So your gym has shut down, or you’re self-quarantined because you don’t want to risk getting anyone sick. But you still want to lift — of course you do, that’s why you’re here. It’s tough when you miss your lifting rituals and friends, and the sheer thrill of walking into the gym and hearing the weights clang down on that deadlifting platform. You’ll get back there. But until then, now’s a great time to start some new lifting rituals at home.

Even after COVID-19 becomes a thing of the past, you’ll want the equipment below around your house — it’ll keep you motivated on rainy days and keep you rejuvenated on rest days. Most of the equipment below won’t take up that much space at all. Even if you literally got all of it, actually (living the dream) it would all fit without too much hassle in even a New York City apartment closet. And — aside from the jump rope, for which you’ll want high ceilings and no downstairs neighbors, you won’t need all that much room to use the equipment either.

Rule of proverbial thumb — lay on the floor and stretch your hands over your head, then out beside you. Those measurements, that wingspan, will determine how much is the maximum space you’ll need to mix and match your way to your own little home gym. You don’t need all of the equipment below to keep yourself going — choose your fighter as you will, and just remember to keep it fun. You deserve it, especially now.

Below we’ll list all the equipment, then get into the specific reasons why you should try ’em out. Just know that the pandemic has caused an insane boom in the home workout equipment market and these products are selling out fast.

Vinsguir Ab Roller
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Vinsguir Ab Roller

A sturdy ab roller that provides a serious core workout and EVA-coated handles that are soft on hands.

6-lb CAP Barbell Medicine Ball
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6-lb CAP Barbell Medicine Ball

Use this inexpensive medicine ball to boost grip strength and add resistance to core exercises.

ProFIT Pull Up Bar For Your Doorway
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ProFIT Pull Up Bar For Your Doorway

A pull-up bar that uses a non-skidding wedge design that enables it to fit in any doorway.

GoxRunx Jump Rope Set
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GoxRunx Jump Rope Set

Two tangle free jump ropes that are adjustable in length.

ProFitness Resistance Hip Bands
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ProFitness Resistance Hip Bands

These resistance bands are ideal for improving lateral strength and stability for every athlete.

Gaiam Total Body Balance Ball Kit
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Gaiam Total Body Balance Ball Kit

For under twenty bucks you get a Swiss ball, air pump, and a workout program to help use them.

321 Strong 5-in-1 Foam Roller Set
321 strong foam roller kit
321 Strong 5-in-1 Foam Roller Set

A kit that includes a foam roller, mobility stick, and ball to soften all your hard-to-reach fascia.

RENRANRING Resistance Bands
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RENRANRING Resistance Bands

Well priced resistance bands that can be used for a variety of home exercises.

AmazonBasics Hex Dumbbell
amazonbasics dumbbell
AmazonBasics Hex Dumbbell

Inexpensive dumbbells made with a solid cast-iron core.

Onnit Kettlebell
Onnit Kettlebell Construction
Onnit Kettlebell

A solid option for both the home gym owner and the kettlebell enthusiast.

Mandrill Workout Hand Grip Strengthener
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Mandrill Workout Hand Grip Strengthener

Boost your grip and your open hand strength with this set of well-priced equipment.

Han Solo Yoga Mat
han solo yoga mat
Han Solo Yoga Mat

No other yoga mat has as much nerd cred as this one.

Equipment for Core Moves (for less than $25)

Vinsguir Ab Roller, Amazon, $24.99

Your classic ab roller. What can I say? Make sure the movement is coming from your core (ah, the power of bracing) and not from yanking your shoulders or lower back. (Please, for the love of being able to walk tomorrow, please don’t yank from your lower back.) Oh, and don’t forget to breathe. I know it’s especially tempting to hold your breath with this one, but really: breathe.

Vinsguir Ab Roller
vinsguir ab roller
Vinsguir Ab Roller

A sturdy ab roller that provides a serious core workout and EVA-coated handles that are soft on hands.

6-lb CAP Barbell Medicine Ball: $22.50

Six pounds? you say. Only six pounds? Yeah, man. Try to palm it like a basketball and do suitcase carries using only your finger strength and concentrate on keeping your core tight. Keep it solid in your hands (above your head) while you’re doing for lying leg raises high reps, and then see how light (and awesome) this medicine ball feels.

6-lb CAP Barbell Medicine Ball
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6-lb CAP Barbell Medicine Ball

Use this inexpensive medicine ball to boost grip strength and add resistance to core exercises.

Equipment for Bodyweight Exercises (for less than $60)

ProFIT Pull Up Bar For Your Doorway, Amazon, $55.95

You won’t need to drill any holes with this one, but you’ll definitely drill some strength into your entire body. Pop the doorway pullup bar onto your doorframe of choice (it’ll be more secure than it sounds: think about the way you never imagine how your shower curtain bar will hold, yet it always does). From chin up negatives to hanging leg raises, you can get more than enough bang for your 56 bucks, and you won’t even need to put on pants.

ProFIT Pull Up Bar For Your Doorway
profit pull up bar
ProFIT Pull Up Bar For Your Doorway

A pull-up bar that uses a non-skidding wedge design that enables it to fit in any doorway.

GoxRunx Jump Rope Set (Two Ropes): $16.99

Not sure how you’ll get in your cardio at home because you hate running? Look no further than a trusty old jump rope. You can take this bad boy outside (the nature of jumping rope is such that the rope itself will enforce the six feet of social distancing) or get hopping in your home (just make sure your ceiling is high enough) for any number of badass jump rope workouts.

GoxRunx Jump Rope Set
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GoxRunx Jump Rope Set

Two tangle free jump ropes that are adjustable in length.

Mobility Equipment (for less than $50)

ProFitness Resistance Hip Bands: $14.95

Lateral squat walks, anyone? If you’re fantasizing about going back to the gym and getting back under a heavy barbell, this pair of resistance hip bands — designed for building hip strength and mobility in your squat (“don’t let your knees cave in, bro!”) — will help you come back at it with a vengeance. 

ProFitness Resistance Hip Bands
profitness hip resistance bands
ProFitness Resistance Hip Bands

These resistance bands are ideal for improving lateral strength and stability for every athlete.

Gaiam Total Body Balance Ball Kit: $19.98

The possibilities with this Gaiam ball (yes, it comes with an air pump) are practically endless. Sure, there are crunches, but there are also stability ball hamstring curls, tricep stretches, and all manner of ways to use this new friend to get your body rolling (pun… intended). It’s also a fabulous alternative to sitting at that desk chair that you never really thought was comfortable to begin with. 

Gaiam Total Body Balance Ball Kit
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Gaiam Total Body Balance Ball Kit

For under twenty bucks you get a Swiss ball, air pump, and a workout program to help use them.

321 Strong 5-in-1 Foam Roller Set: $39.99

At home? All day? Every day? You’re going to need some extra mobility love. From an extra cool-patterned foam roller and a mobility stick (exactly as fun as it sounds) to a spikey ball that will work wonders on your plantar fascitis (trust me, I know), your creaky “are you still watching Netflix” body will thank you for the extra love.

321 Strong 5-in-1 Foam Roller Set
321 strong foam roller kit
321 Strong 5-in-1 Foam Roller Set

A kit that includes a foam roller, mobility stick, and ball to soften all your hard-to-reach fascia.

RENRANRING Resistance Bands (Set of 3): $13.99

Want to spend this time away from the gym focusing on areas that need improvement? Powerlifters that need to be more flexible and mobile, I’m looking at you. Resistance bands are a great way to develop killer isometric strength while increasing your mobility and range of motion. Working out the kinks in your movement patterns with resistance bands will make you a stronger lifter when you and your barbells reunite, so really, how can you go wrong?

RENRANRING Resistance Bands
renranring bands
RENRANRING Resistance Bands

Well priced resistance bands that can be used for a variety of home exercises.

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Lift Some Sh*t (for less than $100)

AmazonBasics Rubber Encased Hex Hand Dumbbell Weight 40lb pair: $87

Dumbbells are selling out faster than maybe anything else on the market — we had to rewrite this section several times as different brands disappeared — but if you need to just straight up lift, you can still grab a pair of these ones from Amazon. Right now they’re available at 10 pounds, 30 pounds, 35 pounds, 40 pounds, and 50 pounds, and you can get a pair of any for under $100 except for the 50 pounders, which start at $61.99 each.

Wish you could have ’em heavier? Lift ’em real slow, especially on the eccentric portion, the same way you do with hotel workouts. You can also get creative with negatives and manual resistance (your roommate has to do something while you’re working out) and for some exercises, like bent over rows, you can use a towel to lift two dumbbells at a time. Don’t underestimate the power of a solid pair of dumbbells. 

AmazonBasics Hex Dumbbell
amazonbasics dumbbell
AmazonBasics Hex Dumbbell

Inexpensive dumbbells made with a solid cast-iron core.

Onnit’s 20kg (40lb) Kettlebell: $65.95

Swinging, cleaning, snatching, front-rack squatting… you name it, you can do it with a kettlebell. Want to incorporate some unilateral thrusters into your new at-home routine? Of course you do. This gorgeous Onnit bell will help you marry strength, conditioning, and sheer awesomeness all at the same time.

Onnit Kettlebell
Onnit Kettlebell Construction
Onnit Kettlebell

A solid option for both the home gym owner and the kettlebell enthusiast.

Mandrill Workout Hand Grip Strengthener (4 Piece Set): $13.97

Let’s be real. Sometimes, we just need a stress ball. But we need the stress ball to be metal (literally and metaphorically), and we need it to really challenge the crap out of our grip strength. That’s exactly what this grip strengthening set will help you do. So get the stress out without getting off the couch, bolstering your finger strength (your hook grip will thank you later) and lowering your anxiety (your entire body will thank you now).

Mandrill Workout Hand Grip Strengthener
mandrill grip strength
Mandrill Workout Hand Grip Strengthener

Boost your grip and your open hand strength with this set of well-priced equipment.

Be A Peak Gym Nerd (for less than $70 — but also, it’s priceless)

Han Solo Yoga Mat, Onnit, $64.95

Han. Solo. Yoga. Mat. Do I need to say anything more? Oh yeah, I actually do: carbonite. If you’ve never done yoga on top of a carbon-frozen image of Han Solo, have you ever really lived? Let’s be real, how do you think Boba Fett did sun salutations on Tatooine? Now I really don’t need to say anything more, except to thank Onnit for this galactic blessing.

Han Solo Yoga Mat
han solo yoga mat
Han Solo Yoga Mat

No other yoga mat has as much nerd cred as this one.

You Can Still Gym!

You don’t have to completely break the bank to still break a sweat. Try getting into a new gym routine at home if you can — it’ll help keep you settled and centered. And the force will be with you — always.