Weight training at home

This is a personal one for me because I think often about having weights at home to train with. My wife and I still need to work out if this is a viable option for us in our apartment. However, I would prefer to have access to weights that would compliment the training program that I’m doing.

There’s alot of exercises that you can do at home if you’re prepared to invest in the right equipment and if you have the right space.

In this post, we’ve shared some options that you can consider.

Adjustable dumbbells.

Adjustable Dumbbells
Adjustable Dumbbells

This will save on space and will allow you to do exercises that only involve dumbbells. There are plenty of exercises that you can do to work the upper and lower body.

There are a couple of adjustable dumbbells that you can opt for. Whether you go for the neatly stacked option like the Power blox or the traditional type is up to you. They just need to be resistance weights.

Adjustable bench.

You need to invest in a high-quality, study, adjustable bench that will allow you to do incline exercises and shoulder press (even though you can do the shoulder press from a standing position).

The bench will give you a variety of upper and lower body exercises that you can do.

Olympic barbell and plates.

This is the other major piece in the puzzle that will allow you to conduct traditional lifts.

Because you are likely to drop the weights, it’s recommended that you also get mats to protect the weights from getting damaged.

Elastic band

You want this for resistance exercises.

Power rack

Pro 32 Power Blocks Weights
Pro 32 Power Blocks Weights

If you can afford it, invest in a power rack which will allow you to lift weights safely in your own space.

You can do the traditional lifts if you own these.

Some of the traditional lifts to stick to include:

  • Deadlifts
  • Bench press
  • Shoulder press
  • Squats
  • Glute bridge
  • Shoulder raises
  • Ab twists