More of us are turning to home workouts to help us get fit and healthy – and creating your own home gym comes with a range of benefits, like working out whenever is best for you, and enjoying privacy whilst you do so. But there is an element that can cause issues, which is space. To create a perfect home gym, you might want to include various pieces of equipment for a full-body workout, and this can be difficult if you’re working in a smaller room. Thankfully, there are ways to save space without compromising on your workout. Adjustable dumbbells and kettlebells are perfect if you’re struggling to store a weight rack. We’ll find out more about them below.
Home gym storage
Creating a gym in your home can be beneficial for a few reasons. You can choose the equipment you want, that will help you to reach your goals, whilst working out whenever and wherever you’d like, in privacy. But there is a common issue that many of us are faced with when creating our own space to work out – we may not have enough room in our homes to take advantage of. This is why storage is so important. No matter whether you’ve chosen a treadmill, spin bike, rowing machine, or weights, thinking about how you’re going to store them can make a huge difference to your home. You don’t want your workout equipment to spill over into your home life, so choosing equipment that can be folded, wheeled, or stored in an organised way means you can save valuable space and keep your home tidy.
Dumbbells are a staple piece of equipment in gyms and home workout areas as they can be used for a range of exercises, whilst helping to build muscle and burn fat. But the more you buy, the harder they can be to store. If you have room, you should make sure you purchase a dumbbell rack that fits your space. You should think about the style and material of the dumbbell rack you choose, to ensure it’s safe, and can hold the necessary weight. They are perfect for storing your weights when you’re not using them, whether you decide a vertical tower, or horizontal rack would work better. But what if you don’t have space for a tower?
…Thankfully, there are alternatives that allow you to benefit from the workout that comes with dumbbells, without having to make space for storage. Adjustable weights are some of the most modern on the market, and they are becoming more popular in home gyms everywhere. Here are a couple of adjustable options that you could benefit from.
These dumbbells are perfect if you don’t have a lot of space to work with. They tend to come in a set – and the beauty of them is that you’ll only need two. To increase the weight, instead of grabbing another dumbbell, all you must do is twist the handle whilst the weight is resting on the base. This adds or removes weight depending on what you need. Depending on the product you choose, the weights may increase in various increments, whether that’s an increase of 2.5 or 5 lbs. You’ll need to ensure your adjustable dumbbell can offer the weight you need for your workouts before you buy, but they are perfect for smaller spaces.
If you prefer a kettlebell for your workout, don’t worry – there’s a space-saving option for those too! Just like your adjustable dumbbells, they are easy to store and allows you access to a range of weight without you having to store multiple pieces of equipment. You can choose kettlebells that can be changed with a twist of the handle or choose a kettlebell that has removable plates. Again, the increase in weight is likely to go up in varying increments, so keep this in mind when choosing your perfect product. No matter whether you’re just getting started with weight training, or you’re looking to smash a PB and build muscle, there is an adjustable kettlebell set to suit you – just ensure you do a bit of research to find a suitable, space-saving product.