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How To Make A Home Gym

Updated on February 17, 2010

Tired of paying for a membership to that overcrowded gym you joined? Sick of waiting to get your turn at the next elliptical, or use a couple of dumbbells? For a small one-time investment, probably less than you're currently paying for a gym membership, you can have your own gym in your home. No, you don't need fancy machines or a whole basement full of equipment. All you need are two essential pieces of equipment.

What Do You Need?

1. A set of dumbbells. You don't need a whole rack full of individual sized weights. A set of adjustable dumbbells will do the trick. They sit on a stand, have easy to use incremental adjustments, and don't take up much space. I personally use the Gold's Gym Switchplate 100. A simple knob on each dumbbell allows you to choose from 10-50 lbs of weight, a total of 100 lbs for both. These can be used for a wide variety of weight-lifting exercises.

2. An Incline Bench. A simple incline bench will allow you to do excercises that will work your chest, back, arms, shoulders, legs & abs. If you can afford a bench that also declines, that's an added benefit. If not, one that lies flat as well as inclines will work just fine. A single bench will not take up much room.

If you can afford it, a Bowflex machine or Weider Cross Bow can be a great investment. For the past 7 years I've used a Weider Cross Bow. It is the first model they came out with, and it is now called the Weider Advantage. I have used this machine to great advantage, and it has saved me thousands of dollars which I paid for gym memberships in the past.

Anything Done With Intensity Will Yield Results

Do you know why many people don't benefit from gym memberships, even if they routinely go to their gym? It's not because the gyms are overcrowded, or don't have enough equipment. It's because many people don't push themselves in order to better themselves. Intensity will produce results. Every new program that comes out has one thing in common: someone who is fired up about working out. Someone who understands that pushing your body will produce positive results, whether it be to lose weight, build muscle or both.

Get yourself the Gold's Gym Switchplate 100 set of dumbbells. Get yourself a bench that inclines. If you can afford it, buy a bench that inclines & declines. Get yourself a program that you can follow on your own, and push yourself! The P90X is one of the hottest programs out there right now. You can do it.

Gold's Gym Switchplate 100 Dumbbells

The Weider Cross Bow/Now Advantage

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