Mirrors, mirrors, mirrors… One thing that you’ll notice about any health club is that they’re full of mirrors! In the weight room, change room, cardio room and everywhere else you’ll find walls of large, full length mirrors. Mirrors allow members to view their reflection and inspect their exercise form, and determine whether they’re progressing with their workout program. Mirrors for home gyms are less common, but they can serve as a valuable evaluation and motivational tool as well.
Exercising in your home gym that is equipped with mirrors allow you to view your exercise form to make sure that it is correct. With a mirror you can visually determine whether you’re cheating during an exercise, rounding your back or anything else that you shouldn’t be doing. As you’re performing your set, a mirror provides a visual feedback where you can check your form and posture, and make any necessary corrections. If you’re exercising at home and you don’t have a mirror, it can be difficult to determine this by feel alone.
Mirrors in your home gym can also serve as a tool to track your progress. Consistently working out over time will produce noticeable results, and if you see that in the mirror, you’ll be more motivated to push harder! You can always wait until you’re finished your exercises and look at yourself in the bathroom mirror, but this does not have the same effect compared to seeing yourself in the mirror while working out. Additionally, just seeing your muscles pumped from lifting weights and noticing the progress you’ve made inspires and motivates you to keep on going.
Overall, a mirror in your home workout room can help you with your form during exercise, allow you to visually track your progress and motivate you to achieve greater results. Don’t workout at home without one!