Are you thinking about starting a home gym? You can go as crazy as you want purchasing equipment but you can achieve almost any fitness goal with two things: a TRX strap (Link) and adjustable dumbbells (Link).
The TRX strap is a high quality piece of equipment that will last you for years even with heavy usage. It’s an adjustable strap that enables you to perform exercises for all body parts. You control the resistance by walking your feet closer or further away from the anchor point of the strap.
Dumbbells will complete your at home gym. Dumbbells give you more freedom isolating muscles in weak areas. They will also complete your exercise arsenal with a few exercises that you can’t perform with the TRX strap (dead-lifts and Turkish get-ups to name two).
Here is an example workout you could do with dumbbells and a TRX strap:
On TRX strap:
- 20x squat to row
- 10x lunge to fly each leg
- 15x body pike to overhead raise
- 10x lunge to overhead raise each leg
- 20x pushups
- 20x hamstring curls
- 20x jackknifes
- 30x floor wipers
- 20x dead-lifts
- 10x Turkish get-ups each side
- 30x prone pull-in
If you enjoy pain do this circuit two times. If you’re feeling especially masochistic do the circuit three times.
If you need help planning exercises to do on your own call (919) 401-8024 to set up an appointment with a qualified professional.
Paul Piracci, CSCS Professional Trainer
Paul brings a background of athletics and education to the Empower team. He believes that wellness should be viewed as a blended lifestyle that balances nutrition, a healthy mind, and fitness which incorporates fun recreational activities. For more information about Empower Personal Training please call (919) 401-8024.