RECOMMENDED FITNESS

ACCESSORIES TO TAKE YOUR FITNESS AND PERFORMANCE UP A NOTCH

KETO WORKOUT AND PERFORMANCE GEAR

Our first love has always been sports and performance. Dabbling in everything from bodybuilding to powerlifting, to the other extreme of marathons and Ironman triathlons.

The world of fitness first introduced us to the ketogenic diet while in search for an optimal way to health and performance. 

Much like supplements, we’ve tried them all. Everything you need to up your fitness game whether you work out at home, your local CrossFit box, or hit up the streets for a run. These are the pieces of equipment and accessories we’ve found most useful, durable, and economical.

ALL ABOUT THOSE FEET

Everybody loves shoes, but we're not basing these recommendations on the latest kicks, fanciest colors, or newest styles.

We're after function.

If there's one big take away I could take away from my time in the military… 

it's to take care of your feet and they'll take care of you.

We firmly believe that problems in the body tend to flow upstream… so if you're not wearing the proper footwear (size, style, width, etc…) this can cause small problems over time that result in bigger problems that require future correction. 

On that note, we tend to prefer more minimal style shoes that offer a wide enough toe box for your feet so spread out how they were meant to.

Crosstrainers (Men)

New Balance Minimus fits the bill for us for an all-around crosstraining shoe with a small 4mm drop, though they have 0mm variants as well which we love. 

RUNNING (WOMEN)

We are big fans of TOPO running shoes which tend to have a lower drop, are lighter weight, and EXTRA roomy in the toe boxes for your feet to naturally spread.

Crosstrainers (women)

New Balance Minimus fits the bill for us for an all-around crosstraining shoe with a small 4mm drop, though they have 0mm variants as well which we love. 

SQUATS / WEIGHTLIFTING (MEN)

The new kid on the block from Adidas and we are loving it. Great for those who perform olympic lifts or squat on the regular.

Running (men)

We are big fans of TOPO running shoes which tend to have a lower drop, are lighter weight, and EXTRA roomy in the toe boxes for your feet to naturally spread.

squats / weightlifting (women)

The new kid on the block from Adidas and we are loving it. Great for those who perform olympic lifts or squat on the regular.

ENDURANCE GEAR RECOMMENDATIONS

We're big fans of Hybrid training (Combining both Strength + Endurance) 

Let's face it, we're not going to be in the Olympics anytime soon (at least we aren't… and if you are then kudos!). We don't want to be one trick ponies, and we're after health and longevity above all else. The heart, like any other muscle, needs some love and these are the tools we use.

HEART RATE MONITOR

What doesn't get measured get's tracked. We're big proponents of heart rate training to gauge progress and train optimally.

FOOTPOD

Great for those who do a lot of indoor running to help track accurate distance and speed (requires compatible Garmin device to transmit to)

RUNNING GPS WATCH

Tracks distance, pace, heart rate, and more. Also has a built-in wrist heart rate sensor.

STRENGTH GEAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Our first passion and true love. Whether you're a bodybuilder, physique athlete, powerlifter, or recreational gym goer these are our recommendations for accessories and equipment for your gym bag or home gym.

weightlifting belt

Draw more power from your abs and lower back or simply use it for injury prevention. 

perfect pushup

What better exercise besides pull-ups is there for the upper body? PUSH UPS! We love these push-up handles to allow our wrist and shoulders to rotate through the exercise naturally.

rower

A great full body cardiovascular workout. Requires little space and props up against the wall to save space when you're done.

kettlebell

Not all kettlebells are created equal (trust us… we found out the hard way) Dragon Door are the original and gold standard.

ab mat

One of our favorite piece of equipment to help target the abs more effectively.

bike

If you prefer a bike instead of a rower, you can't go wrong with the Assault Air Bike. Still a full body cardiovascular workout that will get those lungs moving.

weights

A great space saver, these adjustable dumbbells are great for those simple in-home workouts.

door gym

Definitely an essential if you workout at home or just want to add a little extra activity randomly throughout the day. We've had this for years and it's still going strong. 

ab roller

Another great piece of exercise equipment we recommend for the abs/core. 

treadmill

If you're of the running type then we highly recommend this treadmill

RECOVERY RECOMMENDATIONS

Our first passion and true love. Whether you're a bodybuilder, physique athlete, powerlifter, or recreational gym goer these are our recommendations for accessories and equipment for your gym bag or home gym.

FOAM ROLLER

Improve flexibility and increase circulation by foam rolling. Definitely ease into it if you've never done so before.

MASSAGE BALL SET

Comes with a bigger massage ball (than the lacrosse) and a double “peanut” style massage ball that is great for rolling up and down the T-Spine (back)

ADVANCED FOAM ROLLER

For those a little more advanced and want to get deep myofascial release.

MARC PRO

For those that want that next level recovery tool… Marc Pro has been an amazing piece of our recovery after pounding the weights and running long distances.

LACROSSE BALL

Lacrosse balls are great for self-massage of the smaller areas that a foam roller can't get to.

SUPPLE LEOPARD

Not a piece of equipment or an accessory… but this book is a great resource with plenty of resources (descriptions and visuals) for mobility.