Home Gym Essentials

5 Essentials for Your Home Gym

Creating a home gym is a good idea for a lot of reasons. It’s convenient and cost-effective, plus you always know that your favourite piece of equipment will be free whenever you want to use it.

The great thing about building a home gym is that you can outfit it to your exact tastes and requirements. You don’t need to go out and buy everything your local gym has to outfit your personal gym. Instead, focus on getting a few core pieces of equipment that will allow you to do multiple types of workouts.

Build Your Home Gym with These Five Pieces of Equipment

Whether your goal is to build muscle, lose weight, or just move more, incorporating these five essentials will help you get a great workout without ever leaving home.

  1. Cardio equipment

Every home gym should have at least one piece of cardio equipment, such as a treadmill, stationary bike, elliptical or cross trainer, stepper, or rower. Think about how much space you have and which type of exercise you enjoy doing the most when you are deciding which type of cardio equipment to buy.

  1. Weight bench

Strength training is essential for building muscle and toning fat. A weight bench is a multipurpose piece of equipment that will help you with bench presses and other heavyweight exercises safely. Look for a weight bench package that includes a barbell and weights if you don’t already own those.

  1. Dumbbells and kettlebells

Dumbbells and kettlebells offer an easy and affordable way for you to sculpt your entire body. You can get them in a range of weights, starting at 1 KG. If you are new to weightlifting, then start small and build up to heavier weights as you go. Use these to build muscle in your arms, back, abs, and legs.

  1. Exercise mat or floor tiles

One downside of a home gym is that the floor is usually not set up for heavy equipment or lots of sweating. Home floors also don’t provide a lot of shock absorption for high impact exercises. Getting an exercise mat or floor tiles can solve this dilemma.

Adding floor tiles to your home gym can protect your floors from getting damaged if you drop weights on them. They also provide shock absorption. You can buy tiles individually, which allows you to decide if you want to tile your whole gym or just one section of it. Exercise mats are another option to protect your floor by keeping sweat on the mat instead of on your carpet. Additionally, exercise mats provide a softer cushion when you’re doing yoga or performing floor exercises.

  1. Foam roller

After a tough workout, it’s important to take the time for your body to cool down. Foam roller offers a great way to work out sore muscles and improve flexibility so you can recover faster and be ready for your next workout. Plus, they’re lightweight and easy to store out of the way when you are done using them.

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