4 Home Gym Routines to Build Muscle & Lose Weight

4 home gym routines to build muscle and lose weight

Want to hit the gym but you simply don’t have the time or access? Or maybe you’ve learned that that working out in the comfort of your own home can be more cost-efficient in the long-term than keeping up with your gym membership. Whatever the reason, here are a few home gym routines you can implement to build muscle and lose weight.

Get the basics right

There are plenty of exercises you can do without having to invest in equipment. If you’re a beginner, you need to get the basics down before investing in the equipment that can help you build a complete gym routine. Put a little money into the right gym flooring, such as buying a yoga mat, and you start with routines of push-ups, lunges, weightless squats, and planks.

How to build muscle at home depending on the space you have

The equipment that you will invest in should fit easily within however much space you have at home. Some people have converted garages or basements more than suitable for squat or bench racks. With a few barbells and hand weights, you can easily complete a full body routine of bench presses, squats, bicep curls and more.

However, if you don’t have as much space, then perhaps you should look into more compact functional training equipment, such as medicine balls and barbells. These are built for versatility, allowing you to complete many different workouts with a single piece of equipment.

Build muscle and lose weight with a row machine

More compact than the majority of bikes and elliptical trainers, rowing machines bring the best of both worlds easily to the home. Whether you want to burn calories, build muscle, or train for an event, our high-quality rowers provide a full-body workout all in one machine. Every stroke utilises your calves, abs, biceps, triceps, upper back, lats, hamstrings and even more. Adjustable resistance levels mean that you can keep upping the challenge when it gets too easy for you and makes it much simpler to track your progress over time.

Choose compact cardio equipment

If you don’t have a lot of space, then you might think that cardio equipment like bikes and elliptical cross training machines are simply not a feasible option. However, at The Fitness Shop, we have exercise gear that can fit just about any space. For instance, a lot of the equipment we stock from Horizon Fitness can be folded up, rolled away, and stored in small spaces so that your gear only takes up as much room as it needs to when it’s use and can be conveniently stowed when you’re done with it.

It’s easy to create a full workout routine in the home over time, no matter how much space you have. Putting together the equipment you need over time can cost you less than keeping a gym membership, and once you’re done buying, you’re done paying, too. Take a look at the huge range of home fitness gear from The Fitness Shop and start building your routine today.