I think just about every member of the World Fitness fam LOVES lifting weights, and it’s not just because we want to get shredded! Smashing a weights session or hitting a PB leaves us feeling proud and accomplished, which is a great way to boost our mental health and well being!
Strength training also burns excess fat, improves balance, strengthens our bones and promotes better joint health, helping us to be the healthiest and happiest versions of ourselves!
So, whether you’re just starting out or already hooked on strength training, our home lifters home gym has everything you need to smash your goals!
- Body Iron Squat Stand Reinforced E2 = $249
- Next Fitness Utility FID Multi Bench = $379
- Body Iron 7ft Olympic Barbell = $189
- Body Iron 5kg Bumper Plate (4QTY) = $110
- Body Iron 10kg Bumper Plate (2 QTY) = $90
Total cost = $1017
A barbell, rack, bumper plates and bench are absolutely E S S E N T I A L when trying to build strength, as this combination of equipment is the best for performing your big compound movements such as squats, dead lifts, bench press, overhead press and barbell rows. These exercises should be incorporated into EVERY strength program, as they allow you to target multiple muscle groups simultaneously. For instance, you may consider a squat just a ‘leg exercise’, and yes, you will feel this movement predominately in your legs. However, when doing this exercise correctly, your core, lower back, glutes, hamstrings, quads and calves will all be engaged.
The reason we decided to include barbells over dumbbells in this collection is because when you are performing compound movements (or any exercise for that matter) you can generally lift much heavier loads with the barbell. Lifting more weight is one of the most effective ways to increase your overall strength and muscle mass, and doing so will help you achieve a strong and toned physique.
Our barbell of choice for our lifters home gym is the Body Iron 7ft Olympic Barbell, due to its compatibility and adaptability. Not only does it fit the majority of standard racks and weight plates on the market, but its small diameter and high-grade chrome finish makes gripping the barbell easy for everyone. It can also take on an additional 318kg, so you can be sure to keep getting those gains throughout your entire fitness journey!
Pair this barbell with the Body Iron Bumper Plates and your all systems go! Built with high-quality rubber, these weight plates are made to last. They are designed to be dropped from above head-height so you can confidently lift heavier weights without worrying about injuring yourself or damaging your equipment.
The Body Iron Squat Rack is another fantastic piece of equipment to assist with your compound movements. It has over 30 adjustable positions to accommodate every each and every user, as well as standard sizing to easily fit into a smaller gym space. This squat rack also comes fitted with 8cm safety hooks and a wide frame for extra stability and support whilst lifting those heavy weights.
And lastly, no strength collection would be complete without the Next Fitness Utility Bench. Offering 8 levels of incline adjustment, this weight bench helps to create dynamic workouts whilst keeping your training fresh and progressive. By being able to work your body at different angles you will be able to achieve a well-rounded and effective training session that enables you to target multiple muscle groups with one single piece of equipment.
Budget a little tighter? Why not check out our Bang For Your Buck home gym for under $500!
If you need any further assistance in creating your dream home gym then you can always get in contact with our expert staff or visit us in our retail store, located 327 Warrigal Road, Cheltenham.