Our Tips for Starting Your Own Gym at Home

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April 26, 2018Sports

A lot of people want to start working out but are intimidated by the mere thought of entering a gym. They think that everyone will look at them and judge their looks, or the fact that they can’t lift heavy weights yet. While that cannot be further than the truth, I completely understand the sentiment. Personally, I prefer working at home as well, simply because the nearest gym is like 45 minutes away, and I don’t have that kind of time at my disposal. That being said, I slowly started building up my own home gym by buying equipment over the years, and now my garage is almost a fully-equipped gym.

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But if you’re new to the whole working out or bodybuilding thing, how do you know what equipment to look for, and where can you find weight training equipment for sale? If you’re reading this article, it’s pretty obvious – the internet. You can find all the necessary weight training equipment for sale online at affordable prices and have it delivered to your door. Some companies even offer help with assembling the more complex pieces. Now let’s discuss the three most essential pieces of equipment for building muscle at home so that you can get an idea on what to buy first, and then expand your range as time goes on.

Dumbbells

Dumbbells are the best pieces of equipment to start a muscle building program, simply because you can perform lots of different exercises with them – not just for your arms, but your shoulders and chest as well. Buy a set of either 5, 10 or 20kg dumbbells, and you’ll be able to increase your overall strength and muscle mass in no time.

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Barbells

A barbell is one of the most essential pieces of workout equipment alongside the dumbbell. A barbell enables the most important exercises for strength and muscle building – the squat, the bench press, and the deadlift. And even though you can perform them with dumbbells, a barbell enables you to add more weight through weight plates as you become stronger.

Exercise / Weight Bench

Although it is a very basic piece of equipment, the weight bench is extremely useful, as it allows you to perform a lot of core exercises, such as bench and shoulder presses, as well as leg extensions, among others. Moreover, they can come with barbells and dumbbells, so you don’t have to buy both pieces of equipment separately. But more importantly, a bench enables you to perform many other exercises with both dumbbells and barbells.