As coaches, we have access to a lot of fitness equipment, yet we all have our favorite, go-to items. We asked our coaches to choose three favorite pieces of equipment, the pieces we would pick if trapped on a desert island. First up—Coach Kory.
Kory's Top 3
If I had to pick only three pieces of equipment to use for training, I’d start with a moderate weight kettlebell. 24kg is my sweet spot. It’s light enough for single-arm swings, but still heavy enough for goblet squats, lunges, Turkish get-ups, and suitcase carries. I can safely get it overhead, and it will challenge me to increase both my strict press and snatch weight.
Favorite: Kettlebell Kings Powder Coat Kettlebell
My second choice would be a medium thickness resistance band. There are so many options for both mobility and strength work using bands. I always use a band for mobility during my warm-ups, for pulling exercises, and for adding extra resistance to other weighted movements.
My final pick is a weighted ruck. I am a big fan of outdoor walks for many reasons. We could all use a little extra time in the sunshine and fresh air both for extra movement and exposure to sunlight. Outdoor walks are a great way to reset during stressful times and seem to be far underutilized by most people. When I’m overwhelmed, I grab my ruck, turn up my music, and walk.
Link: GoRuck Bullet Ruck
What are your favorite pieces of equipment?
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