Joe Rogan Home Gym (Studio Equipment & Setup)

James Cunningham, BSc, CPT
Published by James Cunningham, BSc, CPT | Staff Writer & Senior Coach
Last updated: December 29, 2023
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Joe Rogan is one of the most popular podcasters and UFC commentators. Anyone listening to his podcasts knows his love for fitness.

His passion for combat training and functional fitness has driven him to create one of the best home and studio gyms. And being a fitness trainer for over ten years who’s given people advice on building their home gyms, I couldn’t let this news pass by without informing my readers.

I listened to his podcasts and went through his social media posts to get a sneak peek into what lies in Rogan’s gym.

Let’s begin.

Quick Summary

  • Joe Rogan's home gym, equipped with a variety of fitness equipment from Sorinex and Rogue, reflects his dedication to a comprehensive fitness routine.
  • The gym includes a wide range of equipment, such as the Rogue Monster Rig, kettlebells, barbells, and a variety of resistance training tools.
  • According to the JRE Library, the 10 most watched episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast on YouTube have around 368 million views.
  • Rogan’s fitness routine involves various approaches, such as cardio, strength training, flexibility training, etc., which I found effective as it integrates multiple training methods into one's routine.

What Does Joe Rogan’s Home Gym Have?

Joe Rogan working out at his home gym

A study in the National Library of Medicine compared traditional and functional training and found both equally important [1]. This is mirrored in Rogan's gym setup.

Joe Rogan’s home gym has multiple pieces of fitness equipment from the brand Sorinex.

The little that we know about Rogan’s home gym equipment comes from his social media posts and photos from the Sorinex website [2].

However, we don’t have more details on the exact weights and additional equipment.

In fact, Rogan’s JRE studio gym has received more attention than his home gym, and we’ll cover exactly what lies there.

That's why we have also tested and covered many items from the brand Rogue in the best CrossFit equipment for a home gym, which Joe trusts the most for a reason, so you can check it out and see what you might add to your home gym.

JRE Studio Gym Equipment

Joe Rogan's gym with different equipments

Rogan’s studio gym is part of his 14,000-square-foot studio warehouse [3].

It has an incredible setup with the Rogue Monster Rig. This allows him to perform lifts like bench presses and dips, as well as squats, chin-ups, and pull-ups.

Based on our research, here’s all the equipment you can find in the JRE gym.

1. Weight Bench

Rogan uses the Rogue AB-3 Bench. It has an adjustable seat, back pads, a removable foot catch, and wheels for easy transport across the gym.

I use a bench similar to Rogan's Rogue AB-3 in my gym. Its adjustable features and mobility across the gym floor make it a top choice for everyone who values flexibility in their workout routines.

2. Dumbbells

Rogan has a pretty impressive dumbbell setup. He uses the Rogue Rubber Hex Dumbbells, which are stored on a Rogue storage rack.

Much like Rogan, I've curated a diverse range of dumbbells in my gym, from 5 to 125 pounds. The Rogue Rubber Hex Dumbbells, which Rogan uses, are also a part of my setup.

Their durability and the convenience of the Rogue storage rack make them a staple in any serious fitness space.

3. Kettlebells

Rogan likes bringing real-world movements into his workout, given his love for functional fitness. That’s where his kettlebells come in.

I've experienced firsthand how kettlebell exercises enhance functional strength, which helps my clients mirror Rogan's training approach.

“What I like best about kettlebells is, especially in jiu jitsu, I see a direct relationship between the work that I put in lifting kettlebells and my performance on the mat.”

- Joe Rogan, UFC Commentator

4. Barbells

Rogan has several barbells from Rogue. He uses the Ohio bar, one of the most popular barbell brands. He's talked about barbells in many JRE episodes, even calling it the best tool for maximizing muscle gains in episode #1399.

5. Barbell Plates

Close up shot of barbell plates

Rogan uses Rogue’s barbell bumper plates for his squats, deadlifts, bench presses, and overhead presses. He stores his plates on the Rogue 3-Tier Mass Storage System.

I tried Rogue’s barbell bumper plates for key exercises like squats and deadlifts and found their quality to be unmatched.

6. Clubs and Maces

Rogan has the full set of Onnit steel clubs in pairs of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 35, and 45 pounds.

Read More: Indian Club Workout That Will Boost Shoulder Mobility

7. Medicine Balls

Rogan has 10, 14, and 20-pound medicine balls, which he stores on the Rogue 3-Tier Mass Storage System.

Medicine balls are indispensable in my training sessions. I use a range similar to Rogan's and found they're great for dynamic exercises.

8. Resistance Bands

Rogan uses Rogue Crossover Cords for his gym. He especially uses resistance bands for shoulder training.

“I do a whole series of exercises with my shoulders. It's great…you're not really pushing the same as weights.”

- Joe Rogan, Former UFC Fighter

9. Glute-Ham Machine

Rogan uses the Rogue Abram GHD 2.0 in his fitness setup to strengthen his hamstrings and glutes.

10. Pulley Machine

This is one piece of equipment that separates Rogan’s studio gym from any other home (and some commercial gyms).

His gym boasts the Rogue Monster Lat Pull-Down/Low Row pulley machine for cable action, along with the Rogue Monster Grip Triangle and Rogue Tricep Push-Down Attachment.

11. T-Bar Row

A woman working out with a T-Bar Row

Rogan mixes up his strength training with a T-Bar Row from Rogue Fitness.

This machine has a front post for loading barbells and a multi-grip handle, which allows Rogan to switch between narrow grip rows or wide grip rows.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to perform t-bar rows.

12. Ply Box

When it comes to box jumps and step-ups, Rogan prefers wooden ply boxes.

His current setup includes the Rogue Games Box, which has three height adjustments: 20, 24, or 30 inches.

13. Combat Sports Gym Equipment

Rogan isn't simply a UFC commentator; he actively practices martial arts. He has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Taekwondo.

His gym is equipped with many heavy bags in a bag rack system and mats and wall pads from Fuji Mats. He also uses a PowerKube to measure the force of his strikes.

14. Cardio Equipment

Rogan’s gym has a wide range of cardio machines, including an air bike, stair climber, rower, and manual treadmill. They’re all capable of delivering an intense and punishing workout.

15. Other Equipment

A bunch of dumbbells in a row

Rogan’s gym features other assorted equipment, most of which are from Rogue Fitness:

  • Rogue FitnessMonster Flying Pull-Up Bar
  • Rogue Fitness Monster Safety Spotter Arms 2.0
  • Rogue Fitness Monster Utility Seat
  • Rogue Fitness Monster Lever Arms
  • Rogue Fitness XML-36A Monster Lite 36″ Extension Kit
  • Rogue Fitness Gymnastic Wood Rings
  • Rogue Fitness Monster Matador Dip Extension
  • Rogue Fitness Monster Rope Attachment Anchor
  • Rogue Fitness Bulldog Ropes / Onnit Battle Ropes
  • Rogue Fitness Monster Rack Mounted Leg Roller
  • Hanging Ab Straps

What Workouts Does He Do?

Joe Rogan does workouts like strength training, flexibility training, and high-level recovery.

Based on his gym setup, Rogan appears to also do combat training, plyometrics, and many compound lifts.

Rogan is also known to incorporate yoga and cardio into his routine.

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Mental Health and Fitness Connection: The Joe Rogan Way

Joe Rogan's gym is more than just a collection of high-end fitness equipment; it's a carefully crafted space that promotes mindfulness and focus.

The design of the gym, with its open spaces and strategic layout, encourages a mental journey alongside the physical workout.

This environment is conducive to entering a 'flow state', where one becomes fully immersed in the activity at hand, leading to a sense of euphoria and clarity.

As a renowned podcaster, Rogan often discusses the importance of physical health in achieving mental balance. His gym, often a backdrop for his podcasts, symbolizes this synergy.

The discussions held in this space frequently touch upon the importance of fitness in maintaining mental health, thereby inspiring his audience to embrace physical activity as part of their mental health regimen.

FAQs

Does Joe Rogan Workout Every Day?

Yes, Joe Rogan works out every day. He revealed that he plans his entire week’s workout on Sundays. He dedicates three days to lifting, two days to yoga, and two days to running.

How Many Hours a Day Does Joe Rogan Workout?

Joe Rogan works out for about three hours a day. He incorporates free weights, kettlebells, battle ropes, maces, yoga, and cardio in his workout routine.

Does Joe Rogan Lift Heavy?

No, Joe Rogan doesn’t lift heavy. While he does lift three times a week, he follows the Pavel Tsatsouline protocol: limiting his reps to around half his one-rep max. Plus, he's more into functional strength, which requires low weights and multiple reps.


References:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3578432/
  2. https://www.sorinex.com/pages/joe-rogan-home-gym
  3. https://www.givemesport.com/1567109-joe-rogans-huge-personal-studio-gym-is-an-absolute-dream-for-fitness-lovers/
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James Cunningham, BSc, CPT
Staff Writer & Senior Coach
James Cunningham, BSc, CPT holds a BSc degree in Sport & Exercise Science from University of Hertfordshire. He's a Health & Performance Coach from London that brings a unique blend of academic knowledge of health supplements and practical exercise experience to the table for his readers.
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