Gym Train Like Apro

If your work­outs are in need of re­fresh­ing, ap­ply a lit­tle science to your home fit­ness. Con­sider th­ese gad­gets your new spot­ters

Men's Health (UK) - - The Tech Issue – Better Living -

01 The Time Lord

Train­ing at home should never mean re­sort­ing to a struc­ture­less, im­pro­vised plan. This wall timer will al­low you to fo­cus on your EMOMS and AMRAPS with­out the dis­trac­tion of a vi­brat­ing iphone that pe­ri­od­i­cally switches to the lock screen. It even keeps tabs on how many sets you’ve done, while a dual-colour display and bright LED (that’s not a type of work­out) guar­an­tee that you can’t miss it – even when you’re mid-burpee. Bull­dog Gear Timer £ 225 bull­doggear.eu

02 The Wheel Deal

If you want se­ri­ous lower-body power and car­dio fit­ness but can’t han­dle an­other spin in­struc­tor shout­ing, “Ride into the week­end!” the Atom is for you. En­gi­neered to mimic the feel of a real ride with in­te­grated gear shifters, it of­fers train­ing plans and data anal­y­sis via the Wat­tbike Hub. Atom Wat­tbike £ 1,599 wat­tbike.com

03 The Mu­si­cal Mo­ti­va­tor

Stick most speak­ers in your home gym and they’d get the job done – but what you really need is one that per­forms just as well dur­ing your rainy park ses­sions. The Boom 3 wire­less speaker is water­proof enough to han­dle the heav­i­est down­pours and comes with a 15-hour bat­tery life. Plus, you can sync it with a friend’s dur­ing your next buddy work­out. UE Boom 3 £ 129.99 ul­ti­ma­teears.com

04 The Wrist As­ses­sor

Ac­tiv­ity-track­ing is just the first step on your jour­ney to care­fully cal­i­brated fit­ness. The Whoop strap also analy­ses an of­ten over­looked but equally im­por­tant vari­able: your abil­ity to re­cover. Mon­i­tor­ing pat­terns in your heart rate and sleep states, it tells you whether you’re in beast mode or, er, least mode, so you can en­sure you’re al­ways bring­ing your A game. Whoop Strap £TBC whoop.com

05 The Shape Shifter

Smart de­sign is as much about sav­ing space as any­thing else. The Ket­tle Gryp – a light­weight, durable han­dle – at­taches to your dumb­bells, mak­ing them suit­able for all of your go-to ket­tle­bell moves. And it’s far cheaper than hav­ing 150kg of metal de­liv­ered to your door. Ket­tle Gryp £ 34.95 ket­tle­gryp.com

06 The DOMS Zap­per

This is about as close as you’ll get to let­ting tech do your train­ing for you. At­tach the “pods” to the mus­cles you want to fo­cus on and use the app to ac­ti­vate them with a light, pain­less elec­tric cur­rent. Use it dur­ing your warm-up to in­crease power out­put, or as part of your re­cov­ery plan to ease ten­sion. What hap­pens in be­tween is still down to you, mind. Pow­er­dot Uno £ 179 pow­er­dot.co.uk

07 The Multi-tool

If you can’t af­ford to give up floor space to a full lift­ing sta­tion, this fold­ing rack will al­low your home gym to dou­ble as a spare bed­room on rest days. Fix it to your wall, then pull it out to use the “spot­ter” arms, wall-ball tar­get, dip sta­tion at­tach­ments or pull-up bar. You can move the bed back out when you’re done. Mam­moth Lite Wall Rack (Short) £545 bull­doggear.eu

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