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Weight Equipment Buying Guide

Buying Guide - Weight Equipment

Welcome to A2S Fitness! Whether you're enhancing your personal home gym, outfitting a professional space, or selecting the perfect gift for a fitness enthusiast, investing in weight-lifting equipment is a significant decision. Quality equipment not only stands the test of time but also ensures you get the most out of your workouts. Our guide is here to navigate you through the purchasing process, ensuring you make informed choices that align with your needs and goals.

Why A2S Fitness?

At A2S Fitness, we cater to both commercial and home gym enthusiasts. Our guide focuses on home gym setups, but it's worth noting that many of our customers opt for commercial-grade equipment to elevate their home workouts with superior durability and performance. The advice we offer applies universally, whether you're aiming for a commercial setup, a home gym, or a combination of both.

Selecting Your Weight Equipment

Shopping Made Easy

Our online store offers an extensive range of home weight equipment, including weights, benches, lifting stands, and all-in-one gyms, at competitive prices. Shopping online with us means ease of access to detailed product features and hassle-free delivery straight to your door. Designed with home use in mind, our equipment balances affordability, space-efficiency, and high standards of quality.

Commercial Equipment

For those with more intense training needs, such as personal trainers or gym owners, our commercial grade equipment offers options built to endure heavier loads and more frequent use.

How to Choose the Right Weight Equipment

Step 1: Define Your Goals

Understanding your training objectives is crucial. Consider your long-term aspirations and any sports-specific training needs. Whether you aim to build muscle, lean out, increase strength, or enhance sport-specific fitness, your goals will guide your equipment selection.

Step 2: Assess Your Strength

An effective workout requires appropriate resistance. Gauge your current strength by establishing your one-rep max for key exercises, ensuring your equipment purchase meets and challenges your capabilities.

Step 3: Calculate Needed Weight

Based on your strength assessment, determine the total weight needed to support your strongest lift, plus an additional 10% for progression. Consider the distribution of this weight across various plate sizes for flexibility and efficiency in your workouts.

Step 4: Exercise Selection

Identify the muscle groups and types of exercises you plan to focus on. This step helps narrow down the specific equipment pieces necessary for your training regimen.

Step 5: Space Planning

Evaluate the available space in your home gym. Measure and plan accordingly to ensure your selected equipment fits comfortably, allowing room for movement and exercise execution.

Step 6: Equipment Versatility

To maximize value, consider the versatility of each equipment piece. Many items can serve multiple functions, potentially reducing the need for additional purchases.

Step 7: Understand Equipment Limitations

Consider the quality and capacity of equipment relative to its price. Ensure your selections can support your training intensity and accommodate your body size and weight requirements.

Step 8: Accessorize Wisely

Evaluate any necessary accessories, such as collars for barbells and dumbbells, floor protection, or storage solutions, to complete your setup efficiently.

Types of Weight Equipment for Home Use

Home/Multi-gyms: Compact, versatile, and offering a range of exercises through a cable and pulley system. Ideal for space-saving and easy weight adjustments.

Lifting Stations/Racks: Perfect for heavy lifting enthusiasts who prefer using weight plates. Offers higher resistance capabilities and supports a wide range of exercises.

Weight Benches: The cornerstone of any home gym, offering flexibility, minimal space requirements, and the ability to perform key weightlifting exercises.

Free Weights: The foundation of resistance training, available in various forms such as barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, and weight plates, each suitable for different types of exercises and training preferences.


    By following this guide, you're equipped to make educated decisions on your weight-lifting equipment purchase. Remember, investing in the right equipment not only enhances your training experience but also supports your fitness journey in the long run. For personalised recommendations and exclusive discounts, consider using our wish-list function to tailor your home gym setup to your exact needs.

    Happy lifting from all of us at A2S Fitness!

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