How to Build Your Very Own Powerlifting Room?

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There are a million reasons why so many people are choosing to skip the gym and avoid traffic altogether and make a gym at home. The traffic, as mentioned above, is on top of that list, but there are many more, while there is an initial investment in a home gym; from that point on, it is free, whereas monthly membership payments are forever. Gyms also have schedules, and if your thing is lifting during nighttime or waking up super early to get your workout on, then a home gym offers the perfect flexibility to do so. 

What Equipment Do You Need?

There are many different pieces you will need, these are the very basics

Bench Press

Make sure you find something durable if you are going to be lifting some real poundage, you want to make sure you have durable equipment on hand. This applies to every piece of equipment, but it is particularly crucial for a bench press as you will spend a considerable amount of time on it.

Power Bar 

Did we mention durable? Stain-resistant, something about 20 pounds and over 180k tensile strength.

Home Gym Flooring 

You are going to be pounding that floor hard, most surfaces will crumble with half the punishment you will likely put your floor, through. The solution is weightlifting flooring. It will protect your floor, provide you with some cushion, and help prevent injury. Your powerlifting flooring for the home is just as important as any other piece of equipment. If not more, make sure you skimp on this one.

Deadlift Platform 

This will help protect your floor and be a great addition to your home gym flooring.

Squat Rack powerlifting flooring for home

This will very likely become the most used and abused part of your powerlifting gym. You can perform myriad different workouts with it and is an absolute necessity for anyone serious about increasing their strength. Keep the future in mind; you want something that can handle whatever weight you currently use but also whatever weight you will need as you progress on your journey.

Lifting Belt 

We’ve all heard safety first before. This is one area in which you should take that seriously. You do not want to end up with a herniated back, make sure your lifting belt is sturdy and comfortable and that you use it every time you lift.


These can be expensive, having different sizes for different muscle groups; they take up space and can end up cluttering your space. A suitable replacement is adjustable dumbbells, taking up a fraction of the area and costing quite a bit less than a whole set of weights.

Ready to Make Your Powerlifting Gym?

Make sure to do it right and start from the ground up. Get the best floor for your space, and make sure it is durable enough to take any punishment you throw at it. Get your personalized fitness flooring questions answered from the surface experts at Specialized Fitness Resources. We are the industry leaders in sports surfacing, specialty rubber products, and equipment. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you. Call us today at 305-752-0451.