How cool will it be to belt to your favorite songs and pump up your energy while working out without offending anyone else? It’s time to get fit without worrying about social distancing or timings. Yes, with your Personal Home Gym!
Top 5 Tips to Build Your Ideal Home Gym & Make it Count
What started as a short vacation or respite for most of us has now turned into our everyday life. Yes, we are talking about the lockdown life due to the deadly pandemic, also known as COVID-19.
Apart from claiming millions of lives directly with the disease, the long-term couch potato lifestyle is proving to be even more dangerous. It affects our metabolism rate and overall health, leading to obesity and many related diseases.
With gyms still in the first gear of reopening, it’s time we start rebooting ourselves.
Without further ado, let’s get to how to convert the useless corner in your house to the perfect workout spot – your personal gym at home.
Tip 1: Find Your Style
This is the first step to your perfect home gym.
Before pounding on the treadmill or throwing around dumbbells, it’s important to know what you want to improve or enhance. If all you want to do is cut down on your post lockdown weight, then you will be concentrating more on cardio and metabolism-enhancing workouts such as HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training).
For this, a yoga mat and a treadmill with some space to move around are more than enough.
But if your plans are muscle building or strength workouts, your equipment needs a little more space and cash.
Shadow boxing is also an incredible way of losing those pounds and building up muscles. It also helps you to be quick on your feet. Unlike regular professional boxing, shadow boxing can be done with or without a sandbag or punching pads.
Investing in boxing equipment is also worth your cash if you have what it takes to endure the stamina workouts and know how to throw proper punches.
Tip 2: Get the Right Fitness Equipment
Know the equipment before you order it. Barbells and weights are the most common and essential piece of equipment for setting up your home gym. Most barbells come with an inexpensive Olympic bar, which is a good place to start for beginners.
Barbells vary according to size and weight and come mainly in two types:
Just like the name, the Olympic type is mainly used by professionals.
For the heavy and bigger equipment, secondhand shopping is highly recommended. Keeping in mind that these aren’t completely damaged, these would work fine and remain budget-friendly.
For those with unlimited money to spend, splurge away. Don’t forget to include items like a power rack to complete your gym set up.
Almost anything important can be done within one, and add to the fact that they provide a considerable amount of safety. Modern racks also come with attachments such as dip and pull up bars. Although space might seem an issue, it actually rounds up your gym perfectly.
Tip 3: Organize Your Gym
Find the space and outline for the gym in such a way that it doesn’t interfere with your normal dwelling in the house. Make sure it’s not too crowded. Keep in mind that this is a home gym, and it’s not really necessary to grab everything that you see in a professional gym and stuff it in here. Know your priorities and shop accordingly.
Items like a power rack can take up a lot of space, so it’s necessary to optimize the space and make sure you have enough ventilation around so that it doesn’t stink up.
Tip 4: Know Your Body
Stretching before exercises is as important as the set itself, give proper care into stretching before you start your workout routine, it helps in avoiding unnecessary cramps and soreness.
Although the basic exercises like push up, pull-up, sit up, planks, etc. might prove quite efficient for many, it might do the opposite for people with conditions like hyperthyroidism.
So, it is important to know what works best for you, and to keep going, quitting is not an option. If you feel like quitting, keep in mind the idea of the home gym is to make you a healthier version of yourself.
Tip 5: Grab a Friend
This might not seem important, but studies show that people tend to complete the work they started when there are others to cheer them up. So, it might be more enjoyable to work out with a friend than alone. Your motivation level will be higher, resulting in reducing your procrastination.
Fix a schedule that works between you and your friend and try and implement healthier eating and posture habits for better results.
Your ideal home gym is what works perfectly for you, not what a professional trainer or celebrity influencer’s home gyms look like.
OnTrackYou is a great resource to figure out what you need. We have a wide range of fitness equipment that you can just browse through. You can also talk to our gym professionals if you are confused about what to get. They will consult and help you identify the right equipment as per your needs, budget and space.
Since we all have enough and more time in our hands now, at least a majority of us, let’s revamp our body and soul with healthier habits.
What do you think? Let’s talk on +91-9328-940-407 now and discuss.