Strength Training Equipment
Tools of the muscle-building trade
One of the most important aspects of any good strength training routine is variety. It’s a good thing there’s more than one way to build strength and so many tools that can be used to do it.
You can choose to go the traditional route and build muscle by lifting free weights such as dumbbells and barbells. It’s a tried and true method that has been providing results for decades. Add in a weight bench and you’ve got all you need for a home gym.
If you want to work your entire body with less hassle, a home gym can be just what you need for easy, structured workouts.
Which just leaves a need for equipment that stores easily and can be used for travel. Exercise bands are ideal because they provide resistance without bulk. They can create the equivalent of 50 pounds of resistance without actually weighing that much.
Other essential strength training equipment includes stability balls, for increasing the effectiveness of everything from ab exercises to bench presses, and yoga mats, for creating a comfortable workout area on just about any surface.