Gym Equipment for Home Recommendations
What is the Best Gym Equipment for Home?
Before you start buying gym equipment for home use, there are a few things you need to consider. Obviously cost is important, quality of the equipment and the space it will take up in your home. Also you need equipment that lets you develop your body without having to buy more and more every other month.
Below is a review of some of the best gym equipment for home use I’ve been able to find.
Each piece of gym equipment for home allows you to perform many different training exercises to maximize your workouts on the way to achieving your muscle building quickly success!
This is a dumbbell system that expands as you do. PowerBlock dumbbells are a versatile and effective piece of gym equipment for home strength training because of their simplicity and economy of cost AND space.
Usually you would need to buy a few different pairs of dumbbells to give you the range you require in your workouts. This is not only expensive, but takes up a lot of space in your home.
PowerBlocks are just like a weight stack in a gym. They have a handle which fits into the first weight. This unit then fits inside the second weight and then the third, fourth… you get the idea.
When you want to increase or decrease the weight, you just move a selector pin to the slot matching the weight you want to use and that’s it, you’re ready to go.
The weights increase in 5 pound increments from 5-90 pounds. This means one pair of dumbbells replaces 18 pairs!
They also have a better balance than traditional dumbbells and have a padded handle for comfort. Speaking of handles you can buy an optional kettlebell handle for some seriously challenging workouts.
These pushup handles are the king of them all. They have a large circular base which have grooves cut into them to stop them slipping out from under you. They also have a soft contoured hand grip to ensure your hands are comfortable and don’t slip.
But the best feature for me, is that the handles are on a ball race. This means changing your hand position to isolate a different muscle group doesn’t mean having to stop and reposition the whole thing.
You simply rotate your hands to the position you want. There is enough built in resistance that they won’t change position by themselves.
A great piece of gym equipment for home to help develop your chest and shoulders.
Doing pull-ups or chin-ups is a great way to really increase muscle mass and strength and the Maximum Muscle Trainer Wall-Mounted Pull Up Chin Up Bar is one of the best investments in gym equipment for home use you can make.
It’s designed for permanent placement in your home gym area, which means there is some installation to be done. It comes with high grade mounting fixtures so once you have spent your time installing it, you know it’s going to stay put.
It has adjustable grip positions to maximize your workouts which are soft and non slip. This Pull up / Chin up bar is one piece of gym equipment for home use that will really let you achieve your strength and muscle mass potential.
If you don’t have enough space for a dedicated home gym area, but want to incorporate Chin ups and Pull ups into your routine, then consider the Black Mountain Heavy-Duty Chin Up Bar and Resistance Bands as an alternative.
It is a completely portable piece of gym equipment for home. There is no installation necessary for this piece of gym equipment for home, because it uses leverage and your body weight to hold it in position.
Once you have put it together you simply place the top bar of the unit on top of your door frame. Then the main bar will swing down against the frame on the outside.
The leverage your weight exerts on the chin up bar hold it in place. It offers 12 different grip positions to isolate different muscle groups.
Couple the chin up bar with the resistance band set and you have got yourself a complete workout. The bands are made from latex rubber (if you or anyone in your family is allergic to latex DO NOT buy this product.)
The 5 bands come in resistances of 2-4, 4-6, 10-12, 15-20, and 20-30 pounds. They have a soft foam grip handle which is comfortable and non slip.
This set of gym equipment for home use is very good value for money.
If you want a truly flexible top of the range piece of gym equipment for home use, this is the one for you. The Body Solid Fusion 600 Personal Trainer Home Gym is a single stack workout station made form the highest quality materials.
It is fully adaptable to your personal requirements, with optional add on stations that you can buy to suit your needs and importantly, your available floor-space. These are Leg Press Attachment, a Multi-Hip Station, Pull Up Bar Attachment, Vertical Knee-Raise / Dip Station, Weight-Assisted Dip & Pull-Up Station.
In it’s basic form, it takes up an area of 6′ by 4′ 4” of floor-space and is 7′ tall.
It offers you the chance to perform over 60 exercises to maximize your routine and to give you an edge in your training. It comes standard with a 210lb weight stack.
The seats are ergonomically designed to increase comfort but more importantly reduce the risk of injury. The cables and pulleys are of the highest quality and run on sealed ball bearings to reduce friction and therefore wear.
This is the Rolls Royce of gym equipment for home use.
I hope this review on gym equipment for home use is useful to you and wish continued muscle building quickly success.