I always want a workout gym at home. Ideally, I want my bedroom to be my gym so I just stretch straight on my bed when I’m finished with my routines. I got this article from EzineArticles.com and wow, it truly gives me the idea how my home workout gym should like.
Here’s the author first rule.
“First, you need to think about your exercise objectives? Do you want a cardio workout? Do you like lifting weights? Do you bore easily with the same exercise routines?”
To answer those questions, my objective is to build muscles and gain weight and for this… I probably need to know “how much space I really need to have.”
*** Do I need “dumbbells ranging in sizes, elastic toning bands, ankle weights. These all are good for strength and resistance training (as well as building muscle definition)?”
***Do I need “A stationary bicycle for my needs or only an additional upper body workout in the form of rowing type bars?”
***Do I need a treadmill?
***Do I need a stability ball for yoga workouts, a large mirror for movements and a series of DVD instructional videos?
Perhaps the most important question is not what I need but how much budget I’ll be having to buy these needs. Truth is; most gym equipment are expensive and I only need to focus on what meets my goals. If my goal is to gain weight and produce muscles, my equipment should all be about muscle building like (courtesy of: Teen Bodybuilding)
- Bench (with incline and decline ability) w/leg extension piece
- 2-3 pairs of dumbbells
- Free weights that you put on the barbell
- Workout gloves
- Lifting belts
- Note book (so you can record your programs and stats)
I am browsing the pages in Bodybuilding.com. I am trying to satisfy my imagination of what really my home gym will look like and the pictures below are exactly I have in mind.
They also prepared me a Beginner’s Workout Program. See it here!