If the idea of a home gym is appealing to you but you don’t have the space or the money for machines. I have good news for you, it doesn’t take much to work out at home. In fact, if you are just doing bodyweight exercises you don’t need anything at all. I have some great ideas for a workout in this article. The best part is it costs zero dollars! Yay! If you do want to get some equipment you can do it for less than $75. Here are the recommended items to get your home gym started for under $75:
Sliding discs really amp up the difficulty of your favorite exercises. It’s as though you’re able to super-charge any basic move by requiring 100% of the muscles in charge of a specific movement pattern.
Cost: $9.99 at Walmart
These are inexpensive and easy to use. You might see long ones or circular ones. They provide great resistance and you can get them in a variety of thicknesses to suit your needs.
Cost: $6.95 at Walmart
A must have for anyone who works out regularly. Rolling out on a foam roller after a workout (and before, too!) can help with soreness by helping prevent lactic acid build up. There are these trigger point foam rollers that have grooves in them so you can dial in on more specific areas. If you are doing it right, it will hurt like hell but it will feel so good afterward and your body will thank you. This combo is sold at Walmart. ".Use the Foam Roller to prime your muscles for a killer workout session. The wide surface area and pressure grid promotes healthy circulation and relaxation of your muscles. Then use the Muscle Roller Stick to target key areas and instantly relieve pain and soreness, increase mobility, and help prevent injury while working out. These products were created together in the R&D lab to ensure that they work in perfect harmony to give you maximum results consistently. The high density foam roller gives the ultimate deep tissue massage while the massage roller stick targets those hard to reach areas and pressure points that the foam roller can't."
Cost: $22.95 at Walmart
Not only is this good for stretching out and doing some down dogs, but it is great to have for any of your home workouts. The Calm Yoga kit from Walmart "has the basic essentials to sculpt muscle, improve posture, and increase flexibility. The lightweight 3mm thick yoga mat is textured to provide both comfort and stability, which is key for transitioning between yoga poses. During intense yoga sessions or in humidity, the mat towel provided in the kit can be used to cover your mat in order to absorb moisture."
Cost: $8.97 at Walmart
If you want to distribute weight more evenly use a Kettlebell. If you tend to favor one arm over the other a Kettlebell will help you. They are great for kettle bell swings, thrusters, weighted sit ups, and arm rows. This set is called Tone Fitness Kettlebell set and it's at Walmart "Kettlebell training not only develops power, endurance and balance, but also sculpts and tones the entire body. This is because lifting and controlling a kettlebell forces the entire body to build both strength and stability at the same time. It is a great option for getting a total body workout in a short time. Kettlebell training is a demanding, results-oriented, strength and fitness regimen that helps develop power and balance. The Tone Fitness Kettlebell set comes with 30 pounds of weight and includes a five-pound, 10-pound and 15-pound kettle bell. These are optimum sizes to work through as you begin to advance your routine.
Cost $23.99 at Walmart
If you add all these items, the cost would be:
Sliding discs $9.99
Loop Bands $6.95
Yoga Mat $8.97
Foam Roller $22.95