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Home Gym Equipment: How to Build Your Own Personal Fitness Setup

posted on February 9th, 2021 ·

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When it comes to getting fit, stronger or wanting to achieve a personal goal, many people think you need to join a gym or hire a trainer. What many do not understand is you can start and maintain your fitness journey from the comfort of your own home. Even if you do not have a lot of space or budget, even the smallest home gyms with a few items of equipment will go a long way. To learn how you can build your own personal fitness setup at home, follow this simple guide to home gym equipment.


Work Out a Plan
Depending on your goals or end destination, the type of equipment you’ll need can vary greatly. The first step toward setting up your own personal fitness area at home is to work out what you want to achieve. There are usually three types of setups you may want to consider. They are weights or resistance training, cardiovascular fitness, and lastly, you may want to use a combination of the two and create a one-stop-shop at home.

If you do not have a lot of space or budget, the third option may not be on the table for you, but it’s certainly the most well-rounded setup for any fitness enthusiast. Once you’ve established which approach you want to take, you can plan out the type of home gym equipment you’ll need and start the search and purchase process.


Resistance Equipment
Setting up a personal fitness area at home that centres around resistance training isn’t as hard as it sounds. One of the easiest ways to start resistance training is by purchasing dumbbells. Dumbbells are a versatile piece of equipment that can be stored easily in the home and help you add hundreds of exercises to your routine at home. Another great addition to the home personal fitness setup is a bench, which may sound simple, but again makes it possible to add many exercises to your routine. These two pieces of equipment are a great starting point, but if you’re ready to step things up, you may consider getting a squat rack or multi-purpose weight station. This multi-purpose equipment will help add foundational exercises into your routine like squats, deadlifts, chin-ups and more.

A key consideration here is space, so make sure whatever resistance equipment you opt for, you have space for its storage.

Cardiovascular Equipment
Cardiovascular fitness is very important for all-round health and fitness. Cardio is one of the best ways to feel better about your health and also see incremental growth in your ability. Cardio equipment that can be added to the home setup varies depending again on your space and budget. Treadmills and bikes are very popular options for the home gym setup, but they can be expensive and take up a lot of space. A great option if you do want a large equipment option is a rowing machine, which also happens to be a fantastic workout.

Alternatives to these larger items are smaller options like skipping ropes, boxing pads or even a boxing bag. Boxing bags are a great way to keep fit, burn a lot of fat and can be hung from almost any supporting structure around the home. Boxing bags also have the added benefit of being quite simple to move, pull-down and put back up, meaning you can pick and choose when to have it up. Depending on your space available and the budget, any of these additions will help create a great personal fitness setup at home.

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If you’re interested in setting up a personal fitness setup at home, there are many options out there to choose from. Home gym equipment has transformed many people’s lives and made it even easier for those too busy to go to the gym, to keep up with their fitness goals. To better understand the types of home gym equipment you can choose, consider these simple personal fitness tips.

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Resistance Training Guide: Muscles, Movements & More

posted on December 14th, 2020 ·

Getting started with resistance training can be daunting. Stepping out of the cardio section and into the weights room of your local gym can be challenging for many people. You may feel that you don’t know how to use the equipment, you don’t have the right techniques or that you simply don’t know where to begin. Starting out on your resistance-training journey can seem overwhelming in the beginning but with the right approach, you will soon be reaching your goals.

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Resistance training increases the strength and size of your muscles through the use of resistance such as resistance bands, weights, bodyweight and suspension training equipment. When you engage in resistance training, your muscle fibres are broken down, the body repairs them and they grow stronger as a result. This allows you to become stronger and to sculpt your perfect body.

Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of resistance training and how you can get started. (more…)

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The Most Basic Exercise Guide for Beginner

posted on December 16th, 2018 ·

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This article is meant for those who are just about to start exercising. You probably know much than me about the benefits of exercising. Exercise helps overweight people lose weight, release stress, stay healthy and the list goes on. If you are a beginner, here is what I have compiled to help you.


When I talk about exercising, it is not about only working out in gym. You can jog, dance, cycle or even doing gardening – any physical activity that increases your heart rate. I normally advise beginner to consider starting off doing 30 minutes of exercise. However, if one finds that it is hard to commit 30 minutes, even 10 minutes a day will make a difference, provided you do it often. The key thing is that you must enjoy what you do. By doing what you like doing it, you will be able to make it a habit.

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Things To Do To Get Your Body Ready Before Getting Pregnant

posted on January 10th, 2016 ·

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This post is contributed by one of MunFitnessBlog.com readers, Jenny.  Through a casual e-mail conversation, I invited her to write a series of topics on pregnancy and she has gladly accepted.  Jenny shares her experience when she was preparing for motherhood years ago.  She is a full time housewife, mother of 3 healthy kids and currently resides in Singapore.


The healthier a woman is, the more likely she conceive and give birth to a healthy baby.  So, it is important to woman to start have plans to get healthy way before she wants to have baby.  Many only start thinking about getting healthy, but it may be too late.  In fact, one may not know about her pregnancy until 3 or 5 weeks later.  During that stage (which is already a critical phase of development), baby’s organ begin to form.  So, it is important to get yourself eating the right supplement and doing the right things before too late. (more…)

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Remedy for Plantar Fasciitis Before You Try Any Surgery

posted on January 3rd, 2016 ·

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When you get out of bed in the morning and and have pain in your arch or heel after stepping on the floor, you may have plantar fasciitis. The pain is in the middle of the heel or along the arch. Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the tissue (which is called planter fascia) connecting the heel bone to the toes. The pain is like a “stabbing” pain but slowly goes away once your foot has warmed up. However, after sitting or standing for a long period of time, the pain may return.

The reason the pain is obvious and severe in the morning because the foot is trying to heal itself in a contracted position overnight. The first step causes sudden strain on the bottom of the foot.

Under normal circumstances, plantar fascia is like a shock absorbing bowstring supporting arch in your foot. If tension becomes too great, it create small tear in the fascia. Repetitive stretching and tearing may cause the fascia to become inflamed.


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How To Get Rid of Cholesterol Rich Plaques in Coronary Arteries Without Any Heart Surgery

posted on December 27th, 2015 ·

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Below recipe is shared by one my blog readers who suffered from cardiac ischemia. Cardiac ischemia is caused by inadequate blood supply to heart muscles, which in turn could be caused by mild blockage in the coronary arteries. Mild blockage is often caused by long term accumulation of cholesterol rich plaques in the coronary arteries.

This reader used to have this coronary artery disease (CAD). He shared that he often had discomfort feeling under his breastbone. Whenever he walked up a slope or walked slightly faster, he had shortness of breath with chest pain. He decided to try on this traditional Chinese soup – Black Fungus, Red Date Soup.


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