Free Weights and Free Weight Equipment, such as dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, and rubber bumper plates, remain the gold standard of muscle and strength building. Free weight exercises are superior to exercise machines due to the stabilizer muscle engagement used to balance the weight during the exercise. IRON COMPANY is your one-stop-shop free weight supplier and manufacturer for CrossFit boxes, school weight rooms, home gyms, commercial gyms and military fitness.
Dumbbells and Barbells - Dumbbells and barbells are at the top of the proverbial free weight food chain. No other free weight equipment has been responsible for building more lean muscle, raw strength and record breaking speed. Dumbbell choices include economical rubber hex dumbbells, pro-style dumbbells, urethane dumbbells and space saving dumbbell sets. Barbell sets include a bar, weight plates and barbell collars. Choose from old school Olympic barbell sets, Olympic barbells with grip plates and cardio pump sets. Fixed weight barbell sets include pro-style, rubber and urethane encased which can also be purchased with a barbell rack.
Kettlebells - Kettlebells are an incredible free weight fitness tool. They can be used to increase strength, add lean muscle mass or burn fat through intense high repetition kettlebell workouts. IRON COMPANY offers a large selection of kettlebells including affordable powder coated kettlebells with color coded handles, vinyl and neoprene dipped kettlebells for home gyms and fitness studios, rubber and urethane coated kettlebells for the ultimate in floor protection, space-saving adjustable kettlebells with stands and cast iron kettlebells with scary skull faces.
Olympic and Regular Weightlifting Bars - Weightlifting bars are offered in 1” and 2” diameters. The 1” is usually used in home settings with regular weight plates with a 1” center hole. 2” bars are typically found in commercial gyms and are used for heavy Olympic style weightlifting programs. Olympic bars with 2” diameter sleeves can be found in different lengths, such as 4’ up to 7’, and are either straight or bent into different configurations that put less strain on the wrists or accommodate the training of certain muscles more favorably. Check out our new 5150 Olympic bar with hard chrome finish and needle bearings or the new Karwoski Approved Power bar with blue Cerakote finish for your squats, bench presses and deadlifts.
Weightlifting Plates - Weightlifting plates with a 1” center hole are most commonly seen painted with a black or gray baked on enamel. Sizes range from just 2.5 lbs each to 50 lbs each. These cast iron plates can be seen on any pro-style or adjustable dumbbell set. Olympic plates feature a 2” center hole and offer a larger assortment of shapes and coatings. One of the biggest improvements to be incorporated by Olympic barbell plates in recent years is the “grip hole” configuration which makes loading and unloading plates safer and easier for the user. These grip holes can be round or slotted in shape and can vary in the amount included in each plate depending on the brand. Weight plate choices include cast iron, rubber and urethane coated, solid rubber bumper plates, technique plates and fractional plates for “micro loading”.
Barbell and Dumbbell Collars - Whether you use a 1” or 2” plate and barbell set, make sure to secure your plates to keep them from sliding off your barbell during exercise. Examples of barbell and dumbbell collars collars that provide a strong hold and safe workouts are Lock-Jaw, compression ring collars by Ivanko, spring collars, Muscle clamps and Roepke lever compression collars.
Indian Clubs, Iron Power Clubs, Macebells and Sledge Hammers - Improve your range of motion and increase muscle tone with a set of wooden Indian clubs, iron Power clubs or Macebells. They’re especially valuable when performing rehabilitation exercises for the shoulders or other joints. And for heavy-duty CrossFit type workouts, take your sledge hammer training to the next level with our heavy sledge hammer selection that ranges from 10 lbs. up to 30 lbs.