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Purchasing The Right Home Gym For A Fitter You

When setting up your own home gym, it can often be hard to understand what types of equipment are really necessary.

For a functional and effective home gym workout, you need a few important pieces of equipment. In this article, I will talk about the main things you should buy for you home gym and discuss the benefits of each item.

So read on to find out how to make your home gym into a workout haven!

First of all, when purchasing home gym equipment you need to think about a few key things. Your budget, space, and goals all need to be considered when designing your home gym. Make no mistake, a home gym can be expensive - especially if you want all the bells and whistles.

The space you have needs to be considered as well. If you have a small area to work in, you don’t want big machines taking up all the space. Lastly, your goals need to be taken into consideration. Do you want to improve your bench press? Cardiovascular endurance? What your goals are has a large effect on what type of equipment you are going to buy.

If you have a limited amount of space but still want to improve your strength and build muscle, I would recommend investing in a set of resistance bands. Resistance bands are an excellent substitute for dumbbells. These inexpensive bands can go up to 100lbs in resistance!

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With these, you will be able to attach them on to sturdy objects and perform flys, rows, curls, and presses. Of course, if you prefer dumbbells and have the room for them, they are excellent items to purchase for your home gym.

On the more expensive side and space-taking side, you may also be interested in barbells and a barbell cage or rack. As mentioned, these will take up much more space than any other strength training item but they allow you to lift a large amount of weight and preform compound exercises like the squat, deadlift and bench press.

Along with your form of resistance, you should consider investing in a weight bench.There are so many benefits to having a weight bench that it is almost impossible to name them all. To start, a weight bench makes performing all your exercises easier. You will have a place to do presses, dips, leg raises, and flys - just to name a few. A weight bench will definitely pay for itself once you realize the versatility and advantage of having one.

If one of your main goals is to improve your cardiovascular fitness then it will be worthwhile looking into a treadmill, elliptical, or stationary bike. Ideally, you will purchase the one that you want to improve upon.

For example, if you plan on getting in shape for a cycling marathon you’ll want to purchase a stationary bike - not a treadmill. Make sure to evaluate your goals and build your home gym around them. Everyone’s home gym will be a little different because of this. With a little thought and effort, you will soon have the home gym of your dreams!

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