Creating your own home gym can be a very difficult task for you as it has a lot of troubles about which you don’t know a thing. There’s one significant disadvantage in doing it – you don’t have any spotter to supervise your work and to help if you’re doing something wrong. This article will help you avoid all the potential problems in creating a personal home gym.
Recognizing and Avoiding Home Gym Difficulties
Many people think that the best advantage of a personal home gym is privacy. They think that nothing can be better than training in privacy with their own schedule, when no one can see them. Actually this aspect has one built-in pitfall – safety. When you’re training at home, most likely that you’re training alone and that can be very dangerous.
There are a lot of examples when people working at home alone got into troubles with their equipment and couldn’t get out until someone came to rescue them. Most often it happens with weight equipment. People usually bench some amount and are unable to press the bar out of their chest. This can cause death from suffocation when people drop these bars on their necks. The statistics show that every year 5 to 12 people die because of weight training at home. This problem is entirely eliminated in a gym, where there are a lot of people who watch your training and rush for help when something happens.
Needless to say, if you train alone you need to take extra measures, carefully read the instructions that come with your training equipment. If there's anything that you don't understand, call the manufacturer. A lot of equipment comes with a video. Watch it – it can prevent you from an injury.
What You'll Need, and What It'll Cost
If you buy all the equipment you need at once, it may seem to you rather an expensive purchase. Creating up a home gym is more economical over the long term. Let's see the cost of a complete home gym. We'll start with the equipment, which should include these three components:
• Cardiovascular equipment. You'll have to get some type of machine that will help you train your cardiovascular system (bike or path treadmill, rowing machine)
• Weight equipment. This equipment will help you build muscle.
• An exercise mat. The mat is necessary to work on your flexibility as it is an integral part of any fitness regimen.