The old-fashioned way to build up a solid muscle gain program is with multiple personal training sessions per week and most of that time in a small gym where the weights are too heavy. With this setup there's a lot of room for error. Most of us know someone who went hard once or twice and found their body type was unbalanced or had some kind of injury, so they quit and never got back into it. This leaves us with lots of wasted time, and with no real progress.
What's more, our busy lives mean we hardly have time to go to the gym, or even to be near a large gym where we could get a good workout. So, it's more practical to head to the local library and pick up some "how to" books on home gyms or join a co-ed gym where people are together and working out. That way you'll get a workout with a lot fewer distractions. But if you don't have a lot of time, don't despair. You can make your own home gyms quickly and easily at home.
It only takes a couple of days to set up one or more home gyms. A few days is plenty enough time to get a great, quality workout in and to evaluate what's going on with your body. The first thing you want to do is choose the best multi-gym for you. There's quite a wide variety and a few factors to consider. Do you want to use weights? If so, are you going to use free weights, machines, medicine balls, cables, triceps extensions, curls, or other special items?
Once you've chosen the best gym for you, it's time to decide what equipment you need. You'll probably want to get some dumbbells, barbells, some resistance rods, and maybe a treadmill. This will depend on how many exercises you think you'll do at home. If there's a possibility you might be moving around the house while working out, you might need a home workout machine such as a stepper. If you don't have these items at home, you can get by with nothing else.
Now that you've selected a multi-gym, it's time to start working out. Use whatever excuse you have: you're late for work, you don't feel like working out, you have a cold, you're sick or whatever. Just go ahead and do it. Don't make excuses or procrastinate. You're just as important as the equipment you're using. Just make sure you do your exercises at the same time each day that you select your gym, so you'll get the maximum benefit.
Another important thing to remember is to always start slowly, even if you've been doing an exercise routine for years. As with any new fitness program, you'll need to give the gym some time to get used to your body. Don't overdo it. Also, make sure to check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. This is especially true if you have a medical condition or if you're taking medications that may affect your workout. Don't risk yourself!
You can use a home multi gym in a variety of ways. You could set up one room in the house for this purpose, and if you have the room and some space, you could even set up several rooms. One of the great things about these guys is that they are small enough to store easily. If you've got limited space at home, you can fold a gym up for storage. This way you'll have it ready when you need it.
One of the nicest things about this type of gym is that you don't have to take to the gym with you when you travel. You can bring just the machine, and you won't have to worry about a bunch of heavy equipment. In fact, if you travel often, a home gym might be the better choice, as you'll save money on gym fees. But regardless of which type of multi gym you choose, make sure you use it frequently, as this will help to keep your heart rate up and provide your muscles with the energy they need to stay healthy.