Our Fitness Equipment & Accessory Recommendations
When putting this list together, we assume that you are looking to either supplement equipment the gym you go to doesn't have (or something you would prefer not to share) or are looking for the most cost-effective solutions for when you train at home, vs. trying to build your own home gym. Everything listed here provides proven benefits to your fitness routine and will be an effective addition to your exercise arsenal.
With that said, if you would like us to list some of our favorite weight-sets, etc. for building a home gym, just let us know. We're happy to help in any area our guests/members need!
The most effective exercise you can get at home - resistance bands.
Cobra Grips Lifting Straps
My personal favorite grip-assistants for heavy lifts, better than the hooks and wrap-around straps by far. Go with the leather options - the rubber may last longer but if your hands get sweaty during your workout the rubber will actually hinder rather than help your grip, trust me!
Fat Gripz is a fantastic addition to your weightlifting bag as they are an easy-to-use solution for building grip strength. They simply slip over bar handles to increase the thickness of the bar.
Using a thicker handle stimulates much more muscle activation in the forearms and upper arms which leads to bigger muscle and strength gains thru the arms and whole upper body.
They are a fantastic addition because they are easy to carry - they don't take up much space - and easy to use. If you are wanting to build crushing grip strength (and you should) then these should be at the top of your to-get list.
Since to the left we have the strength bands, we figure it is only appropriate list a super-useful accessory for them next.
The Bodylastics Strength Band Ultra Anchor attaches/wraps all the way around your door, more evenly distributing the pressure of the strength bands and giving you multiple attachment points for your bands.
A must-have for home trainers. This pull-up bar set up has a much better variety of usable hand positions than it's competitors. I have been using my current one almost daily for over a year now and the padding hasn't started to tear or break apart at all.
Any dip belt can get the job done, but this is the one I have used for quite a while and I have no complaints.
I have used this belt several times a week with up to 150 pounds on it with no issues. The material is comfortable and doesn't pinch or get (very) uncomfortable when using heavier weight like many other belts (especially leather) tend to.
If you are looking for a solid belt at a reasonable cost, this is the one I recommend!
Wonder why we recommend a particular product over another, or why we don't have something (a product, or category) you're looking for listed? Let us know!