I was going to write a post on how to build a home gym, but I realized that Jocko Willink basically put together a nearly identical list to purchase.
Here are the places where I’ve moved from his recommendations:
- Instead of the Concept 2 rower I went with an AirDyne AD6. These are in the same family: the crucial thing is the whole-body movement with fan-driven resistance.
- I don’t have medicine balls in my current gym: I have in the past. Right now I’m focused on the “Loaded Carry” family that Dan John talks about so I have farmer’s bars and a Rep-Fitness sled (prowler-like) in the backyard.
The basics are the basics for a reason – and if you want to build effective workouts, stick with the basics.