Exercise Equipment for the Home: Setting Up Your Own Gym at Home
This entry was posted on March 9, 2013.
With the increasing obesity rate in the United States, it is not surprising why purchasing exercise equipment for the home has also become a necessity. With your own exercise equipment, you can exercise and keep yourself fit anytime you wish to. If you are looking to set up your home gym, here are three things you must keep in mind: safe, well-ventilated and cost-efficient.
Do you have enough space?
If you are setting up your own home gym, it is recommended to set it up a part of your home that is least frequented, such as the basement and garage. The floor space should be at least 10 x 12ft and covered with either rugs or mats. If you are planning to buy heavy gym equipment, make sure that they come with safety locks.
When looking for a suitable area to put all your exercise equipment for the home, remember to include some extra spaces in case you add some new tools later on as well as enough space for you to move around comfortably. The floor to ceiling height must also be considered especially if you are planning on buying larger gym equipment.
Do you have enough money?
Building a home gym is quite costly especially if you are looking into heavy duty equipment. You should be willing to spend at least $1500 for a complete set-up. So plan the equipment that you are going to have, compare prices and come up with your own realistic budget range. If you cannot afford to pay for the exercise equipment for the home in cash, look for payment options with agreeable terms.
You should have strength training and cardiovascular tools.
Now that you have the space and budget ready, it’s time to think about which exercise equipment for the home to buy. Your home gym must be equipped with two kinds of equipment: strength and cardiovascular.
Equipment for strength training help boost your metabolism, burn fat and increase your muscle strength and bone density. There are individual equipments that target specific parts of your body like the wrist machine or equipment for the strengthening of the low back. If you have the space and the budget, you are free to buy individual equipment; otherwise, you can just have one of those multi-purpose weight machines.
On the other hand, cardiovascular tools help in improving the lungs and heart while burning calories and improving endurance. Examples under this category are stationary bikes, treadmills, stair climbers, and rowing machines and so on. You don’t have to buy all of these at one.
Setting up your exercise equipment for the home should be easy. The difficult part comes in actually utilizing your home gym right. Bear in mind that if you will be working out on your own, you won’t have any spotter or someone who can tell you if you’re doing it right or wrong. So you must be well-informed as to how to operate every piece of equipment that you have as well as the right ways of exercising.
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