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The coolest thing with a home gym – at least when you're passionate about training – is that you can design it to your liking. You can get the equipment you want for exactly the type of training you like.

Here's an example of one of my workstations.

CT Equipment

You can see:

You won't find most of these items in commercial gyms. But they're among the tools I use the most in my own training. Your choices will be different.

The cool thing now is that you have plenty of online stores selling quality training equipment, even the oddest implements. If you want to invest a little money, you can turn your gym into your own special heaven since it can be personalized for your preferences and goals.

Building your home gym over time is also fun and exciting. It's a lot like when you were a kid and tried to save for that one toy you really wanted.

And you know what? The pieces of equipment that will make your home gym special are normally not super expensive. They're just things that commercial gym owners don't want to buy (if they even know they exist).

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