Category: On a Budget

One of the most common questions asked by someone considering a home gym is: “How can I buy everything I need for the least amount of money?” This is a frustrating query to answer. First, everyone’s needs will differ depending on their fitness goals.

You may have a loved one who lives and breathes fitness and want to get them something related to the hobby that they are passionate about. Unfortunately, unless you happen to share similar interests, you may have absolutely no idea where to start.

Don’t worry. Whether you are looking for a family member, a colleague, or even yourself, this gift guide will help you to find the right fitness present.

Calvin Harris claims that using an ab wheel helps him to stay in shape whilst touring:

“Staying in a gym routine while on the road is tricky, but as long as you don’t drink, eat well, sleep enough and take one of those mad little ab rollers with u everywhere you’ll be good.”

Given how cheap they are, there’s no excuse not to add an ab wheel to your home gym.

Thick bar grips are cylindrical pieces of silicone (or similar material) that fit around barbell and dumbbell bars and other fitness equipment to increase the thickness of the area gripped. This essentially turns a regular barbell or dumbbell into a thick one.

Using a thick bar grip will stimulate greater muscle activation in certain body parts. In particular, greater muscle activation is likely to occur in the hands and forearms, as well as in the upper arms and possibly even the whole upper body.

As a result, thick grips can help to develop bigger, stronger forearms and increase your grip strength.