How to create the perfect home gym
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How to Create the Perfect Home Gym? (Affordable Tips and Tricks)

09/24/2017

There are many reasons why going to your local gym doesn’t sound like such a good idea. The most important ones being travel and time. In most cases, these are not just excuses but genuine concerns. As a result of which you don’t work out as much as you should or desire to. So do you want to know how to create the perfect home gym?

In that case, please continue reading. Commercial gyms can make a huge hole in your wallet, am I right? And you don’t need to spend so much only to use a facility that so many others do at the same time. If you’re going to shell out big bucks, you’d rather create a personal space for yourself.

But here I would also like to add that building your own home gym can be a budget-friendly undertaking as well. In the end, it all depends on what kind of equipment you want to purchase. So let’s delve into the topic at hand right away!

How to Create the Perfect Home Gym?

 

  • Take budget into consideration

Like I said earlier, the task of putting together your home gym doesn’t have to be an expensive one. You might think otherwise because many people tend to waste tons of money buying unnecessary multi gym products and cardio equipment. Such overpriced merchandise is not in any way useful even for commercial gyms, let alone home gyms.

Without the shadow of a doubt, you can create a fully functional gym in your house without spending tons of money. And the best way to go about it is to get hold of used equipment. These types of products are always available on eBay or Amazon. So at such times, you end up spending half the amount.

Just don’t forget that home gym is always subjected to change. So whatever you do, begin with the basics. At the same time, keep a check on the upgrades for future use. This way you can purchase the products immediately as soon as the price falls or when the time is right.

 

  • Create a suitable atmosphere

After you get the best equipment for a home gym, it’s time to work on the personal gym space you have. Fill the room with gear or visual stimulations that motivate you to achieve those fitness goals.

So keeping that in mind, tailor the environment according to your needs and personality. The goal is to make sure that the overall setting strikes the right chord with the subconscious mind only to encourage you to work hard and succeed.

 

  • Buy essential equipment

How to create the perfect home gym? Well, all you need is a set of some excellent home gym setup ideas. So here’s a list of the most common equipment that goes well with any type of a home gym.

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  • Barbell and plate set

It is considered to be the ultimate foundation of all workouts. You can perform the classic core workouts using the barbell and plate set. These include lunges, squats, military press, bench press, bicep curls, etc.

And the internet is flooded with all kinds of plates and sets, including used versions. Also, you need to make sure that you get a proper Olympic bar. It has to be sturdy and large enough. Most Olympic bars are at least seven feet wide, so keep that in mind.

 

  • Bench

If you want to take advantage of the barbell sets, you might require a bench. Now here are two reasons why I would recommend you to purchase a second-hand model. The first reason is quite obvious, isn’t it? Price is always a factor in this case. And the second reason is that new benches don’t always have a high-quality construction. So they tend to fall apart and rip easily. But that’s not the deal with used products.

When choosing a bench, make sure that it offers decline and incline functionality. Such a feature is useful for when you wish to indulge in split bodybuilding training.

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  • Rack

Building a home gym on a budget is something that you can’t do if you’re interested in getting a rack. This is a more commercial product, which means it’s bigger and expensive.

But on the upside, heavier shoulder, chest, and leg workouts are not possible without the rack. As for the downside, racking the bar when training alone in your home gym doesn’t sound likesuch a safe idea. But this only applies to beginners.

Nevertheless, if you’re still bent on buying a rack, then get one that can accommodate attachments. In that case, a pull-up bar is an excellent addition.

 

  • Kettlebells

There’s nothing more effective than buying heavy kettlebells instead of dumbbells. The thing about kettlebells is that they have a more versatile nature. You can easily use a kettlebell for all dumbbell exercises. Plus, it makes your training sessions more functional.

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  • Skip cardio machinery

You will be quite surprised to know that no home gym is incomplete without a cross trainer or treadmill. If you don’t have the space for such equipment, there’s no need to worry about it. And that’s because certain bodyweight exercises and some dynamic stretching also constitute as a cardio workout.

Instead of running, what you can do is lift those weights faster. It’s the quantity and frequency of repetitions that matter. Long cardio workout is not the only solution. But if you still think otherwise, why not step out that door for a run!

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The Wrap-Up

Before I end the article, I would like to add a piece of advice. Training alone at home means performing physically challenging exercises on your own. New techniques, however light or intense, are not easy to deal with at first. So if you’re not sure about them, then it’s best to hire a personal trainer to help you get started.

When working out, it’s important to take all necessary steps to prevent injuries. And another thing to remember is to buy the best smelling laundry detergent. You don’t want to go around with that unpleasant odor. If that were the case, you’d rather head to one of those local commercial gyms!

So how to create the perfect home gym? Was the post informative enough to provide you with the correct answer?

Please leave all your comments in the section below. And if you have any other useful tips to offer, don’t hesitate to add them in there too!

I hope to see you again soon!

About the author:

Barbara Davis is an active mom blogger that aims to make the lives of parents more enriched. On her blog, she focuses on practical topics like motherhood, parenting, baby care, and more. Her mission is to create articles that encourage parents to make better life decisions for both themselves and their children.

Sources:

  1. https://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/go-big-and-stay-home-build-your-ultimate-home-gym.html
  2. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/create-perfect-home-gym/
  3. http://www.shape.com/fitness/workouts/how-build-perfect-home-gym
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