Fitness Home Gym Tips

When I first joined my gym, it was great.  But recently, the gym I belong to has started offering discounted memberships for new members and it has been too full for me to really enjoy my workout.  I decided to start my own fitness home gym instead and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.  In certain aspects it can’t compete with the variety of gym machines that a gym has, but when I am pressed for time or don’t feel like the hassle, using my home gym is great.
Despite not having a large budget, I was able to get several versatile items that I could use for multiple muscle groups and exercises.  The first was an adjustable dumbbell.  Instead of buying a bunch of dumbbells of a set weight, the adjustable dumbbell allowed me to save a bit of money.  It is also helpful for a variety of workouts making it a smart buy.
I decided to also buy an inflatable workout ball based on the recommendation of a friend.  After using it a few times, I understood exactly why.  Not only was it phenomenal for stretching at the end of a workout, it can be used in so many different ways to get a fantastic workout.  My personal favorite has to be working my core.  After a few weeks of using the exercise ball, I started seeing results in my abs and those pesky obliques.
My last purchase was a pull up bar that attaches to my door frame.  I opted for a model with multiple grip positions to allow myself to work several key muscle groups.  Another helpful way to use the pull up bar is actually on the floor to perform tricep dips and for a more challenging pushup.
All in all, setting up my fitness home gym was a great time saver.  I started doing my exercises a few nights a week while watching my favorite TV shows.  By doing both activities at once, I was able to have extra time for something or someone else.  A minimal investment has helped me immensely in so many different ways.
For other helpful tips for starting your own home gym, check out The Fitness Home Gym Guide.

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