StoreExercise GearTaview Occlusion Training BandsUseful when injured, for active recovery, pumping up before a show, or home/travel workouts without access to heavy weights.Whatafit Compact Resistance Band Complete SetFor home workouts– comes with instruction booklet. Also see my resistance band training article. Feierdun Workout BarA different sort of pullup bar. Doesn’t allow parallel grip, but can be set lower for pushups and inverted rows.Trideer Exercise BallFor ball crunches, ab rollouts, pushups with feet elevated, slow myotatic crunches, ball swings, and more.Yes4All Thick Bar GripsThickens barbell and dumbbell grips to better work the hands and forearms.RDX MMA GlovesUnlike boxing gloves, these allow for grappling. Lighter than you’d want on punching bags though.Adjustable Weight DumbbellsFor home workouts. Better than buying different-weighted dumbbells if you want to go over 10 pounds. Can be converted into a barbell with an optional connector.WODFitters Fit Loop Resistance BandsFor band-only exercises, assisted pull-ups, and adding accomodating resistance to barbell exercises. You’ll need two of the for barbell exercises. This is the lightest resistance– you may also want black bands, the next one up.Iron Gym Pull-Up BarAllows for pronated, supinated and parallel grip. Make sure your door frame is sturdy though.Yoga Mat With Carrying StrapFor stretching, planks, floor presses, bicycle crunches, lat prayers, and anything where you need to kneel on the ground.Bosu Balance BallFor slow myotatic crunches, bosu ball squats, bosu ball pushups, and general balance training.Sanabul Punching Bag GlovesFor practicing on punching bags. Gel-infused to protect your hands.Dietary SupplementsNatureWise Vitamin D 5000 iuTake one pill every morning. If you’re deficient, take 2 per morning for a few weeks, then drop to 1.Barlean’s Chocolate Silk Greens PowderThis is the only greens powder I ever use, because it’s the only one I’ve tried that actually tastes good. Mix with milk or a milk substitute that has some fat. Can be combined with protein powder.Centrum Adult MultivitaminTake one a day. Not necessary if you eat a near-perfect diet, but most of us don’t.Nature Made Fish OilTake 2-4 capsules a day. Reduces chronic inflammation, which makes a whole lot of things a little bit better.BooksBody By ScienceThis is the book that introduced me to single set to failure training. While I don’t train that way anymore, it worked for me for a long time, and this is still the best explaner I’ve seen for how muscles and muscular hypertrophy work.Mindless Eating– Why We Eat More Than We ThinkThe best book ever written on the psychology of eating, why weight gain seems to “just happen,” and how to make eating fewer calories seem easy.