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Having the option to do a home workout is a major positive factor when looking for results. If you can’t (or just don’t want to) go to the gym on a particular day, you can still smash out a training session, all within the comfort of your own home.

In order to do a home workout, you’ll need to pick up a few essential bits of kit:

  1. at least one dumbbell*
  2. a resistance band (or set of resistance bands).
  3. something you can anchor the band to

*More than one dumbbell is probably a good idea so that you can mix and match for different exercises, and progress once you get stronger (which you will…).

There are lots more bits of kit you can pick up to train at home with but this will get you started…

Below are my recommendations for each, along with a link for where to get them. There are Amazon links provided for each one to kick you off. I’ve chosen the products in each link based on their price (obviously the lower the better) and their ratings (4 star at the very least, with a high number of reviews).

[N.B: These are affiliate links, meaning I will get a small percentage of the sale should you choose to buy any of the products. I’ve chosen the products in each link based on their price (obviously the lower the better) and their ratings (4 star at the very least, with a high number of reviews). But all I’m really fussed about is you get some decent kit to use at home, so feel free to search for items on Amazon yourself  if you don’t like the one I’ve suggested. The product price may change from when I originally publish this article, so it’s a good idea to have a little shop around anyway.

I’d also recommend asking around locally, or looking on your local selling groups to see if anyone is selling some. It may be a cheaper alternative to buying brand new.]

Dumbbells

For most men*, I recommend getting these three weights:

===> 10kg Dumbbell

===> 15kg Dumbbell

===> 17.5kg Dumbbell

For most women*, I recommend getting these three:

===> 5kg Dumbbell

===> 10kg Dumbbell

===> 15kg Dumbbell

*The differences in weight suggested above are purely based on average body size difference between the sexes and are a starting point. Of course, the weight someone can handle will vary from person to person based on a number of factors, so just use these as a baseline, and you can adjust as you get stronger.

If you really want to push the boat out and have the most flexible option possible, then there are adjustable dumbbells which can give you a full range of  weights. The one linked below can give you the full range of 2kg through to 24kg (15 weights in one). This is obviously great for saving space (like I mentioned earlier), but more importantly gives you the greatest versatility in terms of weight:

===> Bowflex Adjustable Dumbbell

Resistance Bands

A set of resistance bands is useful for a couple of reasons.

  1. They can provide resistance in lots of different ways, via an anchor point somewhere, or just on their own.
  2. They are a lot more portable than dumbbells so if you find yourself travelling, or in a hotel, you can easily take them with you. Or just take them to the park for a change of scenery.

So here is a set that work well as they are stackable, to create lots of varying resistances for different exercises.

===> Multi-purpose Stackable Resistance Bands

I use these myself and they are really useful…

Foam Roller

A little add on here…

A foam roller is a great way to aid recovery, and help to improve your muscle quality and movement. Having one at home that you can jump on after your training sessions is ideal.

You don’t need anything fancy here. Something like this one will do:

Foam Roller


These items listed above will be perfect for getting a home workout in, meaning even on the days you can’t make it to the gym, you’ve still got the option of putting in a great training session!