Here are some of the best resources I’ve found that will help you on the path to being the best version of yourself!
Over the last 25 years, I’ve spent a ton of time (and money) trying every kind of fitness equipment, product, and supplement I could get my hands on and below I’ve listed out the things that have worked the best for me.
Everything here is designed to help you get leaner, stronger, healthier and I personally use all of it.
Isokinetics Foam Roller
Foam rolling is the shit, period. If you aren’t doing it, you are doing your body a great disservice. Most guys are in desperate need of self-myofacial release (SMR) and you’ll feel a huge difference after using it for a while. Get one then watch this video
to see how to use it!
CAP Cast Iron Kettlebells
Kettlebells are a great functional training tool and can be used for so many different movements. And it may be cooler to use KB’s that look like monkeys or demons but these are way cheaper and work just as well!
Assisted Pull-up & Resistance Power Stretch Bands
If you aren’t doing pull-ups or some variation of them, you need to be. Pull-ups are the king of the upper body exercises but unfortunately most people can’t do any. This band will help offset your body weight and allow you to do them!
ZFOsports 60 lb. Adjustable Weighted Vest
When bodyweight workouts just aren’t cutting it, strap on one of these bad boys and get to work! Pull-ups, pushups, squats, and even running (don’t say I didn’t warn you!) become MUCH more challenging.
Black Poly Dac Battle Ropes
Get ready to smoke your entire body using this super mobile tool. There is so much you can do with ropes and they are a great functional piece of equipment. I throw mine in my trunk and break it out when I’m at a park.
Tuolei Jump Rope
I love this thing. I’ve tried dozens of ropes, from swivel ones to leather and this one seems to work the best. It’s one of the cheapest, yet most effective, tools you can use to help you shed some fat and get fit.
WOSS Suspension Trainer
This handy dandy contraption has been with me every day for the last few years. I use it extensively for my own training and for my clients. It’s especially useful for guys who travel a lot because it’s super light and hangs anywhere.
AccuMeasure Body Fat Testing Kit
Tracking your weight or BMI is not nearly as important as tracking your body fat percentage when your goal is fat loss. Testing can be a pain in the ass but this little device will allow you to take your own measurements with relative accuracy.
Epic Grass Fed Meat Bars
As weird as a “meat bar” sounds, these are a MUCH healthier alternative to a Slim Jim or most other packaged foods. Keep a few handy for when you need a snack and if you’re eating a Primal/Paleo diet, these are perfect!
Amazing Grass Green Superfood
This all natural powder is packed with antioxidants, herbs, berries, and a ton of other stuff. Take it with water (a little blah) or juice or even in a smoothie. You should start feeling the difference in a few weeks after taking it too.
Dr. Tobias Omega 3 Fish Oil
The benefits from taking a high quality fish oil daily includes supporting healthy cholesterol levels, reducing joint pain, helps with maintaining strong bones, and can even help boost your mood.
Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men Multivitamins
Even when eating a very clean diet (most of us aren’t), we are still not getting enough of the vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals our bodies need. This has over 75 active ingredients and is a great supplement to your daily diet.
Chomps Grass Fed Beef Snack Sticks
This is another great snack, especially for those Primal enthusiasts. No hormones or nitrates either, which is a very good thing!
Alter Eco Organic Dark Chocolate
Who doesn’t love chocolate? For those of you with a sweet tooth but trying to be good, this is a healthier alternative to most sweets. It’s also Primal approved, BAM!
Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle
Author Tom Venuto knows his stuff and this is THE bible for eating for fat loss. I have used this extensively with my clients and in my own life over the years and seen some amazing successes. This is a must read for anyone looking to shed some lbs.
The Primal Blueprint
Mark Sisson is the pioneer of the Primal movement and I’ve adopted his philosophies in my own life and seen tremendous success. Try eating Primally for 4-6 weeks and I have no doubt you’ll drop some poundage and feel a whole lot better.Seriously.
The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation
This is a 21 day challenge for those looking to make a change to their eating approach and focus on the foods that cavemen ate. It also has some other daily challenges and I recently ran this challenge in a Facebook group and saw some amazing progress in this short time.
Becoming a Supple Leopard
Written by movement specialist Dr. Kelly Starrett, this book goes deep into mobility, flexibility and a number of other areas that most of us need help with. Get ready to do some work with this one, but if you do, your body will feel 10 years younger.
Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training
This best selling book has become THE guide for practical strength training and barbell exercises. If you’re serious about getting stronger (and bigger) this is definitely worth a read.
Train To Win: 11 Principles of Athletic Success
A fantastic read from a phenomenal coach, Martin Rooney. Not only great for athletes, but for life in general.This book is straight forward and easy to read and the principles inside and be applied immediately to create better results in many areas of your life.