I was on Facebook the other day and some people were talking about Xmas presents!
I thought to myself ” What would I want if I was wanting to build a home gym, but didn’t have tons of money to spend?
Here are some thoughts for a home gym set-up, and some stocking fillers 😉
If you’re dead set on some proper lifting equipment, I would invest in what we have at the Your Next Level Fitness Gym – A Power rack / squat rack, a bench, and some quality plates.
However this is expensive, and maybe only if you are really into your training.
For a Home set-up to stay in decent shape, you will want a basic barbell/dumbell set. If you want more strength, you want Olympic plates,
If looking to be fit and reasonably strong you can do so with a standard plate set.
After all, you need enough weight to be doing the big exercises, Deadlifts, squats, Rows, Push pressing / shoulder pressing, and maybe some arm work.
However, If you don’t want tons of weights lying around – there is a set-up that you may be interested in. Enter Suspension Training
TRX is the main brand about – but its quite expensive.
You can do press ups variations, pull up variation, work your abs, you name it.
TRX isnt the only suspension trainer on the market:
RIP 60 looks a lot better value – but I have not seen it in person to judge against the TRX.
Tune in for part 2 next week for stocking fillers!