How to Build the a Home Gym

Many people pay membership fees to health clubs and gyms, but this is usually expensive, time consuming and requires extra commitment when compared to home gym. Building home gym will help you exercise any time you are free. Making a home gym, is the best investment to make for your health, since the equipments you buy will last a lifetime.

Benefits of Home gyms

Home built gyms have more benefits when compared to commercial gyms such as:

Time efficient: You won’t have to travel to and fro the gym to exercise which is at times hard for persons with a busy schedule.

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Low expenses: You will not be required to pay any membership fee. Building a gym will be a life time investment that will only require little upkeep expenses.

Freedom: When training in a home gym you will be free to choose the music that will inspire you to lift the heaviest weights. You will be free to train without having to be conscious of the other people in the gym.

Where to build the gym?

Most people build their gym on the basement or garage.  Mostly gym equipments are bulky and some of its equipments such as barbells and dumbbells need to be stored in secure locations. Be careful on the room you set apart to build the gym.

Home gym space

Height, width and depth: Choose a room that is high enough so that your power holders can fit perfectly. Compare the size of the equipments you want to be in your gym with the room’s space. The room should be at least your length plus an extra one meter so that you can freely do overhead press without hitting the ceiling with the barbell.

Steps for building thee home gym

  1. Purchase high quality adjustable bench. Buying an adjustable bench will enable you use it as the inclined bench, decline bench and flat bench. Buying this bench will make you cut on the expenses you would incur if you were to buy the three benches separately.
  2. Get a set of dumbbells. Dumbbells have been considered as the best hypertrophy training equipments. They are cheap and fairly small hence won’t take much of your space. If you are a beginner, you can start with lower weight sets then buy higher weights sets as you become stronger.
  3. Get cardiovascular training equipments. Though cardiovascular training can be performed using dance steps and tapes; it’s always advisable to buy cardiovascular exercise equipments. Consider buying equipments such as speed bags, medicine balls, punching balls, and calf weights. These equipments will be of great help in keeping your heart and lungs in good physical shape.
  4. Endurance training equipments. Buy equipments such as treadmills, riders, elliptical trainers and exercising bikes. These equipments will provide your body with total body workout making you be fit to do any physical activity
  5. Carefully choose the location to place each of the equipments.

Though the overall cost of assembling the home gym may seem high; remember you will incur those expenses once. This investment will be able to pay itself off in a round a year. not forgetting the extra muscle gains you will get from training in this home gym. When you calculate the amount you would have paid in a commercial gym in a year, it will be higher.


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