Building A Home Gym

Go Back   UNP > Chit-Chat > Gapp-Shapp > Health

UNP Register


Old 12-Oct-2010
Building A Home Gym

Fitness freaks live a longer and healthier life. Why wouldn’t they? They’re burning away every ounce of fat, and renouncing every minor threat of a heart attack. Besides, wouldn’t you like to treasure the moments spent in front of the mirror, rather than accusing your ancestors of transmitting obesity and unhealthy genes. The predictable solution would be to get enrolled into a gym. However, if your expenses exceed your income then a gym fee would most likely intensify your financial crisis. Then why not build a home gym? Of course, the initial costs might pinch, but consider which valuable investment doesn’t? It’s the long term outcome that counts. Forfeit your weekly chocolate bars, ice-cream sundaes, hamburgers, French fries, and you will effortlessly cough up the amount in a couple of months. Enter any sporting goods store and stimulate your senses. You will realize that purchasing gym equipment is the more feasible option. No more burning fuel and waking up at 6 am to hit the gym. For soon enough, your gymnasium will be inches away from your cosy little bed. Given below are the quick and easy steps on building a home gym.

How To Build A Home Gym
  • A 108 square feet room is perfect for a home gym. Some pieces of equipment are quite tall, and won't work in basements with low ceilings.
  • The flooring must be strong to be able to withstand the weight of barbells and such equipment. Concrete floor is ideal and with a heavy carpet on top, it is the safest bet.
  • Buy an adjustable bench of superior quality. This removes the necessity to own an incline bench, a flat bench, or a decline bench, all separately. More importantly, you will be pleased with the savings incurred, and the fact that you can perform innumerable exercises on the same bench.
  • Ensure that there is enough space for your power rack as far as height and length are concerned. Make sure you are comfortable in the allotted space while using the deadlift. Your power rack makes for a great addition if you want to perform the bench press and squat safely without a spotter. Power racks have lateral pins that you can set to multiple heights. They are important in catching the bar if at all, you miss a lift.
  • You can consider selecting a set of two dumbbells, and free weights. These are available at affordable prices. Feel free to purchase heavier weights once you master the smaller weights. You can trade the older weights for a discount in the new purchases.
  • Don’t forget to purchase a burst-resistant stability ball. Stability balls are ideal for abdominal workout sessions as they support the spine, and strengthen the stomach muscles. They are even more effective than sit-ups and crunches. People seeking grand muscular strength generally resort to stability balls. The positive outcomes will baffle you!
  • An Olympic bar with bumper plates pumps up your muscle power, and stamina. Unlike ordinary plates, these last longer, and are less vulnerable to wear and tear due to its rubber casing. .
  • Invest in treadmills, exercise bikes, and elliptical machines, which are known for producing desirable results amongst enthusiastic gymnasts. Sweat it out for a while as you let your heart race in sync with your rapid treadmill steps. You won’t regret this buy!
  • Attach a pull-up bar between any two adjacent walls.
  • If building muscle is your primary goal, you may want to spend your money on different pieces of resistance equipment while only purchasing one inexpensive piece of cardiovascular equipment. However, if cardiovascular training features in your list, devote the bulk of your budget on purchasing a high-end piece of cardiovascular equipment like an exercise bike or treadmill.

Old 12-Mar-2011
Re: Building A Home Gym


Post New Thread  Reply

« How To Reduce Facial Swelling | How To Do A Backflip »
Quick Register
User Name:
Human Verification