Equipment

BELOW IS THE EQUIPMENT USED IN MY PROGRAMS. The REQUIRED equipment will likely be covered by any gym membership. You might need to purchase smaller equipment like bands, dip belts, gymnastic rings, stretching mats, etc yourself to round out your needs.

THE INVINCIBLE ATHLETE

REQUIRED

Power rack with safety bars or pins
Standard barbells and plate weights
Bar to hang from
GHD (Hyperextension bench) – alternative = flat bench and a partner to hold you down
Reverse Hyper – alternative = hang legs off a GHD or flat bench
Lat pulldown machine
Chest fly machine or cable machine – alternative = gymnastic rings or TRX straps
Gymnastics rings or suspension straps
A stretching mat
A PVC pipe or foam roll to stretch on
A light resistance band that’s 41 inches (1 meter) in length
Dip belt

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PURCHASE

Wrist wraps for overhead barbell support and ring support
Dip Belt for weighted chin ups and hangs
Dumbbell loading hook if you prefer hanging dumbbells instead of plates
Crosscore for inverted rows and suspended prone plank support
Gymnastic Rings for inverted rows and suspended prone plank support
Maxa Grips for lat pulldown variations (I love these!)
Transformer Bar for seated good mornings and squatting (best bar ever!)|
Use code JUJIMUFU at Kabuki webstore.
Pinch Block and Hub for grip holds. Don’t forget the Loading Pin
Extensor bands for finger extension exercise
Best band for over and back stretch and a million other exercise uses
Best Jump Ropes for… jumping rope! (And ankle conditioning)
Yoga Toes (I wear them every night when Sam and I watch Netflix/Hulu)
Stretching Mat (I love this Everlast one I got on Amazon)
Slackline – (several available on Amazon)

THE GROUNDBREAKER

REQUIRED

Power rack or Squat stand
Straight Barbell
Bar to hang from
GHD (Hyperextension bench) – alternative = flat bench and a partner to hold you down
Reverse Hyper – alternative = hang legs off a GHD or flat bench
SSB (Safety Squat Bar) – alternative = Spud Inc. Safety Squat Strap (code JUJIMUFU at Spud Inc. Webstore)
Trap deadlift bar – alternative = exercise swap (Zercher squats with straight barbell)
Blocks or plates to stand on, and for weights to rest on for block pulls and deficit deads
Box, chair or sturdy object for jumping
Piece of string for barrier hops
Bands of various thickness
PVC pipe to stretch thoracic spine
Chest fly machine or cable machine – alternative = gymnastic rings or TRX straps
Dumbbells less than 50 lbs (23 kgs) (for lateral raises)
Cable station for tricep pushdown – alternative = Spud Inc Pulley System (code JUJIMUFU at Spud Inc. Webstore)
Preacher curl bench with ez curl bar – alternative for bench is a bicep blaster
A pair of rings (somehow you will probably need these)

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PURCHASE

Trap bar (low end)
Trap bar (high end) Use code JUJIMUFU at Kabuki webstore.
Hanging abdominal straps for hanging leg raises. Use code JUJIMUFU at Spud Inc webstore.
Gymnastic Rings for fly exercise substitutions, and if you want to learn ring skills
Forearm Grower to add a little something to the bodybuilding workout
Transformer Bar for SSB use (best bar ever!) Use code JUJIMUFU at Kabuki webstore.
Best band for over and back stretch and a million other exercise uses
Econo triceps pulley system for at home tricep pushdowns.
Use code JUJIMUFU at Spud Inc webstore.
Low hurdles for side hopes

THE ALMOST NAKED ATHLETE

REQUIRED

Gymnastic Rings 
Barbell
Enough plates to load +70% of your 1 rep deadlift max

THE NEXT STEP

REQUIRED

There are no definite pieces of equipment required to do the routines in The Next Step because the routines are all optional, mini-workouts. You pick only the ones you want and can to do.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Heart Rate monitor
Lots of resistance bands of various lengths and tensions
Light dumbbells (25 lb (10 kgs) dumbbells or less
(Loadable dumbbells are great for the workouts here!)
Something for cardio intervals (jump ropes are good)
Box, chair, or something to sit on or step up on.
Something to hang from (like a pullup bar).
A long, thin PVC pipe or stick (about 1 inch diameter, 4+ feet in length).
A foam roller