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 affordable basics will set you up for success. Up your game and build your own Home Gym with these 7 essentials. This has been updated from a previous post.
Home Gym Essentials
Perhaps you have a yoga mat hiding in one of your closets already? 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. I like to have a set of looped bands for glute and hip work. Longer bands with handles are perfect for chest flies, Bicep curls and Lat pull downs. A set like this one has bands of differing resistance that you can switch out. See “Do anywhere resistance band workout”.
Get in a killer cardio burst with just a short jump rope session.
A step bench doubles up as a traditional bench for use with weights and a fabulous cardio tool. (A steal at under $33) Step ups and jump overs allow you to do compound moves with lots of variations. Dips, pushups and plank variations also work well. See Full Body Weight Bench Workout.
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 2020 goals. Tell me what are your home gym essentials? (This post contains affiliate links).