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Home Gym Essentials

For the first time in 100 years, the world shut down. We fought over toilet paper, hand sanitizer, & lysol wipes. Some had to drive to neighboring states for booze. Millions of people were relegated to bodyweight workouts. Calluses & tendon strength disappeared. It was a dark time.


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Now that civilization is *kind of* open again, here’s what you need for a little home gym. You know, in case it happens again.

*[A lot of these items aren't available online, so take this chance to reduce your footprint & spend your money intentionally. ASCEND may have some of this in stock, or shop used! Keep an eye on craigslist, facebook marketplace, garage sales, etc. Bring your clorox.]*



  • Pair of light to medium

  • Pair of heavy-ish



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Stability Ball

  • 55 or 65 cm, I prefer 55

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Pullup bar

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Rogue. I really love Rogue. They have solid equipment for a reasonable price, awesome warranties, and the best customer service in the retail industry. They also gave a big middle finger to Greg Glassman, CrossFit’s Founder & CEO, when he was a racist jerk. 

If you have all this stuff, or you want to create a more substantial fitness set-up at home, feel free to email me at [email protected]. I’d love to help you go shopping!