Bodyweight movements cost you nothing, and can be done just about anywhere.
If you’re totally new to kettlebells or have little experience with strength training, I recommend first purchasing a kettlebell that is between 6-8 kg (or, 13-17 lb).
If you’ve used a kettlebell before, or have experience with strength training, I recommend purchasing a 12 kg (26 lb) kettlebell, which will be great for most movements, including the military press, goblet squat, and swings. From there, you can move into using a 16 kg (35 lb) kettlebell or 20 kg (44 lb) kettlebell for swings and lower body training like deadlifts or goblet squats.
As you advance in love for kettlebells (and overall strength), you can purchase heavier kettlebells for more challenging swings and deadlifts.
I recommend purchasing kettlebells from CFF Fit, as their kettlebells are high quality and have a lifetime warranty. If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, check out the CAP Barbell Cast Iron Competition Kettlebells on Amazon, which have a powder coating and come in a variety of sizes.
There are two kinds of resistance bands used in this program. The first is what is often referred to as pull-up or powerlifting bands. These bands are slightly thicker, and are a continuous loop. Because they provide a higher level of resistance, the pull-up band is the band you’ll be using most often in workouts. If you don’t own bands yet, I recommend purchasing either a 2-15 lb band or 5-35 lb band for upper body movements, and either a 10-50 lb band or 25-80 lb band for lower body movements depending on your experience and strength.
The second set of bands I recommend purchasing are Therabands. If you’ve ever gone to a physical therapist before, you’ve likely used Therabands when performing rehabilitation exercises. These bands are not a continuous loop, but can be tied to a stationary object, or tied together at each end to make a loop. These bands are great for glute activation exercises, and stretching. If you’re new to strength training, I recommend purchasing the Yellow/Red/Green 3-pack, and if you have experience with strength training, purchase the Yellow/Blue/Black 3-pack.
While I absolutely love the TRX Suspension Trainer because it is high quality and durable—I’ve personally found the WOSS Attack Trainer is also a great option if you’re looking for a less expensive alternative. The suspension trainer packs away easily into a small space, and is great to travel with.