Everyone who likes to train and go hard has their favorite tools. My gym tool belt includes 8 tools for total gym domination.
|Arm Blaster. This thing helps you keep your elbows back and stops you from using momentum when doing any curling exercises for your biceps. While it is a newer tool in my tool belt, it has been quite effective.|
|Quad Blaster. This one was invented by my mentor, Carlos DeJesus, and it gives an incredible quad workout. It removes the pressure put on your spine by squats, but gives you all the benefits of squatting. I like to insert this into my training on a regular basis.|
|Vibram Five Fingers. I love training in these shoes because of the barefoot feeling they give me. I love deadlifting and squatting while wearing my Vibrams. I feel more connected to the floor when using these shoes.|
|Ab Wheel. My core has always been one of the weakest aspects of my body. I have found that by starting out slowly with the ab wheel and working towards more and more difficulty my core has slowly improved. The consistent use of this thing will definitely add core strength to anyone.|
|The Rotater. This thing is the best device ever created for shoulder flexibility. I find that as I get older my shoulder joints were getting very tight. Using the Rotater has improved my flexibility as well as my rotater cuff strength.|
|Jungle Gym XT. Most of you have heard of the TRX Suspension Trainer. This is, in my opinion, the better alternative to the TRX Suspension Trainer. The Jungle Gym XT has been an awesome addition to my bodybuilding workouts.|
|Pullup Revolution Pro. If you are like me and had difficulty completing one pull up, this device is for you. I use this twice a week and I can now do one unassisted pull up (after just 4 weeks of consistent use). It is a great tool for improving pull ups.|
|APT Lifting Straps. When I get to the point that I am hitting weight that causes my grip to fail before the muscle group I am working, I put on my APT Lifting Straps and crank out the reps. They are very high quality straps put out by a reputable powerlifting supplier.|
As you can see, the tools I use are varied, but I find that they improve the effectiveness of my training. Getting an edge is what the tools are all about. The tools I list above are my main weapons of choice, but they are by no means the only weapons I use to gain an edge. Tell us about your weapons of choice by leaving a comment below.