I like to emphasize the basics but the speciality equipment makes things more enjoyable and gives you better development.
Jungle Gym XT
The Lifeline Jungle Gym XT enables powerful exercises, like the leg curl, the atomic push up, and the bodyweight row. You can wrap it around the pull up bar and do dips or push ups from the handles. Additionally, if you travel, this is a great piece to have with you to get a great workout. I love wrapping it around a tree branch and doing pull ups. Check out Qualler’s Product Review for the Jungle Gym.
Lifeline Weighted Jump Rope
Jumping rope is a great exercise. It strengthens the feet, angles, and calves–and of course the heart and lungs. I like this weighted rope because it also strengthens the wrist, forearms, shoulders, and, it makes the exercise more difficult from a cardio perspective.
The Swiss ball can make stomach exercises more difficult, it can be used for leg curls, for chest presses, and it can be used for postural exercises. Some people sit on them at their desk, too. My primary reason for owning one is for postural work. Here’s a general review of Swiss Balls.
Iron Gym Hand Grippers are a great addition to home gym, or, more specifically, to your desk gym. Squeeze these suckers five times a day, 5 days a week, and you’ll develop a pair of hands strong enough to open any jar. See my post about Captains of Crush training at your desk.
Shit, I usually just have on slippers or barefoot. Makes things really easy. I like wrestling shoes for running.
Iron Mind Dip / Chin Belt
Buy one of Iron Mind’s Dip and Chin belts and it’ll last a lifetime. Chin ups and pull ups are great, but if you want to really add strength, add weight. This belt makes adding weight easy. I’ve been using mine for over six years and it still looks like new.
Your phone. Siri can easily set the timer for you. Inexplicably she won’t start the stopwatch. WTF, Apple?