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Getting A Home Gym Put Together

Getting A Home Gym Put Together

Picture this scenario. There are two versions of you. One has a gym at home while the other uses a commercial gym. The ‘you’ subscribed to the commercial gym has to wake up earlier in the morning than you have to to go work out at the gym before they get to work. You also have to get their gym bag ready and packed with supplements, gym outfits, and a protein shaker. If you live in an urban environment, there’s the car traffic that you have to deal with. 30 minutes of sitting in traffic, 2 near car accidents, and 4 mental breakdowns, you finally arrive at the gym. You get changed into your gym clothes and warm up as you wait your turn on the sole squat rack available in the gym. It can get very frustrating, very fast.

A guy has a weightlifting training session at home in front of TV

Then there’s the other you. The one with the gym at home. All you do is wear some shorts, sweatpants if it’s cold, and walk into your gym space. So, you put on some good music to get you in the right state of mind as you warm up before assaulting your body using highly advanced and professional gym equipment. An hour later, you are in your kitchen whipping up a protein shake as you think about the hard work you’ve just done.

Home gyms have their perks

a guy weight lifting in his dining room

In other words, working out from home has amazing advantages. It saves time, you don’t have to pack a gym bag, and you can play your music as loud as you wish. It’s also convenient that you won’t have to wake up to leave your home just to work out leave alone having to renew your membership every month or so. At first, it may seem like a very expensive and tedious process, but nothing could be further from the truth. Here’s a breakdown of how you can build the perfect gym for any space and at any budget within your home.  

Find A Space That Can Accommodate Your Workout

A girl has a workout on the exercise mat at home

First and foremost, you need to decide where you want to build your home gym. For instance, if you have an additional bedroom or extra space in your garage, you can easily convert into a great space for exercise. A small area as small as your back porch can serve as a good workout space as well. Simple exercises such as push-ups, squats, and sit-ups do not need a lot of space. Cardio exercises such as jump roping can be done will little space and will still get your blood pumping.

Budget

The sum from pig moneybox is enough for buying a home gym equipment

Getting equipment for your home gym does not have to be expensive. There is no reason as to why you cannot create a fully operational gym at the most convenient of prices. There are many places you can get used equipment such as eBay where you can get equipment for less than half of what you would pay to get new equipment. People spend excessively on unnecessary cardio equipment that is overpriced and not quite useful in a commercial gym, let alone a home workout space. Your home gym, on the other hand, may start as a small space but will change gradually with time as you will be able to get upgrades at the right time and at the right price.

Gym Equipment

Kettlebells, dumbbells and exercise mat for home gym

Having discussed the financial aspect, you can get started with a few pieces of equipment without spending a lot of money. Here are some types of gym equipment to get your home gym started that can fit well within your space, budget, and fitness goals.

Kettlebells

Kettlebells are quite versatile and are great tools for working your muscles. Traditional workout routines such as kettlebell swings or Turkish get-ups are classic strength training routines that can be done using kettlebells.

Dumbbells

A slightly set of dumbbells can really add in the extra challenge to workout routines. You can use dumbbells to work your bigger muscle groups through exercises such as dumbbell deadlifts or squats.

Exercise Mat

An exercise mat will make floor exercises a lot more comfortable. Whether you are doing push-ups on your knees or doing sit-ups while on your back, an exercise mat is a great way to make sure you have a specified area of doing particular workouts. You can bring the exercise mat to the beach if you want to take your workout outdoors.

More equipment such as skipping rope, resistance bands, and suspension training systems are also great types of equipment to elevate your home workouts to the next level.

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