Must-Have Pieces of Equipment in Your Home Gym

28 January 2021

Gym memberships can be expensive. On the other hand, working out from home can be limiting if you lack the right pieces of equipment. However, building your home gym doesn’t require that you buy the fanciest and most expensive equipment on the market. Some basic pieces can help you to create an inclusive gym at home. They include the following;

A Training Bench

A training bench is an essential piece of equipment in your home gym. It is an adjustable platform that is essential for performing weight training exercises. It has an adjustable backrest, which allows you to move it from an incline to a flat position and vice versa. There is a wide variety of training benches to choose from, but ensure that you select one that is well constructed and easy to adjust.

Fitness Ball

There are a lot of exercises that you can do with a fitness ball, especially ones that strengthen your core. A fitness ball acts as an additional stability challenge when you make moves like bicep curls, plank knee tucks, chest presses, and dead bugs. You should consider adding this multifunctional piece of equipment to your home gym ASAP!

A Boxing Set

If you are looking to break out of the norm when it comes to your home workout routine, adding a boxing bag and boxing gloves to your collection of gym equipment might be the way forward. Boxing is a great way to combine cardio and full-body workouts in a single session, and it will also equip you with self-defence skills. Moreover, you do not need a professional trainer to get started; you can easily get instructions from professionals on various online platforms such as youtube.

A Set of Dumbells

A dumbbell set is probably one of the most important pieces of equipment that you can add to your home gym. They come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, colours, and materials that you may choose from. You can also select from a variety of weights, ranging from very light to very heavy. Your choice should be based on who will use the dumbbells.

Kettlebell Set

Kettlebells are quite similar to dumbbells, but they differ in that they stimulate a slightly different muscle profile. Although they aren’t necessarily superior to dumbells, they are more popular and a worthwhile purchase. They, too, come in various shapes, sizes, and weights from which you can choose to meet your preference.

A Treadmill

A treadmill is a great piece of equipment for cardio workouts. If you can afford it, it would be great to include several types of machines in your home gym. However, if you can only afford one, a treadmill should be your first choice. Select one that has varying speeds and inclines and can monitor your heart rate. Based on your budget, you can either opt for a commercial gym-standard treadmill or opt for one that has add ons such as virtual tracks.

Before you decide to invest in any of the above pieces of equipment, ensure that you have the required space to operate it safely. It is also essential to consider your budget and remember that you can always start with a single piece of equipment as you work your way up.

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