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11 Reasons Why The Studio Deck Is Essential In Your Home Gym

Home fitness equipment doesn't get much more versatile than the Studio Deck. It's an adjustable, multi-functional exercise tool that can be used as a traditional studio step, or as an adjustable angle bench to perform various dumbbell and kettlebell exercises. It even has notches for resistance band training and storage space inside for accessories. So, if you're trying to optimize space in your home gym (and don't have the finances to create an entire wing devoted to fitness) the Studio Deck is a must-have. Life Fitness Academy trainers Tina Marie Jaehnert (Instagram @t.m.jaehnert) and Justin Thomas Sanchez (Instagram @pumptrainer) show you exactly what it can do for your home workouts. 

Lower-Body Workouts

1. Band Rear Leg Extension


This exercise combines a resistance band with a relatively simple motion.

Muscles targeted: Gluteus maximus, quadriceps and hamstrings.

2. Bulgarian Split Squat


Use the Studio Deck to elevate the back leg. Amp up the workout some by adding weight from kettlebells or dumbbells.

Muscles targeted: Gluteus maximus, quadriceps, hamstrings

3. Core Bag Hip Thrust


The Core Bag is another extremely versatile home gym accessory. Combine it with the Studio Deck for a challenging lower-body workout.

Muscles targeted: Gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, quadriceps, hamstrings

4. Deck Deadlift

Deck Deadlift

Deadlifts are an extremely valuable and effective option for your home workout routine. 

Muscles targeted: Gluteus maximus, hamstrings, trapezius, rhomboids, erector spinae

5. Single Leg Squat Off Deck


This exercise enhances stability and balance, while still providing strength training for the legs.

Muscles targeted: Hamstrings, quadriceps, gluteus maximus, gastrocnemius, soleus

Upper-Body Workouts

6. Deck (Incline) Rear Delt Fly


An efficient way to work the back by using the Studio Deck and a pair of light to mediumweight dumbbells.

Muscles targeted: Posterior deltoid, trapezius, rhomboids, infraspinatus, teres minor

7. Decline Pushup


Increase the intensity of standard pushups by elevating both feet on the Studio Deck. 

Muscles targeted: Pectoralis major, anterior deltoid, triceps

8. Incline Dumbbell Curl


The Studio Deck stabilizes the back and lets you focus on your curling motion.

Muscles targeted: Biceps

9. Kettlebell Single Arm Row


It's a good idea to work rows into your home exercise routine because they put lots of different muscles to work. Here, the Studio Deck offers stability and you can choose resistance based on the weight of the kettlebell.

Muscles targeted: Latissimus dorsi, trapezius, rhomboids, teres major and minor, deltoids, infraspinatus, biceps, brachialis, brachioradialis

10. Seated Military Press

Seated Military Press

When at its most upright angle, the Studio Deck provides a great base for overhead lifts like the military press.

Muscles targeted: Anterior deltoid, pectoralis major, triceps

11. Weighted Triceps Dip

Weighted Triceps Dips

The Core Bag comes in handy again with this workout that's far from a crowd favorite. Regardless, it gets the job done.

Muscles targeted: Pectoralis major, triceps


By: The versatile piece of equipment is perfectly suited for working out at home.

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