Thursday, October 22, 2009

Home Gym Design

Home gym design can be a very fun and exciting thing to do. When you are thinking about purchasing a gym for your home, you need to carefully plan out a few things to make sure it will be a success and utilized to the fullest. Below are just a few things to keep in mind when you about to design your home gym.

A common mistake many people make when getting ready for a home gym is not carefully considering where you will place the gym. We want to jump right into looking for the purchase before we know the limitations of the room it will go in. That said, you should measure your room and write it down on a piece of paper. Be sure and measure the height of the room as well. Some of the pulley type models can get quite tall.
Once you have taken care of the measurements, you can start to get creative on your home gym design. Mark out areas you will hand mirrors. Mirrors are not only for looks, they also help you to view yourself while doing the exercises making sure you are maintaining proper form.
If you are going to build a gym, not purchase a total gym, begin to mark out areas on your paper where a treadmill or exercise bicycle might go. If you are looking at purchasing free weights, be sure and mark out where your exercises like squats will be done. You will need some extra space for these and it would be a great idea to plan at least one mirror for this exercise as posture is key.
Lastly, when you are at the stage of shopping for your home gym be sure and add 3 feet to the length and width of the gym you are looking at. This is the general rule of thumb for safe exercising distance from the wall, but you can abs get pack six.

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