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Any Ideas for an Inexpensive home gym?
« on: January 24, 2007, 10:52:09 pm »
I went out and bought some basic items for exercising. I live too far from the city to go to a gym, so I am looking for ideas to put in my spare room for exercising (and for outside walking). So far I have some 5 pound ankle weights, step counter, jump rope, body ball, bought a set of resistance tubes(to use instead of weights) (2 short, 2 long) for a basic beginning set of workout stuff. Cost me $50 for the gear. Is there anything else basic that I am missing that isnt that expensive?

Looking for additional tips for home workout stuff.

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Re: Any Ideas for an Inexpensive home gym?
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2007, 11:51:10 pm »
  An inexpensive set of dumbells might be something to consider....a lot of great exercises you can do with them.

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Re: Any Ideas for an Inexpensive home gym?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2007, 01:52:11 am »
Step aerobics are fun.  All you need is a short box and some music.

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Re: Any Ideas for an Inexpensive home gym?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2007, 06:53:30 pm »
Ehm.. A canvas sack filled with dry rice and sand, and a rope to hang it on a beam..?
Makes a great punching bag, but also a very hard one.
Some thick hemp ropes are also brilliant. Just hang them on a beam, and hang from them. Pull yourself up, hang upside-down, climb... Also, having a wooden bar at the ends of the rope may prove handy.

But one of the best fitness-devices ever is:
The floor.

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Re: Any Ideas for an Inexpensive home gym?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2007, 12:10:44 am »
If you cna buy hand weights buy the ones with the "twist off " ends then you can just buy weights 5 lbs at a time. This way the investment isn't huge at the beginning and you only have to buy more as you work out more and can lift a heavier weight.
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Re: Any Ideas for an Inexpensive home gym?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2007, 09:12:31 am »
I bought a motion-cycle , costed me about 100 dollar (and I have it since about two years so it´s not like low cost would mean low quality) but I guess you can get one for less money, maybe if you get a used one or something.
I can really recommend biking if you want to get in shape and train your condition. i use to take one-two hours a day biking while watching tv or videos or listening to music and find it really relaxing.
anyway, good luck with your training!

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Re: Any Ideas for an Inexpensive home gym?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2007, 08:18:19 am »
One word:  Calisthenics.

Learn your movements.  They are free, and work out the entire body.  A simple set of push-ups, rockers, crunches, and squats will work most of the major muscles in the body.
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