Going to gym takes too much time and money? Training at home is a way out! And if you think that training at home can’t deliver the same great results, you can’t be further from the truth. Follow these tips to create your own home gym for full-body workouts:
First of all, you should decide where you’re going to train. If you have an attic, it could become the perfect place for your workouts. The air there is usually less stuffy and more humid than in other rooms. However, if you decide to turn your bedroom into a small fitness centre, we recommend you to install a special humidifier for your bedroom. It can help you moisturize the air, thus, ensuring better conditions for exercising. And getting a digital hygrometer for humidity will also be a worthy purchase. A good hygrometer can measure the humidity in your room - if the humidity level is too low, this can be harmful to your health. You will experience extreme fatigue during exercising.
Always drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workouts. You lose water through sweat when exercising and this might lead to dehydration, which will make you dizzy and weak. A well-hydrated person feels much stronger and can train more efficiently. We suggest installing a water dispenser in your dedicated “fitness room” so that you can always drink fresh water.
Get Some Basic Equipment
If you want not only to lose weight but also make your body more fit, additional fitness equipment is a necessity. You can get dumbbells and kettlebells to work with free weights. They are essential for all main exercises. Plus, they won’t take much space in your room. You can simply put them under your bed when not in use. And in case you don't have enough free space, you can opt for bulkier yet much more efficient home gyms. They are usually equipped with several training stations for full-body workouts.
Boost your Muscles
Waking your muscles up before each workout session is a good idea. You can do squats, push ups, leg swings and similar exercises. But jumping rope will warm up your muscles faster and will help you melt away some calories. Therefore, we recommend you to get a jump rope in addition to other fitness equipment. However, if you don’t like very intensive workouts, you can do static stretching. For this, you’ll just need a comfy mat.
Don’t Skip Cardio Workouts
Of course, you can jog or cycle in the mornings or in the evenings, but bad weather or your busy schedule might hinder your way. For this reason, it’s a good idea to have a treadmill, exercise bike, elliptical machine, or at least mini stepper that can be simply tucked away under your bed when not in use.
Visualize Your Results
Hang the poster with Kim Kardashian, Arnold Schwarzenegger or somebody else on the wall in your room dedicated for home workouts.