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Recommendations

A lot of you have asked what specific equipment, supplements, etc I use. I’ve tried many products over the years and these are the ones I would recommend.

ProSource Multi-Grip Chin-Up/Pull-Up Bar

Recommended pull up bar for home workoutsPull ups are one of the best compound exercises you can do but it can be hard finding a sturdy bar to use.

I like this one because I can easily throw it up and knock out a few sets and then take it down and toss it in my closet. No muss, no fuss.

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Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable DumbbellsBowflex adjustable dumbbells recommended

For those of you short on space and cash (what student isn’t?), adjustable dumbbell sets are a great compromise. I’ve tried a few and these are my favorite. Easy to swap out, good grips, and they look pretty cool.

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Heavy Duty PRO Lifting Hooks

Recommended weight lifting strapsAfter you’ve been lifting for a while, your hands become your weakest points, limiting how much weight you can work with. These hooks take a lot of the strain off of your hands to allow you to hit that new PR on deadlifts.

I like these over other hooks and straps​ because they’re comfortable and don’t slip around when I sweat.

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TRX Suspension Trainer

These TRX systems are great whether you travel a lot or, like me, don’t want to risk your security deposit by drilling holes in your apartment. You can easily get a full workout at home with a set of these.

TRX trainer kit for home gyms

 

 

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Fitbit Blaze Fitness Tracker

Fitbit Blaze Activity TrackerI got this as a gift a few months ago and it has totally replaced my regular watch.

I don’t have to worry about sweating in it, I can make sure my heart rate stays up during my workouts, and they battery lasts for days.

It even knows when I start a workout so I don’t have to remember to manually track it.​

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Optimum Nutrition Whey Protein Powder

Optimum Nutrition whey protein powderProtein and fitness go together like peanut butter flavored protein powder and jelly (I would NOT recommend this sandwich).

I’ve tried quite a few different brands but I keep coming back to ON. It’s delicious, effective, comes in a lot of flavors, and is easy on my wallet.

Whether you’re just getting started on your fitness journey or you’re a seasoned gym rat, I would recommend this protein powder to everyone.

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