5 workout tools to consider carrying in your truck

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Resistance BandsThe space in your truck is limited, and bodyweight exercises can only get you so far. Whether you’re bored with your standard bodyweight routine or just looking to add more difficulty, there’s some portable equipment that can help you switch things up.

Consider adding one or all of these to your truck to incorporate into your workouts:

1. Resistance Bands

Resistance bands are lightweight, can be folded away for easy transport and can be incorporated into workouts in various ways. They can be used as is or attached to your rig, a tree or  lamppost. For example, grab one end in each hand and slowly pull them apart as far as you comfortable can then bring them back together.

2. Dumbbells

Weight training with dumbbells can help you build strength. You can use them in workouts and stretches like arm lifts. Start with a weight that is comfortable for your level and buy dumbbells with increased weights as you gain strength.

3. Medicine Ball

Medicine balls are great for increasing balance and building core strength. For example, incorporate a medicine ball into your ab routine by holding a crunch position and slowly carrying the medicine ball from your left side to your right side and back. This will help exercise more of your core muscles and give you a better workout. 

4. Ab Wheel

The ab wheel is as straightforward as it sounds. It’s a small wheel with a handlebar on each side. You place a hand on each grip and slowly roll forward from a plank position, then roll backward. Ab wheels are great for exercising your core.

5. Jump Rope

The jump rope is a classic. It’s a great cardio workout that can be surprisingly versatile. Once you’re comfortably doing the standard jump roping, you can start incorporating forward jumps, side-to-side jumps, backward jumps, single leg jumps and more. Jump rope exercises are great for building cardio endurance.