I love going to the gym, but sometimes I like home workouts too. I’ve got a pull-bar, bands, a stability ball, foam rollers, percussion therapy guns, infrared mats, and more scattered throughout the place. But I recently added 3 new pieces of equipment courtesy of our friends at Titan Fitness and Spartan. Titan Fitness makes quality equipment at an affordable price and they’re also the official equipment provider of Spartan and DEKA, two brands we work very closely with.
When the weather is nice here in the northeast, I like to get more workouts in outside, but I needed a little bit more weight than I typically have around and wanted some things that were a little different. At the same time, they needed to be relatively mobile or easy to bring to the pool, toss in the Jeep, or carry down to the beach.
Here are the three pieces I went with, why, and how I’m using them for my home workouts. (Not including the bumper plate in the image above — that’s from an organized team workout.)
A pair of 40-pound dumbbells
I’ve always loved a good pair of 40s. For my weight and level of strength, it’s a nice pair to have. While I do have 15s and 20s as well, those are usually a little too light in a lot of instances. Sure, I can slow the tempo down and do eccentrics on a lot of the exercises I do, but the 40s are a nice challenge. It’s not like getting under a heavy barbell, or ripping a heavy barbell off the floor, but it’s still relatively heavy. I typically do lots of variations of squats, rows, deadlifts, floor presses, and more.
A single 53-pound kettlebell
I absolutely love this kettlebell. Similarly to the dumbbell situation, this is a great weight for my own bodyweight and level of strength. If I want to do some single-leg deadlifts or single-arm rows, now I have something that’s a bit heavier than the 40 pound dumbbells. I also enjoy doing goblet squats, sumo deadlifts, and swings with it. Speaking of swings, doing them with a super light kettlebell is awkward, so it’s nice to have a bit more weight on it. This one does the trick for me.
A 40-pound slam ball
This is a relatively new piece for me in general. I never used a slam ball or dead ball much until my participation in a DEKA event. I like to do lunges, squats, and shoulder overs. They are awkward, and that’s the point. I like getting stronger in awkward positions because I feel like it helps me mitigate injuries to some extent. For example, a squat with a slam ball is a lot different than one with a kettlebell or dumbbell. And the shoulder overs are an excellent power and power endurance exercise that the slam ball is perfect for. It’s definitely a fun, and effective new addition.
My Favorite Two Dumbbell Home Workouts
Floor Press x 10
Bent-Over Row x 10
Front Squat x 10
Knee Drive x 10
Single-leg Deadlift x 10
Push-Up x 10
My Favorite Kettlebell Home Workouts
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Swings x 20
Knee Drives x 20
Sumos x 15
Goblet Squats x 15
Single-arm Rows x 15
Push-Ups x 15
My Favorite Dead Ball Home Workouts
Push-Ups x 10
Flutter Kicks x 20
Shoulder Overs x 30
Reverse Lunge x 15
Front Squat x 15
Push / Slam x 15
Disclaimer: Titan Fitness gifted us this equipment. This is not a sponsored post and we do not receive any commission on any sales.
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