Are you getting sick of bodyweight training? We found some workout equipment that will add the burn back into your strength training workouts.
In 2020, when the gyms first closed their doors due to lockdown, online fitness retailers were bombarded with orders. Since then, many sites have struggled to replenish stock, as gyms have been closed, reopened, closed and now reopened again. Unfortunately, that means that many have missed out on purchasing equipment as it flew off of the virtual shelves and, as a result, have been relying on bodyweight exercises for their workouts.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing: there is a lot you can do without equipment. But whether you’re back at the gym yet or not, you might be wanting to get your hands on some kit to really power up your strength gains.
Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up dumbbells, resistance bands and more that are available to buy now.
Where to buy free weights online
Body Power Rubber Dumbbells – 2kg
One pair – £14.99
Body Power Rubber Dumbbells – 5kg
One pair – £35.99
Body Power Rubber Dumbbells – 10kg
One pair – £71.99
Body Power Rubber Dumbbells – 35kg
One pair – £255.99
Whether you’re swinging, pressing or rowing them, a kettlebell is such a versatile piece of kit.
Pro Fitness Cast Iron Kettlebells – 8lg-24kg
JAXJOX Adjustable Kettlebell – 5.5kg-19kg
Five settings – £249.99
You can either get a bar that needs plates added to it, or an all-in-one bar with plates.
Where to buy home workout equipment
For resistance bands, search out some independent retailers stocking both long and short loops for leg or pull workouts.
Shreddy Short Loop Resistance Band – Light to Extra Heavy
Shreddy Long Loop Resistance Band – Light to Extra Heavy
GOWOD Long Loop Super Band
WIT has both light and heavy bands in stock – £22.95
Smug Short Loop Resistance Band
Five band bundle from light to ultra-heavy – £15
Isla Booty Bands
Set of three short bands, £38
Follow @StrongWomenUK on Instagram for the latest workouts, delicious recipes and motivation from your favourite fitness experts.
Images: Getty / retailers own
Chloe Gray is the senior writer for stylist.co.uk's fitness brand Strong Women. When she's not writing or lifting weights, she's most likely found practicing handstands, sipping a gin and tonic or eating peanut butter straight out of the jar (not all at the same time).