Build Your Own Gym: Six Easy Pieces – 4
Lose the cables, big weights, and gym membership for this versatile, inexpensive equipment and a full-body workout at home.
Vew-Do Balance Board
A rope is the fastest way to warm up in the gym – and one of the most intense cardio sessions available. But the real benefit of the jump rope is that it improves both hand-eye coordination and foot speed. Jumping fast increases strength and the rate at which your calf muscles fire, which improves quickness.
Do This: Single Leg Jumps.
Hop 10 times on one leg, and then switch to the other. Repeat three times.
- Squat. Hold your arms out in front of you for balance.
- Times Stands. Simply stand on the Vew-Do for 60 seconds. Work your way up to five minutes.
- Ab Rolls. Turn the board sideways and position your hands on it. With knees on the floor, roll out until your legs are straight, and then roll back in.
- Advanced Balance. Jump onto the board, catching your balance when you land.