Can an exercise mat be too thick?
Pick a mat that’s too thin and you may experience a lot of discomfort in your knees, wrists and ankles when you hold poses for a long time. At the other end of the spectrum, one that is just too thick for you can slow down your movement and keep you from feeling 100% supported – you’ll just hopelessly sink into it.
What is the best mat for home exercise?
Our Runner’s World editors also have a couple of mats to recommend, too:
- Best for outside use: Nike Training Mat 2.0.
- Best for portability: Lululemon The Reversible Mat.
- Best for high-impact training: Domyos Floor Pads.
What can I use instead of an exercise mat?
Rolled-up towels are generally a good workout tool, and a great substitute for a yoga mat, especially when you find yourself in need of cushioning against a hard floor.