Are you one of the many time-stretched people who love exercise but don’t really have any chance to do so?
Or a private person who doesn’t want the gym crowd and wish to do the workout instead at home?
Well, setting up a gym equipment right inside your home is quite a good idea for you and this doesn’t need to be expensive.
Below are some recommendations for a budget home gym equipment for beginners and many exercise fanatics out there who love to do the workout in the comfort of their homes:
1. Adjustable Dumbbells
The best investment you can make is with an affordable but quality set of adjustable dumbbells. A single set of these can actually replace dozens of individual dumbbells helping you save space and money.
With adjustable dumbbells, it is so easy to remove weight plates allowing you to choose the perfect weight for each exercise you want to execute aside from the fact that you can do a huge variety of training exercises with them.
However, you have to evaluate your fitness needs and goals before choosing your adjustable dumbbells.
For the beginners, It is always safer to start with light weights – for women, around 3-5 pounds per hand and for men, around 10 pounds per hand but if you feel it’s heavy for you, it’s fine to start with 5 pounds. You can just purchase another weight plates if you wish to increase the weight as you continue to gain strength.
For the novices and old timers, you might want to consider a small set of adjustable dumbbells with a maximum weight of 20 to 40 pounds per hand. If you are looking to add muscle mass, you may need to purchase a larger set with an upper limit of 50 pounds or more.
2. Weight Plates
Weight plates as you can see are flat, heavy objects that are used to complete a dumbbell or a barbell.
It is a good idea to have a variety of weight plates ranging from 2.5 to
45 pounds but of course you can purchase these slowly depending on your
There are various types of weight plates to suit your preferences. Standard Iron Weights are made of cast iron and are extremely durable.
Featuring a handy easy pick up design, Tri-Grip Iron Weight Plates are a handy alternative for faster weight changes or if you wish to use the weight for exercises without the bar, such as triceps curls.
Another type is the Rubber-Encased weight plates which have the benefit of absorbing noise, making them far more quiet if dropped.
Also, there is this so called standard Vinyl Weight Plates which feature a hard plastic surface, with same benefit as Rubber-Encased. Both are also safer – dropping a cast iron weight on your foot is more likely to cause an injury. This is why these are particularly recommended for beginners to weight training.
3. Curl Bar
The curl bar is a popular piece of workout equipment in any gym. It is often used by men because they think it looks cool to be using it and of course, everyone wants sexy biceps.
The curl bar is traditionally used for exercises that work smaller muscle groups such as your bicep and triceps. These muscles normally require less weight than exercises that use the straight bar such as the chest and legs.
As the curl bar already weighs less, it makes it possible to select a weight between 25 lbs. and 45 lbs. when performing exercises that target the smaller muscles.
Also realize that the curl bar has a more natural hand position for exercises that require bending of the elbows.
4. Straight Bar
The straight bar is a cylindrical rod with a straight shape. On each end are two attached rods that are also cylindrical and straight. This is the area where the weight plates are put on to increase the resistance and this completes the so called, barbell.
Straight bars are available is a variety of weights like curl bars. This is important in determining how much weight you are actually lifting. The total amount is the bar weight plus the amount of plate weights you have added on the bar. An Olympic straight bar typically weighs 45 lbs., but smaller versions are available which weigh 35 lbs.
While barbels have wide capacity, the type of weight that you choose depends on your individual ability and fitness level.
Hence, If you are a beginner, you may start with 10-pound weight plates. Remember that the bar itself weighs about 15 to 20 pounds.
If you have been doing upper arm exercises, you may begin your regimen by selecting a weight that you fail to lift at approximately 8 repetitions.
You may reduce the weight for the successive sets, 5 pounds at a time. You may increase the weight once you’re able to lift this weight comfortably.
5. Adjustable Weight Bench
An adjustable weight bench is a foundational piece of home gym equipment. It is designed to provide you with a range of workout angles so as to effectively workout different body muscles.
A weight bench not only provides you with stability, but it also keeps your posture straight, thereby firming up your lower back muscles and improving your core strength while training.
Thus, an adjustable weight bench gives beginners enough support to learn as well as try out new training exercises without falling over or using their energy to sustain the right posture and stability for different exercises.
When getting started with weight training, completing some exercises can be so challenging. Using a weight bench makes it easier for you to access most body muscles. This lets you sit or lay which can make it easier and comfortable to do certain exercises.
Adjustable weight bench is extremely versatile. Unlike any traditional benches, you adjust the backrest’s angle from decline to flat to incline to
The typical adjustable bench comes standard with built-in wheels on the base and you can roll it to your desired destination.
This incredible kind of bench is not only important for lifting weights, but it can also be used to do other numerous exercises such as push-ups, core
exercises, calisthenics, and others. This makes adjustable weight bench an ideal workout equipment for people who love to workout comfortably at
6. Exercise Ball
Have fun and get the ball rolling for an easy and convenient exercise!
Exercise ball provides a simple, but effective way to focus on your core strength and stability. Acclaimed by physical therapists for years, exercises ball help strengthen the abs and back whilst improving balance.
The durable, anti-burst construction makes the ball easy to use and clean. You can feel safe and secure during every exercise.
A fitness ball can also be used for upper and lower body workouts. It is as well beneficial fitness equipment for rehabilitation, to perform stretching exercises or even to sit on it that helps to improve your posture.
Most of the activities done by using an exercise ball improve the posture and work several muscles at once since you need to keep the balance. This makes this amazing ball one of the best exercise equipment at home.
7. Medicine Balls
Medicine Balls are the perfect tools for a complete body workout, with its
versatility allowing you to strengthen your shoulders, back, arms, legs and abdominal muscles.
With a PVC material enabling bounce, the Medicine Ball provides weighted resistance through a full range of motion, which isn’t limited unlike weight machines.
These balls are also waterproof and feature an easy-to-grip, making it great for adding weight to ab exercises.
They’re also fantastic for building upper-body power. Every time you throw a weighted ball against a wall or back-and-forth with a partner, your arms mimic the mechanics of jumping, and the explosive movement increases strength.
Medicine balls seem to be too simple equipment, but they are very useful to enhance various exercises, mainly for the upper body. They are suitable for both cardio and strength training.
This is available in weights 1-10kg which you can slowly complete ( if you
want to ) but not necessary as one or two is fine. Just find the one that fits your fitness level.
8. Exercise Mat
You can use this more often for stretching, yoga and ab exercise without worrying for any stones or something sharp to step on. This is also great for push-ups, lunges and planks.
If you do your exercise on a carpet, just use a thin mat, but if you are going to do it with a hard floor, go with the thicker one for your safer exercise.
An exercise mat can be actually used in so many different ways, for various
exercises and postures to make your body comfortable during the routine.
To be genuinely fit, you need your workout to be really effective. But, if you do not use a good exercise mat and are not comfortable during your workout, you will be short-changing yourself as you do your core, abdominal and flexibility training then your entire workout will definitely suffer.
Exercise mat can also be useful to protect your floor while lifting dumbbells, barbels or any other weight equipment.
As you’ve got your initial home gym equipment, you no longer need to sign-up to pay for a monthly fee, you don’t have to travel and never need to wait for your turn for any equipment at the gym and deal with potential discomfort if you are surrounded by people in better shape and know better how to use those gym equipment than you.
No worries, you’ll surely get there as you all have the chance now and dedication plus…I’ve got these perfect programs…BEST HOME WORKOUT ROUTINES and BEST FITNESS TIPS FOR BEGINNERS, for your guidance.
Let’s do it! Come on, NO PLACE LIKE getting fit at HOME!
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