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What to have in your home gym [Article, Video]

Posted by Pascal Landshoeft

Jan 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM

What you need in your home gymWhat to have in your home gym

 

This is an overview of what to get for your home gym and how to approach the task. Good planning is everything for a project like this to come out in the budget and happy with your decisions. Make sure that you buy hat you are actually going to use. This article was originally published under “what you need for your home gym


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What to have in your home gym

 
Rather than only thinking about which equipment to have in your gym spend a little time what you actually want to do in your gym and then choose the equipment. The functions a gym can fulfill are
 
 
Strength equipment is heavy and usually needs more space. Keep that in mind when placing it near doors, windows, and radiators. Try to keep free moving areas near infrastructure you need to access on a regular basis as it is unlikely that you will move the heavy equipment once it is placed. The biggest items for strength are the rack, bench, and barbell.
 
 

Cardio 

 
Dedicate some space to cardio if you don't do it outdoors. While most strength equipment does not need to be near sockets, most cardio equipment does not to be plugged in. Some are self-sufficient, but especially treadmills will need power. Consider this before making your final choices on what goes where. If you are more into conditioning boxing bags are usually better placed in a corner than in the middle of the room to be effective. The same goes for most other martial arts equipment. If you want to be able to fully circle around it gets a moveable punching device rather than hanging something from the ceiling in the middle of the room. This is usually not a wise use of space if you have little to go around.
 

Stretch

 
For any stretching or yoga make sure you have an area with easy to clean mats. Judo mats are usually a good choice, but you can also go for other options. The mats are good for stretching or usually not great for lifting. Here horse mats are the better choice for stability and resistance.
 

Storage

 
Your home gym has also to be able to store plates, kettlebells, dumbbells, jump ropes and other equipment you place in there. Think about how and where to store material before getting it so that your gym does not turn into a mess. 

Topics: Kettlebell, Strength, Rogue, Powerlifting, Barbell, Plates, Bench, Rack