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Featured Article by Tom Newman:
The Three Best Pieces Of Equipment For Your Home Gym

Hi, it's Tom Newman…

If you're someone who either doesn't have time to hit the gym or you'd prefer to be in a home gym environment instead anyway, you're probably wondering how you can get a good workout in with what little space you may have.

It doesn't really matter how small your space is, this doesn't have to prevent you from doing a workout entirely. Even if you only have a small living room and no other equipment at all, you could still perform a bodyweight-only workout.

But if you do have the space to add additional equipment to the mix, there are some great options to know about.

Let's go through the three best pieces of equipment that you'll want to consider investing in if you're trying to build a home gym.

Tip 1:

A Cage And A Barbell

The first thing that you'll want to look into is a cage and barbell. Of all the pieces of equipment you could buy, this would be the best option. The reason being it allows you to perform so many heavy compound exercises that you'd never do without it.

For instance, squats, seated or standing barbell press, and bench press. While you can always use dumbbells, you can't get a heavy enough weight up in most cases to fully max out your muscles if strength is your goal.

A cage lets you do so and keeps you safe while you do it.

Tip 2:

Adjustable Dumbbells

Adjustable dumbbells are next up on the list of pieces of equipment to look into. The great thing here is that they allow you to do so many different exercises in the same workout without needing any more than one piece of equipment.

While any set of dumbbells is good, the problem you'll run into is that you can certainly do more weight doing a shoulder press than you can a bicep curl. Therefore, using the same dumbbell doesn't really make sense.

Your shoulders would never be challenged as you'd need to go with the lighter weight of what you can do for the bicep curl.

Adjustable dumbbells are more pricy to buy at first, but it's an investment that will serve you well for years to come in your home gym because you won't outgrow them - and it's still a lot cheaper than buying multiple sets of dumbbells as well.

Tip 3:

A Set Of Resistance Bands

Finally, the third piece of equipment to consider is a resistance band. A set of resistance bands is cost-effective and hardly takes up any space at all, so is super easy to use as part of a home gym.

You can perform almost all the same exercises you would with dumbbells with resistance bands so think of it as a good alternative for those who can't have dumbbells.

Or, you can get both and interchange between the two when you want a break from the other.

If you can get these three pieces of equipment in line in your home gym, you'll see a dramatic improvement in the number of exercises you can do and therefore, the results you see.

To a slimmer, happier you,
Tom Newman

Daily Affirmation: I will make the best decisions today with my health in mind. I will focus on building myself strong so I am unshakeable.

*This is not a substitute for advice from your physician or other healthcare professional. You should always consult with a healthcare professional before making any significant adjustment to a dietary, exercise, or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health concern.