Do you want to build muscle and boost your strength? Along with motivation, dedication and the right kind of home gym equipment, there are several things you need to consider. If you're really serious about getting strong at home, take a look at our top tips!


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  1. Choose a Multi Gym
  2. Strength Follows Technique
  3. Always Warm Up
  4. Gradual Increase
  5. Try Functional Training
  6. Muscles are Made in the Kitchen

1. Choose a Multi Gym to Get Strong at Home

A multi gym is the ultimate choice for getting strong at home. Within this single piece of gym equipment, you can cover the whole portfolio of strength-building exercises, including chest and shoulder presses, seated rows, lat pulldowns, leg curls and outer/inner abductors. This makes multi gyms more cost-effective than multiple pieces of home exercise equipment - perfect for getting strong at home. Here are some of our top picks from our range of multi gyms:

2. Strength Follows Technique

Perfecting your technique will ensure you're targeting the right muscles as well as performing moves safely. As the weights increase, you mustn't let your technique slide. Not only will this risk injury, but it will prevent your muscles from working efficiently, therefore hindering your progress.

Remember, if you want to get strong at home, you need to perfect that technique!

3. Always Warm Up, No Matter How Strong You Are

It doesn't matter how heavy you can lift, it's crucial that you warm-up at the start of every session. This will increase your core temperature, make your muscles more flexible and less injury-prone, increase blood flow and give you chance to mentally prepare for your session.

We recommend starting with a few minutes of light cardio like cycling, rowing or skipping, followed by some activation exercises that focus on the areas you plan to train. Next, use an empty barbell or some light free weights to prep your moves. This is a great way to perfect that technique, too.

4. Gradually Increase for Long-Term Results

Aim to add weight or up reps every training session. This will ensure your body progresses in the right direction. You don't need to add an extra 20kg plate for every set. Instead, focus on small, gradual increases to encourage consistent progression and see results for the long-term. This will help to ensure your technique isn't compromised as well as protecting you from overstraining yourself.

5. Try Functional Training at Home

There's a reason strongmen are that size. When you're trying to get strong at home, you probably don't have any chains to drag or Atlas stones to lift. However, you can still integrate functional training into your routine with moves that involve pulling, pushing, pressing, lifting and bending. These exercises tax the entire system and will help improve your speed, agility, posture, and flexibility both in and outside the gym.

6. Muscles are Made in the Kitchen

You won't get strong if you're not fuelling your body properly. Make sure you're eating a varied high protein, high carb, good fats diet that energises you and encourages muscle mass. Some of the best muscle-building foods include eggs, milk, yoghurt, salmon, tuna, chicken, beef, beans, rice, nuts and seeds. Leafy greens have also been found to promote muscle growth and are the perfect side accompaniment to any meal.

If you feel like you're not getting stronger, eat more food!


Before beginning any exercise or nutrition program, consult your physician, doctor or other professional. This is especially important for individuals over the age of 35 or persons with pre-existing health problems. Exercise.co.uk assumes no responsibility for personal injury or property damage sustained using our advice.

If you experience dizziness, nausea, chest pain, or any other abnormal symptoms, stop the workout at once and consult a physician or doctor immediately.