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How To Build A Home Gym for Less Than $1,000!

How To Build A Home Gym for Less Than $1,000!

Gym Closed Because of Coronavirus? Here’s How To Build A Home Gym for Less Than The Price of a Gym Membership!

A Guest Article by Brian of HomeGymStrength.com

We are all stuck at home these days and can’t even go to the gym because of social distancing. So, this is the perfect time to build a home gym for less than the price of a gym membership!

“YOU CAN’T BE SERIOUS”, you might yell.

Let me assure you, I am very serious about fitness and a home gym is one of the best ways to maintain your physique. 

And yes, a home gym can not only cost less than a typical gym membership but also save you money in the long run.

A normal gym membership costs around $100 a month. This is for a gym that gives you good equipment and facilities. You can count the time and transport expenses on to that and it quickly balloons to a $1200 per year ordeal. 

While this may not seem like a lot, especially if you are getting some quality equipment, that membership can’t be used in the lockdown.


Building a Home Gym

A home gym is not only convenient but it can help you stay fit even during Coronavirus. The best part is, it doesn’t even need to cost a lot.

You wake up, go to your home gym, do some quality exercises and that’s it. No need to wear masks and gloves to drive to the gym that is probably closed or only allowing a few people inside.

How to Build a Home Gym

Building a home gym for Coronavirus is not that hard. You just have to look for good equipment online and have it delivered at your place.

Get Used Equipment

Finding used equipment is going to save you a lot of money when building your home gym.

Sure, if you can afford new stuff, then it is all good. But usually used equipment is not only cheaper but also just about the same quality. Gym equipment is made with durability and reliability in mind. So if someone used the equipment responsibly, it should still be in top condition.

You can find used equipment on Facebook Marketplace, Let Go, and even Craigslist. This guide about the best apps to find used home gym equipment will help. 

Just make sure the items are delivered to your home and wear protective gear when you receive them.

Get a Squat Rack

A squat rack is a good starting point. There are two types of squat racks; the full rack and the half rack. If you have a small space, get the best half racks. If you have ample area, get one of the best full squat racks.

Get a Bar

No, not the one that serves drinks. Get an Olympic barbell. Most are made out of incredibly strong materials and a used one won’t have any problems.

Get Weights

If you are new to lifting get bumper plates. If you already have a padded floor, you can get the best Olympic weights.

Get Adjustable Dumbbells

Some good quality adjustable dumbbells would complement the rest of the equipment nicely.

Get A Program

Check out our best Workout Programs >>


Here’s Some Rough Math

For a total of $1000! And this is how you can build a home gym for less than the price of a gym membership!

And don’t forget to get a quality Workout Program >>

Now go forth and build some Quarantine Gains!

Here’s how to set up your Home Gym >>


If you need to squeeze your home gym into a box room or the spare corner of your apartment check out this post Best compact home gym for limited space (buyer’s guide) for some decent options that will help you get the most out of your space.

Stronger In Minutes | Home Bodyweight Workout Routine

Stronger In Minutes

We all want to get strong, lean, and fit. But we don’t all have the time we need to go to the gym or run around doing cardio classes. Well, now you don’t have too! Stronger In Minutes is the perfect every day home bodyweight workout routine for beginners to get fitter, leaner, and stronger in just minutes a day!

A Workout anywhere, anytime! Just set a timer and go to work at your own pace!

All you need to get started is:


A Home Bodyweight Workout Routine for Beginners

You need something fast, that fits your schedule and does not take away from other parts of your day.

One of the greatest difficulties with exercise for most people is time and equipment. Many of us have long, hard days, full of work, caring for your family, and our beloved T.V. shows that leave little time for any extra activity.

The last thing we are thinking of on these days is our health and doing exercise. Some of you may be progressive and take the occasional walk or staircase climb, but we should know by now that that does not actually create any needed changes to your health.

You need something fast, that fits your schedule and does not take away from other parts of your day. Well, as our Motto says, “If you can Change Your World, you can Change The World”, and we are here to start changing yours.

So, that is why we made this home bodyweight workout routine for beginners. To help fit fitness into your life, making fitness a lifestyle for you and your family!

All you need is some floor space, a timer, and the Daily 30 Bodyweight Strength Training Guide to guide you!

Try it today and you will feel great, guaranteed! 


The Daily 30 Bodyweight Exercise Routine

The Daily 30 Bodyweight Exercise Routine has already helped thousands of men, women, children, and teens just like you:

  • Get Stronger
  • Lose Body Fat
  • Improve Mobility
  • Recover Faster
  • Increase Muscular Fitness
  • Decrease Muscle and Joint Pain—Naturally
  • and so much more!

Take our 30 Day Challenge to find out for yourself!

The Daily 30 Bodyweight Exercise Routine is a simple, fast and effective Bodyweight Exercise Routine that combines only the most effective Bodyweight Strength Training Exercises into an easy-to-follow Full Body Workout!

The best part is, anyone can do it; children, teens, men, women, and even seniors! You can do it with your family, while you’re watching kids, during your favorite T.V. shows, or throughout the day as a short break from stressful work.

This makes it the perfect home bodyweight workout routine for beginners that want to get strong, lean and fit—fast! Do it anywhere, anytime! And it only takes a few minutes every day!

Learn more about the Daily 30 Bodyweight Exercise Routine! >>

The Daily 30 Bodyweight Exercises

One round of the Daily 30 Bodyweight Exercise Routine consists of the following 3 exercises performed for 10 repetitions each.

Standard Version:

  1. Paleo Squat
  2. Push-Up
  3. Prone Cobra

*You can always add more Bodyweight Exercises. However, never skip over or vary from these 3 base movements.

Modified Version:

  1. Assisted Paleo Squat
  2. Decline Push-Ups
  3. Standing Prone Cobra

This modified version is for those that are injured or unable to perform the standard version due to other limitations. 

Get the FREE Daily 30 Bodyweight Strength Training Program! >>


The Stronger In Minutes Workout

Finally!!! You can start getting stronger anywhere, anytime in just a few short minutes!

This is a home bodyweight workout routine that you can do anywhere, anytime, and at your own intensity. It can easily fit into your life and will help you get stronger, leaner, and fitter!

Simply evaluate how much time you have and use every minute of it to improve your health! If you have 5, 10, 15, 20, or even 30 minutes, then set a timer and do as many rounds of the Daily 30 Bodyweight Exercise Routine as you can.

Try to do a minimum of 1 round per minute, resting only as needed. If you need more rest, then catch your breath and keep going. If you can handle the intensity, then push your self to go faster and do even more with less rest.

The key is you have to push yourself. The more you put in the more you will get out. So, work hard and always strive for progress!

This home bodyweight workout routine should be done 3-6 days per week. Try to do a minimum of 50 minutes of total work every week.

Bodyweight Workout Details

What makes this bodyweight workout routine so effective is its simplicity. You are only doing the most effective and basic bodyweight exercises that are bodies are designed to do every single day. Nothing fancy or too hard for beginners. Just what works!

Also, as you switch between upper and lower body exercises your heart will have to work extra hard to circulate the blood to these peripheral areas, adding to your metabolic demands. This will help to improve your heart function, blood flow, and cardiovascular conditioning with minimal work.

Scale the intensity of the exercises as needed to complete each with proper form. If your strength is holding you back from continuing the workout you may also hold a low squat position or the top push-up position for a count of 10 to continue the workout.

Get Started Today!

This is a very simple and easy home bodyweight workout that will help you get strong, fit, and lean all at once! Plus, you will gain physical and mental strength while relieving any built-up stress.

Again, all you need to get started is:

Then you’re all set! So go get the guide and set that timer today! 


For more No Equipment Home Bodyweight Workout Routines check out: 

No-Gym Workout Methods to Get in Peak Shape

David Goggins Workout Routine & Diet Plan Train Like a Navy Seal

 

The 3 Best Bodyweight Exercises Anyone Can Do

The 3 Best Bodyweight Exercises Anyone Can Do At Home

These are the 3 Best Bodyweight Exercises anyone can do at home or in the gym; to get stronger, burn fat, build muscle, prevent injury, lose weight, and decrease pain! They are basic, simple, quick and easy for a fast workout, anywhere!

3 Best Bodyweight Exercises anyone can do at home with the Daily 30

The 3 Best Bodyweight Exercises that you need to be practicing every day are:

  1. Paleo Squats
  2. Push-Ups
  3. Prone Cobras

These basic foundation exercises are designed to build your full body strength, health, and fitness.


The Paleo Squat

the daily 30 fitness challenge

By going into the full depth Paleo Squat daily you will help to actively stretch out your muscles which in turn takes the pressure off of your joints.

The full depth position is especially great for spinal decompression, which is caused by bad posture, sitting and age. By simply performing this incredible exercise daily you can help to alleviate almost all of your muscle and joint pain!

Learn More!


Push-Ups

push up proper form

Push-ups are a great way to improve our upper body strength!

It not only works your arms, shoulders, and chest but your entire body from head to toe as you have to maintain a strong body position during the entire exercise. This promotes core strength during movement as you build up your body’s stabilizers.

Just remember, keep everything straight from head to toe! No mountain or valley hips (hips raised high or hips dropped low). 

Learn More!


Prone Cobra Exercise

prone cobra yoga exercise for posture

Now, most people cannot do a Pull-Up, so we made a modification to accommodate everyone by replacing the Pull-Up exercise with a Prone Cobra Exercise.

The Prone Cobra is a Yoga Based Movement that works your entire posterior chain musculature helping to set our shoulders back in a better anatomical position while building core strength. This exercise works your entire back while stretching out our commonly tight chest and shoulder musculature, greatly improving our posture.

If you have bad posture, this is a great way to correct it!

Learn More! 


The Daily 30 Bodyweight Exercise Routine

All 3 of these exercises make up the Daily 30 Bodyweight Exercise Routine!

Every exercise in the Daily 30 can be tailored specifically to your current physical abilities.

We even have modified versions for those with injuries, disabilities or physical limitations; and they will still make you feel GREAT!!!

Learn more about The Daily 30 Bodyweight Workout! >>


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Daily 300 Fitness Routine Self-Evaluation

The Daily 300 Bodyweight Workout

Self-Evaluation of your Fitness Level

push up proper form

The Daily 300 is a continuation of the Daily 30 Bodyweight Fitness Routine.

It is a self-evaluation to check your fitness level, after completing the Daily 30 Challenge.

It is recommended that you do the Daily 300 once every 60-90 days in order to check your improvement and to test your body’s level of fitness.

Each time you perform the Daily 300, try to beat your time! The goal is to always keep moving forward. Push for more every time!

How To Do the Daily 300

Do 10 rounds of the Daily 30 as fast as possible to test your fitness level.

(10 Paleo Squats + 10 Push-Ups + 10 Prone Cobras) x 10 Rounds = Daily 300

 

Your time determines your fitness level:

15+ minutes = Beginner Fitness

12-15 minutes = Basic Fitness

10-12 minutes = Moderate Fitness

8-10 minutes = Advanced Fitness

<8 minutes = Elite Fitness

 

Current Record Time:

8m:12s by Ryan Mathias

Think you can do better?

Record yourself doing the Daily 300 continuously for time and post it to a viewable network (YouTube).

Then send the link to ryan@mathiasmethod.com to be evaluated for the new record holder! Good Luck!

30 Day Bodyweight Fitness Challenge

The Daily 30 Bodyweight Fitness Challenge

push up proper form

This 30 Day Bodyweight Fitness Challenge is for men, women, children, and even seniors who want to improve their strength, health, and fitness every day with a simple bodyweight exercise routine!

 

What is the Daily 30?

The Daily 30 is a simple, fast and effective Bodyweight Exercise Routine that combines only the most effective Bodyweight Strength Training Exercises into an easy-to-follow Full Body Workout!

From this, you will discover how your body is designed to move as we teach you how to perform the most essential bodyweight exercises for you to reach your strength, health and fitness goals!

This is crucial to relieve pain and prevent injury in everything that you do! Just by doing this simple routine, it will improve your strength and how you feel every day for the rest of your life, guaranteed!

The best part is anyone can do it!

Whether you are a Powerlifter (like me), a child in PE class, a stay at home parent, a desk-bound employee, or are just too busy to maintain a regular workout schedule, this is for YOU!

Everyone needs to move more, and move correctly!

Do it at home with the whole family, in the office, or even while traveling! It is always the perfect time and place, to get fit and learn how to move properly for strength!

Learn more about the Daily 30!

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The Challenge:

I challenge you to improve your strength, health, and fitness by doing the Daily 30 every single day for 30 days!

If you are a beginner and want to teach yourself how to create a healthy habit of staying active every day, then simply do at least 1 round of the Daily 30 every single day, for 30 days. This will teach you to stick with it and stay active as you work towards your goal of a stronger, healthier, happier you!

If you are looking for a bigger challenge, then I challenge you to do each of the 3 exercises in the Daily 30 continuously for 60 seconds each and try to beat your rep count every day! You can stop to take a short break or two during the 60 seconds, but try to beat your total rep count every day!

Note: Do not pause your reps when going for time. Just move as fast as you can while maintaining proper form!

Get started today!

You may also like our 2019 Core Strength Plank Challenge!

Ranking Your Progress:

If you are a beginner challenging yourself to commit to a daily fitness routine, then just stick to doing 10 repetitions of each exercise perfectly every single day. Be proud that you are taking steps towards improving your strength, health, and fitness and teaching yourself to make exercise part of your daily life.

Your progress is measured by your commitment to yourself. If you make it all 30 days, then you have succeeded!

Go celebrate, then keep it going!

 

If you are taking on the bigger challenge, then just doing the Daily 30 every single day for 30 days is just not enough. You have to push for progress and try to beat your previous accomplishments every day.

If you did 20 reps yesterday, then you need to push for 21+ reps today. Everyday push for more and try to see how high you can rank after 30 days!

You can judge how well you did for each like this:

10-20 reps = Beginner

20-30 reps = Intermediate

30-40 reps = Advanced

40-50 reps = Elite

50-60 reps = World Class

 

When you complete your 30 days, write about your experience and submit it to ryan@mathiasmethod.com, and you could be featured on MathiasMethod.com!

For even more, try the Daily 300 Fitness Level Self-Evaluation!

Or our Stronger In Minutes – Home Bodyweight Workout >>

Are you Self-Disciplined enough?

Let’s find out…