The SttB Strength Store

Time to get insanely strong.

Ready to Grab Some New Gear? Here Are Our Personal Favourites (If You’re Not Sure What To Get, Start Here).

In my opinion, a home gym is easily the best (and most rewarding) way to train.

When you’re setting one up – or adding to an existing setup – consider the items below. These are the ones we use ourselves, love and strongly recommend.

Let’s dive in.


Customisable Pro 3x3 rack over at EliteFTS.

Customisable Pro 3×3 rack over at EliteFTS.

These are the items at the core of any strength-focussed home gym. Barbell, bench, rack and plates.

That’s really all you need to get started. The one we recommend are :

  • An Olympic weight set. We like the Fitness Gear 300 lb Olympic Weight Set .
    NB : it’s easy to find additional plates (either new or second-hand) when you find you need more. Still, 300lb will keep you going for a while.
  • Power Rack (sometimes called a Power Cage). Fantastic thing – perfect for all manner of squats, pulls and presses. We recommend the Valor Athletics Inc. BD – 7.
  • Adjustable Bench. Together with the rack, this is very much the heart of your home gym. We like the Ativafit Adjustable.
  • Dumbbell Handles. Not absolutely essential, but strongly recommended. We like the Body-Solid Heavy Duty Handles.


DragonDoor Kettlebells.S.

DragonDoor Kettlebells.

Once you’ve got the basics covered, consider adding an extra or two. Our favourites are :

  • Chinning Bar : If you’re buying a rack, you’ll find that there’s a chinning bar (for chin-ups and pull-ups) as part of it. If not, just grab a door-mounted one such as this.
  • Dip Handles. Again, if you’re buying a rack, dip handles are frequently an optional extra (they clip onto the rack itself). If not, consider grabbing something like this.
  • Suspension Straps. We like the Lifeline Jungle Gym.
  • Resistance Bands. There are several available; we’re currently using the Rubberbanditz.
  • Stability Ball : optional, but great to have. Something like this is ideal.
  • Power Wheel : again this is optional, but great to have. Consider something like the Lifeline Power Wheel.
  • Flooring : Something like these Anti-Microbial Puzzle Mats, or any large piece of rubber or carpet that’s available.

Of course there’s a whole lot more. Have a poke around on Amazon, or sites like StrongerGrip or Dragon Door if you’re after something specific.

And if you still can’t find one, drop me a line. Happy to help.