I hope to be able to up my weights. I can't lift the 50 lb bar to get it on my shoulders yet for squatsI Have 1, 2.5, 3, 5, 8, 10, and 15lb weights a Body Bar that goes up to 40 or 50lbs, weighted gloves, and a 7 inch step that goes up to 12 or 14". However, I've mostly been using my 3, 5, and 8lb weights lately. Cathe is a showoff
I am jealous! I want to go to your house! Only about 14,000 kmI am in NZ so our weights are in kilograms not pounds, but I've added the pound conversion. I've been adding to my home gym for a number of years now and have a lot of equipment.
I have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 kg Dumbbells (2.2-15.4 lbs), a 9 kg dumbbell (20 lb), these are the ones I use most often. I have a pair each of 0.5 kg and 1 kg ankle/wrist weights (1.1-2.2 lbs), a 3 kg and a 4 kg kettlebell (6.6 & 8.8 lbs), and a 3 kg (6.6 lb) medicine ball. I also have a pair of adjustable dial up dumbbells (similar to BowFlex) that range from 5 kg to 40 kg (11-88 lbs) but the heaviest I've used so far is 13kg (28.6 lbs) on these.
For Barbells I have a Don Oliver Barbell that goes up to 17 kg (37.5 lbs) which I use the most, a standard barbell and an EZ Curl barbell that both weigh about 6 kg (13.2 lbs) on their own and take the same sized weight plates. The weight plates I have for these 2 barbells are 4 x 5 kg (11 lbs), 10 x 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs) and 10 x 1.25 kg (2.75 lbs).
As for Steps/Benches, I have 2 weight benches, one has a barbell stand attached, a preacher curl attachment, leg curl attachment and storage for the weight plates, and can be inclined and declined, the other is just a standard bench that can be inclined and declined. I also have 2 aerobic steps + a high step and a total of 13 risers, so I can set up a step with 12 risers (6 risers each side) if I want to.
I have a stability ball, various resistance bands, tubing and loops, and 3 ActivMotion bars, 1 x 8lb bar and 2 x 4.5lb bars of which one is a glimpse bar. These are weighted bars partially filled with steel balls that roll from side to side and can help with balance, form correction and core stability.
I have a lot of other equipment too but these are the main weight related ones.
I have decided that I will never be able to safely lift much more than 45lbs up and over my head in order to place the bar on my shoulders. So, rather than a weight rack, I bought a weighted vest. It is great. It has twenty 1lb weights that fit in little pockets so I am able to gradually increase the weight. Very handy for STS Meso 3..I hope to be able to up my weights. I can't lift the 50 lb bar to get it on my shoulders yet for squats
I'm a bit envious....On that note I Might have to report you for running an illegal gymI have decided that I will never be able to safely lift much more than 45lbs up and over my head in order to place the bar on my shoulders. So, rather than a weight rack, I bought a weighted vest. It is great. It has twenty 1lb weights that fit in little pockets so I am able to gradually increase the weight. Very handy for STS Meso 3..
Committing to Cathe workouts does require a lot of space and equipment! I have set aside a small room in my house as a workout room and over many years have gradually acquired all the Cathe basics - Smart TV, DVD player, step bench with 5 risers per side, spin bike, barbell with lots of various weight plates, Fit Tower, weighted ball, mat, bands & loops, tubing, gliding discs & rags, dumbbells (3-35lbs), weight rack (super handy for keeping the weights all neatly and safely organized, quickly accessible and contained in a small space), stability ball, weighted gloves (1 removable lb/glove), ankle weights, and even dixie cups, towels (it can get mighty sweaty! ), a foam roller and a shelf for all the DVDs! It may seem like a LOT but I use the space almost daily and find it to be like a retreat for me - my own space to take time for myself and unwind. Not only is it great for my mental health, I figure that the investment is still less than that needed to join a gym year after year!