With gyms all across the country closed indefinitely, or open at a limited-capacity. There has never been a more convenient time to begin curating your home-gym. It may cost a pretty penny to accumulate all of the equipment required to complete your ideal home-gym, but you will ultimately save money on those annoying monthly gym fees. In this list, we will go over the best home-gym equipment to begin investing in.
1. Bowflex SelectTech 552 Two Adjustable Dumbbells
An absolute must-have for any home gym is going to be a set of dumbbells. The Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells offer a space-saving alternative to purchasing free weights ranging from 5-52.5 pounds. Leaving a collection of dumbbells scattered on the ground is a sure-fire way to end up sleeping on the couch when your partner ultimately ends up tripping on them. These adjustable weights are a lifesaver in more ways than one. If you are interested in reading more about these adjustable dumbbells, you can read more here in our in-depth product review.
2. Undersun Resistance 5-Rubber Bands with Workout Program
I’m sure you’ve probably heard friends rave about resistance bands and how they can give you a total-body workout that is equivalent to a normal pump at the gym. If you’re not quite ready to shell out the money for free weights, these resistance bands have you covered, and then some. Thanks to gyms closing to combat COVID-19, I decided to invest in the Undersun Resistance Bands. Not knowing how to utilize these rubber contraptions aside from a basic bicep workout, I was intrigued by the inclusion of a workout program as well as the five different levels of resistance for continued progress. After studying their workout program, I learned how to emulate all of my routine gym exercises.
3. FLYBIRD Adjustable Weight Bench
If you’re like me and live in a small apartment, the most crucial element of any home-gym equipment is for it to be space-consciousness. The FLYBIRD Adjustable Weight Bench is foldable and easily stored. Pairing this weight bench with the Undersun resistance bands gives you access to a fully functioning gym set up which can be stored in your closet! At a relatively inexpensive price tag, this bench does not lack any durability as it has a weight capacity of 620 pounds. This bench lands in an absolute sweet-spot between price and functionality.
4. Iron Gym Pull Up Bar
The Iron Gym Pull Up Bar offers a variety of different grips to help you strengthen back and arm muscles. This is the ideal pull up bar for someone who is looking for space-efficient equipment to add to their home gym. I loved how easy the assembly process was. I’m definitely no handyman but I must say that I felt like Bob the Builder after putting this guy together in 15 minutes.
5. Adjustable Jump Rope
Personally, I have trouble finding jump ropes that are a suitable length for me and I end up wrapping the rope around the handle a few times. This jump rope takes care of that issue with adjustable lengths for heights ranging from 4’9″ to 6’6″. Jumping rope is a great way to add high-intensity to a workout. Just don’t make the same mistake I made by jumping rope in the apartment. It’ll save you a noise complaint or two.
6. Full-Body Standing Mirror
Arguably as essential as another piece of equipment is a full-length mirror. Mirrors offer the benefit of correcting form, alignment, and posture. This full-body standing mirror is lightweight and portable if necessary to take your workouts outside or to different rooms.
In Conclusion, TLDR
Different workout equipment is required for different goals. However, a set of dumbbells, resistance bands, pull up bar, work out bench, jump rope, and mirror can cover your bases for most workout goals. The Bowflex adjustable dumbbells also save space by replacing the need for dumbbells ranging from 5-52.5 pounds.