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.



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


Rogue Kettlebells 

35 lbs $52, 80 lbs $100


Pullup bands 41” 

Red blue green or red green black

Booty bands

12” pack

Handle bands

Find them at your moms, I bet she has a set!



Metolius Project Board $55

Metolius Simulator $80

Dont have to mount

Tension Flash Board $85

Tension Block $45

Stability Ball

55 or 65 cm, I prefer 55

Pullup bar

DIY ceiling mounted - https://dreamdesigndiy.com/ceiling-mounted-pull-up-bar/

DIY Free Standing - https://youtu.be/YgeWd5-CFIY

Wall mounted - https://www.roguefitness.com/rogue-p-5v-garage-pullup-system?prod_id=9879&gclid=CjwKCAjwxev3BRBBEiwAiB_PWC1ipb_1cuGGqYh_3I_1ybNZnV0XhoH27hG90ci6TMwjevr7PBKIxRoCBtEQAvD_BwE

Door Mounted - https://perfectfitness.implus.com/product/perfect-multi-gym

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!