If you are looking for quality calisthenics equipment that will last for a lifetime, Dragon Door is an obvious choice in my opinion. As bodyweight strength training athlete’s we don’t need much, but there are of course a few things that will give us a great home gym.
To be honest I have made a few bad choices in the past with regard to «home exercise equipment», but I am getting better. My conclusion is that simplicity is better than complexity when investing in exercise equipment for your home gym.
Workout equipment designed for bodyweight training is by far the best investments I have done in that area. This page will give you an overview of equipment that will help you build a home gym that will give you a great workout!
One of the best workout items you will ever buy. They are small, light and easy to bring everywhere you go. With adjustable straps you only need something to «hang on» to get going. And the best part is that gymnastic rings will give you a great upper body workout alone if you do it right.
Gymnastic rings are currently not available at Dragon Door, but I just had to have them on the top of the list. It is still the best pullup tools available. Here are a few good options from Amazon with great reviews.
The Neuro-Grip Pushup tool
It is hard to find a way to enhance the benefits of a pushup, but with this tool Jon Bruney has made it. You will find a pushup more challenging than ever and reap the benefits of it. The Neuro Grip will strengthen your core, strengthen your grip and your wrists. Yes, pushups that work your grip! It is simple and it is raw, just the way I like it.
Torture Your Core, Develop a Vice-Like Grip, Toughen Your Wrists, Sculpt Your Forearms, Hammer Your Pecs—With the Neuro-Grip Push-Up Challenge!
We invite you to take the Neuro-Grip Challenge and reap the rewards!
Bodyweight Master – The Free Standing Pullup Bar
With more people embracing calisthenics exercises, there is a lot of different freestanding pullup bars on the market. The Bodyweight Master is the best I have found. Many claims that it is the best calisthenics equipment available right now.
The biggest reason are due to it’s stability compared with other competing brands. It is one of the few freestanding pullup bars where you can do a muscle-up and even a human flag. There are also holes made for bolting it to the ground if you would like to increase stability even more.
The versatility for positions of various pull-ups and dips is stunning and easy to adjust. If you would like a complete piece of calisthenics equipment, this is it.
Here are some possible exercises on the bodyweight master; pullups, chinups, one arm chinups, one hand chinups, Australian pullups (bodyweight rows), hanging knee raises, hanging leg raises, windshield wipers, muscle-ups, front levers, back levers, raised pushups, dips, weighted dips and variations of nearly all the exercises already listed here. Read more about the Bodyweight Master Here.
Pullup Assist Bands
This is a great tool when you are starting out with pullups or are training for more advanced moves like the muscle-up. It is simple and it works. Pullup assist bands are simply stretching bands that you attach from the bar to under your feet or knee to help you with your pullups, dips or muscle-ups. You can find them in different lengths and with different resistance.
You will find a lot of different variations of the pullup assist bands, here are some with great reviews.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,