Many people want to be fit, however not many choose to attend a gym. It’s entirely up to the person whether they train better in a social environment or in the comfort of their own home. There are many ways to get fit and not all of them include expensive commercial machines. Making a home gym is an excellent idea and means travel won’t be an issue resulting in more time being spent on workouts. As a whole, this can enhance ones fitness experience.
Home gyms are normally considered a luxury but with the knowledge of what you want to achieve and the specific equipment needed for that purpose, you really don’t need to break the bank.
The first thing you need to do to set up your home gym is to create an atmosphere. Finding a space with enough room to move, filling it with things that motivate you is a good idea whether that be a speaker or simply a poster of your fitness aspiration. This will keep you happy while you train and increase the chances that you will make a regular habit of training in your own personal gym. Also, make sure you don’t overcrowd the room and only purchase equipment which is actually going to be incorporated into your everyday workout.
It is important to consider if you want to add some equipment to a room or if you actually want to convert a room into a dedicated gym, which is only recommended if you have enough space in your house. The second option however, will allow you to purchase a lot more equipment without the fear that it will get in the way.
Next, you are going to need some gym equipment.
A set of dumbbells or barbells are essential for basic workouts and lifting them every day will provide better results rather than just once in a while.
Purchasing a treadmill is good for cardio but it can take up a lot of space. If space is an issue, then simply jogging outside will be sufficient for cardio workouts. A lot of parks have workout equipment so if you’re into outdoor training, have a look at what your outdoor spaces have to offer.
A pull up bar is also gym staple and is a very important piece of equipment perfect for keeping your back and biceps in shape.
Kettle bells are important as they allow you to do moves that are more challenging than using a regular dumbbell.
Weight plates are necessary if you have a dumbbell or barbell as you can keep adding weight as you feel your body growing stronger over time and this is progressive resistance.
A workout bench comes in really handy when using a barbell as you can incline and decline the bench as you train.
Building a home gym is quite flexible as it is entirely up to you what you include. The kind of workout you want to do will affect what kind of equipment you will purchase and this will result in you utilising everything as you have chosen them yourself. If you are into bodyweight training or calisthenics, you don’t really need any other equipment besides a pull up bar. This is efficient for low cost workouts at home and you can get quite far by just using your own body as your machine. The main factor with bodyweight training is that it requires consistency so if you know you are going to dedicate yourself to it then it’s a good choice.
There are also many guides online on how to make gym equipment yourself if you are into DIY. This will further reduce the costs of you building a home gym. After purchasing the equipment you need for your home gym, its vital that you have the right workout program. Once you have this sorted then you’re good to go.