7 Essential Equipment for Setting Up a
Minimalist Yet Powerful Home Gym
While the gyms and fitness centres are slowly reopening, the pandemic has made all of us a little sceptical about going to any crowded environment. Some of us have been playing around with training at home, and it appears to be a new norm.
Home gyms do not cost a fortune and require little space to set up. To put together a minimalist home gym setup, we have listed down the most necessary equipment scalable to your individual needs & budget.
1. Foldable Wall Rack with Pull-up Bar: The SF Healtech Foldable Wall Rack is designed to be functional, space-saving, and wall-mounted. This power rack allows you to bench press, squat, overhead press, do pull up exercises, rows, and many more workout variations. This equipment is economical and versatile with variable handholds and adjustable placements. It can be used as a squat stand, pull up rig, or power rack – take your pick. A pull-up bar is used for developing the upper body strength.
2. Hex Dumbbells: Dumbbells are free weights that are frugal, easy to use and with a good set of dumbbells, you can work on almost every major muscle group. They come in different sizes and weights that are best suited for you to do a particular exercise. Hex dumbbells don't roll around when you place them on the floor, making them safer to use than their round counterparts. Dumbbells are multifaceted and can be put to use in multiple ways.
3. Foam Roller: Foam roller is a gym essential that requires you to use the body weight to apply pressure to a particular muscle group. These rollers help to get blood circulation into the muscles, loosen up trigger points and increase mobility. Foam rollers come in multiple firmness levels; the more significant the roller's firmness and density, the more profound the pressure will be.
4. Gymnastic Rings: When combined with a doorway pull-up bar or a stand, gymnastic rings can complete your super minimalist home gym setup. Rings are versatile and portable and can be hung over tree branches or squat racks. Gymnastic rings are great for strength, lean muscle and shoulder health.
5. Resistance Bands: Resistance Bands are portable, useful and inexpensive. You can use them in multiple ways like alternatives to weights, assistance tools for pushups and pull-ups or to work on rehab and flexibility. Always keep in mind that the thicker the band, the more excellent the resistance will be. Varieties of bands include the therapy bands, looped standard bands, and tubular bands with handles.
6. Olympic Lifting Set: Olympic lifting sets are a great investment if you have space. They are great for building core strength. You can do various exercises like the classic back squat, overhead press, bench press, deadlift, bent row, etc. When used regularly, they are great for well-rounded moment practice.
7. Jump Rope: The jump rope is best for a cardio workout at home. Skipping activates all the muscles of your body. It's an excellent cardio, aerobic exercise. Skipping rope helps to tone your calves, tighten your core, build stamina, and improve your lung capacity.
This minimalist home gym setup takes up little space, is simple and can provide enough resistance and exercise options to be able to build muscle. Whether you are looking to improve your cardiovascular system, lose weight, gain lean muscle mass, or just stay active, in-home training has a place in your life. A home gym is a valuable investment in the long run. Setting it up makes it possible to achieve your fitness goals and prioritize your health.
Author Bio: Sancket Kamdar, a certified weightlifting coach, and a successful entrepreneur founded SF HealthTech with a single goal in mind – to bring high-quality, international standard gym equipment to help fitness enthusiasts and athletes reach the next level of fitness. When he’s not working on new equipment ideas and designs, he loves to create educational content about health, fitness, nutrition, and wellness. He also writes to help budding entrepreneurs on running and growing a business, based on his experience.
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