When I first began building my garage gym, I wasn’t quite sure what equipment to get. There are a few essentials that I recommend and have used for myself.

Below are some of the essentials that you can get for your garage or home gym. these are the same ones that I have or have used at some point in time.



7’ Olympic Barbell is one of the best pieces of equipment that you can have. With just a single barbell you can become a strength powerhouse.

The barbell allows you to do the compound movements like:

  • Deadlifts

  • Squats

  • Presses

  • Clean

  • Snatch

  • Thrusters


Pull-Up Bar(s)

This one of the best pieces of equipment that you can get for your garage gym. However, if you get a power rack, they typically have these already on them.



Kettlebells are an amazing way to get in shape. Try doing as many swings as you can in 1 minute, then rest a minute and do it again for a total of 10 minutes.



These are an extremely important piece of equipment. They can be used for curls, overhead lunges, box step ups, press, or almost every single movement a barbell can do, but that add a whole different level of stability.


Mobility Kit


Power Rack


Bumper Plates


Jump Rope


Gymnastics Rings


Bear KompleX Carbon Hand Grips for Gymnastics, Crossfit, Pull-ups, Weightlifting.


Climbing Rope