Rubber Fitness Bands
If you're short on space and budget when it comes to an at-home gym setup, investing in a sweet set of resistance bands is a smart choice. They are a great option for strength training workouts thanks to the challenge they provide your muscles, which is different from using weights. This is called "accommodating resistance."
The stretchy tools can be used for an entire full-body workout—Samuel recommends structuring a circuit strategically for the best results. "Aim for one pull move (a row or pulldown or curl), one push move (a pushup, overhead press, or triceps press down-style motion), and one leg move (squat, deadlift, or lunge) in every full-body session," he says.
Along with accommodating resistance, bands can also mix up your “line of pull”.
"Pick up a dumbbell and do a biceps curl, and really, you can only curl it in one direction. But bands let you curl in multiple directions, changing angles and challenging different stabilizing muscles, everything from abs to obliques to rotator cuff muscles," David Otey, C.S.C.S, previously told, "You can adjust what direction you pull from making room for vertical, horizontal, pulling, and pushing motions."