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6 Considerations Before Starting A Home Gym

09 December 2019 | 0 comments | Posted by Alisa Weaver in Athletes

How to start a home gym

Regardless of your experience or workout targets, exercising at home is a perfect way to get in shape without heading to the gym every day. Taking a moment to ponder what home gym equipment will lead to your best results is essential before starting.

1. Think About Your space

How much space do you have to work within your home? No matter the size, we will be able to help you with the home gym equipment ideas that will meet your needs. As a quick note, it’s always better to check out what trainers and athletes have to say before investing in the new equipment. We recommend the gear expert reviews.

If you’re working with limited space, you should start by thinking about exercises that don’t need much room. Classic sets of pushups, crunches, squats, and lunges can be done almost anywhere. A solution for cardio in a small home space is jumping rope.

There are some compact choices for affordable home gym equipment too. A simple pull-up bar over a door frame can transform your workouts.

2. Start simple

Try to begin with the items that can serve multiple purposes. A mat can be used for yoga, pilates, and other stretches. Basic weights like kettlebells can add a lot to your routine and are some of the most popular home gym equipment since they are so small, cheap, and versatile.

Dumbbells and medicine balls are great for building power, but be sure to find a routine that is right for you and won’t strain your muscles. These weights are perfect for building upper body strength plus creating toned arms, chests, and backs.

An elliptical machine may be a little pricier, but it’s a piece of home gym equipment you will get a lot out of because It’s great for cardio. It also offers you calf and thigh strength, as well as core and other muscle groups. Find a machine with different levels of resistance for an even more customisable workout.

3. Bigger purchases

Even when buying larger, professional home gym equipment, you don’t need to break the bank. It can be great to buy items like this secondhand off sites like eBay, Craigslist, or Facebook. You might even be able to find one at a local yard sale. It’s better to start buying this type of equipment slowly and build your home gym one machine at a time.

4. Free workouts

When you’re just a beginner and asking yourself what the best home gym equipment is, the answer may be nothing at all. Going for runs in your neighbourhood and doing exercises that utilise your bodyweight like pushups are a great place to start. You don’t need to buy things to get in shape. We think it’s better to avoid too-good-to-be-true sounding abs because they usually are. Save your time, money, and body by starting your fitness journey on the cheap.

5. Mirrors are your friends

Adding a mirror alongside your home gym equipment can make a surprising amount of difference to your workouts. Seeing your form as you exercise can help you make alterations and adjust your posture for better results. Having a better view can also help prevent injury, especially if you don’t have a friend or personal trainer around.

6. Getting the best out of home gym equipment

Whether you’re looking for the best home gym equipment bodybuilding or want to add a little exercise to your daily routine. Having a combination of well thought out drills and equipment to suit your space can mean the difference between meeting or missing your fitness goals. We hope this article has helped you think about how to maximise your space and how to design a home gym that will work for you.

Has your home gym set up? Tell us about it in the comments!

About the author

Alisa Weaver is a personal trainer and bodybuilder who has trained several award-winning athletes. She has a certificate in journalism and writes for several online fitness outlets. She is currently working on her first book about health, wellness, and fitness. She’s an avid wrestling fan and loves to make sushi in her home kitchen.

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