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  • January 11, 2017
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Home Gyms on any Budget

How much equipment do I need?

One of the biggest questions we get from our clients is “How much equipment do I need for my home gym to be effective?”, and “What equipment should I select on my budget?”.

We’d like to take some time to answer these questions today, help out with some of our recommended packages for your home gym and get the most bang for your buck without sacrificing your training. Equipment selection is incredibly important - when it comes to fitness equipment for your home gym, the old saying “Use the right tools for the job” has never been more true.

So where to start? Firstly we need to know what pieces of kit are affordable, and have multi uses. This will be the easiest way to save money, space, and time.

Kettlebells

The 8kg, 12kg and 16kg and 16kg, 24kg, 32kg Kettlebell Packs are one of the first things I would buy for any home gym. They have incredibe versatility, multiple uses, and varied applications for athletic development. For beginners and professional athletes, they are our top rated pick. Ranging from $130 to $270 per pack, they pack a punch without breaking the bank. Kettlebells can be used for the kettlebell swing (leg, hips and glute development), Turkish get ups (all over body strength), squats and pistol squats, over head press, and chest press.

Gymnastic Rings

If you have a tree, beam, or anything to hang from with 2.5 to 3m clearance, these need to be in your arsenal. Exercises include rows, push ups, dips, back and front levers, muscle ups, L sits, all the way up to iron crosses. These are a high effective and versatile training tool. Ever seen a gymnast competing at the Olympics? They typically have low body fat and a tonne of athletic, highly functional muscle. There’s a reason for that.

Medicine Balls

Nearly every gym in the world has these. From boxing gyms, home gyms, training studios, all the way to football teams and professional athletes. They can be carried, slammed, bounced, used for rotational ab exercises, can be used to add weight (resistance) to traditional sit ups, and much more. Start with a 5kg, 8kg, 10kg, or 12kg med ball depending on your strength.

Plyometric Boxes

A great tool for jumping, squats, push ups, and handstand push up regressions. A very basic, but very necessary part of any gym. Multi use, and can be extremely rewarding for athletic development.

Parallette Bars

Another gymnastics tool that can be used for push ups, L sits, mountain climbers, hand stands and hand stand push ups, and static holds. These are great for developing what’s known as “Straight arm strength” which is a favorite in gymnastics training.

Ab Wheel

If you’ve never heard of the ab wheel, you should definitely check it out. An incredibly simple, affordable product for developing abdominal and total body strength. Five to twenty reps of these will have your mid section screaming in pain and leave you shaking on the floor. Forget sit ups, the Ab Wheel will have your midsection developed in no time.

Larger Gym Equipment

So far we’ve spent approximately $480, depending on which sized kettlebell(s) you chose. Want to go a little harder? Add these pieces of gear.

Light Commercial Power Cage

For around $650, you can add in our top selling light commercial power cage. This great entry level rack is 2.1m, so easily fits in all garages or car ports. It has a multi grip chin up bar, j hooks, and safety rails. You can perform dead lifts, squats, bench press, overhead press, and chin ups with ease. We’ve also included band peg attachments, and dip bar attachments to make it even more versatile and multi use. Pound for pound, one of the best, most affordable tools on the fitness market.

Flat Incline Decline Bench

Add in the FID bench by Aussie Strength, and you have one the highest quality and multi use products we make. Do all bench press variations (incline, decline and flat). Use the bench to do step ups, plyo jumps, and push up regressions. This bench does not muck around.

Less than a year of gym membership.

So far we’re up to $1529. This is cheaper than most annual gym memberships, and you own it for life. The best part is, you can train with a friend, or the family to make the savings even more extreme.

Take a look at our Home Gym Equipment page to pick up Bar & Bumper Packages, Flooring and more additions to your home gym.

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Home Gyms on any Budget Blog-Home Gym Gear
  • January 11, 2017
  • Post by Aussie Strength

Home Gyms on any Budget

How much equipment do I need?

One of the biggest questions we get from our clients is “How much equipment do I need for my home gym to be effective?”, and “What equipment should I select on my budget?”.

We’d like to take some time to answer these questions today, help out with some of our recommended packages for your home gym and get the most bang for your buck without sacrificing your training. Equipment selection is incredibly important - when it comes to fitness equipment for your home gym, the old saying “Use the right tools for the job” has never been more true.

So where to start? Firstly we need to know what pieces of kit are affordable, and have multi uses. This will be the easiest way to save money, space, and time.

Kettlebells

The 8kg, 12kg and 16kg and 16kg, 24kg, 32kg Kettlebell Packs are one of the first things I would buy for any home gym. They have incredibe versatility, multiple uses, and varied applications for athletic development. For beginners and professional athletes, they are our top rated pick. Ranging from $130 to $270 per pack, they pack a punch without breaking the bank. Kettlebells can be used for the kettlebell swing (leg, hips and glute development), Turkish get ups (all over body strength), squats and pistol squats, over head press, and chest press.

Gymnastic Rings

If you have a tree, beam, or anything to hang from with 2.5 to 3m clearance, these need to be in your arsenal. Exercises include rows, push ups, dips, back and front levers, muscle ups, L sits, all the way up to iron crosses. These are a high effective and versatile training tool. Ever seen a gymnast competing at the Olympics? They typically have low body fat and a tonne of athletic, highly functional muscle. There’s a reason for that.

Medicine Balls

Nearly every gym in the world has these. From boxing gyms, home gyms, training studios, all the way to football teams and professional athletes. They can be carried, slammed, bounced, used for rotational ab exercises, can be used to add weight (resistance) to traditional sit ups, and much more. Start with a 5kg, 8kg, 10kg, or 12kg med ball depending on your strength.

Plyometric Boxes

A great tool for jumping, squats, push ups, and handstand push up regressions. A very basic, but very necessary part of any gym. Multi use, and can be extremely rewarding for athletic development.

Parallette Bars

Another gymnastics tool that can be used for push ups, L sits, mountain climbers, hand stands and hand stand push ups, and static holds. These are great for developing what’s known as “Straight arm strength” which is a favorite in gymnastics training.

Ab Wheel

If you’ve never heard of the ab wheel, you should definitely check it out. An incredibly simple, affordable product for developing abdominal and total body strength. Five to twenty reps of these will have your mid section screaming in pain and leave you shaking on the floor. Forget sit ups, the Ab Wheel will have your midsection developed in no time.

Larger Gym Equipment

So far we’ve spent approximately $480, depending on which sized kettlebell(s) you chose. Want to go a little harder? Add these pieces of gear.

Light Commercial Power Cage

For around $650, you can add in our top selling light commercial power cage. This great entry level rack is 2.1m, so easily fits in all garages or car ports. It has a multi grip chin up bar, j hooks, and safety rails. You can perform dead lifts, squats, bench press, overhead press, and chin ups with ease. We’ve also included band peg attachments, and dip bar attachments to make it even more versatile and multi use. Pound for pound, one of the best, most affordable tools on the fitness market.

Flat Incline Decline Bench

Add in the FID bench by Aussie Strength, and you have one the highest quality and multi use products we make. Do all bench press variations (incline, decline and flat). Use the bench to do step ups, plyo jumps, and push up regressions. This bench does not muck around.

Less than a year of gym membership.

So far we’re up to $1529. This is cheaper than most annual gym memberships, and you own it for life. The best part is, you can train with a friend, or the family to make the savings even more extreme.

Take a look at our Home Gym Equipment page to pick up Bar & Bumper Packages, Flooring and more additions to your home gym.

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