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Top 10 best training tools!

November 27, 2012 - By Christophe Alarie

Temps de lecture 3 minutes


Whether it is to lose weight, gain mass or simply to get in shape, many tools are available to add variety to your training routine. Here are, in my opinion, the top 10 training equipment tools to reach your objectives.

Medicine ballsThese balls come in various weights and sizes and can be used for functional exercises. They are a good tool to use for an initiation to resistance training. A set of squats performed while holding a ball in your hands is a good exercise to develop both the muscles of the arms and legs at the same time.  
Boxing gloves and target mittsNo need to be a boxer to benefit from the cardiovascular effects of a 2-minute round. Hit the target mitts of your partner for a few minutes and you will experiment a great workout for the whole body.
Resistance bandsElastic bands are often known for their rehabilitation virtues, but they are very versatile. They offer resistance both during the concentric and eccentric phase of the movement, and are thus a good tool to train shoulder stability.


Swiss ballThe Swiss ball can be used as a chair, bench, support, and even as an unstable platform for various exercises. It is an essential tool to add variety to your exercises and it does wonders for the abs. When no bench is available, perform your exercises with a Swiss ball!


BOSUThis half-ball has many characteristics that can greatly improve some physical capacities, particularly balance and proprioception. Add a little challenge by landing your foot on top of a BOSU when doing lunges.


KettlebellThe Kettlebell provides a type of training that is incredibly complete and different from others. It is probably the best tool to improve strength, muscles, and the cardiovascular system at the same time. However, it is necessary to be supervised by a personal trainer to use this tool in our centers, because it requires good technical mastery.


Free weightsFree weights are one of the first training tools that we think of when it comes to conditioning. When performing bench press using free weights, use one arm at a time and you will notice impressive strength gains in your arms.


TRX (suspension training)TRX exercises are excellent for the abs and body strength in general. Do your push-ups with your feet in the straps or your hands on the handles to add difficulty and work the stabilizing muscles of your torso.


Olympic barbell and weightsOlympic barbells are essential to strength training. With these you can perform simple to complex weightlifting exercises. Tone and strengthen your legs with the deadlift, one of the best lower-body exercises.


Your own body Your body is your best training tool. Whether you are walking, climbing, throwing, or sitting, your body weight is always the training tool by excellence, for beginners as well as experts. The ability to repeat push-ups is a good test to assess general upper-body strength.

Do not hesitate to share the best training tools that you use in the gym or anywhere else.

By Christophe Alarie


Top 10 best training tools! is a post from Nautilus Plus. The Nautilus Plus blog aims to help people in their journey to fitness through articles on training, nutrition, motivation, exercise and healthy recipes.
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