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Setting Up Your Own Workout Space

With all the different types and shapes of fitness equipment on the market these days, it can be very confusing for someone trying to set up their own home workout space.

Because there are so many factors to consider, it can be a challenging and time consuming process. Luckily, this article will outline a few different things you should consider when trying to make you own home workout space.

Read on to find out how to get the home gym of your dreams!

The first thing you should consider before buying any home gym equipment is your goals. Do you want to build muscle? Improve your cardiovascular endurance? Improve balance? Train for a sport?

Whatever your goal is, the equipment you buy will have to reflect this. For example, if you are training for a marathon you likely don’t need a stationary bike. Or, if you want to improve your bench press you probably don’t need an elliptical.

Figuring out what your main fitness goal is and then determining what equipment you need to read that goal is the smartest route when setting up your own workout space.

Secondly, you should think about the amount of space you have for your equipment. If you are dedicating an entire basement to your workout space, you have a little more leeway with what equipment you can purchase.

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If you are short on space you’ll want to find space saving equipment or plan on doing exercises that don’t require any. A great form of resistance that uses little space is the resistance band. Resistance bands are a excellent substitute for dumbbells.

These inexpensive bands can go up to 100lbs in resistance! With these, you will be able to attach them on to sturdy objects and perform flys, rows, curls, and presses! To save even more space, consider investing in a pullup bar.

Pullup bars take up very little space (they usually attach onto your door frame), and can be taken down if needed. Pullups are an excellent exercises for those wanting to develop more upper body strength.

If you can spare the space and it fits your budget, a barbell and barbell cage is a great investment. Barbells allow you to lift a large amount of weight and work on compound exercises like the bench press, squat, clean and jerk, row, and deadlift. If power and muscle building are your goals, this piece of equipment is the way to go!

As for cardio machines, I would recommend a basic stationary bike for those who just want to improve their cardiovascular endurance and burn calories. A stationary bike it great because it doesn’t require as much space as a treadmill or elliptical and they are usually cheaper. As I mentioned above however, if your goal is to run a marathon then you will definitely want to purchase a treadmill.

In conclusion, think about your goals, space and budget when planning your own workout space. A good home gym will take these all into consideration and provide you with an effective and convenient place to work out!

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