There are many reasons why creating your own home gym is a great idea – it’s convenient and you can work out any time you want!
One of the biggest benefits of building your own home gym is that you have complete control over the equipment and the environment. Allowing you to tailor your workouts to match your own abilities and needs, without worrying about other people using the equipment or disturbing your workout.
Starting your own home gym can be a daunting task though. There are so many different pieces of equipment to choose from, and it can be hard to know where to begin. Start by thinking about the type of workouts you’ll be doing in your home gym, this will help dictate the type of equipment you need. Remember you won’t have the space of a commercial gym to utilise so you need to be smart with the equipment you’re buying. A cluttered home gym is only going to block your motivation.
A weight bench is an important part of any home gym. It allows you to do a variety of exercises that target different muscle groups. Factory Weights has a variety of Weight Benches to choose from, it’s important to choose the one that is best suited to your needs and budget.
A squat stand is a must-have for any home gym. It allows you to perform a range of exercises that target your lower body, including squats, lunges and bench pressing. Made from steel construction they’re durable and robust but still lightweight enough to move and store easily.
The Factory Weights Olympic Barbell is available in three separate sizes – 5ft, 6ft and 7ft. One of the main reasons that barbells are so popular for home gyms is because they are incredibly versatile. They can be used for a huge variety of exercises, allowing you to target almost any muscle group. They’re also relatively affordable, making them a great option for those on a budget.
All Factory Weights are sold in pairs, and range in weight from 1.25KG to 25KG so no matter whether you’re a beginner or a bodybuilder, there’s something for everyone.
Kettlebells are a great piece of equipment that can be used for a multitude of exercises. They are also relatively small and easy to store, making them convenient to use. Kettlebells provide an excellent workout, helping to build strength, endurance, and flexibility.
At a bargain price of under £10, the humble skipping rope is a great addition to any home gym.
Resistance bands are often used in strength training, but can also be used for flexibility, balance, rehabilitation, and athletic training. They’re often used to provide a similar effect as free weights without the added weight or bulkiness.
Everyone says it but it doesn't make it any less true, how you recover is just as important as how you work out. Don't allow your body the chance to heal and you'll be paying for it for far longer than any overstretched workout which is why a foam roller is a perfect addition to your home gym.