Recommended Equipment For Your Home Gym

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Having a gym in your home is a great way to save the time spent commuting, checking in, stowing your gear, etc that you lose with going to a regular gym.

Here are some equipment ideas to get you started.

Home Gym Essentials:

This is enough to get extremely effective workouts in minimal time and space.

Next Level:

  • Slideboard, linoleum, hardwood exercise floor (or my favorite tool: Valslides)
  • Dumbbells, either fixed or adjustable
  • Bench that adjusts from flat to inclined positions
  • Aerobic steps or sturdy boxes that will support your during weightlifting and jumping
  • Pullup bar
  • Some sort of suspension trainer (like the TRX or blast straps)

A set-up like this can handle just about any type of workout.

Getting Serious:

  • Olympic barbell set with at least 300 pounds of weights
  • Heavy duty flat/incline bench with uprights for bench presses
  • Squat rack or power rack
  • Cable apparatus with both high and low settings
  • Cardio machine, such as a versaclimber, treadmill, airdyne, spin bike, or elliptical machine

This is a true body-transformation home gym, and you’ll be able to do just about anything you’d do at a commercial gym.

High-End Fancy Add-ons:

  • Commercial quality cable apparatus
  • Hot tub, cold plunge, sauna, or steam room (to help recover from these workouts)

A home gym is a great tool to help you reach your goals, but it won’t do anything for you if you don’t use it.  For the absolute best home workouts, check out the Home Workout Revolution.


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