab any rope with a decent weight that’ll allow you to perform the exercise.
Resistance bands are not only good for stretching, but can also be used in place of barbells and dumbbells.
Haven’t got budget? Grab some bungee cords and have at it!
Pull Up Bar
Pull up bars are extremely useful and a great way to increase strength in your forearms, shoulders and back. We would suggest a variant which can be bolted to the wall as opposed to the doorway items that often fail.
Haven’t got budget? They’re simple enough to construct from a pipe and some blocks of wood bolted to the wall or get outside and use a lower branch or even a towel in the doorway.
A firm favorite to increase the difficulty of many movements, including running, pull ups, push-ups, squats and more!
Haven’t got budget? Grab a few books, rocks, or other heavy items and pack your rucksack to around 9kg – enjoy.
Barbell & Bumpers
The big daddy of lifting equipment, we love this for all things, from chest and arms to squats and back.
Haven’t got budget? Use a pipe or broomstick and loop a resistance band over each side and stand on the middle or load it with equally weighted rucksacks, water bottles, paint tins or anything you can safely balance on either side.
Foam rollers are great for loosening up and warming up or cooling down which is vitally important if you want to get the most of your training and protect yourself from injury.
Haven’t got budget? Toss a bottle of water into the freezer and, once frozen, use that it has the benefit of icing the muscles at the same time!