Train at Home
What equipment do you need for a home gym?
You Need: Suspension Trainer
A TRX, or other, suspension trainer, can be used to make any body-weight exercise more challenging, particularly for the core, and lets you work one arm or leg at a time. The shorter you adjust the straps, the easier the exercise.
You Need: Adjustable Dumbbells, Adjustable Bench
Selectorized dumbbells, such as the kind Power Block and Bowflex make, save space and money. A bench that inclines and declines increases your options and frees you from doing all your lifts standing.
Serious Strength Training
You Need: Power Rack, Olympic Bar, and Plates
When you have more space and more money, or your goal is to set PRs on barbell lifts, you need a power rack and Olympic bar that Olympic plates will fit on. The rack-get one with spotter bars-will protect you if a rep goes awry.
You Need: Kettlebells, Jump Rope
One or two 16kg or 36kg kettlebells will allow you to do swings, cleans and presses, and getups for conditioning. A Jump rope eliminates the need for a treadmill or other cardio equipment at a fraction of the cost.