How to Build a Home Gym
Posted on April 01, 2015
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1) Understand Your Space
Before purchasing your fitness equipment, its important to understand the space for which you will be adding equipment to. Have an idea of what kind of exercises you will want to perfom as well as the requirements for your gym. Will you have the room, the atmosphere, and the comfort for adding a particular exercise piece? Think about it.
2) Barbell and Weights are King
The most important aspect for a home gym is the barbell and weights. There are two types of barbell: standard and Olympic. Standard bars are one inch in diameter, with 1-inch holes through the plates. They're fair for light applications but aren't suitable for heavy lifting. The bars bend easily and usually can't hold more than 200 pounds.
Olympic bars are typically 7 feet long with a rotating, 2-inch-diameter sleeve. These bars are made for heavy weight and big, ugly, compound lifts.
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3) Get a Power Rack
Power racks are the centerpiece of a great home gym. Nearly any important exercise can be done with a power rack and they add considerable measures of safety. Although they take up space, they are totally worth it. Consider making space for a power rack.
4) Acquire a Bench
Certain exercises require you to lie down. Benches are great but vary in size and quality. Shop around for decent prices or call us and save all the hassle.
5) Get Dumbbells
Dumbbells are versatile for many options and are a must for your home gym.