My personnal home gym

I’ve thought a long time before buying equipments. I checked my main goal, my selection criteria and needs. The budget was not a problem for me.

I wanted a home gym that does not take too much space since I live in an apartment. I also wanted to be able to train my power with heavy weights. I realized that with two adjustable free weights, I could train every muscles of the body and it take up almost no space in the apartment.

For chest and shoulders, I needed an Incline Bench (with 90 degree) to be able to do Bench Press and Military Press. To work my back with a vertical exercise, I needed a pull up bar. For the rest of my muscles (legs, back, arms, abs, calfs), I didn’t need more equipments :)

 

There is my home gym :

1- Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Adjustable Dumbbell (Pair)

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2- Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Bench Series 5.1

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3- Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbell Stand (2013)

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Final Result :

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4- Iron Gym Pull Ups Bar – Extreme Edition

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5- Abs Carpet

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What are the advantages of having a home gym ?

Saving time

One of the main interests from having a home gym is to save time. The first major point is that you will no longer have to travel by car to go to the gym and then come back to home. In addition, you will not have to change yourself in the locker room and lose time again. Finally, you will no longer need to wait after the others to do your exercises if you decide to train at home.

Saving money

A gym membership is expensive. When we have all the necessary equipments at home, we don’t need anymore to pay a subscription per month or per year (> $ 400) in a gym. It’s huge economy for the bank account. In addition, we are saving gasoline since we don’t have to take our car every day to go to the gym. On the long term plan, we realize that it can save us a lot of money if we are planning to train at home for the next years coming.

Listening to your favorite music

It’s very nice to be able to train with our favorite music. What better way than music to give us the motivation? On the other hand, the gym music is not necessarily always pleasant to listen according to our mood. What bring to the conclusion that at home, we can listen to our favorite music and change the style from day to day (relax, rock, hip hop, latin, club, etc.) according to how we feel. You have the ambiguous of choice !!!

Training at your ease

You wouldn’t need to worry anymore about how to train yourself at gym by fear to seem ridiculous to the others, or to worry about what the others will think of you. By having a home gym, you will begin to train yourself in the way you want and start to feel better. In addition, you will be able to remove some of your cloth items on you if you feel it’s too hot or you sweat (something that you cannot do in a gym ;p).