I have been thinking about this topic quite a bit lately. Since I can’t really go to the gym because of my immune system suppression, I am considering what additional items I need to complete my home gym.
Looking at home gym equipment can put you into sticker price shock. It can also be confusing when you try to figure out which equipment is best, what bells and whistles you need, and how you can maximize your space to get the equipment that is right for you. Before you go with the store clerk suggestion, consider these equipment options that are affordable and can get your home gym off to the right start.
Resistance bands are an ideal option to start a home gym. You can get them in packs that contain several levels of resistance. These bands can act as an alternative to kettlebells or weights. They can also be used with a variety of workouts including at-home cardio workouts where your arms are free for resistance training. These workouts are options like walking at home.
Resistance bands take up very little room and are versatile making them a must-have for at-home gyms with limited space and budgets.
Kettlebells can be an ideal alternative to other, much larger, gym equipment. They are also ideal for starting an at-home gym. You can use kettlebells to do upper body, lower body, and core workouts. They can help you with strength training, weight training, and dropping pounds. You can also use various techniques to help build your cardio as well.
Overall, a few kettlebells in varying sizes can take up a small amount of room and give you exactly what you need for an at-home workout.
A weight bench may not seem like a must-have but it can serve multiple uses for your home gym. One of the ways you can use a weight bench is for arm curls and arm workouts. You can lay on your back and give your arms free movement to work with weights or kettlebells. Also, you can use the weight benches for stretches, dips, and for other similar workouts. You also can find weight benches at thrift stores or used, saving you money and giving you a piece of equipment that can be easily upgraded later.
You may be wondering about all-in-one equipment options. The truth is, some of these options are ideal for small spaces, but may not give you the type of workout you want. By going with different pieces of simple equipment, you can form a workout routine that works for you and your lifestyle. You also leave yourself room to change your routine and add different workouts to your routine.
Do you have a home gym? What’s in yours?
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