My Exercise Equipment

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Foam Roller
Great for myofacial massage release – helps with muscle soreness and muscle recovery.  Regular massage with foam roller can also improve your flexibility.
36 Inch Round Foam Roller
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Balance Ball – 65cm
I use exercise ball for my upper body and abs workout – it’s a great equipment for strengthening your core. I also use it here and there in my Stretch & Tone workouts.

You can buy your own exercise ball (also known as balance or stability ball) here:
Balance Ball

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Power Bands
Great equipment for adding extra challenge to your bodyweight exercises especially in lower body workouts. I also use them in my Stretch & Tone workouts.

You can get your own set of power bands here: 
Power Bands

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Pull Up Station
I love my pull up station and wouldn’t change it for anything. Using the pull up bar is one of the best ways to build your upper body and core strength.
You can get your own pull up bar power tower here: 
Body Vision PT600 Power Tower
Assist Pull Up Band
Assist Pull Up Band is what I recommend for anyone who doesn’t have the strength to do a regular pull and wants to learn fast without being frustrated. I have the red band which gives you only a light support for the pull ups. The blue or the green band are the ones I recommend for complete beginners because those provide the most amount of support. You might want to start with blue and later on you can progress to the red band.
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Pull up bar for the doorway
If the power tower is not an option for you, you can also get a simple Pull up bar for the doorway:

ProSource Multi-Grip Chin-Up/Pull-Up Bar, Heavy Duty Doorway Trainer for Home Gym

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What can I do if I don’t have a pull up bar or even the option to get a pull up bar for home?
You can improvise by using 2 chairs and a broomstick like I did in this video:  https://zuzkalight.com/workouts/5-minute-workout-shoulders-back/
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Sliders
One of the most popular series in the ZGYM is the 15 minute fit slide that uses the sliders as a way to strengthen your entire body with low impact exercises using the sliders. Great for beginners and advanced, or anyone who wants to build bulletproof abs.

Here are my suggestions:
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Jump Rope
There’s no better equipment that will take care of your entire body, and provide super effective fat burning cardio, than a jump rope. It’s easily portable and you can get the most effective workout with it in less than 1o minutes. I use jump rope in my workouts a lot so if you want to workout with me and be a bad ass, I suggest you get your own.

Here’s a Jump Rope I can recommend.

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Dumbbells
I think everyone should have a pair of dumbbells at home. I use 12 lb dumbbells with flat edges

For complete beginners who want to follow the Bunny Slope Workout Program I recommend 3 lb dumbbells

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Kettlebells
The medium 26lb Kettlebell is perfect for upper body exercises such as the overhead press.

I use the 44 lb kettlebell (I call her The Beast)  for challenging lower body exercises such as the KB swing, deadlift, or squat. It’s the best equipment for shaping up your legs and glutes.

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Exercise Mat
An exercise mat is important and you will need one for almost every workout in the ZGYM. There are a lot of bad quality exercise mats that slide and eventually shred once you start jumping on them and putting them through all the beating of your daily training. I found a great mat that really lasts and doesn’t slip: Gaiam Eco-Grip Yoga Mat, 3mm

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8 comments on “My Exercise Equipment”

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    Private  |  EAST FREETOWN, Massachusetts, United States

    Thank you for this, been wondering about your mat , mine shreds if i use my sneakers on it.

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    Private  |  Utah

    What do you suggest for a foam roller for someone who has never used one before?

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      Private  |  Los Angeles, CA, USA

      Thank you for your question – I have added the link to a foam roller into the post.

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      Private  |  Jura, France

      I like soft foam roller and use the one from MELT method, but the Sissell brand is great too. it is comfortable yet effective and can be used for pilates too and of course the MELT -ing method too (which is really specific and not like “ironing” or “wash-boarding” on a standard foam roller) it is more pricey but a real life-time health investment.
      if only one had to be done, this would be THE ultimate tool (+ some yogaTuneUP balls serving the same purpose but complementary to the roller and more transportable)

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        Private  | 

        Laila, do you have a link to the one you recommend? If it is available on Amazon that would be great too.

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          Private  |  Jura, France

          I think I ordered the MELT from their website with the dvd and hand and feet balls. Just Google melt method or search on amazon
          Soft foam roll, yoga tune up balls.
          My comments tend to be blocked with links.

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    Thanks for the list! It is great to know what you recommend. My balance ball deteriorated and I am looking to purchase your recommendation. I notice the one on Amazon referenced is no longer available. I wonder which one you think is good. Thanks!

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    Private  |  Brandon, SD, USA

    Hi Z, Just started your bodyweight beginner and bunny slope program. My husband and I were looking at your equipment and are too heavy for most affordable pull up bars. Do you have a suggestion of exercises we can do in replace of using pull up bar? Thanks

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