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Your Guide to Gym Equipment Names and Pictures

Here I bring to you a guide where you can familiarize yourself with various popular as well as lesser known gym equipment to make your home gym complete. Know the exact name and use of each of these gym equipment with pictures.

So, without wasting time and space any further let’s dive directly into the topic.

Weight Training Equipment Names and Pictures

weight training equipment namesWeightlifting equipment are referred to tools which are used during exercises that include include lifting weights to pump up muscles, some of the examples are barbells, weight bench, dumbells, etc.

In this section I will cover such equipment and accessories that help in weight training, that may include lifting belts and other such accessories

To the right is a quick list. you can click on any of those equipment to jump to that specific equipment.

Power Rack or Squat Stand

what is a power rackA squat stand which is also more popularly known as power rack is a large steel frame that has holders at different heights to hold barbells with weight plates. It enables free movement of user while doing squats. Sometimes it comes with extra options like a pullup bar, dip bar, and weight plate holders.

Popular Power Rack Exercises: Squats

Primary Muscles Used: Glutes and Thighs

Popular Brands: Rogue, Vulcan Strength

Recommended Product: Rogue RML-3WC Fold Back Wall Mount Rack. Though there are more advanced Racks available, but as my focus is to guide you build a home gym I will recommend Rogue RML-3WC power rack as this is compact and good for home.

Cost of a Power Rack: $500 to $2000

Smith Machine

smith machineThe Smith machine is very similar in structure to a power rack, the primary difference is it restricts the motion in the form of the barbell attached to the support rail. This equipment is very popular to perform squats specially for beginners.

Popular Exercises: Squats

Primary Muscles Used: Quads, Glutes

Popular Brands: PowerLine, BodyCraft

Recommended Product: PowerLine PSM144X 

Cost of a Power Rack: $699.99 – $3179.


type of barbellsBarbell is the most used equipment in any gym, specially for weight lifting. It is used to perform squats, bench press, should press, deadlifts biceps curls, etc. It is a long piece of iron bar with space at both the ends to add weight plates. There are various size of barbells for different exercises. Also, they come in different weights too.

Popular Exercises: Chest Press, Shoulder Press, Deadlifts, Biceps

Primary Muscles Used: Chest, Back, Biceps, Shoulders.

popular Brands: Rogue

Recommended Product:  ROGUE BELLA BAR 2.0

Average Cost: $209.00-$649.00

Barbell Collar

barbell collarsBarbell collars basically look like clips, and they are used at the ends of a barbell to hold the plates together, so that plates don’t fell down while working out.

Popular Exercises: Barbell Side Bend

Primary Muscles Used: Abdominals, Oblique

Popular Brands: Rogue

Recommended Product: OSO BARBELL COLLARS

Average Cost: $9.00-$52.00

Weight/Bumper Plates

weight plates for gymWeight plates are circular plates of iron with a whole exactly at the center so that they can inserted over a barbell. These plates comes in various size based on its weight. When these plates are coated with high grade rubber these are called as bumper plates, so that they don’t break the floor when thrown on ground. These plates can also be used without the barbells for exercises like Russian twists, back extensions, front shoulder raises and more.

Popular Exercises: Front shoulder raises

Primary Muscles Used: Shoulder

Popular Brands: Rogue

Recommended Product: ROGUE HG 2.0 BUMPER PLATES

Average Cost: $26-$1399

Weight Bench

weight bench for home gymThis is another versatile and must have equipment for any gym. It is essential for exercises like weight bench and one arm dumbbells for back. Weight bench usually comes in 3 variants, and are also available as 3 in 1. The 3 variants being inclined bench, declined bench and flat bench, and their uses are self explanatory. A weight bench can also be used for many other exercises like Leg Raises (for abs), shoulder press (with dumbbells), biceps exercises and for support in other wide variety of exercises.


Primary Muscles Used: Shoulders, Triceps

Popular Brands: Rogue

Recommended Product: Rogue Flat Utility Bench 2.0

Average Cost: $69-$354

Glute Ham Developer

glute ham developerGlute ham developer is a machine dedicated to workout glutes and hams. It has a holder at one end with foot plate to hold the legs together when you lie upside down on it, while on the other end there is a raised platform stuffed with hard foam so that you can rest your pelvic area on it.

Popular Exercises: Glute Ham Raise

Primary Muscles Used: Hamstrings, Glutes

Popular Brands: Rogue

Recommended Product: ROGUE GH-1 GHD

Average Cost: $122-$864

Power Tower

power tower with dip barsPower Tower empowers you to workout without needing any other equipment, only based on your body weight. It is a tower with pull up station and dip bars. One can do a range of exercises on it which includes pull-ups, tricep dips, vertical knee raises and chin-ups.

Popular Exercises: Wide grip pull ups

Primary Muscles Used: Shoulders, Biceps

Popular Brands: Rogue


Average Cost: $72-$421

EZ Curl Bar

ez curl bar for bicepsAn EZ-bar curl is like a barbell but with a strategically done zig zag rod. This is basically used for working out biceps.

Popular Exercises: Preacher Curl with EZ Bar

Primary Muscles Used: Biceps , Triceps

Popular Brands: Rogue

Recommended Product: ROGUE CURL BAR

Average Cost: $76-$307

Cables and Pulleys

cable pulley machine for home gymThis is another versatile machine that every gym should have. It has cables moving through the pulleys and pulleys can be adjusted to various heights from top to bottom. There are weights attached to one end of the cable, while on the other hand there is often a carabiner to attach the handle of your choice based on the exercise to be done. Some larger version of these machine have two cable systems in one machine, and is also known as cable cross over machine. It is used for a wide variety of exercises, most popularly for biceps, triceps, chests and shoulders.

Popular Exercises: Standing Cable Chest Press

Primary Muscles Used: Rhomboids, Biceps

Popular Brands: Home Gym

Recommended Product: Home Gym Weider 214 lb Stack

Average Cost: $56-$134

Dipping Stations

dipping station gym equipmentThese are standalone equipment built with heavy duty material. These stands have bars on either side on which one can perform tricep dips.

Popular Exercises: Triceps DIPS

Primary Muscles Used: Pectoralis , Triceps

Popular Brands: Home Gym


Average Cost: $38-$159


dumbbells pictureDumbbell is the most popular piece of gym equipment. It has a small bar with weights attached to either hands. There are some advanced dumbbells available in the market, the weights of those can be adjusted with a small knob.

Popular Exercises: Dumbbell Bench Press

Primary Muscles Used: Chest, Shoulders

Popular Brands: Bowflex, Yes4All

Recommended Product: Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells

Average Cost: $10-$450

Pull Up Bar

Often the pull up bars comes attached with a power rack or smith machine or a power tower, but if you want a standalone pull up bar, there are options available to choose from wall mounted pull up bar or a ceiling mounted pull up bar.  One of the other options is doorway pull up bar. Doorway pull up bars are either telescopic rods that can be attached to a door, or there are other ones that can be hooked to the door.

You can choose a standalone Pull Up Bar Stand. You can use them indoors as well as outdoors. They are easy to move and install. You just need to be careful to purchase the one with good quality.

Popular Exercises: Pull-up

Primary Muscles Used: Arms, Shoulders

Popular Brands: ROGUE, ELEIKO

Recommended Product: ROGUE P-3 PULL-UP SYSTEM

Average Cost: $23-$169

Lat Pull Down Machine

A lat pull down machine is a steel frame with a cable attached to weights at one end, and the long handle bar at the other. There is a seating station attached to it where user has to sit on it and pull the bar down.

Popular Exercises: Lat Pull-Down

Primary Muscles Used: Back

Popular Brands: Rogue, Valor Fitness


Average Cost: $129-$662

Leg Extension Machine

This machine has a sitting station and foam covered leg holders. The leg holder is attached at the end of a cable, the other end of which is attached to the weights. User have to sit on the station, and pull the weights up using legs.

Popular Exercises: Leg Extensions

Primary Muscles Used: Quadriceps, Vastus intermedius

Popular Brands: Powerline, JERAI FITNESS

Recommended Product: Powerline Plce165X

Average Cost: $79-$479

Leg Curl Machine

The leg curl machine consists of a bench which is slightly raised from between and a calf support holder to lift the weights. User have to lie down upside down on the bench, while pulling the weights using legs.

Popular Exercises: Seated Leg Curl

Primary Muscles Used: Calves, Hamstrings

Popular Brands: XMark, Valor Fitness

Recommended Product: XMark Rotary Leg Curl

Average Cost: $89-$549

Preacher Bench

The preacher bench is designed to workout biceps in isolation, that means no other muscles are used. The user sits on it while placing the arms on the raised and slanted station. An EZ Curl bar can be used to add weights, while some preacher benches comes with a handle bar which is attached to the weights through a cable.

Popular Exercises: Barbell Preacher Curl

Primary Muscles Used: Brachialis, Arms

Popular Brands: FEIERDUN , Goplus

Recommended Product: FEIERDUN Workout Benches

Average Cost: $50-$691

Leg Press machine

This is the first love of every gym lover who loves to workout legs. It has a slight slanted platform to lie down and a foot plate to place the foot firmly on. Rods are attached to the foot holder to add weight plates to it. User have to lie down on the platform, keep the foot on the plates and lift the weights. My gosh. I too just love it.

Popular Exercises: Barbell Squat

Primary Muscles Used: Gluteus, Buttocks

Popular Brands: Powerline

Recommended Product: Powerline Pvlp156X

Average Cost: $399-$1595

Hack Squat Machine

Hack squat machines are used for performing squats while in slanted position at an angle of 45 degrees. It has a back support and a shoulder support platform to carry weights and a foot plate to stand on. The whole support bench is attached to a rail to make the squats smoother.

Popular Exercises: Hack Squat

Primary Muscles Used: Quadriceps, Gluteus

Popular Brands: Body-Solid, SportsArt Fitness

Recommended Product: Body-Solid GLPH1100

Average Cost: $319-$2115

Calf Machine

Standing calf machine is like a tower with a platform to keep toes, and a shoulder support to life weight. User have to place the shoulders under the support, keep the toes on its platform, and raise the calves. This makes up for a very effective calf workout. There are also seating calf machines available in the market.

Popular Exercises: Calf Raises

Primary Muscles Used: Gastrocnemius, Hamstrings

Popular Brands: Body-Solid, Deltech Fitness

Recommended Product: Body-Solid Leverage Squat Calf Machine

Average Cost: $119-$598

Leg and hip Adduction/Abduction Machine

This machine is used for working out the inner thighs and glutes.

Popular Exercises: Thigh Adductor

Primary Muscles Used: Adductors, Hamstrings

Popular Brands: Body-Solid

Recommended Product: Body-Solid Inner & Outer Thigh Machine

Average Cost: $8-$79

Pec Fly Machine

Pec fly machine consists of a seat, and two handles at almost shoulder length, so when you sit on it and hold the handles it makes a butterfly posture. The user has to push both the handles in to work out the chests. The handles are attached to the weights through a cable.

Popular Exercises: Butterfly

Primary Muscles Used: Shoulders, Abs Popular Brands: Jerai Fitness

Recommended Product: Jerai Fitness Pec Fly And Rear Delt

Average Cost: $429-$1699

Hyper Extension Bench

The hyper extension bench consists of foot board, and a support pad to rest the thighs on in a slightly slanting position (about 45 degrees). It makes for a very efficient workout for back and core.

Popular Exercises: Hyperextension, Side Crunches

Primary Muscles Used: Biceps, Triceps

Popular Brands: Stamina, Marcy

Recommended Product: Stamina Hyper Bench, Red

Average Cost: $82-$309

Crossover Machine

A cable crossover machine is like a cable pulley machine, but with sets (2 cables, 2 handles, 2 set of weights).

Popular Exercises: Standing Cable Lift

Primary Muscles Used: Triceps, Chest Popular Brands: Welcare , Viva Fitness

Recommended Product: Welcare WC6044 Elliptical Trainer

Average Cost: $300-$2399

Crossfit Training Equipment Names and Pictures

crossfit training gymCrossfit is that branch of exercise which concentrates on overall fitness level, that includes weight training + cardiovascular training at the same time. Hence improving strength, stamina and endurance all at once.

It is also known as functional training. In recent times crossfit training has gained immense popularity. It is very effective in losing weight fast.


Kettlebells are weights with handles which make its point of gravity off-centered. Kettlebells recently became more popular as it is being used in a range of crossfit and functional exercise like deadlift swings. They come in different weights.

Popular Exercises: Goblet Squat

Primary Muscles Used: Quadriceps , Hamstrings

Popular Brands: Rep Fitness , Rogue

Recommended Product: Rep Kettlebells

Average Cost: $14-$1250

Punching Bags

Punching bags, also known as heavy bags are often used for boxing training, and is widely used as a part of crossfit training for increased stamina and strength. These bags are filled with sand so that the user don’t end up hurting the hands.

Popular Exercises: Cross Punches

Primary Muscles Used: Quadriceps , Hamstrings Popular Brands: Rogue, OUTSLAYER

Recommended Product: OFF THE CHAIN HEAVY BAG – 50LB

Average Cost: $32-$297

Battle Ropes

Battle ropes are very popularly used for crossfit training. They are great for improving strength, stamina and flexibility. Two heavy ropes are tied to a firm support, and the other ends are open. The user have to hold the open ends and move the rop in various motions.

Popular Brands: Rogue, Vulcan Strength

Recommended Product: Rogue OUTLAW 120 ROPES

Average Cost: $34-$154

Plyometric Box

Plyo boxes are heavy duty wooden boxes used for plyometric exercise under crossfit training. They come in a variety of heights. There are also some adjustable plyo boxes available.

Popular Exercises: Step ups

Primary Muscles Used: Quadriceps , Hamstrings

Popular Brands: ROGUE, Vulcan Strength

Recommended Product: ROGUE GAMES BOX

Average Cost: $39-$699

Grip Strengtheners

These are simple clips to grip and press. It helps improving the hand grip, and other associated muscles.

Popular Exercises: Crush Grip Primary Muscles Used: Arms, Biceps

Popular Brands: Strauss , Gripmaster

Recommended Product: Strauss Adjustable Hand Grip Strengthener

Average Cost: $7-$257

Quick List of Crossfit Training Equipment Names

Equipment Names and Pictures for Abs Workout

There is an increasing craze for flat and toned abs with 6,8 or 10 packs. An impressive pack of abs can only be built with special gym equipment like ab bench, ab rollers, ab gliders, ab belts and other equipment that work directly on the abs muscles.

Go through my list of ab equipment and choose the one that suits your requirement.

Abdominal Bench

Abdominal benches are an essential piece of equipment in any gym. These are with adjustable height at one end to change the angle of inclinations. At one end there are pedals to hold foot together.

Popular Exercises: Oblique crunch

Primary Muscles Used: Abdominals Popular Brands: ASG , KOBO

Recommended Product: ASG Imported

Average Cost: $78-$179

Ab Rollers

It is a small wheel with handles attached to it. User have to hold the handles using both hands, while keeping the knees firmly on ground and roll the wheel on the floor stretching the body. This makes up for a very effective abs exercise.

Popular Exercises: Ab Wheel Plank

Primary Muscles Used: Abs, Shoulders, Triceps

Popular Brands: Rogue

Recommended Product: Rogue Ab WheelASG Imported

Average Cost: $8-$63

Ab Belts

Ab belts are devices to wrap around the stomach. The pads in ab belts are electrically charged to produce vibrations that helps abs to contracts naturally.

Popular Exercises: NA

Primary Muscles Used: Rectus abdominis, Transversus abdominis

Popular Brands: Vulcan Strength, McDavid

Recommended Product: Flex Belt

Average Cost: $15-$95

Quick List of Abs Workout Equipment Names

Cardio Equipment Names and Pictures

Cardio equipment refers to machines that are used for cardiovascular exercise like running, stair climbing, boat rowing, etc. Cardio Vascular exercises increases heart rate and thus burns fat fast. They are great tools to loose weight. There are high end cardio machines available in market that tracks and control your activity. Popular cardio brands include Life Fitness, Precor, Rogue, etc.


A treadmill is like a convener belt to run/walk on. In some of the manual treadmills there are steel rollers instead of belt. In automatic treadmills the convener belt runs on electricity and have options to set the speed and inclination. These treadmills comes with a nice console that shows various metrices like current speed, current inclination, calories burnt, and also have buttons to set preset programs.

Popular Exercises: Speed walk/run

Primary Muscles Used: Rogue, ProForm

Popular Brands: Rogue ASSAULT AIRRUNNER

Recommended Product: Flex Belt

Average Cost: $159-$794

Spin Bikes/Indoor Cycles

A spin bike is a stationary bicycle to be used indoors. These bikes have knobs to set the difficulty level. These bikes can be adjusted on different seat heights and handle heights. Spinning exercise are very popular in gyms.

Popular Exercises: warmup

Primary Muscles Used: Quadriceps, Hamstrings

Popular Brands: Diamondback Fitness, Bladez Echelon

Recommended Product: Diamondback Fitness 510Ic Indoor Cycle Trainer

Average Cost: $129-$899

Air Bikes

Air bike are also like stationary bicycles, but with a fan connected to the pedals which provides natural resistance to the user. The faster as user runs it the more air resistance the fan provides. These are great for High Intensity Interval Trainings.

Popular Exercises: HIIT Cardio

Popular Brands: Rogue , Marcy

Recommended Product: Rogue Echo Bike

Average Cost: $125-$899

Rowing Machines

A rowing machine is a very effective cardio workout equipment that unlike other cardio equipment works out on full body. It imitates the action of a rower boat. The user sits on it like in a boat, with knees on foot board and hold the handles and pull the cables.

Popular Exercises: Warmup

Primary Muscles Used: Abdominus, Triceps, Rhomboids

Popular Brands: Rogue, Stamina

Recommended Product: Rogue Black Concept 2 Model D Rower – PM5

Average Cost: $109-$1660

Elliptical Trainers

Also known as cross trainer, this imitates action of stair climbing without putting stress on knees. It has two handles and two pedals. User have to stand on the pedals and push them using body weight. It often have a display and control console where resistance can be set and workout can be tracked (speed, distance and calories). Some cross trainers even have the sensors to monitor the heart rate.

Popular Exercises: Intense Cardio

Primary Muscles Used: Glutes, Core, Hamstrings

Popular Brands: Rogue, Sole

Recommended Product: Rogue VersaClimber SM Sport Model

Average Cost: $117-$1899

Agility Ladders

It is a popular workout amongst footballers to increase foot speed and body balance. It is a ladder laid out straight on the ground.

Popular Exercises: Single Foot In Each Square

Primary Muscles Used: Abs, Calves, Glutes & Hip Popular Brands: Rogue, Yes4All

Recommended Product: Rogue 15′ AGILITY LADDER

Average Cost: $299-$849

Stair Climbers

Stair climbers are actual stairs on a belt. These are often 4 to 6 stairs which rolls infinitely like an elevator.

Popular Exercises: Cardio

Primary Muscles Used: Abdominal Muscles, Hamstrings,Quadriceps

Popular Brands: Rogue, Conquer

Recommended Product: MaxiClimber Vertical Climber​

Average Cost: $65-$149

Vertical Climbers

Vertical climbers imitates the action of mountain climbing. It is a vertical pole with a pedal. User will have to climb on the pedals and start the action.

Popular Exercises: Cardio Primary Muscles Used: Glutes, Hamstrings, Quads

Popular Brands: Rogue, Goplus

Recommended Product: Rogue VersaClimber H/HP Consumer Model

Average Cost: $65-$249

Massage and Recovery

Foam Roller

These are hard rollers with foam over them for self-massage. They are good for back massage as well as thighs massage. For back massage user have to lie on it with roller under the back and move to and forth. Foam massage rollers help in speeding up of muscle recovery and relieve muscle soreness.

Popular Brands: Rogue, 321 STRONG

Recommended Product: Rogue Hyperice Vyper 2.0

Average Cost: $4-$99

Massage Mat

Massage mats are often made of memory foams. They are equipped with small vibrating massagers at specific strategic points. Some massager mats also come with heat pads.

Popular Brands: Rogue, 321 STRONG

Recommended Product: Snailex Massage Mat

Average Cost: $4-$99

Massage Stick

Massage sticks are S shaped stick for shoulder, back and neck massage.

Popular Brands: Rogue, 321 STRONG

Recommended Product: Body Back Buddy Massage Stick

Average Cost: $4-$60

Cooling Towel

A cooling towel is a piece of cloth made of special evaporative material which once soaked in water stays cool for 3 to 4 hours and very relaxing, and restores the energy by keeping the body temperatures low during intense workouts, specially in hot weather.

Popular Brands: Rogue, 2Kool Sports

Recommended Product: Rogue Gym Towel

Average Cost: $6-$50

Cooling Vest

A cooling vest is jacket made of special material and often uses ice pads kept inside the jacket within the sheets to keep them cool. It is often used for outdoor activities in hot summers.

Popular Brands: Rogue, Alpinestars MX

Recommended Product: Rogue TechNiche Elite Hybrid Cooling Vest

Average Cost: $23-$269

Quick List of Massage and Recovery Equipment Names

Fitness Gadgets, Trackers and Devices

Fitness gadgets are a must have for serious fitness enthusiasts and professionals. They are vital in terms of analyzing your current body state, your physical activity, heart rate, calorie, sleep monitoring, etc. These devices record and collect these vital stats so that you know where to concentrate your workout.

Let me help you know more about some of the fitness gadgets, basic differences between them and which one you should invest in.

Fitness Tracker

A wearable device or a computer application that records a person’s daily physical activity, together with other data relating to their fitness or health, such as the number of calories burned, heart rate, etc.

Popular Exercises: TRACK THE BODY

Primarily Muscles Used: TRACK THE BODY

Popular Brands: Garmin, Apple

Recommended Product: Garmin Approach S20

Average Cost: $29-$408

Quick List of Fitness Gadgets, Trackers and Devices


You must have seen various types of balls in the gym. Each one of those are there for a specific purpose. They have different uses. But most of them are used to increase stability and balancing the core.

With the help of the pictures of these gym balls let’s try to understand each one of them.

Wall Ball

Basic description of a Wallball: Moving a weighted ball from chest to a predetermined height on a wall, catching in a squat in order to repeat

Popular Exercises: Rock and Roll Up

Primarily Muscles Used: Quads, Glutes, Calves, Hamstrings

Popular Brands: USI, Rogue

Recommended Product: Rogue B-2 Wall Ball Target

Average Cost: $14-$115

Medicine Ball

A medicine ball (also known as an exercise ball, a med ball, or a fitness ball) is a weighted ball roughly the diameter of the shoulders (approx. 13.7 inches), often used for rehabilitation and strength training

Popular Exercises: Rock and Roll Up

Primarily Muscles Used: Quadriceps, Quads

Popular Brands: Rogue, Vulcan Strength

Recommended Product: Rogue Medicine Balls

Average Cost: $15-$135

Bosu Ball

A BOSU Balance Trainer (or BOSU ball) is a fitness training device, invented in 1999 by David Weck.It consists of an inflated rubber hemisphere attached to a rigid platform. The device is often used for balance training

Popular Exercises: Push-Ups—Ball Side Down

Primarily Muscles Used: 
Gluteal muscles, Transverse abdominis

Popular Brands: Rogue, Bosu

Recommended Product: Rogue BOSU® NEXGEN™ Pro Balance Trainer

Average Cost: $45-$375

Exercise Ball

An exercise ball, also known as a Swiss Ball, is a ball constructed of soft elastic with a diameter of approximately 35 to 85 centimeters (14 to 34 inches) and filled with air

Popular Exercises: Overhead Ball Squat

Primarily Muscles Used: Gluteus ,Leg Muscles, Abdominal Muscles.

Popular Brands: Rogue, Vulcan Strength

Recommended Product: Rogue Exercise Balls

Average Cost: $17-$49

Swiss Ball

An exercise ball, also known as a Swiss Ball, is a ball constructed of soft elastic with a diameter of approximately 35 to 85 centimeters (14 to 34 inches) and filled with air

Popular Exercises: Overhead Ball Squat

Primarily Muscles Used: Gluteus ,Leg Muscles, Abdominal Muscles.

Popular Brands: Rogue, Vulcan Strength

Recommended Product: Rogue Exercise Balls

Average Cost: $15-$135

Stability Ball

An exercise ball, also known as a Swiss Ball, is a ball constructed of soft elastic with a diameter of approximately 35 to 85 centimeters (14 to 34 inches) and filled with air.

Popular Exercises: Overhead Ball Squat

Primarily Muscles Used: Gluteus ,Leg Muscles, Abdominal Muscles

Popular Brands: Rogue, Vulcan Strength

Recommended Product: RoguE Stability Balls

Average Cost: $49+-$124

Yoga Equipment and Accessories

Yoga is the way of life for many since ages. If you are new to the Yoga world you need to know how to get best from your Yoga sessions.

Here I bring to you some Yoga accessories with names and pictures that will help you know what these are and how they are useful in maximizing the benefits of your Yoga session.

Yoga Mat

Yoga mats are specially fabricated mats used as an aid during the practice of hatha yoga to prevent hands and feet slipping during asana practice. They are also commonly known as non-slip mats, non-skid mats or sticky mats

Popular Exercises: Everlast Folding

Primarily Muscles Used: Hamstrings, Gluteals

Popular Brands: Rogue, Gaiam

Recommended Product: Rogue Yoga Mat

Average Cost: $11-$628

Yoga Strap

Yoga straps are a popular and useful tool that can offer help to yogis of all levels. One of the most common uses for a yoga strap is to help get into and maintain challenging poses that might otherwise be out of reach.

Yoga straps are especially popular in Iyengar yoga as they can help maintain proper alignment and balance.

Popular Exercises: Side Stretch

Primarily Muscles Used: Arms, Shoulders

Popular Brands: Tumaz, REEHUT

Recommended Product: Tumaz Yoga Strap with Adjustable D-Ring Buckle

Average Cost: $4-$31

Quick List of  Yoga Equipment Names

Support and Protection Accessories

Your body experience wear and tear especially in joints. To help you keep going and lifting weights there are support and protection accessories available in the market.

You might or might not need these now, but you never know when you will need one, hence it is better to know them in advance. So that you keep going with your workout.

Weightlifting Belts

A weightlifting belt can be a reminder to keep your spine in the correct position and can help maintain abdominal pressure to stabilize the spine during heavy lifting

Popular Exercises: Squats, Crossfit

Primarily Muscles Used: Spine, Abs

Popular Brands: Rogue, Vulcan Strength

Recommended Product: Rogue Ohio Lifting Belt

Average Cost: $15-$109

Knee Support, Wraps and Sleeves

Commonly worn by competitive powerlifters and bodybuilders, knee wraps are made of the same elastic material that is typically found in wrist wraps. They are designed to be wrapped around the knee in a spiral or diagonal method for use in squats.

Popular Exercises: Squats

Primarily Muscles Used: Knee , Forearm

Popular Brands: Rogue, Vulcan Strength

Recommended Product: Vulcan Black/Blue Stripe Knee Wraps – Light to Medium Duty

Average Cost: $6-$79

Crossfit and Weightlifting Gloves

Weightlifting gloves are fingerless gloves worn by weightlifter

Popular Exercises: Weightlifting

Primarily Muscles Used: 
Shoulder and Triceps

Popular Brands: Fit Active Sports , JerkFit

Recommended Product: Fit Active Sports Ventilated Weight Lifting Gloves

Average Cost: $12-$49

Wrist Wraps

Wrist strap is a set of two strips of cloth, each a little over a foot long, with a sturdy, stitched-in loop at one end. The opposite end goes through the loop, and the resulting circle then slides neatly around your wrist

Popular Exercises: Weightlifting

Primarily Muscles Used: Foremarms

Popular Brands: Rogue , Vulcan Strength

Recommended Product: Rogue WrapS

Average Cost: $12-$48

Kinesiology Tape

The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the

Popular Exercises: Weightlifting, Squat

Primarily Muscles Used: Tendons, Joints, and Skin

Popular Brands: Rogue, Scotch

Recommended Product: Rogue Kinesiology Tape 2″ x 16.4′ – Black

Average Cost: $12-$49

Tennis Elbow Braces

Braces for Tennis Elbow. Tennis Elbow also known as Lateral Epicondylitis is caused by overuse. Pain can be felt on the outside of the elbow and occasionally in the forearm or wrist.

Popular Exercises: Weightlifting, Squat

Primarily Muscles Used: Forearm and the extensor muscles

Popular Brands: SIMIEN , McDavid

Recommended Product: Top Elbow Pad – SIMIEN Tennis Elbow Brace

Average Cost: $13-$29

Calf Compression Sleeves

Compression socks and sleeves give the muscles a slow build up of compression, meaning the compression is greater at the foot and ankle and less as it comes up the calf and lower leg

Popular Exercises: Weightlifting, Squat, Running

Primarily Muscles Used: Calves

Popular Brands: Rogue

Recommended Product: Rogue WOD Gear Clothing Compression Sleeves

Average Cost: $7-$65

Compression Clothes

Compression garments are pieces of clothing that fit tightly around the skin. In medical contexts, compression garments provide support for people who have to stand for long periods or have poor circulation

Popular Exercises: Cardio

Primarily Muscles Used: Reduced Muscle Fatigue.Strain Prevention

Popular Brands: Red Plume , Neleus

Recommended Product: Red Plume Men’s Compression Sports Fitness Shir

Average Cost: $49-$100

Ankle Braces

An ankle brace is a garment that is worn around the ankle to protect it or for immobilization while allowing it to heal from sprains and other minor injuries. Ankle braces are used to immobilize the joint while providing heat and compression to the bones.

Popular Exercises: Stand on one leg

Primarily Muscles Used: Plantar-Flexion Angle, and Ankle Muscle Latencies During Inversion Stress

Popular Brands: Mcdavid , PowerLix

Recommended Product: Mcdavid Ankle Brace

Average Cost: $10-$174