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How hard can it be, I hear you ask. Setting up a home gym
doesn’t need to be hard, but you do need to be smart about
it.

The most effective equipment for the best possible price
may seem straight forward enough, but here a few things to
consider:

– Weight- Freestanding units are extremely heavy. Be sure
to check your floor type can bear the extra weight.

– Height-some pulley systems are quite high, so if you are
using a room in your home, check for clearance issues.

– Width- check how wide range of movement will be. Hitting
a wall with feet or hands is not what you want.

– Flooring- a cement slab in a garage is fine. But make
sure if you drop a weight it isn’t going to go through your
apartment or upstairs floor and kill Bob below watching TV
from the comfort of his armchair.

– Safety- Home gyms are fun for adults, do be sure children
cannot access the room, or you can fold and put equipment
away. In fact anyone who gets curious can easily injure
themselves if they haven’t used the equipment before.

– Correct assembly- know that the home gym will not turn up
at your door ready to go. Normally assembly will be
required and getting this wrong could not only void
warranty, but it puts the user at risk.

Be prepared and your home gym won’t present any annoying
surprises.

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