Free weights are an important part of most workout programmes. Whether you are serious about weightlifting or just want to improve muscle tone and strength, a weight set which includes a barbell should be an essential part of your kit. While dumbbells and kettlebells are smaller pieces of equipment and easier to store. Barbells give you more options for training your arms, chest, back and legs in the comfort of your own home. Use the barbell to add a chest press to your workout and include an upright and bent-over row to increase muscle mass in your back. You can also use a barbell to perform bicep curls and a shoulder press to target your upper body; great for adding some variation to your workouts.
A curl bar is more versatile than a conventional barbell. Ideal for strengthening the biceps and triceps of the arms, it’s perfect for weight training beginners and for those looking to intensify their fitness routine.
If you decide to commit to a barbell and heavier weights, a weightlifting or exercise bench will be invaluable. These benches can be used in a number of positions to work various parts of your body; some can be folded away to save you extra space. Our adjustable weightlifting belts and wrist supports will ensure you lift safely, with no excessive strain on your body as you work out. If you want a single piece of equipment for all different types of resistance training, then have a look at our range of multi gyms. These offer similar machines as you would find at a gym and are the ultimate for any home-based training.