Thinking of creating your own home gym? Sanctuary, Pain cave, escape room, play room or happy place. However you refer to your workout space, stocking it with a few basics will set you up for success. Up your game and build your own Home Gym with these 7 essentials.
Home Gym Essentials
Perhaps you have a yoga mat hiding in one of your closets already and it’s a staple of a home gym routine. Use it for stretching, push ups, planks and all sorts of core moves.
Inexpensive yet oh so effective. Resistance bands up the intensity of bridges, squats and all kinds of glute work. Longer bands are perfect for rows, overhead presses and tricep work.
With just a few sets of weights, you are set to work biceps, triceps and more.
Get in a killer cardio burst with just a short jump rope session.
Your foam roller is key to recovery and a great basic for any home exerciser.
A step bench doubles up as a traditional bench for use with weights and a fabulous cardio tool. Step ups and cross overs allow you to do compound moves with lots of variations. Dips, pushups and plank variations also work well.
These are 7 of my favorite and most used home gym torture devices. Stock your home gym with 7 essentials and set yourself up to meet those 2019 goals. Tell me what are your home gym essentials? Do you prefer to strength train in home or at the gym? Why?