Resistance training involves using some sort of opposing force to make your muscles contract and strengthen. Bodyweight resistance training involves using one’s own body weight as resistance, ultimately to increase strength and build muscle without being as strenuous on the joints like some other strength-building methods. This type of home gym equipment is typically budget-friendly and takes up very little space.
FAQs About Home Gym Equipment
How can I be sure my home gym-equipment is safe?
Look for safety ratings on any equipment you purchase as well as safety features related to the sturdiness of the machine, ergonomic-friendly features, and other safety controls. Do not hesitate to ask the manufacturer for more information. Equally as important, do your research on proper form before beginning any workouts.
What if my new equipment breaks?
At some point in time, you are likely to have parts of your equipment need replacement. Before buying, thoroughly review the products warranty offering. How long does the warranty last? What does it cover? What exclusions are there? And be sure to follow proper maintenance recommendations on the equipment. If you aren’t sure, ask the manufacturer.
I am using this new equipment so why have I not lost any weight?
Remember that there is more to physical fitness than exercise. Diet is a critical factor in weight loss or weight gain and must be monitored to achieve specific individual results. Do some research on what exercise and diet plan most fits your needs. You can also consider consulting with a professional trainer to discuss a fitness and diet plan to kickstart your success.
How many pieces of home gym equipment should I purchase?
This is specific to your individual needs and goals. We recommend having at least one of each type of equipment addressed here if you are not already meeting these needs elsewhere: bodyweight resistance equipment, weight equipment, and cardio equipment.