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sstout02sstout02 Member Posts: 65 Member Member Posts: 65 Member
At home work out equipment? I want to start a weight collections. I bought a upright bike from amazon. Any others to suggest?


  • CherimooseCherimoose Member Posts: 5,140 Member Member Posts: 5,140 Member
    What specifically is your goal?
    Also tell us your budget.
  • DancingMoosieDancingMoosie Member Posts: 5,366 Member Member Posts: 5,366 Member
    I just have a few dumbbells, a treadmill, some bands I got with points from a wellness challenge at work, a pull-up bar, and my husband just made me a custom aerobic step. I have a DVD collection as well as workouts you can find online. I use the TV and DVD player the most, step 2nd, dumbbells and pull-up bar 3rd. I don't use the treadmill much. It really depends on what you want to do and what you have room and budget for.
  • sstout02sstout02 Member Posts: 65 Member Member Posts: 65 Member
    Great. Strength and toning is the prior so great idea.
  • angmarie28angmarie28 Member Posts: 2,029 Member Member Posts: 2,029 Member
    depending your space and budget, I bought this a year ago and love it.

    Other than that, dumbells, bands, and a pull up bar are great
    edited January 12
  • lorrpblorrpb Member Posts: 11,168 Member Member Posts: 11,168 Member
    Look at Goodwill and thrift stores for weights, both dumbbells and plates, depending on your needs. I’ve found most of my lighter weights there over time. You can also pick up a lot of other fitness stuff there, including some good equipment buys. Just realize it can be hit and miss. You make out best if you check frequently over a period of time to find most of what you want.
    edited January 12
  • allother94allother94 Member Posts: 497 Member Member Posts: 497 Member
    sstout02 wrote: »
    I want to start a weight collection.

    Weight collections take up a lot of space. Why don’t you start a stamp collection and only buy the weights you need for working out?
  • jjpptt2jjpptt2 Member Posts: 4,912 Member Member Posts: 4,912 Member
    I wiggs start with a set of dumbbells and an adjustable bench. A TRX or similar is a good option as well. A barbell, plates and rack/cage are never bad if you've got the space and budget.
  • ScarlettriestorunScarlettriestorun Member Posts: 28 Member Member Posts: 28 Member
    Kettle bells are a great cheap bit of kit
  • MotherOfSharpeiMotherOfSharpei Member Posts: 1,150 Member Member Posts: 1,150 Member
    I absolutely LOVE my adjustable weight set. 100lbs of weights in two dumbbells that take up less room than a car tire. Dick's Sporting Goods sometimes has a great deal on them. Also, a rowing machine is compact and a great cardio workout.
  • justrightfitjustrightfit Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member
    I bought this a few months ago and love it so much I cancelled both my gym memberships. Haven't regretted it once!!!

  • Theoldguy1Theoldguy1 Member Posts: 1,022 Member Member Posts: 1,022 Member
    I saw this article a couple years ago. Dean Somerset is a well known trainer and his wife is a competitive mult-sport athlete. The article tells how he built his home gym. It's oviously too much for many people but he does a good job of explaining how he prioritized his equipment acquisitions.

    Hopefully some ideas you can use.
  • steveko89steveko89 Member Posts: 1,615 Member Member Posts: 1,615 Member
    Depending on where you are Craigslist, Facebook marketplace, letitgo or similar can have really good deals on used equipment, especially in a few months when the resolutioners who bought equipment last month lose their motivation.
  • trochantertrochanter Member Posts: 76 Member Member Posts: 76 Member
    I bought this a few months ago and love it so much I cancelled both my gym memberships. Haven't regretted it once!!!

    I also bought the Inspire FT2 2 years ago. Great bit of kit with a small footprint. Not cheap but replaces virtually every piece of equipment in a gymnasium (especially if you have the leg attachment). I also cancelled my gym membership. I can train when I want and no waiting around for equipment. Absolutely love it.
  • BrianSharpeBrianSharpe Member Posts: 8,994 Member Member Posts: 8,994 Member
    For a fraction of the cost of some of these machines you could get a power cage, bench, Olympic bar and plates. Keep it simple and follow a proven program like Starting Strength or Stronglifts 5 x 5.
  • puffbratpuffbrat Member Posts: 2,803 Member Member Posts: 2,803 Member
    I have a half rack, bench, Olympic bar and plates, and floor mat for weight lifting. I have a large high energy dog for cardio.
  • AerosamAerosam Member Posts: 115 Member Member Posts: 115 Member
    I have a multi gym with high/low pulleys as well as chest press/fly bars, leg extension etc. bought extra attachments from ebay and amazon and the like.

    For cardio I have a NordicTrack spin bike set up in the garage with a TV, big speakers and a subscription to LMOD.

    This is for days I can't get to the gym for whatever reason.
  • steveko89steveko89 Member Posts: 1,615 Member Member Posts: 1,615 Member

    Here’s a picture of my rack in the basement. Lat tower, c2 rower, and treadmill not pictured.
  • Megan_smartiepants1970Megan_smartiepants1970 Member Posts: 11,865 Member Member Posts: 11,865 Member
    I have a bunch of dvd's ...the total gym (think Chuck Norris machine) not fond of it but use it from time to time ....I want a home gym that is already set up so I just have to move to do my thing
  • JopanniJopanni Member Posts: 25 Member Member Posts: 25 Member
    I have recently set mine up now need to learn how to use n3a0lsn941pz.jpeg
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