I would like to make a few new purchases of equipment that are tried and true (no gimmicky or trendy pieces). I currently have dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, battling ropes, TRX, BOSU, resistance bands, hurdles, gliding discs, and barbells, and boxing gloves/mitts. Any other suggestions? (Would also like to know if anyone uses the Vipr and if it’s worth the investment). Thanks!
I’ve owned ViPRs for just under 5 years now. They’re expensive, so you’re going to want to make sure you use them if you’re going to recoup your investment. Personally, I love them. I use them in my small group CrossCore classes (CrossCore = think TRX with a pulley at the top – more versatile for exercise possibilities as well as requires more stabilizing through core). It works wonderfully paired with CrossCore because I alternate back and forth between bodyweight exercise and loaded ViPR movement.
As far as other items, I’d suggest:
CrossCore (even though you’ve already got a TRX. Look up CrossCore)
Ballast ball (by BOSU) or just get a regular resist-a-ball and put in 5-8 pounds of sand. You can use it as a “regular” resist-a-ball but it also has great properties as a weight since it’s bulky and the weight shifts. Lots of ballast ball exercises easy to find online.
Sand bells or non-bouncing slam balls.