My Home Gym Starter Pack: 5 Essential Pieces You’ll Need

Here’s my home gym starter pack of 5 essential pieces! I have been building my home gym for the last 2 years and even though you can’t buy it all at once, here are my top 5 pieces of equipment you will need for your home gym!

home gym starter pack

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My Home Gym Starter Pack: 5 Essentials

1. Barbell Bar

This one is definitely my number choice in my home gym starter pack! Barbell bars allow for big lifts such as deadlifts, squats, hip thrusts and of course upper body staples like rows, presses, etc. This essential piece of equipment will help you recreate your favourite gym lifts from the comfort of your home!

barbell bar leaning on a stack of weight plates

2. Weight Plates

What good is a barbell bar without any weight plates? I know, still pretty good, but not good enough! Weight plates are synonimous to gym lifts! Once again, think heavy, big lifts where dumbbells just aren’t enough. I currently have 2-45 lbs plates and 4-22 lbs plates, as well as 10s and 5s.

stack of weight plates

3. Barbell Pad

When I first started getting serious about weightlifting, I came across a serious issue. At first, I tried to brush it off because you know, “no pain, no gain”. The problem I am reffering to is barbell bruising. Now, I know you are smarter than that and don’t want to deal with painful bruises on your shoulders and hip bones! The barbell pad is an affordable yet-oh-so-necessary piece that will keep the bruising away, while you’re kicking butt! Here’s the one I’ve been using for the last 2 years:

4. Interchangeable Dumbbells

Yes, specifically interchangeable. Dumbbells can take up a lot of space. If you do have a spacious room, by all means, by a whole rack of dumbbells. However! If you want to be effecient with your space and careful with your $$ spending, you should invest in interchangeable dumbbells. They allow you to have multiple pairs in one set! I have two sets of 40 lbs for a total of 80 lbs. This also allows me to have 5s, 10s, 15s, 20s, etc.

interchangeable dumbbells

5. Interlocking Flooring

If only I had listened to my husband earlier when he recommended I protect our floor! You never think you’ll drop the weights, until you do. And then your floor is ruined. Bad. Interlocking flooring is the cheapest solution that will also save you lots of money down the line. Here’s what I’ve been using:

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