How toBuild A Home Gym
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A timer. Because I accidentally dropped a dumbbell on my phone once. This is from Amazon.com
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Dumbbells and kettle bells. Mine range from 5 lb to 50 lbs pairs. Don’t skip the small weights!
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Portable industrial fan. Also recommend an extension cord.
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Cardio machine: I prefer to run outdoors so I opted for an inexpensive resistance bike for rain days
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Chalk bucket + chalk block. Wicked cheap and very useful.
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A barbell. Mine is a Bella Bar from Rogue for petite females. It’s just shorter than a standard bar.
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Weighted vest. This one is 20 lbs and it’s from Walmart. Note: there are better brands for runners
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Bands, weightlifting gloves, and lifting straps. Very inexpensive things to find online
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EZ curl bar from a friend who was moving. Yard sales are a great place to look for extra gear.
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Buying items on sale like this wrist roller helped to diversify my options. Not essential but fun!
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Don’t forget clips for your barbell
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Sandbag. I got this 100 lb version with handles as a birthday gift. It’s from Titan Fitness online.
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Optional: a homemade barbell pad. I made mine from a pillow case and masking tape. Nothing fancy.
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Pull up bar. Pretty sure this over the door one is from Walmart. Had it forever.
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Some recovery tools. I bought the foam roller and running stick at my local running store.
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Push up handles. These belong to a friend. I’ve loaded a dumbbell into them for T Bar Row practice
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Bumper plates. Mine range from 2.5 lbs to 45 lbs. In total I have 275 lbs in plates in my garage.
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Flooring. This one is super strong material from Amazon.com
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An organized place to keep tape, workout lists and record PRs. Super cheap to create.
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Exercise ball for core work. This one is from TJ Maxx.
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Hex bar. I also got this as a birthday gift. This is also from Titan Fitness online.
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Adjustable bench. Marcy brand. I found it at Academy sports with a small rip and was able to bargain
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Speed rope. Found in my Christmas stocking one year. Thanks family!
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A rack. This is a “yoke” from Rogue. It works as a rack, a sled or a yoke (strongman carry).
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Mirror, mirror on the wall. This one is 3ft x 5ft from Lowe’s
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