Build your own home gym for just over £100

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You don't need to spend thousands of pounds to assemble a home gym set-up that will help you add muscle and burn body fat – We’ve put together our top 3 bits of kit, along with our top workout tips, to get you started.
 
Whether you don’t want to train in the gym because you don’t like working out in front of other people or you can’t afford a membership for the kind of facility you want to train in, it doesn’t need to derail your attempts to get in shape in 2015. For a shade just over £100 you can buy all the home kit you need to lose weight, boost strength and build muscle. Here’s what you need.
Klarfit Pull-up bar
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Klarfit Pull-up bar

Klarfit Pull-up bar - From £29.90

You've probably seen fail videos where people crash to the floor while trying to do pull-ups off those adjustable pull-up rods that sit in a doorway. The Klarfit Pull-up bar is a sturdy, stable set-up will not lead to that. You screw it into your ceiling using eight meaty bolts and it allows you to do a wide variety of bar exercise from wide- and narrow-grip pull-ups to hammer chin-ups and toes-to-bar.

Want a fun workout to do in front of the TV? Stick on the Bond movie Skyfall and match Daniel Craig for pull-up reps during his fit for duty test, then do three more sets losing a rep each time. Next, stick on I am Legend and repeat the same for Will Smith's behind the neck pulls. Then throw in four sets of chin-ups, starting with eight and dropping a rep each time. Finally, do three sets of ten hanging knee raises and you'll have challenged your entire body without leaving your living room. 
Hexflex rubber dumbbells
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Hexflex rubber dumbbells

Hexflex rubber dumbbells - From £7.99

Dumbbells are probably the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment known to man – there are very few moves, or variations of moves you can't do with them. The Hexflex rubber dumbbells have a couple of features that make them really stand out compared to a lot of other dumbbells – the hexagonal shape of the weight and the rubber finish.

The hexagonal shape gives you a stable base to do floor moves off. Take press-ups for example – do them on hex dumbbells and there's no risk of the dumbbells rolling out – as there is with round ones – and you face planting onto the floor. The rubber coating also means they won't damage your floor when you drop them at the end of a tough set. Want a super fast upper-body dumbbell workout to do? Try two rounds of 30 seconds of press-ups and then 30 seconds of holding the top press-up position. Rest two minutes and then go again. For your lower body, repeat the same for squats holding for the second 30 seconds with your legs parallel to the floor.
Henchgripz cross fit suspension training system
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Henchgripz cross fit suspension training system

Henchgripz cross fit suspension training system - From £69.99

The Henchgripz bodyweight training tool, based on the popular TRX system, allows you to perform an almost unlimited number of single body part and full body exercises. Weight plate-free, it requires you to work against your own bodyweight when performing moves and can be attached to a door, bar or tree thanks to the anchor and karabiner it comes with.

Want a full-body suspension trainer workout to help you torch body fat and pack on muscle? Try four rounds of 10 jump squats holding the suspension trainer handles, 10 press-ups with feet in the handles, 10 reverse jackknives with feet in the handles, and 10 inverted rows and 10 pikes, holding the handles. Rest for two minutes between sets and as little time as possible between moves.
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