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PERFECT PUSHUP V2
$40, perfectonline.com

This revamped version of the original Perfect Pushup has reinforced construction, allowing for smoother movement, as well as improved grips for the handles. Rotate your hand position when performing a Push-Up to engage smaller stabilizing muscles.

 

PERFECT SITUP
$100, perfectonline.com

The Perfect Situp engages all four abdominal areas, combining an upper ab crunch with a lower ab leg lift for a complete core workout. Leg straps and an arm bar lock you into the ideal sit-up position, so you can never cheat your way though core exercises. A range of motion sensor clicks when the movement is over, signaling completion of a rep.

PERFECT MULTI-GYM
$35, perfectonline.com

The Perfect Multi-Gym, with its simple, efficient design, allows you to transform any doorway into a quick, easy-to-install gym. Simply lock it in place and start performing bodyweight exercises: Pull-Ups, Chin-Ups, Sit-Ups and Dips. To increase difficulty, wear a weight vest.

 

THE CROOKED STICK PORTABLE PATTERN
$35, performbetter.com

Both portable and affordable, the Crooked Stick is a straight way to improve agility, quickness and balance. Shape the pattern multiple ways for varying degrees of difficulty when executing lateral movement exercises.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRID FOAM ROLLER
$40, tptherapy.com

In contrast to traditional foam rollers, the Grid uses less foam. The core is hollow, and the outer area consists of multiple densities and shapes to better simulate massage of targeted zone —like your lats, lower back and quads. Use the low, flat portion for a forearm- and palm-like massage; the high and firm area for a fingertip massage; and the medium and tubular area for a finger and thumb massage. The roller can also be used for core workouts.

 

DOT DRILL PLYROBIC MAT
$55, performbetter.com

Suitable for team practices or at home, the Dot Drill Plyrobic Mat can be quickly set up for plyo exercises. Use the mat to perform various footwork patterns—one- or two-foot drills—to improve foot speed and reaction time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NIKE SPARQ POWER SLED
$60, nike.com

Improve speed and explosive acceleration with the SPARQ Power Sled. Its portable, lightweight design allows you to perform resistance training on multiple training surfaces—turf, grass, snow or sand. The Sled has handles and an adjustable clip-on belt for performing variations of pulling exercises. Flexible support walls and a power torsion bar evenly distribute weight. You can also load a variety of objects (e.g., water jugs, sandbags, power balls) for added resistance.

TRX THE PROFESSIONAL'S BUNDLE
$100, fitnessanywhere.com

Bring your training to the next level with The Professional's Bundle—part of the TRX system, the portable bodyweight training tool that simultaneously builds strength, balance, flexibility and core stability.

The Bundle includes five training DVDs:

  • The Trainer Basics
  • TRX Essentials: Strength
  • TRX Kettlebell:
  • Iron Circuit Conditioning
  • Train Like the Pros
  • Team Sports

The latter two DVDs focus on building pro-level core strength, endurance, agility and flexibility. Each functional exercise features coaching points from Fitness Quest 10 owner Todd Durkin, trainer to some of the NFL's top players, including Super Bowl XLIV MVP Drew Brees.


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