It’s common to believe you need lots of fancy gym equipment to train strength and conditioning effectively…
To carry out World-Class training, you’ll only need a minimal amount of training equipment. It’s how you use them that makes all the difference.
All you need is at least the following items…
- Barbell and plates
- Squat rack
- Weight bench
- Somewhere to do chin ups
- TRX suspension trainer (or similar)
- Ideally, some kettlebells too.
Barbell & Weight Plates
Eventually with plates totalling up to 2x your body weight, but you certainly won’t need that much to get started!
Various pairs, depending on how strong you are.
Just a simple squat stand like the one shown is just fine. If you have access to a more sturdy power rack, then even better… you’ll usually get a pull up bar with those too.
A flat bench is all you need. An incline bench will give you even greater flexibility in the future.
Somewhere To Do Chin-Ups/Pull-Ups
A chin up bar is awesome, but anything you can hang from will work just fine.
TRX Suspension Trainer (or similar)
Any suspension trainer is ok, it doesn’t have to be an expensive TRX!
Ideally – Kettlebells
Although strictly speaking, we can get away with just using dumbbells, having some kettlebells will make things easier.