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Sports Authority
290 S Broadway
Salem, NH
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(603) 888-7171
258 Daniel Webster Highway
Nashua, NH
Hours
9:30AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - THURSDAY
9:00AM - 9:30PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 7:00PM SUNDAY

Modell's Sporting Goods
(603) 627-3377
1111 South Willow Street
Manchester, NH
Hours
9:00AM - 9:30PM MONDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 7:00PM SUNDAY

Fesco
(603) 898-9946
314A S Broadway
Salem, NH
 
Buchika's Ski & Bike Shop
(603) 893-5534
340 S Broadway
Salem, NH
 
Sports Authority
(603) 891-1174
Royal Ridge Mall, 213 Daniel Webster Highway
Nashua, NH
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Simulator, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(603) 624-6200
1051 S. Willow Street
Manchester, NH
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Eastern Mountain Sports
(603) 894-5331
Mall at Rockingham P
Salem, NH
 
Olypia Sports
(603) 890-8703
Rockingham Park Blvd
Salem, NH
 
Sports Collections
(603) 894-6999
99 Rockingham Park Blvd
Salem, NH
 

Weight Lifting Equipment - Home Gyms

Guide to free weights

The decision to start a weight training program often leads to a dilemma: join a gym or workout at home? For the time-challenged fitness enthusiast, a home gym is often the better choice. If space and cost are also factors to be considered, a weight set will have some distinct advantages over a home gym machine. In fact, working out with hand weights and ankle weights might even be more effective. Consider this:

  • Using a weight set requires more balance and coordination than using weight machines.
  • Working with dumbbells requires you to recruit your core muscles for stabilization.
  • Hand weights provide a more versatile workout than machine training.
  • Ankle weights allow you to work your legs from different angles.

Some ankle weights come in adjustable models, which allow you to increase or decrease the weight in half pound increments.

For your upper body, you'll need free weights, which are composed of either metal or a synthetic material. While the metal weights are more durable, they may damage your floor if dropped. Additionally, metal dumbbells require regular maintenance to prevent them from rusting. In contrast, hand weights made from plastic, acrylic, rubber or neoprene do not require maintenance. They'll do less floor damage if dropped, and the coating provides an ergonomic grip for beginners. However, the synthetic coating on these hand weights may degrade over time, which will require the weights to be replaced.

In most cases, free weights or dumbbells are an economical choice for a home gym. They take up a minimal amount of space and can easily be stored under your bed. However, if you have a number of people in your household that want to use the weights, you might want to consider a weight set, which includes a number of dumbbells of various weights. Don't forget a dumbbell rack to keep them neatly stored!

If space is an issue, consider the adjustable-weight dumbbells that let you add or remove additional plates to the end of the dumbbell bar. You end up with two dumbbells and a stack of weight plates, thereby saving space and money. A barbell works on the same principle, except the bar is much longer. While barbell training enables you to lift more weight, there are some disadvantages:

  • You can only perform exercises that use both arms simultaneously.
  • Barbell training limits exercise variety.

For example, you can use a barbell to perform a bench press, but there is no way to use it to perform a chest fly. You can also use a barbell for back exercises such as a bent-over row. However, if you'd like to work your rear deltoids by performing a reverse fly, you'll need to use a set of dumbbells . Additionally, while barbells and adjustable dumbbells save space and money, adjusting the plates for different exercises is time consuming.

The new, adjustable free-weight dumbbell systems might be the best option. These weight sets come with two dumbbells and incorporate some clever tech...

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