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Strength training is a great way to get in shape and improve your overall health. It can help you burn calories efficiently and helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels. While strength training is a popular form of exercise, it can be tough for many to find the time or money to go to the gym.

Thanks to COVID-19, many Australians were forced to take their strength training indoors and make do with at-home equipment. Strength training at home is a great alternative that can save you time and money if you can’t make it to a gym. 

We’ll take you through the basics of strength training and 9 essential pieces of equipment for your home strength workout program.

What Is Strength Training?

Strength training is any form of exercise that increases muscle strength and endurance. Strength training can be done with weights, resistance bands, or your body weight. Strength-training exercises can also be plyometric (jumping) or isometric (holding a position). Strength training not only improves muscle strength but can also help with weight loss, bone density, and joint health.

Equipment For At-Home Strength Training

1. Dumbells

Dumbbells are a popular piece of equipment for your strength training workout. They are relatively inexpensive and can be used for a variety of exercises. If you are new to strength training, it is recommended that you start with a lighter-weight dumbbell and gradually increase the weight as you get stronger.

If you’re tight on space, resistance bands can be a great alternative to dumbells. They offer resistance without the need for extra weight and can be easily stored away.

2. Kettlebells

Kettlebells are another popular piece of equipment for strength training at home. They are a bit more expensive than dumbbells but they offer a lot of versatility. Kettlebells can be used for a variety of exercises, including swings, squats, and presses. They challenge your balance and require the use of multiple muscles at once, giving you a more intense workout and increasing your muscle mass.

3. Stability Ball

A stability ball is a great piece of equipment to use for strength training at home. They are inexpensive and can be used for a variety of exercises, including crunches, push-ups, and triceps dips. A stability ball can be used instead of a bench for your training, helping boost calorie burn and challenging balance. It will help strengthen your quads, glutes, arms and core.

4. Suspension Training System

A suspension training system is a versatile piece of equipment that can be used for a variety of strength-training exercises. It uses your body weight as resistance to build strength and can be easily set up at home. This can be used for exercises such as rows, curls, presses, and squats. You can intensify your workout simply by changing your body position on the equipment.

5. Plyometric Box

Plyometric boxes are great for a challenging and explosive workout at home. These can be used for box jumps, step-ups, and dips, as well as push-ups. They come in various sizes, so you can choose the height that best suits your abilities.

6. Weight Vest

A weight vest is a great way to add extra resistance to your bodyweight exercises. This can be used to intensify workouts such as squats, lunges, and press-ups. It’s also multi-use, as it can be worn for added resistance training when running or walking. Weight vests can be purchased in differently weighted categories, like the 10kg, 15kg and 30kg options from RedFit.

7. Battle Rope

If you’re looking for a full-body workout, then a battle rope is a great option. This can be used for a variety of exercises, such as bicep curls, tricep extensions, and shoulder presses. Battle ropes are also a great cardio workout, as they get your heart rate up quickly. The only downside is the size; battle ropes need a strong anchor and a lot of space to be used correctly.

8. Chin-Up Bar

A chin-up bar is a great addition to any home gym, as it can be used for a variety of exercises. Chin-ups and pull-ups are obvious choices, but you can also use the bar for tricep dips, leg raises, and hanging knee raises. Most chin-up bars come with door mounts, so you can easily install one in your home.

9. Adjustable Bench

An adjustable bench is a must-have for any home strength gym, as it allows you to do a variety of weight training exercises. With an adjustable bench, you can do chest presses, shoulder presses, rows, flyes, and more. You can also use the bench for sit-ups and crunches. Be sure to get a quality bench that is sturdy and can be adjusted to a variety of positions, like this one.

Other Essential Equipment For Your Home Gym

When working out, it’s important to watch your form and technique. This can be instrumental in avoiding injuries and improving your form. Having a full-length mirror in your home gym can be the perfect way to track this and give your room a more open feel.

Arguably the important part of your workout is the recovery. This is when your body repairs the muscles that were broken down during your workout. To aid in this process, you might want to consider a foam roller or a vibrating massage ball. Avoiding injury is always key, so adding a recovery routine into your home gym set-up is beneficial.

Strength Training At Home With RedFit

Having a home gym doesn’t mean that you have to spend a fortune on equipment. Investing in the above equipment for your home gym can improve your strength training at home.

If you’re looking to fit out your home strength gym, look no further than RedFit. We offer a wide range of exercise equipment at competitive prices, to help you train effectively at home. Whether you have a tight budget or are looking for something specific, we have you covered.

Contact our team today to discuss your home gym goals and we’ll help you find the right equipment to get started. Strength training at home has never been easier than with RedFit. Visit us in-store today or browse our product range online

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