Having a home gym is a great way to get and stay fit, strong and healthy without having to leave your house. With the right equipment, you can do a full body workout similar to what you would do in a commercial gym. But what exactly do you need for a home gym? In this blog we share the top 10 equipment for your home gym.
A barbell is without a doubt the most purchased item for all home gyms. Since the barbell was invented, it has been used for strongman, bodybuilding, powerlifting and much more. There is no other product on the market that can surpass the work of a barbell. Barbells are the workhorses of fitness equipment - they last forever and can be used by beginners and experts. In this blog we explain which bar is the best option for you.
Of course, when you have a barbell you also need plates. We offer weight plates in different weights and materials, including rubber, PU and cast iron. We recommend everyone with a home gym to have at least a standard set of plates of 2 x 20 kg, 2 x 15 kg, 2 x 10 kg, 2 x 5 kg and 2 x 2.5 kg. For experienced lifters we recommend an extra set of plates of 2 x 20 kg or a set of 2 x 25 kg. This combination allows you to put the right amount on the barbell that you need for a wide variety of exercises. We explain in this blog which weight plates suit you best.
Dumbbells are a versatile and functional addition to any home gym. The possibilities of exercises you can do with dumbbells are endless: from lunges to bench press and from Bulgarian split squats to bent over rows. Do you want to get the most out of your training? Then dumbbells are indispensable!
A squat rack/rig is essential if you want to do serious squats or bench presses, for example. You also need a rack/rig if you want to do exercises such as pull ups, toes to bar and muscle ups. A squat rack/rig offers a safe and stable way to perform those exercises. You will find a wide variety of options on our website; from squat stands to full rigs. Which option is best for your home gym depends on the amount of space available, your goals and budget. Do you want to have a chat with us about the best setup? Then please contact us.
An (adjustable) bench is also an important part of your home gym. With a bench you can increase the variety and quality of your exercise routine. A bench is very versatile and suitable for much more than just the bench press. You can also use a bench for exercises such as rows, pull overs, split squats, seated presses and more. For example, choose the Crossmaxx® flat bench, or go for the LMX.® Multi purpose bench if you really want to get the most out of your training.
Kettlebells are great for adding more variety to your workout. Everyone, regardless of their goals, benefits from the addition of kettlebells. Kettlebells are used for ballistic training and allow many movements that cannot be performed with standard weights. Kettlebells are a joint-friendly and safe option for all types of workouts and they take up little space. Due to the variety of weights, kettlebells are suitable for both beginners and advanced users.
Resistance bands are versatile, easy to store/carry and budget friendly. They can be used for a variety of exercises during training, but resistance bands are also great for warming up and improving mobility. In other words: they should not be missing in your home gym!
Wall balls are used to improve muscle strength, coordination, agility, balance and speed. They are very versatile in use, easy to store and can easily be added to your daily training routine. Due to the different weights available, medicine balls are also suitable for beginners and have become. An ideal addition to your home gym!
Small but mighty; a jump rope is a great tool to improve your cardio and fitness. Use it for a spicy warm up or in your workout.
A foam roller is an ideal aid for recovery and stretching. A foam roller can be used to roll out tight muscles and knots, improving mobility and reducing soreness after workouts. This tool should not be missing in your home gym.
With these ten items you can do a full body workout from your home/garage. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced lifter, a well-equipped home gym will help you achieve your fitness goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Do you have questions about our equipment, or would you like us to get started with a 3D design for your home gym? Then please contact us.