Home Conditioning Equipment Suggestions
First of all, I want to stress that purchasing any conditioning equipment is NOT REQUIRED or compulsory; these are suggestions only. We know that the Covid-19 Shutdown period is going to be hard on a lot of people financially and we certainly don’t want to add stress to that. But if you can buy bits of equipment, we will be creating sets to use all of the things below and hopefully your gymnasts will find them useful longterm too. Please don’t feel under pressure though. Also, these are product suggestions I’ve picked up quickly via Amazon (with affiliate links that will make the gym a small amount of money from your purchase) but you are welcome to find other versions or buy from elsewhere. These are not specific recommendations.
We will be using these to work on developing strength and flexibility in shoulders and legs.
These will be used for core and arm strength sets. You can see an example of the conditioning ideas with an exercise ball here with Coach Fran.
These are great for arms and a variety of core workouts. Anyone doing 10 hours a week or more should probably go for 2kg, anyone less would be best with 1kg.
Great for core and back exercises, plus being able to roll out tired muscles after exercising.
Sliders are fun and effective for core and arm strength… plus you can have slidy battles across the carpet if you all get (even more) bored!
Good for leg strength and core work. Squad on 10 hours a week plus should go for 1kg or 1.5kg and anyone on less would be fine with 0.5kg.