Training at home , especially in the winter months that are approaching, not only has the advantage of not having to face the rain and cold, but also allows us to take advantage of the little moments we have at home. In this way, those people who have little time will have a simpler and more comfortable way of training.
The problem is that not all of us have the economic possibilities, nor the space at home, to set up a complete gym at home. Luckily we always have cheaper alternatives. A few weeks ago we told you how to set up a home gym for less than 500 euros. On this occasion, we tell you how to assemble it for less than 150 euros.
With this budget we will have to give up getting large machines such as treadmills, elliptical bikes , reclining benches, etc. This does not mean that we cannot create a very complete gym with other simpler and cheaper elements .
The mats are a basic both in a normal gym and in a home gym . We can use it to stretch, to do strength exercises with our own weight, such as push-ups, planks, etc. Also if we want to practice sports like Yoga . If you don’t have it, you are going to miss it.
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For practices such as Yoga or Pilates, the ideal is that we use mats that are a little thinner than usual and that are non-slip. We can use it for other activities, but if we prefer, for warm-ups, functional training, etc., we can get a slightly thicker mat .
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In true Rocky style, the jump rope can be a great tool in our home gym . It will allow us to perform interval training , fine-tune the cardio and, in addition, it is a material that takes up very little space .
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When it comes to getting a rope, we can opt for the simplest and most classic, but it is a better option to look for ropes with adjustable height. Preferably, they are made of cable covered with nylon . In addition, some of the preferred ones are usually those with bearings, which facilitate movement.
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The step is one of those instruments widely used in aerobics classes , which help us to perform cardio exercises. But the reality is that it is a great help for very different exercises . For example, if we do not have a reclining bench, the step can help us when it comes to bodybuilding exercises since it supports our weight.
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We can also use it to perform exercises such as push-ups, to perform strides, even for the well-known planks . And, of course, for cardio training. If we get an adjustable one, we can increase the intensity and difficulty of the exercises . In addition, in the highest position it also acts as a jump box .
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Dumbbells or kettlebell
Dumbbells are part of the equipment of any gym and the ideal is that we get some for our home gym . Here the options are very varied and will depend on our needs and economic possibilities.
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We can do either with dumbbells with a fixed weight or with others in which we can add or remove weight . This will depend a bit on what we are looking for, although the latter are more versatile.
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Another option is to get some kettlebells that can replace the dumbbells and they are increasingly gaining strength in gyms thanks to their versatility and the options they offer us .
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Another very versatile element with which we can get is a Fitball . It is a very versatile tool since it allows us to use it as support for some exercises, increase the core work of others and even improve our posture, perform Pilates exercises or use it to sit while we work and take care of our back and avoid pain .
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Another necessary item in a home gym are elastic bands . It is not surprising considering that they are cheap, very versatile , you can use them at your level and, in addition, they take up very little space at home.
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With these bands we can train the whole body and do very different exercises and routines . From leveling up exercises we do, to incorporating new ones.
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When it comes to choosing the bands, we can choose closed rubber bands, open bands or even cloth or with handles. Everything will depend on our needs and preferences.
Sliders are a much more common element than we can imagine in our homes. You may not have seen them in gyms , but you have seen them on instagram videos of celebrities and fitness popularizers.
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This is not surprising since they are a tool that takes up little space, is inexpensive and can be used in many exercises . For starters, it helps improve coordination and balance . But they can also be included when we train glutes, to make strides difficult or even in push-ups.
The chin-up bars are a slightly more cumbersome tool, but they can be used to train with our body weight , or to perform TRX exercises. The chin-up bar offers us some stability to gain strength in the arms, chest and shoulders.
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As we do not have machines, most of the exercises we will do will be with our own weight and body. In these cases – although also in the case of machines – it is very important that we are aware of the positions of our body . Not just to get the exercise right, but to make sure we don’t injure ourselves .
Therefore, getting a full-length mirror for our home gym can be a great idea. The sticker mirrors are an affordable option, they take up little space since we can stick them to the wall and, in addition, we run less risk of breaking even if the visibility is not so good.
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