Your Home Gym Environment
In order to get the best from your home gym you need to find the right space to train in; there’s no point in buying the equipment if the space you will be training in is unfit for purpose.
Try and find a space that has the following attributes:
– Good ventilation and lighting.
– A space can be as little as 7 ft x 10 ft.
– If the flooring is wooden with an under floor cavity ensure it can hold the weight and try to position equipment as close to the edges as possible.
– Ensure the floor is level, if there is a slope try to rectify it, otherwise you will apply skewed stress on your body.
– Do not train directly on concrete as there is no ‘give’ which can cause joint problems, invest in some thick carpet or rubber matting which can be had cheap from ebay. It will also prolong the life of your weights and floor.
– Train in shallow soled trainers, not running shoes that do not have a flat, stable footing.
These are basic requirements that many people neglect, the better your environment the easier it will be to crack on and lift some iron.