I'm building muscle this year with last-minute Prime Day weights deals

Why deals on weights, protein, resistance bands and more will help me build muscle this summer

Building muscle with these Amazon Prime Day weights deals
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To me, 2020 was all about running. Stuck in lockdown, I laced up my running shoes and took to the great outdoors to create a sense of travel and movement in my life that quarantine kept from me. it was beautiful, and therapeutic.

However, now things are getting back to normal, I'm looking to change tacks and begin to build my body again. This summer, it's all about doing more pull-ups, jumping higher over the beach volleyball net, and getting stronger arms and legs so I can swim that little bit better. 

It's not just the best adjustable dumbbells I'll be needing – resistance bands offer convenient, portable, elastic solutions that can also develop muscle throughout the eccentric phase of a movement. It's an entire gym which can fit in a slender drawstring bag, perfect for small spaces or on-the-go.

Of course, none of these efforts are going to be worth it without the right fuel. To aid with my muscle development, and save some money, I'll be making the best use of some top protein deals. I've included two deals below: one high-quality whey protein, and one plant-based protein for vegetarians and vegans. 

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Flybird Adjustable Dumbbell,25/55lb Single Dumbbell for Men and Women | was $129.99 | now $88.39 (opens in new tab)
This 25lb adjustable dumbbell set is packing a non-slip handle, convenient stand and easy turning-handle weight selection. No more spinlock rearranging between sets: simply insert the handle into the unit and twist to set your desired weight. Save $41.60 if you're a Prime member (or you get a free trial).

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Jpodream Adjustable Kettlebell | was $49.99 | now $39.99 (opens in new tab)
Finally, a decent adjustable kettlebell! This unicorn deal can be easily switched out from 5 to 8 lbs, 9 lbs and even 12 lbs to meet your different exercise needs, from light lateral raises to heavy presses. It even takes less space storage and works out much cheaper than a full kettlebell set.

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Resistance Bands Set BESTOPE Exercise Bands | was $23.99 | now $9.99 with a Prime Day trial (opens in new tab)
just like with the weights above, you can nab a much bigger discount on these already-discounted resistance band-handle bundle set by joining Amazon Prime with a free trial. The resistance bands set includes 5 bands with different strengths(10lbs, 20lbs, 30lbs, 40lbs, 50lbs). You can use each of of them or combine them together to reach your exercise intensity.

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Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein Powder, 5lbs | was $34.49 | now $23.72 (opens in new tab)
Save on this 80oz tub of Body Fortress whey protein. One scoop contains 30g of whey protein with added enhanced creatine and other critical amino acids designed to optimise all-natural lean muscle growth. If you're struggling to get enough protein in your diet, this is the deal for you. 

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Orgain Organic Plant Based Protein Powder, Vanilla Bean 2lbs | was  $22.89 | now $17.50 (opens in new tab)
Vegan? This plant-based protein powder still packs 21g of protein per serving, which is everything you'll need when it comes to maintaining lean muscle in a handy shake, with no animal products.  

Matt Evans
News Editor

Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and News Editor at Fit&Well, covering all things exercise and nutrition on the Fit&Well website. Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen runner, gym-goer, and infrequent yogi. His top fitness tip? Stretch.