Home Gym Set Up
Getting Started, February 13, 2022
What equipment do you need to build a versatile home gym?
The following is a list of equipment and items to set up a home gym.
The equipment in the Essentials list will allow for a minimal set up with minimal restrictions placed on program design and exercise selection. I have created links to examples for each piece of equipment. There are no affiliate links in here. Just products I feel will be of benefit to you. Please send me an email if you have any questions about any equipment you see here.
Adjustable Dumbbells - Enough weights for 40+ per DB
Resistance Tubing with Handles - Choose at least 3. Depending on strength pick accordingly
Heart Rate Monitor
Ideally a chest strap that is ANT+ and Bluetooth. This will add versatility for pairing with GPS computers/watches and Apps
Many options from a price range of $200 -$2000.
Not sure what to get? Find all of the different features to choose from are overwhelming? I can give some suggestions based on your preferences and budget.
Muscle release ball
LAX Ball , Baseball, Softball
Balls of different sizes can be useful depending on how deep you want to get.
Training shoes - flat firm soles give best variety
Examples - Reebok Nano X
I advise against a shoe with a thick soft sole. A thicker firm sole like the Nano or a thin sole like the minimus will be the best options.
Nice to Haves
Many different brands and models on the market ranging from below $100 to $800.
Pick one that fits your budget and has the features you desire
Olympic Weight Plates - 45lb X 2 (more depending on strength) - 25lb x 2 - 10lb x 2 - 5lb x 2 - 2.5lb x 2
Not just for pull ups, also great for strength exercises
GPS Bike computer or smart watch
(Hint: Garmin syncs to this training platform)
Gym Boss Timer - Interval Timer Stop watch. It’s a very cool product I love to use