Best Home Gym Essentials

There are 4 essential pieces of home gym equipment you need to get up and running:

  • Barbells
  • Power racks (also called squat racks)
  • Benches
  • Weight plates

As soon as you have these 4 items you can do the majority of exercises in your home gym. We like to use the 80/20 rule for most things in life and these are the 20% of equipment that will bring you 80% of the results (maybe even more!) 

Get the basics right first. 

This page will help you choose the best home gym essentials for you based on your budget and ability. 

Best Barbells

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Best Squat Racks

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Best Weight Benches

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Best Weight Plates

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