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best at home equiptment to own?
« on: February 10, 2014, 11:43:42 AM »
I currently own a treadmill, one of those machines where you sit and pull the bar toward you while pushing out with your feet (never use this machine), and I have a couple pairs of small dumbells, around 1-3lbs I think.

I would really like some good exercise items to have on hand at home. Preferably small things that can be easily stored...dont have much room for another big machine.

Ive heard a lot about kettlebells on here? Ive never used them but is this something good to own?

When im doing at home workouts I seem to like to work on my abs or my arms the most...but I will take any suggestions for some good items to own.
Thank you!

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Re: best at home equiptment to own?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 05:56:45 PM »
I currently own a treadmill, one of those machines where you sit and pull the bar toward you while pushing out with your feet (never use this machine), and I have a couple pairs of small dumbells, around 1-3lbs I think.

I would really like some good exercise items to have on hand at home. Preferably small things that can be easily stored...dont have much room for another big machine.

Ive heard a lot about kettlebells on here? Ive never used them but is this something good to own?

When im doing at home workouts I seem to like to work on my abs or my arms the most...but I will take any suggestions for some good items to own.
Thank you!

Sell everything and get a used Concept 2 rowing machine.  They're light, bulletproof, and very effective.

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Re: best at home equiptment to own?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 07:59:23 AM »
Wow that looks like a really nifty machine! Unfortunately the treadmill is not just mine..I bought it for my mom and I yo share..and she refuses to let me sell it.
If I can get the garage cleared out and convince them to let me use it for working out, then maybe. But for now I can only use small equiptment :(

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Re: best at home equiptment to own?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 02:27:10 PM »
I currently own a treadmill, one of those machines where you sit and pull the bar toward you while pushing out with your feet (never use this machine), and I have a couple pairs of small dumbells, around 1-3lbs I think.

I would really like some good exercise items to have on hand at home. Preferably small things that can be easily stored...dont have much room for another big machine.

Ive heard a lot about kettlebells on here? Ive never used them but is this something good to own?

When im doing at home workouts I seem to like to work on my abs or my arms the most...but I will take any suggestions for some good items to own.
Thank you!

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TRX because of it's versatility; you can hit an body part in a number of different ways AND take it anywhere (hang it up from a tree and workout outside).
Pull up bar b/c IMO pull ups and push ups are the two most basic/important upperbody exercises.
Superband(s) are my favorite resistance bands.  You can wrap them around your shoulders to add resistance to push ups, hang them from a pull up bar to do assisted pull ups, do tricep pull downs, bicep curls, and they have a variety of uses in lunges, sprints shuffles and other movement/agility exercises.

Other fun toys I recommend are a jump rope, a foam roller, cones or a ladder (for agility training), a battle rope, kettle bells, a Swedish ball and/or bosu ball, a box or elevated platform to jump on and, of course, a good pair of running shoes.


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Re: best at home equiptment to own?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 12:57:38 PM »
Awesome answer! Thanks so much!!


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Re: best at home equiptment to own?
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014, 06:51:14 AM »
You could add some weights (15-20 lbs) and different sizes of kettlebells to your home gym. Take a look at this page for home kettlebell exercises.

Here are some things I recommend to keep in mind for now: Jump ropes - these are powerful and you will use them a lot. Exercise bands - I love bands and they are very inexpensive but very effective. Stability ball - not expensive but highly effective. It does take up some room though.

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Re: best at home equiptment to own?
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2014, 11:59:39 AM »
I have a gazelle and I love it!