Starting a home gym can be an intimidating task. While it may seem like you have to do tons of work, the truth is that creating a home gym doesn't need to be complicated. In this blog post, we'll discuss everything from where to put your equipment, how much space you will need and what types of equipment are best for your needs.
Why You Should Start a Home Gym
A lot of people start a home gym because they want to save money. You get to work out whenever you want and on your own time. You're in control of how much or how little you work out. You make your schedule and choose the exercises you do - it's really up to you! Not only is it good for your health, but it's good for your mental health too.
Finding a Space for Your Gym
It's best if you have a room with a lot of space so that you can move around without bumping into anything and still access all the different types of exercises you might want to do.
Your space should be big enough to accommodate Tabata exercises, cardio workouts, ab exercises, and many more. Put your equipment on one side of the room, make sure it is not in the way but that it’s also easy for you to get to everything you need.
There are tons of different pieces of equipment you can put in your home gym. Some people spend a lot more time there than others, so it really depends on which exercise is most important to you, and how much space you have.
Which Equipment Should You Choose
The types of equipment you should have in your home gym will depend on what type of exercises you want to do, but here's a quick list:
-Dumbbells - They're the most commonly used weight for home gyms and come in many different sizes that can be changed depending on the type and intensity of the exercises you're doing.
-Barbells - These weights are the most popular weight for any type of strength training, but they're more expensive and require a lot of space.
-Stability balls - These pieces of equipment come in handy when you want to do some strength training or stretching while also working on balance.
-Elliptical trainers - There are so many different exercises you can do with an elliptical trainer and they're a great way to get some cardio in.
-Treadmills - These pieces of equipment are good for when you want to work your whole body, but they require the most space out of any other type of equipment mentioned here.
-Cable pulleys - A great piece of equipment to have on hand because they offer a variety of different movements like triceps extensions, cable crossovers, and so much more!
Gymnastic mats - These are a great piece of equipment for when you're doing floor exercises like planks, push-ups, or crunches because they give your joints some much-needed cushioning.
You now know all the basics you will need to start your home gym. The key is to decide what is best for you and what you can afford to start with. You can always add more equipment as it becomes necessary.