Weight training equipment can be intimidating. Fortunately, you don’t need much or have to spend much money. Be on the lookout for the following basic training equipment to help you in your weight training routine:

  • An adjustable weight bench: Although you can perform dozens of exercises with dumbbells alone, a weight bench gives you far more versatility.

  • Weight lifting gloves: Gloves give you a firmer grip on the weights, protect the skin on your palms, and make you look like a pro.

  • A personal trainer: A gifted trainer can get you over the learning curve in a hurry and in just a few sessions teach you technique tips that last a lifetime.

  • Exercise tubing: Rubber tubing fits easily into your carry-on bag or your desk drawer at work and gives you a better stretch workout than you might imagine.

  • A weight training diary: Tracking the details of your workouts provides you with valuable feedback and the inspiration to keep lifting.