If you could only own one piece of fitness equipment, what would it be and why?
This is tough! After giving this some thought, I think it would be a 12kg kettlebell. It would be easy to do a full body workout with as well as adding in some cardio with swings. It's a versatile piece of gear that goes a long way.
Full Body Kettlebell Workout:
2-3 sets of 10-15 repetitions
Double arm Kettlebell Swings 1 min
Single arm Chest Press
Single Leg Dead Lift
Single Arm Row
Turkish Get ups
Sumo Squat to Upright row
Lunge with Shoulder press
Squat with Bicep Curl
I would have to say stairs. They offer a large variety of exercise options for both upper and lower body as well as core and cardio. They are free and you can usually find even a couple steps where you live or at least somewhere very close by.
Stadium or bleacher run
1 round at stadium up row and down same row before moving to the next. Go around whole stadium for a KILLER cardio.
Bleachers: 10 minutes up and down at the end of a run at the track or a weight workout.
Add 1 min stair run to end of each of your weight circuits. (Up and down your flight of stairs for one minute)
Full Body Stair/Step workout:
2-3 Sets, 10-15reps
Side step ups
Toe taps (30 sec-1min )
Incline push ups
Mountain Climber Plank (feet on step, hands on floor/ground)
Landing jumps (like box jumps if you have a flat landing)