If you’re just learning to do either single- or double-unders, you need a rope that’s heavy enough to give you some feedback, but not so heavy that you’re wasting a ton of energy turning it. We like this one —
For high rep double-unders and triple-unders, you need a feather-light rope that turns super smoothly. These are some good ones —
Hand Care Stuff
You may have noticed that we spend a lot of time gripping various things. Diligent callous care can stop you from ripping your hands up, and maximize your time on the bar!
The Steps —
- Soak until soft in bath or shower.
- Shave thick calluses (gently!) (optional) with a Callus Shaver
- Sand down until callus is thin and even but still tough with SandBar
- Moisturize with O’Keeffe’s Working Hands
Some people swear by these, some people hate ‘em. On the up side, they put a barrier between your skin and the pull-up bar, which can protect your hands. On the down side, they effectively increase the diameter of the bar, which can make it harder to hold on.
If you think they’re for you, we recommend —
Maybe your knees are a little creaky when it’s cold. Maybe you like a little bit of cushion for lunges. Maybe you appreciate getting knee hugs when you’re bouncing out of the bottom of your squat. There are lots of reasons to love knee sleeves!
Lightweight ones are the most versatile for warmth and medium support; we like these ones —
If you want to be shot outta the bottom of your squat like a catapult, try some nice thick ones like these —
Recovery & Mobility Gear
There’s nothing quite like a Theragun massage after a rough week of workouts. Unless it’s a shoulder massage from this shiatsu massager. Or, go old-fashioned with Rumble Roller, or space-age with a Normatec 3 Full Body (or just the legs if the whole thing seems a bit excessive 😂).
To round things out, a couple mobility and recovery tools that’d fit really well into a stocking —