With the weather heating up and bathing suit season just around the corner; we've put together a list of six workout essentials to jump start your summer exercise routine. Working out at a gym can be costly and inconvenient. At under $50 per item, this home gym will be easy on your pockets. 

List of dumbbell exercises: 

1. Weighted Crunches
Lie down on your back on a bench and hold a dumbbell on top of your chest. Raise your upper body until your shoulder blades no longer touch the bench and lower yourself back down after a short pause. To avoid pulling your neck with your hands, look straight up instead of looking at your knees.

2. One Arm Row
Position yourself bent forward in front of a bench while holding a dumbbell with one hand (arm extended). Lift the dumbbell up until your upper arm is parallel to your body and lower it back after a short pause. Alternate hands when set is completed. Try to keep your back straight throughout. Only the arm should move.

3. Squat
Stand up and hold one dumbbell with both hands in front of your thighs. Lower your body by bending your knees until they form a 90 degree angle and raise yourself back up after a short pause. Keep your upper body steady throughout.

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How to Jump Rope:

1. Jump 1 to 2 inches off floor, giving rope just enough space to slip under feet -- only the balls of feet should touch the floor.

2. Keep elbows close to sides as you turn the rope. The movement comes from the wrists and forearms, not the shoulders.

3. If you tire out before you finish the workout, drop the rope, but keep arms and legs going. Work up to using the rope full-time.

4. To find a rope that fits place one foot in the center of the rope and lift the handles -- they shouldn't go past your armpits.

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List of Medicine Ball Exercises:

1. Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent; hold a medicine ball with your arms extended directly above your head. Without bending your elbows, rotate your arms counterclockwise, using the ball to draw large imaginary circles in front your body. Do 10 circles, and then reverse direction to clockwise and do 10 more.

2. Standing Russian Twist
Hold a medicine ball with both hands in front of your chest and your arms straight. Without dropping your arms, pivot on your right foot and rotate the ball and your torso as far as you can to the left. Then reverse direction: Pivot on your left foot and rotate all the way to the right. That's 1 repetition.

3. Medicine-Ball Sit-up 
Grab a medicine ball with both hands and lie on your back on the floor. Bend your knees 90 degrees, place your feet flat on the floor, and hold the medicine ball against your chest. Now perform a classic sit-up by raising your torso into a sitting position. Lower it back to the start. That's 1 repetition.

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List of Resistant Band Exercises:

1. Resistance Band Squats
Start by stepping on the resistance band with both feet shoulder width apart. Hold the resistance band at shoulder level with both hands. Start into a full squat while holding the band at shoulder height. Return to the starting position and repeat.

2.  Resistance Band Bent Over Rows
Start by placing the band under one foot and stepping backwards with the other foot. Bend over keeping your back flat and stop at a 45 degree angle. Pull the bands up towards your waist keeping your elbows in close together. Squeeze your shoulder blades together when performing rowing motion.

3. Alternate Lying Chest Presses
Lie on your back and place the resistance band under your back and hold the ends with both hands .Start by pressing one arm up towards the ceiling and then return to the starting position. Repeat with the other arm.

List of Kettlebell Exercises:

1. Kettlebell Swing
Feet should be shoulder with apart and lower back completely straight. Use your legs and hips to generate movement in order to swing the kettlebell up. Stop the movement when your arm is parallel to the ground. All the "work" is done by your legs, hips and core muscles, not your arm or shoulder.

2. High Pull
Grab a kettlebell by its horn. While engaging your shoulder muscles and trapezius pull the kettlebell up as high as you can.

3. Twist
Get into a crunch position with your knees slightly bent. Hold the kettlebell in front of your chest and slowly twist your torso from one side to the other.

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List of Stretching Exercises: 

1. Plow
 Lie on your yoga mat with your legs straight up toward the ceiling at a 90 degree angle. Place your arms alongside your body with palms down. Press into your hands and engage your abs to lift your legs up and over your head. If your legs don't touch the floor behind you, place your hands on your back to support your weight. If your toes do hit the floor, clasp your hands together and try to roll your shoulder blades together under your body. Hold for 45 seconds and gently roll through your spine to release the pose.

2. Forward Bend
Stand with your feet hip-distance apart. Hinge forward from your hips to bend down toward your toes. Relax your neck and cross your arms. Hold for 45 seconds to a minute.

3. Fish
Lay on the floor on your back. Place your hands, palms down, under your bottom. Press your elbows into the floor to help lift your chest up toward the ceiling so your back is arched. Walk your elbows in toward each other a bit to enable you to lift your chest even further.  Drop your head back and rest it gently on the floor.

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