What equipment do you need for the May Iso Challenge?

What equipment do I need for the Challenge?

Firstly, consider what equipment actually does, it just opens up more exercises for you to complete. You can't do a chin-up without a chin-up bar (or can you...).
You can complete the Challenge with just your bodyweight.
Yes, variations of push-ups, squats, lunges, hip raises and crunches are more than enough for you to transform your body. With some creativity, you can find new ways to challenge your body, but we don't expect you to MacGyver your way to a 6-pack.

#1 Dumbbells
A set of dumbbells allows you to complete almost any exercise. You can curl them, press them, pull them or just hold them while you squat. We recommend the adjustable ones for more flexibility.
Before you start asking how heavy you should get them, my answer will be "it depends". If you have adjustable ones, about 10 to 15 kg of weight (in each dumbbell) will be plenty. If you have fixed ones, I'd recommend a light version (maybe 5kg) and a heavier version (10 or 15kg).
And that's about it.
Yep, with just a set of dumbbells and some creativity, you can do almost every exercise.
#2 Resistance band
A band also opens up more exercises because you can use them as a cable machine. Combined with a dumbbell you can load any exercise to make it super tough.
Other nice to haves

  • Barbell
  • Chin-up bar
  • Kettlebell
  • Skipping rope
  • Bench
  • Squat rack
  • All the other toys you see at a gym

You are only limited by your creativity
It's easy to admit defeat and say that you can't train at home because you have no equipment. Look around your home, you probably have access to more things than you think.

  • Have a backpack? Great, load it up with some books and curl it.
  • Have a container of water? Great, hug it and do some squats.
  • Have some old milk containers? Great, wash them, fill them with water and do some lateral raises
  • Have a bedsheet? Great, tie a knot in it and wedge it between a closed door, you now have a TRX
  • Have a chair? Great, you've got step-ups, dips, split squats, more push-ups and if you're fancy, an inverted row.

Got a super home Gym in the garage, then you are one of the lucky ones :)