In part 1 (Building a Home Gym Version 1.0), I showed the initial home gym that I created. This gym worked out well for a while, but over time I need to upgrade my equipment to support my workouts. Below are some of the upgrades that I made in version 2.0.
In the first version of my gym, my equipment was crammed into a storage room in our basement. This made me claustrophobic and did not give me much space to do various workouts. So I decided to relocate everything stored in the room and create a dedicated space for the gym.
The first step was to clear out the room and apply Drylok Masonry Waterproofer to the walls.
I then put down foam tiles over the concrete.
I then added an 80 lb Everlast Heavybag that I found on craigslist for $15.
These were some great improvements. I now had a dedicated place to workout with some space for things like P90X, yoga, etc. The heavy bag was a great addition to add some cardio at the end of my strength training workouts. But I was not satisfied. Stay turned for Version 3.0!