Creating a home gym can be a very practical idea for some people, you don’t have to be bothered with the hassle of travelling to a commercial and often over crowded gym that leaves you sitting waiting to use certain pieces of equipment in order for you to get your workout routine finished.
For a lot of people being in the traditional crowded gym environment can create a lot of insecurities and can make some people feel very uncomfortable and self conscious, this is where a home gym is perfect, it can be a place where you can work on improving your body without these distractions.
Another advantage of a home gym is the fact that you have access to it 24/7 you can get up really early and grab a workout before you go to work or just step in for a quick 8 minute abs workout. It’s just a fantastic feeling to know you have access to this any time you feel like it.
Some people think that if they bought home gym equipment they wouldn’t use it, this may be true but there is a few ways to create a home gym that will increase your desire to want to use it on a regular basis. The first mistake I have seen people making is that they buy a weights bench and put it in their bedroom only to wind up using it to hang their coat on, you see to have a proper home gym you cant have any other distractions in the room like a bed or wardrobe or if you had gym equipment in your garage but you also had the lawn mower and tools in there . You must give your gym a gym atmosphere, you must dedicate a spare bedroom or your garage for the sole purpose of your gym, this way you can put up a mirror or put up pictures of your favourite physique role models.
From the outset, the reason anyone should want to have a home gym is that you want to really improve your body. You have to be serious about going in there and doing some serious hard training. You cant go in with the attitude that now you have a impressive gym setup you can invite some friends over and put on a show.
I know what some of you are probably thinking, I cannot afford to buy all that expensive gym equipment nor do I have a room big enough to put it in but you will be amazed at how little equipment you actually need to train every muscle in your body.
Below is a list of all the equipment that you are going to need to effectively do a total body workout.
1. Squat rack
2. Flat/incline bench
3. 100kg Olympic barbell set. Depending on your strength levels.
4. Dumbbell set from 5kg up to 30kg depending on your strength levels.
5. Swiss ball.
6. Skipping rope.
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