3 Steps to Creating Your Perfect Weightlifting Home Gym
In this blog post we’ll take you through the steps you need to follow to create your perfect weightlifting home gym. We recommend visiting Australian retailer, AtomicMass, to find high quality weightlifting equipment in Brisbane.
1. Create Your Weightlifting Space
Before you start, do some research and make a list of the weight lifting and other fitness equipment you need to make your workouts effective. You don’t need lots of pieces of equipment to have a functional home gym.
With accessories like weight plate storage options, chin up bars, dip handles and land mine attachments, you can really go to town and turn a power rack into the hub of your gym.
To help keep your motivation high, think about what you really want out of a fit out (and treat yourself!). Set up some awesome sound, install a mirror, or improve the lighting to make your weightlifting room feel like a place you really want to be. Spend a little time mapping out the floor space. Think about the different spaces you’ll need for different exercises, practical considerations such as the locations of power points and storage, and any creature comforts – whether it’s a wall-mounted television or ample room to get up close and personal with your foam roller at the end of a session.
2. Invest in Weightlifting Equipment
Starting off with a decent barbell and plates set and a bench gives you scope for variety in your strength training. There are plenty of free programs around (like this one as an example) that show you how to get a full body workout with only a barbell. Anything extra that you decide to purchase allows you to extend from there.
If you’re a serious lifter, it might well be worth making the investment in a rack. Whether you go for a compact model or go all out, put some serious thought into the versatility that comes with a rack. This can open the way up for you to extend your lifting capacity by safely pushing weights and reps that will really empty your tank. A power rack doesn’t just exponentially increase the range of exercises in your routine; it also provides safety as it can act as your own personal spotter. This can give you the confidence to up your game and push the envelope with weights that you might think twice about lifting without the safety net of spotter arms on a rack.
3. Weightlifting Weights
The next step is to stock your home gym with some quality weightlifting weights. We have an exceptional range of weight lifting equipment including bumper plates, barbells and dumbbells. Our weights range from 0.5kg right up to 25kg for a variety of fitness uses. We also have barbells suitable for both men and women, ranging in weight up to 20kg. Whether you buy our rubber coated Olympic bumper plates or our Atomic Mass premium bumper plates, all of our weights come in pairs and are fully compatible with our entire range of barbells. All our weight lifting equipment ships Australia-wide!