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Looking to tone up at home? Buy weights including dumbbells, kettlebells and barbells at these key sites.

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Can’t get to the gym but keen to maintain those gains?

There’s no excuse for missing a session at home when you have a set of affordable free weights. Think dumbbells, kettlebells and barbells, which can all be bought easily online and delivered straight to your door.

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Where to buy weights online

1. Very.co.uk
Very should be your go-to for home gym equipment, including barbells and medicine balls.

Trim and tone at home thanks to the range of weights on offer at Very.

  • Free click and collect on orders over £25
  • Free returns
  • Wide range of products online

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2. Sweatband
Sweatband has low prices on gym equipment of all types from ping pong tables to weight sets.

Shop all the equipment for your home gym at great prices from Sweatband.

  • Low prices
  • Free delivery on selected orders
  • Frequent deals & discounts

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3. John Lewis & Partners
If it's wrist or ankle weights that you're looking for, browse the range at John Lewis.

Get yourself toned at home thanks to the weights on offer at John Lewis.

  • Free delivery on orders over £50
  • Free returns
  • Wrist and ankle weights in stock

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4. Fitness Options
Fitness Options has plenty of weight benches and squat racks to choose from to perfect your home gym.

Get your home gym fully kitted out with equipment from Fitness Options.

  • Big brand names
  • Compare your product options
  • Fully kit out your home gym

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5. Sports Direct
For affordable free weights and home gym equipment, shop Sports Direct.

There's no need to hit the gym to keep fit. Just set up your living room with a circuit of weights, which can be bought for less from Sports Direct.

  • Standard delivery is £4.99
  • Great deals available
  • Range of dumbbells, kettlebells and barbells to choose from

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6. Argos
Looking for a range of barbells and plates? Shop Argos.

Get your strength training regime underway at home thanks to great value free weights from Argos.

  • Order by 6pm and get same-day delivery for £3.95
  • Free returns
  • Great deals available

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7. Best Gym Equipment
Looking for stylish chrome dumbbells available in various weights as well as sets, shop Best Gym Equipment.

Keep your strength up at home thanks to Best Gym Equipment's affordable range of weights.

  • Free delivery on orders over £99
  • Top quality brands
  • Wide range of products online

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8. Amazon
Amazon offers a whole range of weights online for both beginners and advanced trainers.

Build muscle with the range of free weights available at Amazon. Think kettlebells, barbells and more.

  • Free delivery on thousands of products
  • Free returns
  • Great choice for beginners and advanced trainers

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Which of these retailers offer free delivery?

  • Sweatband: Offers free delivery on lots of items.
  • Argos: Order by 6pm and get same-day delivery for £3.95
  • Fitness Superstore: Free delivery on orders over £299

How to start using weights

The worst thing you can do when you start lifting weights is to think you’re Arnold Schwarzenegger on the first go. So start light, and increase as you get stronger.

  • Start with a weight that you can lift 10 to 15 times with proper form (this will be between 2kg and 8kg for most people).
  • Begin with 1 or 2 sets of 10 to 15 reps, and slowly progress to 3 sets or more.
  • Gradually increase the weight by 5 to 10% when you can easily do the recommended number of sets and reps.

How effective is weight training?

Finder’s wellbeing expert Amelia Glean answers

amelia expert comment
Weight training is a great form of exercise for people of all ages. Two or three 20 or 30-minute strength training sessions a week can result in significant health benefits such as increased muscle mass, stronger bones and improved metabolism.

1. Fat loss

While weight training isn’t always considered part of a weight-loss programme, lifting weights can help you burn just as much fat, or more, than running or cycling. This is all to do with the building of muscle, which burns calories at a greater rate. Weight training can also boost your metabolism.

2. Bone health

Most of us know that strength training can help build and maintain muscle mass. What many of us don’t know is that strong muscles lead to strong bones, and having strong bones minimises the risk of fractures due to osteoporosis. Weight training routines will often target the hips, spine, and wrists, which are the sites most likely to fracture as we get older.

3. Posture and sleep

Weight training comes with other bonuses, too, according to numerous scientific studies. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, found that people who participated in sports like aerobics, biking, and strength training were more likely to report “sufficient sleep” than those who got no physical activity. And as strength training helps to build muscle, you’re also helping to support sites like your lower back, which is great for improving posture.

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