Home Gym Essentials of 2016
Home Gym Essentials of 2016 (Inga Hendrickson)

The Home Gym Essentials of 2016

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Home Gym Essentials of 2016
Chris Cohen

Train your way through the dark months with these nine pain-cave essentials. 

(Outdoor Voices)

Outdoor Voices Runningman sweatpants

The spandex blend and sharp tailoring make the Runningman perfect for yoga, the climbing gym, or brunch. 

Price $100 
(STI)

STI RumbleRoller foam roller

The RumbleRoller looks like a medieval torture device, and it’s indeed about as aggressive as foam rollers come. Use it to improve blood flow on recovery days. 

Price $70
(Beastmaker)

Beastmaker 1000 Series hang board

A hang board is the perfect tool to get world-destroying fingers. The Beastmaker’s two huge jugs are placed for pull-ups, knee raises, and endless dead hangs, and a good mix of edges, slopers, and pockets will work your grip. 

Price $99
(Nike)

Nike Dri-Fit Cool Stripe Tailwind Crew shirt

The polyester wicks sweat, it has a hip pocket and a loop on the collar to keep headphones in place, and it looks pretty cool, too. 

Price $55
(Adidas)

Adidas Adipure 360.3 trainers

Running shoes are for running. For anything else, you’ll want the added all-around support of trainers. The 360.3 locks in your feet with a socklike mesh upper that’s substantial but stretchy. It flexes during agility drills but stays planted for squats. 

Price $90
(SPRI)

SPRI kettlebell

You can work your whole body with a series of swings, squats, and presses. The SPRI is swathed in protective vinyl, so it won’t ding your wood floors, and it looks good enough that you won’t have to hide it in the closet when it’s not in use. 

Price $23 and up
(Sony)

Sony SRS-X5 Bluetooth speaker 

The 20-watt SRS-X5 pairs with Bluetooth devices like your phone or laptop, and it pumps out way more sound than its small size might suggest. 

Price $200
(Rx)

Rx jump rope

As with bikes, skis, and surfboards, you want a jump rope that fits. To that end, the Rx comes in 42 lengths and five weights. Pick one long enough so that the handles reach the middle of your chest when the rope is halved. 

Price $43 and up
(TRX)

TRX Tactical Gym suspension straps  

TRX straps help you develop balance, flexibility, and a strong core with simple bodyweight exercises—in other words, everything you want from a workout. The top-of-the-line Tactical Gym gives you lots of mounting options and includes a 12-week training plan. 

Price $249

 

From Winter 2016 Buyer’s Guide Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson

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