Olympic Plates and dumbbells are the primary components of every free weight system. When supplemented with an adjustable bench press, Olympic bar and Power rack they comprise a complete home gym and a lifetime of strength and endurance training. Below I have outlined 4 reasons why free weights are an essential component of every home gym and I will also reveal a little known secret that can save online shoppers hundreds of dollars in shipping charges.
Versatility - Dumbbells come in a large variety of weighted units, from as low as 5 lbs to as high as 100 lbs. They have a broad range of practical uses from heavy sets of the pectoral fly to being light weight supplements to an aerobic workout. The closely related Olympic plates are core components of all traditional weight lifting exercises from power cleans and bench press to squats. There is no form of workout program that could not benefit from versatility of a free weight home gym.
Durability - a properly maintained free weight system will last a life time. If you don't believe me try to break a Dumbbell or an Olympic plate the next time you are at the health club. Good luck! If you are worried about damaging floors or other equipment look into the rubber coated varieties for extra protection.
Stabilizer Muscle Group - when you using a stack weight or Smith Machine type home gym system you may find that the weights are easier to control and you can probably lift more weight with those systems than with traditional free weights. Although these systems have their merits you are neglecting a crucial muscle group called the stabilizers. The stabilizers are the muscles your body uses to align your repetitions properly when using free weight systems. The weight load may feel lighter while using the machines but remember that you are neglecting a important part of your workout.
Compact storage - An important feature of any home gym is easy storage. With an Olympic plate stand and dumbbell rack your entire free weight system (including bench, Olympic bar and power rack) will be well organized and easily fit into the corner of your garage or spare room.
Free weight systems are time tested and proven to improve the stamina and strength of anyone who uses them properly. All levels of and varieties of workout programs have benefited from free weight use and they are a great addition to any home gym.
To find the best deal on free weights be sure to buy online from a web store that features freight shipping; do not buy from a store that uses a traditional light package carrier such as UPS.
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