No one has time to get to the gym and work out regularly due to fast going world time. But don’t give up! While you may not have time to drive or travel to the gym, you do have time to set up your home gym and get your body in great shape! You’ll save money on membership costs, and you can even watch TV while you work out! Just follow this guide on how to set up a gym in your home, and you’ll be burning fat and building muscle in no time at all!

Where to put your gym

Putting your gym in your living room or bedroom may seem like the ideal place but depending on what you are looking for, it may not be. When deciding where to put your home gym, think about where you spend most of your time.

How to save money while setting up your home gym

Save Money While You’re At It! Creating your home gym will not only save you a ton of money over time, but it’ll also help you avoid wasting hours on end going to the gym. The hardest part about creating your home gym is coming up with an idea and finding inspiration.

Dumbbells and barbells

Select the right weights. The best way to determine what weights you need is by using your body weight as a benchmark. A basic set should include small and large handles, as well as some adjustable dumbbells and barbells. Mixing up your lifts with lighter weights (3-5 lb) and heavier weights (10-15 lb) will provide an effective workout for all major muscle groups.

Bench press

Before you start doing any weightlifting, it’s important to have the right equipment on hand. You need a bench press and barbells, both of which can be purchased at most fitness stores or sporting goods retailers. It is recommended that when selecting a bench press that you choose one with adjustable dumbbells as well so you can target individual muscle groups (such as your triceps) more effectively.

Squat rack, power cage, weight stand (rack)

  1. Squat Rack – A squat rack is great for adding variety to your workouts.
  2. They can be used for squats, lunges, calf raises, and anything else that involves the feet being on the ground.
  3. Power Cage – Power cages are not only excellent for squats and deadlifts but also offer built-in safety features like mono lifts, safety bars, and spotter bars that are helpful when performing these lifts.

Running/walking machine/treadmill

Running or walking is an important part of being healthy, which is why having one of these machines at home will make you feel so much better. Running and walking improve heart health and the health of your whole body. Plus, they can be fun! A treadmill has a belt that moves as you walk or run. The belt might move in both directions so you can change your workout depending on how intense you want it to be.

Abdominal machines

One important piece of equipment for the core and abdominals is an abdominal machine. There are different types of abdominal machines. They can be either bench-based, hanging from the door frame, or laying on the floor mat. They work by having you lie flat on your back and slowly raise your body off the ground with leg movement.

Smith machine

If you’re on the lookout for an exercise machine that can be used with heavy weights, then your best option is the Smith machine. Originally intended for training athletes, it’s now been adopted by home exercisers too. The one downside of a Smith machine is that it doesn’t allow full range of motion like free weight exercises do.

Rowing machine

  1. Choosing the right rowing machine for your home gym is key.
  2. To make the most of your workout and enjoy being able to use it as often as you want,
  3. Easy folding: Since many of these pieces of equipment fold down into themselves, finding one that’s easy to open up can be a real boon.
  4. It’ll help save some space, too.

Toning benches/step-up boards/benches/slide boards

Start with a bench, preferably one that has the cushioning of an exercise ball. Include

  1. Three different hand grips
  2. Two regular grips
  3. One spider grip

So you can work with your hands more dynamically. Place three step-up boards in front of the bench: two with risers and one without, so you can gradually increase your height as your muscles build strength.

Chinning bars or chin-up bars

Investing in a chinning bar will help you complete exercises such as chin-ups and pull-ups. Chinning bars range from 7 to 25. A good size for most people is 15 but when you are deciding on the height of your bar it is important to measure the distance from the floor where you plan on performing your exercise. Keep it close enough so that when you grasp the bar with arms fully extended, your body is at or below parallel with the ground.

Yoga mats, foam rollers, towels, etc.

A mat is the most important thing you’ll need when getting started.

  1. This not only protects your body and provides comfort, but also keeps your towel from slipping and sliding when you come out of the shower.
  2. Foam rollers help keep your muscles flexible and are good for relieving muscle tension from all those hours of cardio or lifting weights!
  3. Towels are also pretty much necessary – dry off after working out, wipe down equipment before and after use, and keep sweat drips off the flooring.

Conclusion

Thankfully, after more than three decades of exercise research, the evidence overwhelmingly points to one conclusion: strength training is fundamental. Whether it’s at home or in the gym, lifting weights is an essential part of any fitness regimen. Once you have the right equipment, it’s time to get strong! Start with compound exercises like squats and deadlifts for big gains in muscle mass and power, then progress to isolation exercises for pure size and aesthetics. Don’t forget about supersets and drop sets too! A well-designed program will not only pack on pounds of muscle but also keep you healthy and injury-free. With just a few key tips—which we’ve covered here—you’ll be able to build your gym that will transform your body into its best possible shape!