The Best Bodyweight Training Tools & Resources…
To Get Rid Of Frustration & Achieve Your Goals Faster
Welcome to the ATS Resource section…
…where all the helpful tools and resources are gathered in one place.
Here, I’ll share with you 4 different types of tools and resources:
- Calisthenics books that will help you train effectively and in the right way – no need to waste your time by training ineffectively.
- A Diet book that will help you lose fat and build muscle – simultaneously.
- Training equipment that is necessary – if you want to get the most out of your training.
- A list of helpful websites & Youtube channels that will further assist you in becoming stronger and healthier.
Keep in mind that I have personally tried and still use most of the products I recommend – you can be pretty sure that they have worked well at least for me.
Furthermore, for every tool and resource, I write a short review. That way you’ll be able to know if something is good for your goals or not – without having to invest in it.
However, if you think that a resource can be helpful for YOUR goals, I strongly recommend that you indeed invest in it.
Which leads us to…
How Serious Are You About Your Training Goals?
To state it in another way…
How much are you willing to invest to achieve your goals 2, 3 or even 10 times faster?
Because this is what these resources can do for you. They can literally shave 1-2 years off your training curve.
Instead of trying to figure out everything by yourself through trial and error, you’ll get access to tested and scientifically proven methods right away.
This might not seem like a big deal to you right now. But if you choose the trial and error approach, you may achieve your goals 1-2 years more slowly (no matter how hard you’re training) or… not achieve them at all!
[Of course, I’m doing my best to help you through my website, but an article can never be as concrete and complete as a book.]
Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase. This commission comes at no additional cost to you but helps me maintain this website.
I promote these products because I believe they will be helpful to you and not because of the commission I make if you decide to buy. For this reason, I’ll also include a non-affiliate link for every affiliate product.
Most Recommended Resource
“Never Gymless” By Ross Enamait
Never Gymless is the book that helped me the most in my training.
(I’ve read it more than 5 times so far.)
And I believe it will be at least as helpful for you.
There are many great calisthenics books. But what makes Never Gymless be in the top of the list is its chapter on program design.
Just in this chapter, you’ll find:
- A sample 50-day training plan that you can follow right away.
- Simple and detailed programming principles that will help you create your own program and target YOUR goals effectively.
- Clear explanation and examples that will help you avoid unnecessary confusion and mistakes.
- 23 workout samples to choose from – to become stronger, more explosive and better conditioned.
No other calisthenics book (from the ones I’ve read) has such a comprehensive chapter on program creation. Everything is included – strength, explosiveness, core training, speed, conditioning, and isometrics – the only thing not covered is gymnastics skills (eg. front lever).
Never Gymless is great for beginners and intermediate trainees.
To learn more about Never Gymless, check out Never Gymless’ page: Never Gymless’ Page
or read my full review here: Never Gymless – Review
[Non-Affliate link: Never Gymless]
“The Naked Warrior” By Pavel Tsatsuline
The Naked Warrior helped me achieve the one arm push up and the pistol squat.
Here are some things you’ll learn inside The Naked Warrior:
- How to approach strength as a skill and why it’s important – this will help you achieve advanced moves and grow stronger, faster.
- How to use the GTG method for strength and endurance – this is one of the best ways to build maximum strength in minimum time.
- The Power Breathing technique – This simple technique will allow you to exert more strength instantly.
- and much… much more
This book is NOT for complete beginners.
[Non-Affiliate link: The Naked Warrior]
“The Renegade Diet” By Jason Ferruggia
The Renegade Diet is simple, straightforward, and effective.
Some of the things you’ll learn in Renegade Diet are:
- Why breakfast is NOT the most important meal of the day
- How to adapt the diet in response to your training for maximum gains
- How to fix low testosterone levels
- and much… much more!
[Non-Affiliate link: The Renegade Diet]
Recommended Books For
“Untapped Strength” By Ross Enamait
Untapped Strength is a great resource for lower arm strength training.
Specifically, if you’re looking for:
- A stronger grip
- Stronger and more resilient wrists
- Better-conditioned hands
Then Untapped Strength is the book you’ve been looking for.
For intermediate and advanced athletes.
[Non-Affiliate link: Untapped Strength]
Pull Up Bar
There are only 3 downsides about this product:
- Your legs will probably touch the floor in the dead hang position. So, you’ll have to train with bent legs. – Not that big of a drawback, but still.
- It is going to damage the door frame over time. However, you can fix this by adding something soft at the sides of the pull up bar.
- You can’t perform certain exercises – like muscle ups.
For more info, check out the “Doorway Pull Up Bar – Review“
Other pull up options are:
I personally use a Door Pull Up Bar with no problems other than the 3 downsides described above.
No matter which tool you choose, you have to do your pull ups!
Lastly, before buying any of the above options, make sure that your wall/door/ceiling is suitable for the installation of such a tool.
[Non-Affiliate link: Doorway Pull-up Bar]
The AB Wheel is one of the best gadgets for core training.
Some of the benefits of this product are:
- It’s cheap
- It doesn’t take up too much space
- You can easily take it with you
- And most importantly… You can train with one of the best core exercises: The standing wheel roll out!
There multiple variations of the AB Wheel.
I’ve personally been using the simple one (with 2 wheels) without any problems.
[Non-Affiliate link: AB Wheel]
It has been said that the Gymnastics Rings are the best tool for upper body strength.
Every exercise you perform in the Gymnastics Rings is going to be harder than regular.
Be it push ups, pull ups, dips or handstands.
In addition, the rings can help you progress towards advanced calisthenics movements like the one arm chin up by training with archer pull ups.
Last but not least, the Gymnastics Rings can allow you to train with advanced gymnastics maneuvers – like:
- The iron cross
- The inverted muscle up
- Pelican push ups
- and much… much more
The only “drawback” of the Gymnastics Rings is that it can be hard to install inside your home.
Usually, I hang them in my pull up bar when I train indoors or some tree when I train outdoors.
If you’re still a total beginner, you don’t need rings just yet.
[Non-Affiliate link: Gymnastics Rings]
A timer may be the most important training equipment there is!
Having a timer will allow you to measure your rest between sets accurately.
This is really crucial because based on your goals you will need different rest intervals.
Training for maximal strength, for example, requires different rest intervals from endurance training.
Fortunately, you can install a timer for free on your smartphone or computer.
Ross Training – Great resource, mostly focused on simplicity of training and motivational posts.
Mark’s Daily Apple – My go-to resource for lifestyle ideas.
Ido Portal – Great insights on movement and training.
A Shot Of Adrenaline – Lots of information on bodyweight training.
Progressive Calisthenics Blog – Great articles on bodyweight training.
Charles Poliquin – Excellent tips and advice for strength training.
Arthlete – Very good tutorials for bodyweight exercises.
Antranik – Some of the best calisthenics training guides.
Red Delta Project – Wanna build muscle with calisthenics? Then, you HAVE to check this out!