Start small with a 3-tatami mat layout for your home gym

Home Gym 3 tatami mat Layout

Hello. I’m Ietore(@ietore.jp).I’m a father of three (40s).

After explaining the layout of the Irotech Muscular Set R140 in a 4.5 tatami mat room and a 6 mat room, I thought about the layout of a small home gym in a 3 tatami mat room with an incline bench and a spin bike.

It’s a contradiction in terms of owning a power rack, but the truth is that you can work out a variety of muscle parts with an incline bench and dumbbells.

I’m going to comment on this as a self-conscious reminder that my home power rack is underutilized, but I thought it would be a good idea to start a small home gym without getting hung up on the power rack if you don’t have the space.

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Ceiling height required for a home gym with power racks

Home Gym Lighting . Pay attention to the power rack installation position and ceiling height.

Hello. I’m Ietore(@ietore.jp).I’m a father of three (40s).

When you’re thinking about building a home gym, the top three things you’re concerned about are the size of the room, the floor load capacity and matting, and the ceiling height of the room.

Ninety percent of the people who are worried about ceiling height are those who are considering “installing a power rack”.

What’s the other 10%?  Well, okay… (laughs)

Let’s start by explaining the relationship between “ceiling height” and “power rack height” in the case of our Irotech Muscular Set R140 (top height 219 cm).

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Home Gym Layout, 4.5-tatami mat and 6-tatami mat installation

Size of the training room: 4.5 tatami mats, 6 tatami mats
Irotech Muscular Set in Japan
Irotech Muscular Set in Japan

Hello. I’m Ietore(@ietore.jp).I’m a father of three (40s).

We have an Irotech power rack (Muscular Set R140) in our 10 tatami room. We also have a spin bike and rowing ergometer (rowing) in the empty space, but the power rack is still the home gym.

Muscular Set R140 by Irotech (internal link). You can do some pretty serious free weight training with this one.
Muscular Set R140 by Irotech (internal link). You can do some pretty serious free weight training with this one.

I think there are many people who are hesitant to purchase this power rack because they cannot imagine how it would look in a 4.5 tatami mat room or 6 tatami mat room.

So, I made a mock-up of the power racks in our training room, where we moved the equipment to clean up the room.

Power Rack, a difference in size between 4.5 mats and 6 mats
Power Rack, a difference in size between 4.5 mats and 6 mats
Power Rack, a difference in size between 4.5 mats and 6 mats
    • The difference between 4.5 mats and 6 mats, including the use of an incline bench, is the difference between 4.5 mats and 6 mats. Details are explained in the article on this page.

 

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