What Are Free Weights?
First thing’s first, free weights are any training load that isn’t connected to another apparatus or gym equipment. It’s “free,” means you can pick it up, move it, and do whatever you want with it really. The only thing you are fighting is the force of gravity on that object.
Main free weights in the gym are dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, weight plates, and so on. Free weights come in several forms, whether it’s a Barbell, Dumbbell, Kettlebell, Weight Plate, Olympic Bar or Standard Bar, they all serve the purpose of getting you fit. We carry a large stock of them for both commercial and home gym use. And we want to supply you with everything you need to create a superior workout space. Pick them up and do what you want!
Why Lift Free Weights?
With the free weights, the possibilities of what you can do are pretty much endless. That is to say, they provide more freedom of movement across most exercises. For example, you can take a squat with a barbell, kettlebells, or even weight plates.
That’s cool for a lot of reasons. First, it mimics how we move in regular life. Second, it activates and trains more muscle. And third, training more muscle means greater strength benefits and a lower risk of muscle imbalances and injury.
Plus, perhaps most importantly, it just feels awesome to lift a chunk of metal off the floor like a badass.
Here you’ll find a large selection of free weights, such as dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, and weight plates, as well as most everything else you’ll need for your weight room. View by category for easy selection of our latest products. Need help deciding which product is best for your needs? Visit our Contact Us page today, and reach out to one of our Manta free weights equipment experts.