Exercise equipment

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A selection of home exercise equipment: yoga blocks, yoga mat, dumbbells, pull-up/chin-up bar, push-up handles and gloves.

Exercise equipment is any apparatus or device used during physical activity to enhance the strength or conditioning effects of that exercise by providing either fixed or adjustable amounts of resistance, or to otherwise enhance the experience or outcome of an exercise routine.

Exercise equipment may also include such wearable items as proper footgear, gloves, and hydration packs.

General strength training equipment[edit]

A lifting strap.
A lifting belt.

A broad range of different types of exercise equipment are available, including

  • Free-weight training:
  • Weight machines
  • Cables
  • Rowers
  • Head/neck harness
  • Variable resistance training:[1]
    • Elastic bands[2] (resistance bands): monster bands, hip circles, floss bands, mini bands
    • Chain accommodation training:[3] chains
  • Lifting accessories:
    • Straps, wraps and sleeves:
      • Lifting wrist straps
      • Wrist wraps
      • Elbow sleeves
      • Knee wraps
      • Knee sleeves
    • Hand care: Gym chalk, gloves
    • Sling shots]
    • Shoes (specifically made for Olympic weightlifting, squats, deadlifts, overhead press, etc.)
    • Belts (10 mm, 13 mm; small, medium, large; prong belts, lever belts)
  • kBox

Strongman (strength athlete) equipment[edit]

Bodyweight training, calisthenics & gymnastics equipment[edit]

a) TRX Suspension Trainer. b) Jungle Gym XT. c) A pair of gymnastic rings. d) Flying. e) AirFit Trainer Pro
  • Parallel bars (P-bars): high P-bars, low P-bars
  • Pulling-related:
    • Pull-up/dip belts
    • Peg boards
    • Pull-up bars:
      • Doorway (use leverage around door frame)
      • Extending door frame (extends out to fit between door frame)
      • Wall-mounted
      • Ceiling-mounted
      • Free standing bar
  • Suspension training/trainer:[4]
    • TRX Suspension Trainer
    • Jungle Gym XT
    • Flying
    • AirFit Trainer Pro
    • Gymnastic rings[citation needed]
  • Weighted vests
  • Limb weights: ankle weights, wrist weights
  • Paralletes or push-up handles
  • Medicine balls
  • Swiss balls
  • Ropes: jump ropes, climbing ropes, conditioning ropes
  • Training Sleds

Myofascial release and recovery tools[edit]

  • Rolling: foam roller, RumbleRoller, GRID STK foam roller
  • Balls: Lacrosse ball, spiky, dimple, rad roller or peanuts

Other[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ataee, J; Koozehchian, MS; Kreider, RB; Zuo, L. "Effectiveness of accommodation and constant resistance training on maximal strength and power in trained athletes". PeerJ. 2: e441. doi:10.7717/peerj.441. PMC 4081144Freely accessible. PMID 25024910. 
  2. ^ Shoepe, TC; Ramirez, DA; Rovetti, RJ; Kohler, DR; Almstedt, HC. "The Effects of 24 weeks of Resistance Training with Simultaneous Elastic and Free Weight Loading on Muscular Performance of Novice Lifters". J Hum Kinet. 29: 93–106. doi:10.2478/v10078-011-0043-8. PMC 3588619Freely accessible. PMID 23486257. 
  3. ^ Ataee, J; Koozehchian, MS; Kreider, RB; Zuo, L. "Effectiveness of accommodation and constant resistance training on maximal strength and power in trained athletes". PeerJ. 2: e441. doi:10.7717/peerj.441. PMC 4081144Freely accessible. PMID 25024910. 
  4. ^ Calatayud, J; Borreani, S; Colado, JC; Martín, FF; Rogers, ME; Behm, DG; Andersen, LL. "Muscle Activation during Push-Ups with Different Suspension Training Systems". J Sports Sci Med. 13: 502–10. PMC 4126284Freely accessible. PMID 25177174.