Starting your own home gym is an exciting time but can be a little daunting when it comes to finding the right equipment to fit your needs and budget. Quality equipment doesn't come cheap and you want to ensure you choose the right equipment to give you the best results and provide a versatile workout. Other factors to consider when setting up your space include how much space you have available, your fitness level and the type of training you prefer.
To help you out we've compiled a list of our top 8 recommendations for starting your very own home gym.
1. SQUAT RACK
If you're looking at making some serious gains investing in a good squat rack should be on your shopping list. A decent rack will allow you to perform a variety of full body exercises in a variety of ways that you wouldnt otherwise be able to do. We recommend the AlphaFit Squat Stand With Pull Up Bar.
Barbell exercises are a great form of resistance training including squats, deadlifts, bench press and curls just to name a few. A barbell will allow you to increase the weight gradually over a period of time tearing down the muscle and then rebuilding it ulimately making you stronger. We recommend the AlphaFit 20kg Endure Barbell.
3. BUMPER PLATES
If your goal is to gradulaly get stronger over time you're going to need a quality set of bumper plates to load your barbell with. When shopping for bumper plates look for plates that yield extremely low bounce as the low bounce will help maximise safety when dropped. We recommend the AlphaFit 100kg Endure Bumper Plate Pack - Black.
4. INCLINE BENCH
An incline or adjustable bench is going to be alot more versatile than a traditional flat bench espeically when paired with a rack. They are also more mobile and easier to store. We recommend the AlphaFit Incline Bench.
Dumbbells are often used for joint-isolation exercises such as biceps curls, chest flys and shoulder raises.A quality set of free weights is an essential for any home gym. We recommend the AlphaFit Rubber Hex Dumbbells.
Kettlebells can be a game changing tool as they are effective at increasing strength by using full body functional movements. They also strengthen the tendors and ligaments making your joints tougher and less-susceptible to inury. We recommend the AlphaFit Competition Kettlebell.
7. SLAM BALL
Slam balls are a great piece of equipment for developing strength, power and speed. They are great for conditioning the body as they keep your heartrate elevated burning a higher amount of calories. Check out this awesome slam ball workout here. We recommend AlphaFit Slam Balls.
8. RESISTANCE BANDS
Resistance bands can often be overlooked but an essential component of any style of training to increase mobility and correctly activate dormant muscles. We recommend the AlphaFit Loop Band Set.
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