Get Your Lift on with a Crossfit Home Gym

A home gym set-up saves money on fees, allows you to work out on your own schedule, and does not require having to wait as someone else uses equipment.

Motivating yourself to get to the gym each day can be a chore.  Add in the crowds of people, the wait to use some of the most popular machines or racks, and the monthly costs that approach a mortgage payment, and there is little reason why you should consider a gym membership instead of a home gym if you want to improve your physical fitness.  Whether you have been lifting weights since you were a sprout or whether you do not know the difference between a bench press and a garlic press, a Crossfit Home Gym offers strength building and conditioning workouts that can turn flab into abs with just a few exercises per week.

The most efficient workouts are not the fancy-looking elliptical machines or the yoga positions that require memorizing thirty different stances.  The best way to lose weight or build muscle mass is simple: pick up a weight and lift it several times, then slowly increase the size of the weight.  When you adhere to this one principle, your body must create new muscle mass in order to lift the ever-increasing quantities of weight.  This not only creates huge guns or a flat tummy, but requires a huge amount of energy to create the new muscle cells — energy that is drawn from your fat reserves.  As such, a home gym can get you in great shape in as little as a few months provided you keep to a workout routine.

What is the advantage of a crossfit home gym?  While you may not have the exercise assistants who offer motivation, you can do everything on your own schedule.  If you want to do your weightlifting at two-thirty in the morning, no gym in the world can accommodate you, while a home gym is right in your basement.  The cost of installing a complete set of Crossfire weights and bars is not insignificant, but compared to a year-long gym membership is a bargain: you could end up saving several hundred dollars in the first year alone.  What’s more, you can adjust your purchases to dictate exactly what workouts you want to do.  Want to eschew the dumbbells in favor of medicine balls?  No problem.  Want to get a bench that can be modified to double as a pylo box?  You can find one easily.  You can even buy jump ropes and special shoes from Crossfire, along with dozens of other exercise accessories.  No matter how much or how little you want, a home gym suits your needs.

How do you want to work out?  Follow a mixed-martial arts lifting schedule and prepare your body for the rigors of jiujitsu or krav maga.  Get a military set-up and put yourself through the same training routine as Navy SEALs.  Get the reading material or training DVDs that help you get the most out of your home gym.

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