Many people nowadays have busy lives and lifestyles, especially with children, and working out from home only makes sense, especially in 2021 when the fears of Coronavirus are still up in the air. Whether you had a new home gym in mind while you were touring homes for sale or just moved into a new home and are now inspired to create a home gym, creating a home gym is a great way to stay in shape.
2021 is time to make it your own by really adding value to each empty room. Here is a handy list of the five things you definitely need to put in your new home gym for those who are just starting.
1. A Jump Rope
Photo by Dom J from PexelsDepending on your ceilings’ height in your new home, a jump rope is a great and affordable way to add a cardio warm-up to your workout regime. It also does not take up any space in your new gym, so that you can fill it up with weights and workout benches instead. One nail or Command hook and your cardio equipment neatly hangs on the wall.
2. Exercise Mat
Another cost-effective addition is an exercise mat which you will need if the flooring in your new gym is tile or concrete. One of the bonuses of a home gym is that you don’t need to specifically plan for it while looking at homes for sale. A corner room in the basement or a tiled mudroom is all that is required, but you don’t want to do your stretches in the morning on a hard surface. An exercise mat solves this problem and can also be neatly tucked away. Plus, it opens up the door to things like yoga which is a great exercise for the body and soul.
- High-Quality Barbell Set
If you want to lose weight or build muscle, you will need to place weights in your home gym. Most people opt for a barbell because it can easily be weighted up or down based on the exercise and your level of strength. For now, don’t worry about the weights and focus on the barbell you plan to purchase. The barbell is the only thing you will be gripping, so you can always choose cheap weights, but don’t sacrifice the actual barbell’s quality. You will thank yourself later.
- Resistance Bands
Resistance training is growing in popularity because they are a low-impact exercise that, when regularly practiced, can bring high results. Getting some quality resistance bands is also a great way to target your entire body without purchasing an entire home gym setup. Not everyone wants a room full of bulky machinery. If that is you, then resistance bands will fit right into your exercise gym.
- Home Workout Bench
Finally, the one piece of equipment you want to bring into your new home is an adjustable bench. For some exercises, correct positioning is the difference between seeing lasting results and guarding against injury. It also opens up the door to many exercises such as the bench press and other upper body weight lifting exercises. Going a step further and choosing an adjustable bench opens up even more possibilities.
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