Gyms are closing around the world, they are getting costlier, and employees cannot be trusted to keep them as clean as you would like them to be. We now live in a world where with just a few clicks, you can have a whole entire gym essentially delivered to your house. Sure, the price might be more up front, but the cost savings over time will ensure that you can continue working out without having to worry about the costs. That’s why I have put together a list for you of the best exercise equipment Amazon has to offer.
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I structured this article into 2 sections. One of them being essentials, and one of them being advanced. The essentials would be home gym equipment on amazon that are the foundation for a solid workout. These pieces of equipment and accessories will help you build the perfect body.
The second section is advanced. If you have already conquered the essentials section, or you are the type of person that spares no expense for their body, this is the section for you. It is time to get things going!
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Best Exercise Equipment Amazon – Essentials
10. Ab Wheel
The ab wheel is a classic workout accessory that ensures that your abs get absolutely shredded. When used properly, the ab wheel is what will give you that long looking torso, with muscle from your pecs to your pelvis. There is a reason that these have been around since the 1960’s. When it comes to value for money, this is one of the best pieces of home gym equipment on this list.
9. Foam Roller
You will be sore, and you will regret it if you don’t have a foam roller. You can find plenty of YouTube videos on how to use foam rollers, but the concept is simple. The foam roller makes sure that the lactic acid buildup in your muscles are “rolled out.” If you can do this with any sort of consistency, you will not regret it. Your muscles will be free from soreness and you will be ready to crush your next workout.
8. Medicine Ball Set
Medicine balls can be used for a massive variety of different workouts. Mostly known for ab exercises like the medicine ball Russian twist, the medicine ball has infinite workout possibilities. You can incorporate medicine balls into your HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) routines. You can use medicine balls for pushups, squats, and more.
7. Home Gym Flooring
Home gym floors can vary widely from your standard in home carpet, to your concrete garage floor. One thing that we can all agree on however, is that dropping weights in your house or in your garage is a recipe for long term disaster. The foundation of your house might eventually crack. That is why getting the proper flooring for your home gym would be a smart move. Protect your floors before you even acquire the equipment.
6. TRX Suspension Trainer
In my opinion, the TRX suspension trainer is one of the absolute best pieces of workout equipment invented in the past 20 years. This suspension trainer uses body weight to work you out in more ways than imaginable. You can either mount it to the wall, or even use a door jam to anchor it in. If I was stuck with one piece of equipment for the rest of my life, it would have to be the TRX suspension trainer.
5. Adjustable Dumbbells (Light)
Dumbbells are a crucial piece of equipment to have in your arsenal in your home gym. You can build your biceps, triceps, chest, back, legs, abs, etc.. Essentially dumbbells can do it all! Start out small with the light dumbbells, and then you can advance to heavy dumbbells, which you will find in the advanced home gym section below.
4. Olympic Barbell
The 45lb olympic barbell is the perfect start for you if you want to do bench presses, deadlifts, squats, or barbell bent over rows. Barbells are the start of almost every compound exercise. That is, exercises that work out more than one muscle group.
3. Olympic Weight Plates
Although olympic weight plates can be used on their own, these obviously go best with the olympic barbell. When used together, you can be poised for massive muscle growth. If the only thing you did was squats, deadlifts, bench press, and barbell bent over rows, you would gain muscle.
2. Adjustable Weight Bench
An adjustable weight bench can take your gains to the next level. Not only can you use a weight bench for dumbbells, but you can also use them with barbells. You can hit nearly every muscle group, and adjust for different angles. An adjustable weight bench is a home gym necessity.
1. Power Rack
Ahh, the power rack. There is a reason that this is the number one item on our list of best exercise equipment Amazon has to offer. The power rack is the home of the olympic barbell. Here is where you set up for squats and bench presses. Slide your adjustable bench under the barbell and bench press to your heart’s content. You can also hang a ton of accessories on the power rack with various attachments and hooks.
Best Exercise Equipment Amazon – Advanced
10. Weight Tree
At first glance, you might think there is nothing special about a weight tree. After all, it is just a piece of metal with a few arms sticking out. Not so fast! The weight tree is going to keep your olympic weight plates organized. And you know what organization means? It means that you will be more satisfied and proud of your home gym. Which will in turn keep you motivated to keep up the hard work.
9. Rowing Machine
Using the rowing machine is one of the best forms of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) when used properly. One of the best things about the rowing machine is that it is a low impact form of HIIT. It is easy on your joints, but will still burn the calories like crazy. If you are looking to get shredded, the rowing machine might be a good option for you. If you have never used a rowing machine for HIIT, check on this video on how to do it.
8. Stationary Bike
The stationary bike can be used for HIIT and for just regular leisurely cardio. While a standard cardio session might not get you in the best shape of your life, a few times a week on the stationary bike using high intensity interval training tactics can get the fat melting.
7. Cordless Leaf Blower
A cordless leaf blower for a home gym?! Why in the world did I include this? Well, where I come from, most people have their home gym in their garage. As we all know, garages are notorious for collecting dust, and just getting all around dirty. Most people don’t have the time to meticulously clean their garage all the time. With the cordless leaf blower, all you have to do is open the garage and fire up the blower. Next thing you know, your home gym is clean, and you just saved yourself some time.
6. Weighted Vest
The weighted vest is very versatile when it comes to exercise. Imagine doing pull ups with extra weight added on to you. What about running? What about high jumps? It doesn’t sound very fun does it? You know what is fun? Seeing how many extra calories you burned because of the weighted vest. This thing is no joke, and if you have ever tried one, you know what it feels like to be laying on the floor in a pool of sweat after an intense workout.
5. Battle Ropes
Battle ropes are one of the best forms of high intensity interval training that you could possibly imagine. They may just look like regular ropes, but they are weighted and thick. All you have to do is go as hard as you can for 30 seconds, then take a 1 minute rest. Repeat. Keep doing this until you physically cannot do it anymore. That is the best form of fat burning possible.
Kettlebells are an innovation from the dumbbell, and they can be used in a variety of different exercises. They can be used like a standard dumbbell for curls and other exercises. But they can also be used for high intensity interval training.
3. Pulley System
The pulley system can easily be attached to your power rack. You can also use your olympic weight plates to stack on this system. It can be used for many different exercises like cable pushdown with rope. This is one of the most affordable things on this list. If you already have a power rack, this would be a good addition to it.
2. Power Tower
The power tower is great for upper body workouts like pull ups. It can also be great for targeting abs, chest shoulders, and arms. The variety of possible workouts is huge! There is a reason it is one of the best exercise equipment Amazon has to offer.
1. Adjustable Dumbbells (Heavy)
Ready to become an absolute BEAST?! This is what it all comes down to. If you are ready to take your muscle building to the max, this is what you have been looking for. Great for small spaces, heavy adjustable dumbbells pack a BIG punch. Go all the way up to 71.5lbs. You can really get into your strength and muscle gains here.
Main Point – You can buy your whole entire home gym from Amazon
Your home gym is what you make it, but hopefully you found our list of the best exercise equipment Amazon has to offer helpful. We really believe that you can build a world class gym in your house. It just takes some creativity and commitment. What type of body are you going to build?