Here I have created a list of fantastic products that I personally recommend through experience using each of them. Many of these are used in my training program, Fundamentals of Training.
Perform Better’s Mini-Bands are an excellent way to add resistance to small movements. These are great for activation and warm up exercises, as well as adding a challenge to compound lifts. They come in Light, Medium, Heavy and Xtra Heavy resistance to challenge everyone from beginners to the most experienced and strongest lifters.
- Mini-Band 4-Pack (Light, Medium, Heavy, Xtra Heavy)
- Yellow Mini-Band – Light
- Green Mini-Band – Medium
- Blue Mini-Band – Heavy
- Black Mini-Band – Extra Heavy
Perform Better has superbands ranging from 1/4″ to 4″ in thickness. Like mini-bands, these can be utilized for many different aspects of training, from activation and warm ups to adding external resistance to your heavy barbell, dumbbell and kettlebell exercises. Here are some of my favorites:
- Orange 1/4″ Superband (5-15 lbs.)
- Black 1/2″ Superband (25 lbs.)
- Black 1″ Superband (50 lbs.)
- Blue 2″ Superband (75-100 lbs.)
Airex pads are great for mobility warm up exercises, challenging balance and offering padding when performing kneeling exercises. These are easy to clean and very durable.
Stability Balls have a trademarked ‘Slow Deflate Advantage’ and superior comfort without excessive softness. Each ball includes two plugs, an inflation adapter, and a measuring tape to help insure proper inflation as well as an Exercise Ball Guide Poster detailing 24 exercises. Available in 4 sizes from 45cm to 75cm.
The “Landmine” attachment base is ideal for all types of total body training. Simply slip a bar in the rotational sleeve and you are ready to go. Multi-directional swivel allows you to do rotational exercises and presses. Easily portable and can be set up nearly anywhere. Add weight plates for greater resistance. Additional handle accessories available for various gripping positions. Specifications: Length: 19 in., Width: 16 in., Height: 9 in., Weight: 45 lbs.
Versatile, portable, adjustable device for bodyweight suspension exercises. Attach to any pull-up bar, squat rack or beam and start training. Used for all types of upper body, lower body and core exercises. Soft rubber handles have built-in, reinforced foot cradles for quick and easy exercise variations. Built-in door anchors at the ends of the straps allow for use practically anywhere. Each strap measures 8′ long.
These stuffed medicine balls have a heavy duty, vinyl coated nylon cover. Dynamax Medicine Balls are impact absorbing and moisture resistant. Scuff resistant and they hold their shape even after repeated use. They have a soft feel. Available in 11 weights from 4lb to 30lb. All balls are 14 inches in diameter.
XD Kevlar Medicine Balls are the strongest medicine balls available. Reinforced with DuPont Kevlar brand fiber and are built to withstand your toughest workouts. Tacky grip prevents slipping. High-quality stitching and inner core design helps the balls retain their shape. Great for slamming, tossing and throwing. Available from 6lb to 16lb. All balls are 14 inches in diameter.
Features: 10 rubber coated dumbbells. Easy grip handle. Storage rack is included.
Weight pairs: 5-25 lb.
Total Weight: 150 lb
Features: Includes 20 rubber coated dumbbells. Strong, weather resistant finish. Easy grip handle.
Weight pairs: 5-50 lb.
Total Weight: 550lb**
Note: Dumbbell Rack is sold separately**
Features: Drop Cast Iron. One-piece design for strength. Flat base for easy storage. Extra-wide handle for easy grip.
Specifications: Handle Width: 1.25″. Material: Cast-Iron.
Available in 5lb increments from 5-100lb.
Features: Easily installs onto your Titan T-3 & T-6 & X-3 Power Racks. Installs onto other power racks, stands, and platforms using a 5/8″ band peg. Landmine receiver compatible with standard Olympic barbells.
Specifications: Weight: 8 lb. Weight capacity: 315 lb. Tube length: 10″. Tube inside diameter: 2″. Quantity: 2. Band peg diameter: 5/8″. Band peg length: 10″
*Full disclosure: I may receive compensation via affiliate marketing through these companies. With that said, I fully recommend these products regardless of my compensation.