When setting up a home gym, there is an incredibly vast range of gym equipment available to purchase and it can be difficult to know what you actually need. Even if you don’t really do many cardio workouts and you’re predominantly going to be using the gym for weight training, you will still be spoilt for choice.
Of course, as you may expect, some pieces of equipment are much more useful than others and it is often beneficial to purchase these first and build upon your equipment range over time if you need to. Arguably, one of the best pieces of strength equipment to invest in straight away is a weight bench and more specifically, an adjustable weight bench. This might not seem like the most exciting piece of equipment, but trust us when we say it is always worthwhile having and here’s why;
They are ideal for a huge range of exercises
When you use an adjustable weight bench correctly, you can easily have an effective full-body workout and it will help you to both tone up and build muscle. You can perform a vast range of exercises targeting different muscle groups all on this one bench and surprisingly to some, they aren’t just for upper body strength training either.
Due to the fact that the bench has adjustable seat positions, you can perform different variations of exercises on an incline, but you can also use it as a simple flat bench too. If you did ever want to incorporate some cardio into your workouts, you can use your gym bench for things like hop overs, box jumps, step-ups and box shuffles too.
They can be used at all stages of your fitness journey
Unlike lots of other pieces of equipment, an adjustable weight bench can be used no matter where you’re at with your fitness journey. Even if you’re completely new to strength training, you will still be able to do so many different exercises with a workout bench and as your ability changes over time, you can simply adapt the weight you're using or try new exercises.
It is worth noting that if you share your home gym with a partner or a friend then they will be able to make good use of an adjustable weight bench too. This piece of strength equipment is great for both men and women, and it can help anyone to improve their fitness. A weight bench and some free weights really is a brilliant place to start for any home gym.
They make exercising much more comfortable
More often than not, when lifting weights without a bench people will do exercises standing up or lying on the floor. Not only does this restrict what exercises you’re able to do but it isn’t as comfortable as doing these exercises on a bench with thick padding either. Common aches and pains will be a thing of the past when you have a workout bench.
Not only will the padding help in this regard, but the fact that the bench provides support whilst you’re working out will too. The adjustable weight bench can be angled in a suitable position for the exercise you’re doing and it will help to prevent any issues with your spine as the bench will guide your movements. Often, you have more control when you’re using a gym bench.
Purchasing an adjustable weight bench for your home gym
All in all, whilst there is a huge range of strength equipment that you can invest in for your home workout space and you may be tempted by some of the more extravagant pieces of equipment, it is fair to say that an adjustable bench really is worthwhile purchasing. You really can do so much with a high-quality workout bench and you will find that this is one piece of equipment you end up using each and every time you exercise at home.
When wanting to purchase new gym equipment for strength training, be sure to explore the Rebel Strength website. We supply an impressive range of products, from strength machines and squat racks to dumbbells and kettlebells, and we have a number of gym benches to choose from too. You should easily be able to find all of the products that you need for your home gym on our online shop, but if you’re looking for something more bespoke, feel free to contact us as we offer a comprehensive and unique customisation service too.