Working Out at Home
If you want to build muscle and do not want to spend money on expensive gym memberships, working out at home is a great way to to do it. As long as you have the right equipment, there is absolutely no reason that you cannot effectively build muscle or change your body.
I personally prefer working at home rather then going to the gym. Working out at home has many benefits. It allows me to crank up the music that I want to listen to, wear whatever I want and I never have to wait around for benches or weights to free up. Also, if there are those days where the weather is storming or I feel like it’s too cold to leave the house. I could just walk to my basement and get a full workout there. My workouts are still mainly done from home and I usually only go to the gym for leg day. If you want to build muscle from home, it’s going to take more then a pair of 10 pound dumb bells to do the job. It’s time to invest in some good workout equipment. You should start thinking about investing in:
-Barbells and free weight plates
These things alone are going to allow you to perform tons of exercises for every muscle group in your body, providing that you have heavy enough weights. You can pick up a 100 pound barbell set from Walmart for about 80 bucks. Make sure they are the cast iron weights and not the plastic cement ones.
When I first started working out, I was using an old set of adjustable dumbbells that were 40 pounds that I found in the basement. It helped me to build some pretty solid muscle. I actually prefer having dumbbells over barbells because they take up less room.
-An Adjustable bench
Having a sturdy, quality bench is a must have if you want to perform bench presses. You should choose a bench that allows for an incline angle as well. Honestly in my years of working out, I rarely ever do bench presses. When I workout at home, I prefer dumbbell presses while on the floor to be better for me.
-Chin Up Bar
Chin up bars are a great thing to have at home for back development. They allow for effective exercises such as overhand and underhand chin ups. Chin up bars can range anywhere from 25 to 50 dollars and they just hook onto your door frame. Very simple and effective.
This is pretty much all you need to perform effective workouts from the comfort of your home. Investing in this basic equipment will last you a long time.