Best Home Gym Equipment (FOR ANY BUDGET!!)

You think you need all this stuff to get a great workout at home? Not so fast Today I'm going to help you strip it down to the bare minimum and show you the most essential things that you can put into a great home gym

So, what's the first thing we need? Let's start over here at the Smith machine Now, I'm not going to tell you to go get a Smith machine, but what I want you to do is look at what's underneath the Smith machine And that here is this little old bench The one with the rip in it and everything

Why? Because this a bench I've had since I was 13 years old This is a Marcy bench, for you guys that are in my age bracket, you're going to recognize that name, that I got from Sears as a 13-year-old kid And I actually have since had to strip the arms that used to go over here or over here, up here you know, where the bar used to rest on If you can imagine having to fit in between here, you can see that I've outgrown this bench But I haven't outgrown a need for it, and neither have you

If you can get one of these, you can probably find one at a tag sale somewhere because guys are throwing this stuff out all the time because they're not using it anymore These are so light and easy for me to move around And it fits everything I need for when I need a bench to lay on or sit on and do any of my exercises Continuing on with our most essential things that you can have in a home gym to give yourself a great workout without needing a gym You've seen these before, right? A Pull Up bar

A Doorway Pull Up bar It doesn't matter what brand you get guys, just make one that's not going to fall apart on you, right So what you want to do is, put it in here, into your doorway Hook it over the top like that, and now you've got all the ability to do Pull Ups, Chin Ups, anything you need to do, right Bodyweight exercises

As I said, you can go with a true bodyweight program like XERO, but when you want to workout at home and you have the access to some of this equipment, this will by far would be one of my essential 4 Number 3 A piece of resistance tubing Alright It doesn't matter again, we have ATHLEAN ELAST-X at ATHLEAN-X, but a piece of handling tubing is fine

You can get this really inexpensively My one big tip for this, get on it Get on it with both feet about shoulder-width apart, pull them up to shoulder-level You should be able to press these all the way fully up overhead, but with some good resistance Ok,if it's good, adequate resistance there, it's going to be a really good multi-purpose band for you to do a lot of the exercises

So, why is this so good? Well, besides doing all the things I just talked about Curls, Rows, you can actually just combine it with the last piece of equipment I showed you, and hook it over the top Now you've just turned this regular Pull Up bar into my elaborate High Cable machine Don't want to do something high? You can do it low by taking this thing down and hooking it around the leg of a bed, a couch, whatever Now you got your Low Cable machine So, again, that elaborate piece of equipment replaced by this elaborate piece of equipment for a lot less money

Finally, the linchpin of any home exercise program You want progression, and you want progressive overload, well, you're going to need dumbbells So, here I've got a regular set of dumbbells here 15-pounders Now, what some guys will do, especially if you're on a budget guys, is go get a couple of these sets from a local sporting goods store

Now, you're going to want to make sure you kind of cover the gamut of your strength levels You're certainly not going to be doing, maybe, bench pressing with the same weight that you will be curling with So, you want to have the representative weight, but we run into a problem The problem is that you guys know, again, I'm big into overload You want to give your muscles a reason to grow

The fact of the matter is, when you only have a couple of weight selections, and especially if they're spread out, it's hard to progress in smaller increments And it's hard to overload because you're really stuck on one weight until you can accommodate the next weight So, you tend to get limited So, what do I do? You guys have seen them many, many times You call them Toasters many many, many times, but I want to explain why they're the best of the best

You guys know that I use these, or actually, they're called Power Blocks I've never even showed you what they are before, but Power Blocks are a set of adjustable dumbbells that basically go from 5 pounds to 95 pounds in this same small area How? Just by moving the pin around And you can see that this gets a little stuck, but I deal with it because I've had these since 1993 As a high school Senior, I went out and I bought these because I said, Geez

I can get all the weights I'm ever going to need Hopefully they will last a lifetime, which they have now, 20 years, and use them as the ultimate thing in my home gym Well, guess what? I told you we'd be back And I told you we'd be back better than before I didn't lie

ATHLEAN-X has now partnered up with the original developers of these dumbbells from 20 years ago, PowerBlock, and have created now the ATHLEAN BLOX Athlean Blox, same concept guys These are again, replacing 5 to 95 pound dumbbells in 5-pound increments That's a lot of pairs of dumbbells, and again, we tweaked the design We made it slicker, cooler, better

Easier, faster to change Same concept, but enhanced Here's the cool thing about these dumbbells Not only do they take up just, remember how much space this is These are 2, 5-95 pound dumbbells

That's how much room that takes up It can fit into any closet Well, one of my athletes gave me one of the greatest gifts of all time And you guys started to see some of them a couple of weeks ago My dumbbells with my logo on it, the new cool big dumbbells

Well, guess what? He bought me a whole set of those And there they are all over there All of those boxes Now that's 5 to 100 pounds of dumbbells here The problem is, I don't have this much space

This is up on 3, and I'm going to have a rack of 2 Until I can get more space in here, unfortunately, these are going to have to sit in boxes These just aren't that practical for me And by the way, the price tag on these, thank God I didn't have to pay for them, $14,000, for a set of 5 to 95 pound dumbbells So, I know, that's not really that practical for a lot of my guys

So again, if you have access to a couple pairs of dumbbells, and your budget, that's what it allows for, then do that Get like a 20, 40, and 60 or so But, if you have the budget, guys, something like this, the ATHLEAN BLOX, are one of the 4 most essential things you can have in a gym because with that bench, with that Pull Up bar, with your band, you now got every single dumbbell you'll probably ever need I know some of my guys on Team Athlean are going to be pushing more than 100 pounds, but you're going to have probably everything you're going to need right here in this small space for way less, way less than what that would cost Less than a tenth of what that would cost

So, here's the thing guys, if you're interested in the ATHLEAN BLOX, they are brand new We have a limited number of sets of them Again they're custom made So if you're interested, you can find them over at ATHLEANXCOM in our product menu

If you don't have the budget for it, guys, forget about that Forget about all the equipment around me and remember the basics With ATHLEAN-X you can get in a great workout and we can bring the gym to your home Alright, because we can tweak anything And the fact of the matter is, we even have bodyweight only programs

But, whatever you have, you can make do And as I said, there's a way out of everything If you only have enough room and money for a couple of pairs of dumbbells, spread them out If you have a pair of these, you're opportunities are pretty much unlimited Guys, I hope this helped you out

Not only did you get a tour of ATHLEAN-X Gym here, but you got a sneak peek of what I feel is, we can cut through the crap and get to the basics of what you need If you found this helpful, let me know Leave a comment down below In the meantime, I got some other stuff up my sleeve Two videos a week, so we're coming back with something really, really cool for your core in the next video

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