For a person who’s into functional fitness, the best box to open under the tree is, well, for a box. A "box" is what X-Fitters call their style of gym. And you can build one at home, with the right equipment.
The best thing about a functional fitness home gym is that a wide variety of gear can be useful. But there are some staples that check the most boxes (again with the box puns). If you are interested in functional fitness, here’s what a pro CrossFitter and coach recommends: “Build Your Own Box.”
Here are three highlights to consider:
Kettlebells are incredibly versatile, especially for the kinds of training you need for functional fitness. The Matte Kettlebells (starting at $14.99) come in a range of sizes, from 1kg to 32kg.
Medicine Balls are great for wall ball throws, a quintessential X-Fit move. These durable, hand-stuffed, soft balls are weighted and help train core, coordination, and explosive movements. They start at $42.99 and range from 4lbs to 30lbs.
Build core and upper body strength with Wood Gymnastic Rings (starting at $34.99). Rings come in two diameters: 1.11” (Olympic standard) and 1.25” (best for people with big hands – and most common in cross-training gyms). They also come with two strap lengths: 7.5’ and 14’.
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