Equipment You Need in Your Home Gym

10 Pieces of Equipment You Need in Your Home Gym

The 10 things every home gym needs

You finally have the money, and space, saved up for your dream gym. You may have already thought of a few items that you want, but what do you do with the rest of the space? As your trusted fitness authority, we have 10 items that you are going to want in your best home gym equipment.

1. Kettlebells


From swings to goblet squats, these are a must-have for your home gym. As an option if nothing else. These also can be used without taking up a lot of space, which will help you appear more considerate if you are inviting anyone else to join you for a work out at your place.

Kettlebell Home Gym Equipments

2. A Comfortable Mat

People who practice yoga will often use comfortable mats to perform their workouts. The material used in these mats is incredibly comfortable and will be able to take your attention off of the hard floor and put it back where it belongs – on your workout.

A Comfortable Yoga Mat

3. Power Cage 


This will be for your room if you have a lot of space. This is specifically designed to help you do deadlifts, barbell squats, and bench presses. For a three-in-one machine like this, you really can’t go wrong.

Power Cage

4. Power Tower


This is a great alternative to a full power rack. This option will allow you to do dips, chin ups, pull ups, and any other exercises when you are in a hanging position. No matter the size of your room, you should have plenty of space for this.

Power Tower Rack

5. Small Barbell


We’re talking specifically about one that is 6-feet in length. This is a good option if you don’t have room for one that is olympic-sized. It should weigh about 33 pounds and can hold up to 700 pounds. So, it works like the larger-sized one without being as cumbersome.

Small Barbell Home Equipment

6. Battle Ropes 


 These bad boys are going to help you raise the bar on your cardio exercise. You can use these to do waves, slams, and whatever else you can think of. You are, however, going to need a lot of space and a strong anchor to hold them down.

best home gym equipment

7. Heavy Punching Bag


This almost goes without saying, but also purchase the gloves and wraps that should come with it (if they don’t). This is a great choice if you aren’t into outdoor cardio. Punching bags are fantastic for helping you burn calories and increase strength.

Heavy Punching Bag

8. Gym Rings


Make your workouts more challenging by using these for your hanging exercises. These can also be used more more old-school exercises.


Gym Rings

9. Power Reels 


These are somewhere between dumbbells and resistance bands. Power reels are for resistance exercise and work your muscles by keeping them under tension. They take up about as much space as dumbbells, so you should have plenty of space.

Power Reels Home Equipment

10. Weighted Vest


Getting too strong to receive as much benefit from bodyweight exercise as you once did? We’ve got you covered. Your solution is a weighted vest. It will fit securely to your body, unlike wearing a chain around your waist during dips and your other hanging exercises. Some are adjustable and you can increase the weight. We also recommend looking into those that are slimmer so it doesn’t impede your workout any more that it has to.

Weighted Vest Exercises


And there you have it! 10 of the best pieces of equipment that stood out to us to help you get the most out of your home gym. As always, we recommend that you don’t lift too heavy, too fast, and keep in contact with your doctor to ensure that you are working out safely. Also, get a trainer, if cash allows. And don’t forget to have fun!

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