Weight Lifting Equipment

There is no shortage of options when it comes to weight lifting equipment. Each piece of equipment has pros and cons of usage. Equipment can be divided into several categories each serving a specific purpose as listed below:

  • Free Weight Supplements
    Free weight supplements are used in conjunction with free weights by either helping an individual break over a lifting plateau, to help the healing process on an injured muscle or tendon, or by adding an additional element of balance into the lifting technique. These include: Weight Plates, Weight Chains, Resistance Bands, Exercise Balls, Bosu Balls
  • Stationary Devices
    Stationary devices are used to perform the exercise associated with that machine or as a station to exercise with free weights. These include: Exercise Machines (Plates / Cables), Racks / Stations (Squats / Dips), Weight Bench (Incline / Flat / Decline)
A necessary piece of equipment when working with adjustable weight barbells or dumbbells, weight plates are available in a variety of weight amounts and fixed into position on the barbell using a clamp.
Weight stacks are used quite commonly with cable machines. Using a simple pin method to interchange weight amounts, this makes for a highly effective and easily adjustable weight training process.