Today, more and more people are becoming conscious of their figure.
But, because they’re so busy running their lives and their businesses, they don’t have the time to work out. Although local gym membership is very accessible and provides all the needed equipments for workouts, there are still barriers to physical fitness including adjusting to the gym’s opening times or stress of traveling from your home to the gym.
In case of facing this difficulty, consider building your own home gym to achieve your fitness goals and keep you in shape. There are various ranges of exercise equipments you can utilize at home. Time and weather condition is not a problem anymore. You can do your exercises within your own set schedule. But, the question becomes what equipment to buy.
If you are starting out your venture, or becoming active again after a long break, it is advisable not to pursue your home gym first. Instead, enroll at a local gym. It can help you check out a number of fitness equipments available in the market today. You can ask your fitness instructor about their advantages and disadvantages and how these equipments can meet your fitness needs. Then, you can list down the equipment that you will purchase for your home gym.
If weight training is your main focus, then the first step is to purchase a set of weights. You can buy a set of inexpensive free weights for less than $50. But, you need a combination of weights as heavy as 4.5 kg (10lb) and 9kg (20lb). The end of the bar is replaceable with other weights for more flexibility. There are also different types of bars. But it is up to you to choose whether you are going to use the plastic or metal weights. Metal weights are the traditional weights used even before but plastic weights are more modern and often are sand-filled weights.
You can consider weight machines if you want to workout specific groups of muscles including the biceps, deltoids, and quadriceps in a safer way. Free weights cannot provide good workouts for hamstring and calf muscle groups. However, you need to pay the price of a weight machine. Costs and configurations may widely vary from a simple resistance machine, to an adjustable, multi-stationed weight stack. You can spend hundreds or thousands of dollars.
A stair stepper is another popular alternative. A simple stair stepper model can offer you a better cardiovascular workout and low impacts on your joints when exercising to build your calves and thighs. This machine is also a space saver and can cost from $80 to $150. A more complex stair stepper has adjustable speed, resistance level, speed, pedal distances and more. It also includes an HRM (heart rate monitor) as well as digital readouts for distance climbed, calories burnt, and speed. It can cost 1,700 to 2,000 dollars. Treadmills are good workouts machines too for your home gym. The prices depend on the types, models, brand, and features.
Building your home gym can cost you money. However, it is worth investing in to meet your fitness needs.