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Top 10 Exercise Equipment for a Home Gym
  • Jump ropes: “Jumping rope is a high-intensity cardiovascular workout that requires balance, strength and agility. You can use it nearly anytime and anywhere..”
  • Kettlebells: “Kettlebells are cast iron hand weights that help[ you get back to basic training by developing functional, whole body fitness. Lifting and controlling a kettlebell engages multiple muscle groups at once.”
  • Rowing machines: “Rowing Machines are good if you want one piece of equipment that provides a whole body workout. Rowing uses both the upper and lower body for aerobic exercise.”
  • Spin exercise bicycles: “They offer a non-impact cardiovascular workout and are great for the overweight or sedentary person just starting to exercise. They primarily use the muscles of the legs and buttocks…”
  • Eliptical trainers: “Elliptical trainers offer a comfortable, non-impact exercise activity that almost anyone can do. The movement is horizontally oval. You can adjust the intensity or keep the movement easy for the very sedentary.”
  • Home treadmills: “Treadmills let you walk or run indoors regardless of the time of day or weather. When purchasing look for a solid, smooth action, a steady pace, wide belt, safety shut off, and incline settings.”
  • Free weights: “… If you have the experience and space free weights are the way to go.”
  • Balance balls and trainers: “Balance exercises will improve your core strength, agility and coordination in all sports and greatly reduce your risk of injury.”


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