1. Onnit Star Wars Kettlebells

Recommended by Nick Collias, executive editor

Onnit Star Wars Kettlebell

Austin-based fitness juggernaut Onnit doesn't just make kick-ass podcasts and nootropic supps like Alpha Brain (which we've raved about before). They also make all variety of iron clubs, maces, and heavy-ass kettlebells adorned with monsters, animals, and…storm troopers? Yup.

The three newly released Star Wars kettlebells from Onnit are all squarely on the dark side, with a 50-pound Boba Fett, 60-pound storm trooper (maybe the coolest of the three), and the man in black himself, a 70-pound Darth Vader. Swing them. They are your destiny.

2. NOW Whey Protein Isolate

Recommended by Shoshanna Cohen, content editor

NOW Whey Protein Isolate

I love that this product is unsweetened and unflavored, so it's easy on your digestion and you can add the type and amount of sweetener you prefer (if any). I blend it into my go-to protein shake: a banana, plain Greek yogurt, whey, and a handful of spinach. It's also great for protein oatmeal.

3. Wood Plyobox, 18 in.

Recommended by Hobart Swan, senior content editor

Wood Plyobox

Want to jump higher, change direction faster, add a spring to your step, and explosiveness to your lift? Look no further than the humble plyobox. By adding box jumping to your routine, you're learning how to release the energy stored in your tendons, muscles, and ligaments. This pretty little box supports 350 pounds and comes with an exercise flip chart to give you lots of ways to box train. Hop on over to the store and add this to your home gym!

4. Get Strong: The Book

Recommended by Frieda Johnson, copy editor

Get Strong: The Book

Al and Danny Kavadlo are known for their badass street workouts and creative approaches to building strength. Their latest book takes their philosophy one step further and packages it into a full 16-week program. This calisthenics-based program is flexible enough to accommodate any fitness or experience level, and will help you build the foundation necessary to safely gain strength and muscle. The program is easy to follow and can be done pretty much anywhere. It also includes warm-ups, tips, and pictures to help you get the most out of each workout.

5. Bodybuilding.com BodyFit Elite

Recommended by Jason Appelman, content editor

BBCom BodyFit Elite

I'm a big-picture guy who takes on big goals. Where I can use some help, though, is when it comes to hitting the little goals that get me to the big pot at the end of the rainbow. Bodybuilding.com's BodyFit Elite premium fitness plans provide those attainable, day-by-day goals that help you get from A to B to C to D, without having to think about it so much.

Each BodyFit Elite fitness plan is expert-driven and pumped full of practical tools, including nutritional plans, calendared workouts, and follow-along videos. Whether you're an exercise newbie or a 30-year veteran of gym life, Bodybuilding.com's BodyFit Elite can help you reach your goal one workout at a time.

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