When someone says they are going to go workout, do you think they go to a gym? Chances are you do, and chances are they are going to one. If someone told you they where working out at home you’d think one of two things: 1. They have a gym like The Rock (if you haven’t seen his gym, check out his Instagram) or 2. You think they have a treadmill.
Now you may think that there is no way you can have a good workout at home. And you are partially right. If you don’t have the best home workout equipment for a training you are selling yourself short. To make it even better, you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get booty gains in your own home.
These will probably be the most expensive item you buy for your home gym. Because as you grow stronger, you’ll have to buy heavier weights. The more they weigh the more they cost. Nice thing is you can buy a nice intro set for a reasonable price.
Dumbbells are they gift that keeps on giving. They are so versatile that you can use them for strength training as well as cardio and even HIIT training. If you want to read my post about free weigh exercises to give you an idea of all you can do, click here.
You will definitely get your money’s worth out of them so make sure to get a good pair. Here’s the set that I recommend.
I have a love-hate relationship with resistance bands. I love how they activate all parts of my body when I use them, yet I hate how sore I am the next day, but then I love the results. We have a complicated relationship. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get them though.
If you’ve never used resistance bands, you’re missing out. They have an amazing way of activating muscles that you didn’t know you weren’t activating. Most people don’t realize that they can’t activate the glutes properly when they’re squatting or doing lunges or any other lower body exercise. Then you slip on a resistance band and you realize how much work you have to do. That’s a good thing though!
The great thing about them is that they come in different resistance strengths- usually light, medium, and heavy so it gives you a chance to build, just like you would with free weights. And just like free weights they could be used for a variety of exercises both upper and lower body and even core work.
I’m about to buy myself a new set of resistance bands and these are the ones that I’m going to be purchasing, once I break my last band.
Many people may not have used sliders before and that’s fine. I never used them either until I started this workout program. And I have to say these blue discs took it to the next level.
Those who use sliders primarily use it for core work. But you can get a nice total body workout or even take your lower body workout to new levels. The sliders I use can be used on both carpet and hardwood and are light enough where I can take them anywhere.
You can click here to read all about the amazing benefits of having a foam roller. And you would be doing yourself a disservice if this isn’t in your home gym. Foam rollers are just so practical to have. Not just for stretching pre and post workout but for life.
How many times have you done something and pulled your back? Or had a killer Charlie Horse sneak up on you? You can just stretch away on your foam roller and be almost totally cured of your body aches. There are so many fun choices when it comes to foam rollers. You can get a smooth one or a bumpy one and often in fun colors. In the end, this will be a purchase you’ll thank me for later.
Your Home Gym
Just purchasing these few items will help provide you with a great home gym that doesn’t break the bank and doesn’t take up a lot of room.
You’ll be able to preform all your gym workout routines at home. So if you are looking to escape the gym bros who won’t stop staring at you squat or if you’re looking for a change of scenery, you can do so with relative ease.
Just make sure you give yourself enough room to workout!