The 4 Best Pieces of Exercise Equipment
I’m often asked, “Are kettlebells the only thing you use.” The answer, simply, is no. The goal of any fitness approach is to find the right tool for the job, and know how to use it. Kettlebells are a godsend. Zeus made them. But they’re not the only thing I use. Sorry, Zeus. (Don’t zap me.)
I believe kettlebells are best for metabolics and mobility. I believe barbells are best for lower body strength. I believe rings are best for upper body strength. All are fairly decent for building muscle. And I believe your own bodyweight can fill in the rest. I make my arguments in the latest episode of The Pat Flynn Show. Enjoy.
The 4 Best Pieces of Exercise Equipment for Your Goals
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For gymnastic rings, I’ve been using Titan Fitness 8′ wood rings.
For kettlebells, I recommend either Rep or Dragondoor.
What about dumbbells? They’re useful. But not distinguished enough for my tastes. I use them more as a fill in the gap/blank tool, than I do as a staple in my training.
PS – None of this is to say that other tools AREN’T useful. The point of this episode is to illustrate that The Pareto Principle applies even to pieces of exercise equipment–that 80-90% of all your goals can be reached with just 10-20% of what you’ll find in the gym.
PPS – You might also enjoy the episode I did with Som talking about how much you should be able to deadlift.