Precor’s latest at-home treadmill offers 23 preset workouts, 27 metrics, 16 customizable workouts, 2% decline, 15% incline, and technology that adjusts the belt speed according to your foot strike to minimize impact. The front half of the deck has shock absorbers to save your knee joint and the back half of the deck is more rigid for a better push off per step.
The low-maintence treadmill controls Apple devices, syncs data to the Preva app, and reads heart rate from any Polar heart rate monitor (included).
Black Mountain Products Strongman Set of Resistance Bands
The Black Mountain Products package includes six different 48” rubber resistance bands, with weights ranging from 2-40 pounds, a door anchor, exercise chart, carrying bag and starter guide. Switch up your at-home training or take your workouts on the road with these durable fitness tools.
Available in nine different rope weights, CrossRope is a jump roping brand that allows you to customize the rope length in addition to choosing two different handle sizes. Ranging from 1 oz to 3 pounds, CrossRope offers the right rope for any athlete.
IronMind released a new set of grippers this year that use “right-hand wind springs” which are actually designed to be more ergonomic for the left hand. Adonized aluminum provide a comfortable grip for the Left-Turn grippers, which come in weights ranging 100-280 pounds. If you seem to have a harder time with left hand grip training, get a hold on these.
DISQ is a lightweight fitness tool consisting of a belt and ankle straps. These pieces connect via weighted cords that end at handles (think a resistance tube) so you can add resistance to bodyweight exercises. Turn the notch at the side of the belt to increase/decrease the resistance of the cord to add intensity to your moves or the DISQ’s training programs available on the DISQ app and website.
GoFit’s latest roller offers a patent-pending design for relieving pain in trigger points (muscle knots) and loosening up stiff muscles. Foam rolling has also been proven to increase hip range of motion and provide recovery from delayed onset muscle soreness.
Avoid cut and bruised shins from wooden or metal plyo boxes and add the Qube to your training routine. The 20"x 24" x 30" foam box can be turned for a variety of jumping heights, making it an ideal garage gym mainstay for beginner to advanced athletes.
Ab Dolly is a core training tool that allows for a variety of exercises to be performed in any direction. Place your hands, feet, or elbows on the rolling platform and perform exercises such as abdominal roll outs, glute bridges, and elbows rotations to target a wide array of muscles in full range of motion.
$119.80, abdolly.com (includes kneel pad, DVD and training program)
Rogue Fitness guarantees their barbells for life, so after investing in this weight set, your garage gym will be set for good. The Warrior set comes with 320 pounds worth of bumper plates, 195 pounds of steel plates, and a 20kg, 28.5mm diameter bar; definitely enough weight to start a home gym with.
Available in diameters up to 75mm, the Professional Xercise ball is tested to hold 300 pounds and the Professional Plus Xercise ball is tested up to 500 pounds. Make a stability ball a staple of your home gym to improve balance, coordination, and core strength.
Adjustable to 52.5 pounds each with the turn of a knob, the latest dumbbells from Bowflex make switching weights incredibly easy. If you have a garage gym with a barbell, this weight range should suit your dumbbell needs. If 52.5 pounds is too light for one hand, then the 1090s go up to 90 pounds.
The Hatfield Strap is a lower body stretching device that has a bottom fabric is wide and long enough to fit under your entire leg. Place your leg over the fabric vertically then pull back on the connected handles to stretch your foot and calf. Pull all the way back, lying on your back, to get an awesome hamstrings stretch. Or, loop the shoulder strap around your body and just lean back so you don’t have to pull at all.
We introduced you to Play Out in 2014, but this year the fun yet challenging fitness card game is releasing a new deck: Obstacle Course Race. Designed for first-time and elite-ranked obstacle racers alike, the deck features 30 exercises to prepare you for the race using only your body and a bar.
Adjustable from 0-90 degrees, the Promaxima bench stands out for it’s durable yet comfortable padding. The cushioning comes in 12 colors and the 11 gauge steel frame comes in three colors for a bench that’s just right for you.
If you’re considering a home gym machine that allows for a full body, muscle-building workout, the Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE allows for more than 70 exercises, including lat pulldown, leg extension, chest press and squats. Attach the shoulder harnesses and train your core using the machine’s resistance.
Ironmind’s One Wicked Wrist Roller trains the forearms, wrists and fingers with the use of a few plates at home. Made of steel with a 2” diameter, the roller can also be attached to a bar to really isolate your forearms.
Equipped with a pullup bar, this sturdy, 11 gauge steel squat rack weighs 100 pounds and will be a mainstay of your garage gym. Muscle Driver offers color upgrades and additional equipment for a fee. Overall, the rack is worth the buck.