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Find all the gym equipment you need to set up your home gym. From barbells, dumbbells, weight plates, benches, squat racks, and machines we have you covered.
As you can see in our guide on how to build a home gym, there are some pieces of equipment that you will use far more than others.
Here are the main items that most people will use more than others in a home gym...
You will not touch anything more than your barbell in your home gym. This one deserves some serious research and thought to make sure you get this right. You'll probably only ever need one if you get it right!
The centerpiece of your home gym. A good power rack means you can do more lifts such as squats and the bench press, but it is also one of the most important safety items in your gym. If you get a decent one you'll be able to grow with it and add attachments over time, which can be a huge space saver rather than buying a ton of machines.
Most people want an adjustable bench. But make sure you don't get a cheap one. These can wobble, be uncomfortable, or even be outright dangerous. A good flat bench is far better than a cheap adjustable in my opinion, but if you can afford a good adjustable bench you'll be set for life.
You'll probably end up spending the most money on your plates. It's an area you can save money but a good set of bumper plates will last forever and can allow you to do more lifts.
If you're on a really tight budget a decent set of adjustable dumbbells and a weight bench can be your whole home gym for a long time.
Getting your gym properly kitted out involves a few other items that most people will need. Gym flooring is essential for 99% of home gyms and it's one of the first decisions you'll need to make... unless you like moving hundreds of kilograms of equipment!
Then there are other items that some people will really want, such as machines. You can find the best machines on the market after comparing thousands and rising the best ones to the top...
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Use these strength accessories to improve your lifts and provide more support, especially if you lift heavy.
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