If you’re looking for equipment to add to your workout room without breaking the bank, or hoping to find some extra space in your home to exercise, look no further.
Here is what I’ve found to be effective, affordable, multi-purpose and livable for building a comprehensive home gym in a small space:
Purpose: provides lying and seated back support for weight exercises, can hop/jump/step onto it, truly multi-purpose
Why I like this one: fairly lightweight, easily adjusts to different heights, includes storage
Exercise ideas: step ups, bench hop overs, chest presses, single-arm rows, incline pushups
Purpose: allows you to store and access your weights in one area
Why I like this one: compact, affordable, sturdy, good variety of weights
Exercise ideas: scaptions, tricep extensions, deadlifts, bicep curls, side lunges
Purpose: strength training
Why I like these: easy to grip, nice color options, can supplement weight set
Exercise ideas: russian twists, shoulder presses, hammer curls, tricep kickbacks, reverse flys
Purpose: resistance training, great add on to exercises
Why I like these: Lie flat, don’t roll or move around, keep their elasticity, basic colors
Exercise ideas: front arm raises, lateral and monster walks, hip bridges, side leg raises, donkey kicks
Purpose: promotes balance and stability, multi-use
Why I like this one: inexpensive, easily stores against wall or under bench, many color choices
Exercise ideas: supermans, sit ups, chest flys, stability push ups, reverse lunges
Purpose: creates a defined workout space, adds padding and cushion, protects floors
Why I DON’T like the one I purchased: the interlocking pieces shift and come apart—if you have any suggestions for a good floor mat, let us know below! I do like how it grips yoga mats.
Exercise ideas: yoga, strength and resistance training, cardio and HIIT exercises
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However and wherever you workout, I hope you are enjoying it and seeing some progress!