Sandbags are a great way to develop body weight work into punishment. Use a bag that holds about 40% of your body weight for lunges, runs, presses, and planks.
The $1,000 rollover will allow you to prioritize serious strength, explosiveness, and recovery – all of which are also a lot of fun.
Powerblock adjustable dumbbell
Adjustable barbells transform a simple home setup into a standing gym. These Powerblocks hold up to 90 lbs., which will run most people. The dumbbell routine from Reddit is a good place to start.
Rogue Post Landmine and Rogue Echo bar
Landmines require a barbell and provide explosive exercises that target the posterior chain without straining the spine. It doesn’t fit in apartments, unless it’s the size of Liberace, but it’s perfect for the backyard or garage. Check out this account for exercises. Start with the key fob, then go from there.
Baseblocks bar is great
Pulling the muscles—achieving a pullup, then bringing your waist up to the bar—is Occam’s Blade of Strength: If you can do one, you’re probably mobile, lean, and strong enough to do anything else. This bar is stable and does not require very high ceilings and can be folded away after use. If you still can’t hit a muscle workout, build to 20 pull-ups and 20 dips in a row, then try this YouTube routine.
There are endless options for spending right if you’re losing $5,000, but the priority here is to create a concept that’s more dynamic and strength-demanding than true heavyweights.
Rogue Abram is a significant developer of Glut
The gluteal muscle developers isolate the posterior chain while leaving the spine alone; It should be standard in every gym in America. But they don’t. If you want to become bulletproof, buy this thing and then pay entry fees for your friends to use it.
Assault on a bicycle
The propeller in a good propeller bike adds resistance as you pedal harder, pushing workouts beyond cardio into hybrid strength training. There are more workouts with this thing than you might think, though sprints—one-minute, one-minute—are the best place to start.
Rep Fitness Push-Pull Slider and Two Bumper Plates 45 lbs
Prowler pushes are the elite rebound: an easy 40-yard push with 90 pounds attached that, over time, will do just about everything. They require more space than a land mine—at least a driveway, often a road—and aren’t found in most commercial gyms.
Titan Fitness T-3 Tall Squat Rack
Many people like to squat. I’m only a fan of the exercise if the lifter is coordinated and strong enough to do it safely. But if you are building a home gym, why not? This squat stand is the simplest and best option. Use your own barbell and landmine weights, working up to a heavy one at the end of your workouts.
Assault Runner Pro manual treadmill
Gait—how we walk—is a hot fitness buzzword, for good reason: If we walk in an unconventional way, everything else we do probably does. Hand treadmills are great tools for assessing our mobility — but what’s more, they provide a very comprehensive workout. Running — and staying fit — is qualitatively different than anything else in the gym.
10-week functional styles course
Not exactly a tool, but the Functional Patterns introductory course is a good home workout investment for someone who may be feeling too sore or too stiff to start working out with heavy weights. It’s hard to explain what they do – but it’s mostly getting the body’s gunk out first, retooling it, then making it stronger, without a lot of equipment.