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Keys To Building An Effective Home Gym!

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So you’re thinking about building a home gym?

There are some great advantages to training from home: saving money on a gym membership, not needing to physically drive to a gym, not waiting for equipment to become available, being able to quickly knock out a half hour session, not having people tap you on the shoulder to ask “Hey bro, you almost done on the bench?”... Really the advantages are endless.

Here are some of the key things to think about:


Unless you live in a mansion, usually you need to be wise with the use of space. This means choosing compact equipment and where possible, equipment that has multiple uses. The best example of this would be to use your squat rack coupled with an adjustable bench as a bench press which could then be inclined up to a shoulder press height. You could then also use the squat rack cell for rack pulls, and deadlifts, pull-ups and barbell rows. This allows you to perform a bunch of key exercises in a very small amount of space.

Think Compound!

Isolated machines take up a lot of room, and also only train 1 muscle. Which also means you will need to buy more gym equipment to fulfill all of your needs. Machines that are specifically designed to perform compound movements are more economical and more versatile.

MA1 Single Cell Pro Rig with Bumpers Package

"Squat rack with a bench... allows you to perform a bunch of key exercises in a very small amount of space"
- MA1 Pro Rig Package

MA1 Functional Trainer

"Functional trainer! Yep, easily the most versatile piece of equipment that you can add to any gym "
- MA1 Functional Trainer

Think About Your Training!

It probably goes without saying, but you need to add things that are relevant to your style of training! If you love functional movement styled training, buying machines will not help. If you love strict traditional muscle movements, buy accordingly. Think about the type of training that you want to do at home and build from there.

Functional trainer! Yep, easily the most versatile piece of equipment that you can add to any gym is the functional trainer! Dual adjustable cables allow you to perform at least 50 different exercises on a minimal footprint. Cables also offer a constant tension on the muscles which is a good point of difference from barbells and dumbbells. In terms of “bang for your buck” you cannot walk past a functional trainer.

You don’t need to break the bank to have an effective, useful and efficient home gym, just a little bit of forward thinking and planning. Get in touch with MA1 if you were thinking about setting up a home gym and we can give you professional advice to get you started!

Remember that if you are in the fitness industry including personal trainers, we can set you up with an wholesale account - click the banner below for more info. If you are only purchasing for yourself but are looking to put in a large order - do get in contact with us to see if you are applicable for a package quote! Give us a buzz on 03 9706 5292 or shoot us an email at admin@ma1.com.au today!


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