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I’ve been asked about what kind of equipment we have at home, so I figured there are more of you that’d like to know! We are using a small space in our garage for equipment storage, and our rack. When the garage is empty we are able to spread out a little bit, but we are remodeling parts of our house at the same time, so bear with the little bit of a disaster lol
We have sand bags, TRX bands, sliders, ladder, bands of all sorts, dumbbells, kettle bells, bench, squat rack, perfect push up, weight plates, men’s barbell, women’s barbell, and probably more that I am forgetting, or that we just haven’t found yet!
We have been piecing all this together over the last 3-4 years, if you ask Markus we could always use more equipment lol. Here’s a few notes on some of the pieces of equipment:
We have the Rogue RML-3WC Fold Back Wall Mount Rack, the nice thing about this rack is that you can just pop a few pins out and the whole rack can collapse (swing) into the wall for times you’re not using it and need more space in that certain area. The Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells are nice because they are like having 15 separate sets of dumbbells in one! The weights adjust from 5 lbs up to 52.5 lbs. Our TRX bands are one piece of equipment to have that is really nice because it is so versatile, you can pretty much take it anywhere or put it anywhere in your house to get a full body workout in. Kettlebells and sandbags fall into that category of being versatile and you can also take those anywhere and get all sorts of crazy workouts in.
Some things to think of if your wanting to start/upgrade your home gym:
Price: Obviously things cost money, but there are always cheaper versions and expensive versions of any piece of equipment you want to purchase. The key is to do your research, read the customer reviews, and choose what’s best for you and your family.
Quality: This goes hand in hand with price, while you may not want to pay top dollar for the brand name equipment, run the numbers and see how much more you would pay for a brand that is higher quality, that will last a lot longer, than the off brand that may be cheaper out the gate. It’s cheaper in the long run, to pay a little more upfront for good quality that will last years longer rather than the off brand. Just something to think about.
Space: Having space for your gym is pretty obvious but sometimes you might need to get the tape measure out, map things out to see how much space your equipment will actually take up, then how much space you will have leftover for other activities, if your combining your gym space with another space in the house.
Whats your must have home gym piece? What do you think we need to add? 😉
Stay Confident <3