Looking to increase muscular size, strength, and lean muscle mass? Buying a set of weights is your fastest, easiest and cheapest way to obtain body perfection.
Every good professional and home gyms have a weight set.
Weight sets come in the form of dumbbells, kettlebells, and barbells used in various forms of exercises in weight training.
Sold in various price categories ranging from expensive for the elite top tier categories for professional athletes and weightlifters to economy weight sets for the amateur athlete who just wants to keep fit, there is a solution for you.
Unless you’re practicing for a place on the Olympic team, a standard weight set is a good place to start if you want to improve your fitness and build up your strength.
An assorted weight set that generally contains a combined weight of 10-20 kilograms is a perfect entry-level for both men and women.
If you’re looking for something a bit more challenging you can try a standard weight set tree. These normally consist of a stand that can accommodate around 6 sets of weight plates, 2 standard barbells with an overall weight of about 459 kilograms.
These free training weight sets do not limit you when exercising your muscles like a weight-training machine.
It is argued by sports scientists that free weight training is actually superior. This is because the body is forced to function without outside stability.
It relies completely on the person’s balance, dexterity, and the law of opposing forces when lifting the free weights. This increases the overall energy expended.
Fixed professional machines, which are also more expensive and require more space, do not facilitate the effort from the user in engaging their stabilizer muscles.
If you’re wanting to engage in a range of exercises in your living room or garage to get toned or beefed up, depending on your budget there is a weight set for you.
Factors such as type, brand, and heaviness of your weight set will all affect the price.
Cast iron plate weights are generally the cheapest. Depending on your preference and budget you can purchase neoprene, urethane, and vinyl covered or rubber-coated as well as steel weights with barbells. Or you could just use free-hand sets.
Starting at the most affordable weight sets in the 4-10 kilogram range where you can do leg, arm, butt, thigh, and abdominal muscle workouts, you’re looking at paying anywhere from £7 - £36 for a set of light neoprene weights.
For heavier sets of rubber hex weights, prices jump to around £30 - £150 a set.
A 68 kilograms professional barbell weight tree, with around 5 sets of iron plate weights ranging from 2-11 kilograms is priced at approximately £50 - £330.