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Tim Ferriss is known for many different things, most notably his podcast and books that delve into the lives of top performers. Nearly all top performers have one thing in common – a home gym; Tim Ferriss is no different.

Tim Ferriss' Home Gym

Kettlebells

Tim Ferriss using a kettlebell
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Dragon Door
Dragon Door RKC Russian Kettlebells
Dragon Door RKC Russian Kettlebells

The Official RKC, Military-Grade Kettlebell—Durable, Resilient and Perfectly Designed to Give You Years of Explosive Gains in Strength, Endurance and Power The 16kg (35lbs.) RKC Russian Kettlebell is Dragon Door's most popular kettlebell and is the ideal size for most men and for stronger women to jumpstart their cardio, conditioning and strength programs. Men and stronger women can use the 35lb kettlebell to train themselves effectively in the many excellent drills you'll find in Pavel's classic book and DVD, Enter the Kettlebell! Drgon Door and Pavel Tsatsouline re-introduced kettlebells to the US with their uniquely designed 35lb cast iron kettlebell—and it has remained our most popular kettlebell.Why? Even a man of average initial strength can immediately start using the 35lb kettlebell for two-handed swings and quickly gravitate to one-handed swings, followed by jerks, cleans and snatches. Within a few weeks you can expect to see spectacular gains in overall strength and conditioning—and for many—significant fat loss. Stronger men and more experienced weightlifters and powerlifters can use the 35lb kettlebell to train themselves effectively in the many excellent drills you'll find in Pavel's classic book and DVD, Enter the Kettlebell!. The 35 lb kettlebell quickly becomes a favorite for women too, once they have built up their strength using Dragon Door's lighter kettlebells. (Women, we recommend you start with either the 26lb kettlebell or the 18lb kettlebell initially.)

Power Rack

Tim Ferriss using a kettlebell
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Rogue Fitness
Rogue RM-390F Flat Foot Monster Rack
Rogue RM-390F Flat Foot Monster Rack

The fully updated Flat Foot Monster Rack is built for athletes, coaches, and gym owners who want the benefits of Rogue's heavy-duty RM-3 without having to bolt the unit to the floor. The RM-390F 2.0 features the same 3x3" 11-Gauge Steel uprights and over-sized 1" hardware as the standard model, but utilizes our Monster Squat Stand's triangle-plate base design to create a large, self-stabilizing foundation. With Version 2.0, the uprights also now include laser-cut pin position numbers on the front and back, and a keyhole pattern on the sides–creating compatibility with more add-ons and attachments. A set of 3x3" rubber feet help protect your flooring and prevent any movement of the unit during use.The Flat Foot Monster Rack stands 93" tall with a 24" (depth) inside depth and a 54" x 50" overall footprint. A Monster Single Skinny Pull-Up Bar and pin/pipe safety system are included standard, and the crossmembers at the top of the rack are now gusseted for extra strength and rigidity. Customers can choose between our standard Monster J-Cups or a pair of Sandwich J-Cups with a UHMW plastic core. The full rack–aside from the J-cups, safeties, and front pull-up bar–is powder coated in a new Satin Black finish.

Barbell

Tim Ferriss' Home Gym
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Rogue Fitness
Rogue Bar 2.0
Rogue Bar 2.0

This is the next generation of the 28.5MM Olympic bar that helped launch the revolution. Now fully machined and assembled at the Rogue factory in Columbus, Ohio, the Rogue Bar 2.0 represents the highest level of precision engineering with a wide range of new features—including stronger 190 PSI steel, durable composite bushings, and CNC-machined groove sleeves with customizable color bands, available hereLike the original flagship Rogue Bar, Version 2.0 still offers convenient dual knurl marks for both Olympic and powerlifting, with a black zinc coated shaft and bright zinc sleeves. The addition of a groove in the sleeve enables athletes and coaches to more easily identify and differentiate bars by changing out the bands. The bar comes standard with Rogue-branded bands, but you can swap them out with any of the additional color options available, or even use any custom, personalized band that matches the dimensions.The Rogue Bar 2.0 is among the first in our arsenal to use composite bushings—a self-lubricating material often found in hi-tech aerospace equipment and military vehicles. For intense, high-rep training, these bushings dramatically minimize friction to both provide a reliable spin and help extend the shelf life of the bar itself.The Rogue Bar helped us cement our reputation at the CrossFit Games and beyond, and we believe the Rogue Bar 2.0 is a worthy successor to that mantle.

The Rogue Bar 2.0 features a 28.5 mm, 190K PSI Tensile Strength, Black Zinc coated shaft with a bushing rotation system and a price tag of only $255. A barbell is an area we suggest spending extra on due to the amount of use it receives and we’re big fans of the Rogue Bar 2.0

Weights

Tim Ferriss' Home Gym
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Rogue Fitness
Rogue Calibrated LB Steel Plates
Rogue Calibrated LB Steel Plates

Machine calibrated for next-level precision, these durable cast-iron LB plates are accurate to within 10 grams in weight. Each disc is cut thin to allow for max loading capacity (up to 1500+LB) and color-coded for easy identification from a distance. The back of each plate includes calibration plugs (lead on smaller plates, brass on plates 5LB and up) for an ever greater level of precision. A 50MM center hole is designed for a snug fit on a standard barbell, and as a result, may not fit on some cheaper barbells not held to spec.Additional Specifications:Steel Powerlifting LB Discs Machine calibrated to within +/- 10 grams Calibration plugs on back of plates for increased precision 50MM collar opening Thin Design for 1500LB load capacity Low Gloss Powdercoat surface finish Exclusive Rogue branding, Artwork on one side only

Although these plates are a good value, they can get pretty costly. This said, you shouldn’t ever have to buy weights again (unless you want bumper plates.) To be honest, I’m actually a bit surprised Tim chose calibrated steel plates over bumper plates. Bumper plates have more versatility, but it’s likely because he spends a majority of his training time focusing on the slow lifts (squat, deadlift, bench, overhead press) than the classic lifts (clean and jerk, and snatch.)

Dumbbells

Tim Ferriss using dumbbells in his garage gym

Dumbbells are an important part of any training program. The problem with dumbbells in a home gym is they often are both costly and bulky. Thankfully there are a lot of different options today for compact, selectorized dumbbells and the ones Tim Ferriss has is the Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells.

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Bowflex
Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Adjustable Dumbbells
Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Adjustable Dumbbells

Just like all Bowflex SelectTech dumbbells, with just the turn of a dial you can automatically change your resistance from 10 lbs. all the way up to 90 lbs. of weight. No more picking up 17 different sets of dumbbells to give you the results you want!Use the Bowflex SelectTech App to journal your strength training Space efficient - say goodbye to 17 sets of dumbbells Select the weight you want with a turn of a dial.With just the turn of a dial, change your resistance from 4 kg (10 lbs) all the way up to 41 kg (90 lbs) of weight Each dumbbell adjusts from 10 lbs to 90 lbs Durable molding around metal plates provides for a smooth lift-off and quieter workouts

Conditioning Equipment

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Concept 2
Concept2 RowErg
Concept2 RowErg

The Concept 2 Model D Rower is perhaps the most popular rowing machine on the market, found in commercial gyms and home gyms around the world.  It  provides a low-impact, full-body workout and uses air resistance generated by a fanned flywheel.  The Model D has an adjustable damper setting from 1 to 10 allowing you to move with ease or with more resistance and intensity.The Model D comes with adjustable foot-rests, a 14-inch seat height with an aluminum l-beam monorail and stainless steel track for a smooth back-and-forth slide.  This is a light cardio machine with wheels, which means you can move it with ease around your space. Also, for storage, the rower can be easily broken down into two segments, hung on a wall with a Rogue wall hanger, or simply tilted upright and stored vertically.  The PM5 Performance Monitor gives instant feedback on pace, watts, calories, distance, and rpms.  The monitor is easily adjustable, Bluetooth-compatible, and can easily connect to a heart rate monitor or the ErgData app.  

Stall Bars

Miscellaneous

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Rogue Fitness
Rogue AB-2 Adjustable Bench
Rogue AB-2 Adjustable Bench

With more than 50 combinations of seat and back-rest positions to choose from, the AB-2 Rogue Adjustable Bench can easily adapt to each individual athlete, improving the overall efficiency and productivity of any strength training facility. No matter your size, workout preferences, or available training space, this compact, 11-gauge steel bench provides the rare combination of sturdiness and maneuverability that few other adjustable weight benches even attempt to match.The AB-2 Rogue Adjustable Bench includes six different seat settings and nine additional back rest positions, making it easily among the most versatile weight benches on the market. Unlike most commercial-brand FID benches, though, this customization element is not achieved at the expense of quality craftsmanship. Made in America, the AB-2 is a direct descendant of the time-tested Nebula 1080 Utility Bench, and includes load-bearing rubber feet for stability, cordura edges for enhanced durability, and a convenient handle and wheels for easy mobility.

Tim Ferriss Training

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