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    Which piece of workout equipment really makes your workout?

    This question is directed mainly to home gym types, but every perspective is welcome.


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    For almost two years I lived in an apartment where going for a walk or run (or any outdoor exercise) wasn't exactly an option. During this time, my mini-trampoline (I think "rebounder" is the proper name) was indispensable. I still use it when it's raining or I am pressed for time to do some quick Tabata sprints. Of course, it can't compare fully to the benefits of outdoor sprinting, but it is better than nothing. (Here is a great online Tabata clock for when you are stuck inside doing sprints: http://www.beach-fitness.com/tabata/ )


    Also, medicine balls, kettlebells, and resistance bands are great inexpensive choices if you are stuck inside for a work-out.


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    due to lack of space: BOWFLEX SIMPLETECH DUMBBELLS!


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    the only piece of equipment I want is a power rack so I can safely do squats and other presses...if I got one I'd cancel my gym membership immediately.


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    I have a bag of sand that I walk to the park almost every day and do squats with. I add a handful or two of sand to it when I think it is getting too easy.


    It's now up to about 140lb.


    I also like my kettle bells and sledgehammer.

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    kettlebells


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    Kettlebell. Hands down. It's a great complete workout and it goes anywhere.


    That said, if you snatched away my Kettlebell today [NPI] any stretch of floor/ground will do for most of my exercises.


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    barbell, weights and and squat stands. You can get a great full body workout with just this. Squats, presses and rows-cant beat it.


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    bigbeck ;;;the only piece of equipment I want is a power rack so I can safely do squats and other presses...if I got one I'd cancel my gym membership immediately


    whats a Power rack - more info please ?

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    It's a box made of bars that is open in the front, back, sides, top, and bottom with hooks on the side bars to rack your barbell.


    You have about a 2 foot range of motion forward or back so if you sway forward or back in your squat the barbell taps the bars and you don't tip over. It lets you squat heavy loads without needing a spotter.


    Some of the fancier models include a pull-up attachment and dip/leg lift handles.


    This is a Power Rack (does not link to porn, I promise):


    http://www.robbinssports.com/sporting-goods-store/images/powerline_fitness_PPR178_power_rack.jpg


    Okay, well, maybe soft girl-porn.


    I mean you can't sell exercise equipment without showing your buyer what he/she will look like once they've used it, right. That would just be crappy marketing.


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