Strength training: 14 dumbbells and other workout items to buy now

Strength training: 14 dumbbells and other workout items to buy now

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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

Dumbbells 

Fitness Superstore stocks dumbells, including these Jordan Fitness rubber dumbbells – perfect for a sturdy piece of kit that won’t mark your floor. 

  • Body Power Rubber Dumbbells – 2kg

    Body Power 2kg dumbbells with black rubber heads and silver metal bar
    Strength training: Body Power 2kg dumbbells

    One pair – £14.99

  • Body Power Rubber Dumbbells – 5kg

    Body Power 5kg dumbbells with black rubber heads and silver metal bar
    Strength training: Body Power 5kg dumbbells

    One pair – £35.99

  • Body Power Rubber Dumbbells – 10kg

    Body Power 10kg dumbbells with black rubber heads and silver metal bar
    Strength training: Body Power 10kg dumbbells

    One pair – £71.99

  • Body Power Rubber Dumbbells – 35kg

    Body Power 40kg dumbbells with black rubber heads and silver metal bar
    Strength training: Body Power 40kg dumbbells

    One pair – £255.99

Kettlebells

Whether you’re swinging, pressing or rowing them, a kettlebell is such a versatile piece of kit. 

  • Kettleboobs 2kg-20kg

    White kettlebell with black handle and black drawing of boobs by Kettleboobs
    Strength training: Female-founded fitness brand Kettleboobs provides weight options up to a whopping 20kg

    From £20

  • Pro Fitness Cast Iron Kettlebells – 8lg-24kg

    Pro Fitness cast iron 8kg kettlebell in black
    Strength training: Pro Fitness offer cast iron kettlebells

    From £19.99

  • JAXJOX Adjustable Kettlebell – 5.5kg-19kg

    JAXJOX kettlebell
    Strength training: JAXJOX's kettlebell has five settings

    Five settings – £249.99

Barbells

 You can either get a bar that needs plates added to it, or an all-in-one bar with plates. 

  • Gym Master Barbell – 5ft (11.3kg)

    Gym Master silver barbell with metal clips
    Strength training: Gym Master's barbell needs weights added to it

    £89.99

  • HomcomAdjustable Barbell Set – 17.5kg

    Homcom adjustable barbell in black with different weighted plates
    Strength training: Homcom's adjustable barbell

    £149.99

Where to buy home workout equipment

Resistance bands 

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 short loop resistance band in pink with logo
    Strength training: Shreddy is a cult brand for good reason

    £14

  • Shreddy Long Loop Resistance Band – Light to Extra Heavy

    Shreddy long loop resistance band in pink cotton
    Strength training: Shreddy offers a range of lengths

    £16

  • GOWOD Long Loop Super Band

    GOWOD resistance band
    Strength training: try a longer loop resistance band for upper body exercises

    WIT has both light and heavy bands in stock – £22.95

  • Smug Short Loop Resistance Band

    smug short loop resistance band
    Strength training: Smug's short loop resistance bands are good for glute exercises

    Five band bundle from light to ultra-heavy – £15

  • Isla Booty Bands

    Isla booty bands
    Strength training: Isla booty bands come in sets of three

    Set of three short bands, £38

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Chloe Gray

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).