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My Top Fitness Equipment Recommendations

Hey Rob Here. I have been running a bootcamp studio and changing client's fitness and health for over 10 years now. In that time, I have tried every piece of fitness equipment you can think of. My clients have had the pleasure of trying every item I have ever bought for them over the ten years too! I have seen first hand what equipment clients love and are the most effective at changing your body. Some types are a total waste of money and others are incredibly valuable and effective.

I am going to share those most effective items with you right now. Here are my top 10 that I personally love and my clients loved too!

Here we go...

Fitness Training Vest.

There are a ton of vests out there on the market. The problem with most is that they move around, slide, slip, and end up all over the place when you start training fast and hard. It can bother the back, choke you and or it just gets incredibly annoying.

The most important 2 features to look for when getting a vest are: Does it fit like a second skin and 2 is it adjustable? In my opinion, there is only one company that has perfected this; It is Hyperwear Gear. The reason I chose Hyperwear is because of a lace up feature which lets you attach close to the body. The same way you would tie a skate or shoe. It feels comfortable and will not choke you out when you start doing burpees or rope climbs.

The best one they have is the Hyperwear Hyper Vest PRO Unisex 10-Pound Adjustable Weighted Vest for Fitness Workouts

You can order it here if you want to learn more.

  • Comes with 10lbs of high-density steel weights with capacity for more. Thin profile provides full range of motion

  • Care-hand washable, after each use lay vest flat in cool, dry place to air out

  • Stretch fabric is wicking, odor resistant, cool and comfortable; open side for ventilation

  • Unisex design with side lacing for highly-adjustable fit

  • Unisex for men or women.

  • Will really amp up your bootcamp or crossfit workout x10!

This runs about $263 Canadian and is worth every penny.

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#2 The Chin up bar!

Now the benefits of chin up bar are tremendous and is an absolute must for anyone looking to build muscle? You might be thinking... "Rob but can not do any chin ups, that would not help me!" I would immediately tell you, that you are dead wrong and here is why.

Any one can use a chin up bar, because it can be used for more than just chin ups ! The versatility of this item is by far better than other types of equipment. You can throw any band over the bar and now can do a variety of pull downs, lat pulls, back rows, shoulder and chest fly’s chops, and bunch of other stuff. Also, you can also hang a TRX suspension system from it. Trx’s allow you to train the whole body and is also one of my top items. More about that later.

Beginners can also start to benefit from a chin up bar by either getting a think resistance band to help assist or use a chair. Chin-ups and pullups are king and queen when it comes to building lean muscle in your back shoulders, core, biceps and forearms

Now here is my personal favourite brand because you can install it any where there is door way in only a matter of seconds. NO this is not the type with hooks. This has hydraulic pump and ends that use leverage to hang itself outward in the doorway.

No need to hang it! No drilling or screwing required. Just pop it your door way.

Here is it is…

FLYBIRD Pull Up Bar for Doorway with No Screws Trainer Chin Up Bar Max. Load 660lbs Home Gym Upper Body Workout by FLYBIRD

The price is more than reasonable too!

Around $59.99 Canadian

Capacity Up To 660lbs: The rod of FLYBIRD pullup bar is made of 3mm thick stainless steel tube and net weighs over 5.5lbs

Comfortable Integrated Grips:

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