Building out a homegym is a fun, never-ending process.
If you’re like me, you’ll constantly be looking to add, or upgrade, new equipment.
And that’s ok.
As far as vices go, working out is a good one.
So let’s get started:
You’ll want to start with the most bang for your buck items. Of course, this will depend on your training preferences.
Whether you’re into Crossfit, powerlifting, bodybuilding, running, etc…
Essential Homegym Equipment
My suggestions below are for the typical Crossfit/functional fitness person – i.e. the person that likes a little bit of variety. You like to lift heavy, and to breathe heavy from time to time.
•Barbell + weights (bumpers are nice, but you can start with cheap iron plates)
•Rings (cheaper and usually easier to install than a mounted pullup bar)
•Some sort of gym mat for your floors (most homegym owners use horse stall mats found at Tractor Supply Co.)
Then, you can slowly start adding more of the secondary/fancy stuff, such as:
•Airdyne (great sub for a rower, can usually get an old one for a $100 or less on Craigslist)
•Kettlebells and/or dumbbells
•Plyometric box (for box jumps, etc..)
•Wall mounted pullup bar/rig
Check for gear on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, and OfferUp; you can buy equipment for pennies on the dollar.
If you want to buy new; Rogue (spendy), FringeSport (midrange), and Titan Fitness (cheap) are great places to shop.