If you’re looking at home exercise equipment, a pull up bar is essential if you want to get good at pull ups! There are a few other bits of gear, however, that give great value for money and enable to you build strength, flexibility and mobility in the comfort of your own home.
If you want to improve your strength, its’ important to remember that mobility is just as important! Thoracic and shoulder mobility will do wonders for your upper body strength just as hip and ankle mobility will see you squatting heavier loads.
I often hear people who don’t normally do pull ups report massive DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) in their abdominals and forearms after smashing out just a few reps. In addition to getting to know your pull up bar, I recommend regular push ups and core / abdominal work form part of your regular home workout routine.
What kind of pull up bar is best for home?
A pull up bar is a simple piece of equipment, but needs to be installed correctly to ensure your safety and avoid damage to your walls or door frames. Click here to read a comprehensive guide on choosing the right pull up bar for your home.
A great feature of many removable pull up bars (usually doorway mounted) is that they can be utilized for a whole host of additional exercises to provide a versatile whole body workout.
The best home exercise equipment to buy:
Setting up a home gym doesn’t need to cost thousands of dollars. If money (and space) is no problem for you, then there are some insanely good home gym systems you can purchase that will have your mates green with envy.
For most of us mere mortals, money may be a factor and also the practicality of setting up a home gym in a small space. The good news is, there are a range of awesome pieces of fitness equipment for home that won’t break your budget, or take over your living space! Here are a few favorites of mine. Click on the link to read a detailed review about my favorite products:
- Space Saver Gym
- Garren Fitness Adjustable Pull Up Bar
- Total Gym System
- Push Up Handles
- Adjustable Dumbbells
- Ab Mats
- Yoga Mats
- Rowing Machine
- Foldable Treadmill