While you are not exactly in terrible shape, it would be great to have more definition and tone to your arms and chest. Even firming up the midsection would be a good thing. While you could sign up for a gym membership and try to fit some workouts into your schedule, it is possible to set up a home workout space and build those triceps and get a ripped chest on own. Here are some suggestions on how to accomplish your goal.
Investing in the Right Equipment
Resistance is an important element when you go looking for the right home gym equipment. Some of the things you buy will simple devices like free weights, jump ropes, and other gear designed to help tone the body overall and build endurance. Other equipment will make it easier to focus attention on specific areas of your body and begin to strengthen and tone those areas.
For example, have you ever heard of a dip station? It’s a wonderful piece of equipment that is especially helpful for building the muscles along the back of your arms even as you tone and build muscle mass in your chest and upper body. Using the push-up features are great for these areas. You can also use the pull-up features to help strengthen the biceps, forearms, and your back. Even the muscles in your middle will benefit.
Don’t overlook the importance of having a press bench on hand. The bench allows you to settle into a comfortable position and then use all sorts of weights to build and define the chest. At the same time, the bench pressing exercises will build the muscles on the chest, the shoulders, and both sides of your arms.
You can buy push up bars that attach to the station or that you use to get more of an upper body workout while doing traditional push ups. The bar provides more of an angle which helps to build the resistance. That allows you to use your own body weight to better effect in terms of working the muscles in your chest, upper and lower arms, and even your back. As you increase your endurance and work those muscle groups, you’ll be able to do more push ups per session and begin to see a change in the contours of your triceps and chest.
Sticking to the Schedule
While you can find some great gum machines for sale, take them home, and set them up, they will do nothing unless you put them to good use. This is where creating a workout schedule and sticking to it will pay off. Without following a regular routine, it will be easier to become discouraged because you are seeing no real results.
One of the reasons you are creating a home gym is because you don’t have time to get to a fitness center. Put that convenience to work and decide that you will allocate at least a half-hour after you get home from work to exercising. As your stamina builds and you notice the muscles are more defined, increase the time to 45 minutes. Before you know it, you will be working out for an hour several times a week.
Why wait any longer? Set up your home gym now and start toning and increasing your muscle mass. By the time summer rolls around again, you’ll feel confident when you take your shirt off at the beach or the lake instead of feeling self-conscious.