How To Build Your Own Home Gym




How To Build Your Own Home Gym

Choosing the right equipment for your home gym can be daunting, more so if you are uncertain of your requirements. To get big and strong you really need to focus on the big compound exercises, and it is highly recommended that you read the weight training tips section.

The seven big compound exercises work a lot of musculature and remove the need for most of the smaller exercises. Of these compound exercises the two most used (and probably the two most important) are the squat and the bench press. Therefore, at the minimum, you should focus your equipment choice on being able to perform these two exercises. This would result in the purchase of a half rack or power rack, a bench and a barbell (7-foot Olympic bar) with some weights. Alternatively you could buy a bench with bar supports that can double up as a squat stand, but more than likely there will be no “safeties” to enable you to train to the max when on your own.

Should you buy the power rack with a bench and a bar, then these can be used for the rest of the big seven compound exercises (military or shoulder press, deadlift, pull-ups and bent over rows). With a little extra cash, dip-handles could be available for the dips too. And there you go - you have a perfect minimalist home gym!

The only issues left to address are available space, budget, expandability and environment. Perfect shopping lists are also given here depending on your budget.


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