Affiliate Links

Here are various links to some of our favorite products and a few pieces of equipment we use in the APEX Garage Gym - mainly from AMAZON - but there are some other specific brands we LOVE...

We are currently in the process of finding brand partners for clothing, gear, nutrition and supplementation!

We are activity affiliated with NOT DEAD YET BRAND APPAREL - click below!

Not Dead Yet Brand Apparel

Owned and operated by former 2x Highlands Games world champ, Matt Vincent, this brand offer high quality, modern and very stylish lifestyle and exercise apparel - click the button to head over! Use code "reddog10" at check out for 10% off your order.

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Strength Training, Conditioning, Strongman & Crossfit Equipment

Rep Fitness PR-1100 Power Rack w/Weight Storage

Click this link to see the high quality power rack, at a great value price, that has been the centerpiece of all our training.

NUOBELL 5-80 Lbs. Adjustable Dumbbells

Click this link to snatch up arguably the best pair of adjustable dumbbells on the market right now!

Titan Fitness Max Adjustable FID Weight Bench

Click this link to check out the stable, very sturdy and tough fully adjustable (flat, incline & decline) bench we grabbed for our gym.

Cerberus Strength HD Sandbags V2.0

When it comes to sandbags, you do not want to skimp on quality with DIY projects or anything of that sort - these sandbags are TOUGH and a tried and true choice!

Rep Fitness HD Tactical/Functional Sandbag w/Handles

This link takes you to an amazing training tool in the form of a functional sandbag - you can literally do everything with this!

Titan Fitness Safety Squat Bar V2.0

Click this link to check out what we consider to be a top leg training tool in the safety squat bar - its easy on the shoulders, but great for the legs!

Heavy Duty Band Kit w/Handles & Attachment Points

This band kit has been something that we have used every day for the past year - they have a protective layer over the rubber portion of the band and they are awesome to replace cable movements!

Blood Flow Restriction Cuffs - Full Kit

These are the blood flow restriction cuffs that we use as physical therapy tools to help slightly injured or lagging muscle groups catch back up "to our level" to without placing a ton of volume or load on those joints or muscles.

Clothing, Footwear & Accessories

Reebok Nano Cross-Training Shoe

Coach Derek is hard on shoes and boots - most pairs only last 4-6 months! Reebok Nanos have been a staple of his workout attire for 8 years; they are the most stable, toughest cross-trainer that he has even used.

Willit Moisture Wicking Sunshirt w/Hood

These thin, lightweight and very breathable sunshirts come with a hood and thumb loops - they are inexpensive and high quality for cool morning or evening workouts or rucks! Best part is, they don't trap that dreaded "BO" scent.

Under Armour Sportstyle T-Shirt

Arguably the most comfortable Under Armour t-shirts you can wear for leisure or for those brutal conditioning workouts in the heat of the day.

Under Armour Valsetz RTS Hiking Boots

Coach Derek is hard on boots and shoes - these Under Armour hiking boots are his all-time favorite for ruck hikes. They fit, feel and break in like a traditional cross-trainer with all the support of a hiking boot. Not to mention they are TOUGH - did we forget to say he's purchased 5 pairs in 8 years, yet?

Evolution Athletics Neoprene Support Belt

This belt is a monster for a simple velcro, neoprene belt - it was designed by Brian Shaw 4xWSM and holds its own as a standalone belt or you can throw a 13mm leather big boy on top of it to take care of your support needs!

Stoic 7mm Neoprene Elbow Sleeves

The market is oversaturated with knee and elbow sleeves, as well as belts, wrist wraps, straps, etc. We got in on the game before it exploded and we trust Stoic brand gear - especially these elbow sleeves. They are durable and keep your elbows warm for your upper body days.

Stoic 7mm Neoprene Knee Sleeves

The market is oversaturated with knee and elbow sleeves, as well as belts, wrist wraps, straps, etc. We got in on the game before it exploded and we trust Stoic brand gear - especially these knee sleeves. They are durable and keep your knees warm for your lower body days.

Stoic Heavy Duty Wrist Wraps

Stoic brand gear is a brand you can trust. Out of all the support gear Coach Derek has used, Stoic has last the longest - these wrist wraps are no different. They will keep your wrists stable during heavy presses!

Tactical Training Gear

Tacticon Armament BattleVest Plate Carrier

Looking for a high value plate carrier for tactical training or rucking? Look no further! This vest is priced right, comfortable, adjustable and can hold full size chest and back plates or standard barbell plates!

Tacticon BattleBelt Tactical Molle Belt

If you're looking to take your tactical training to the next level with a fantastic battle belt made of high quality material to attach your gear to - this is for you! Molle compatible, comfortable, firm and can go right on top of your normal pants belt.

Tacticon EDC Day Pack

This day pack is great for EDC purposes - it has multiple pockets, panels and pouches for elite levels of organization. Can't go wrong with all the molle attachment points, either!

Nevo Rhino Hiking Hydration Pack

This hydration pack is a lifesaver on those all-day hikes and long rucks. It includes a high quality hydration bladder and straw, also. While not necessarily an obvious piece of tactical training equipment, if fits the bill of a "gray man" style day pack that can store multiple useful items - just in case.