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Most Bang for the buck/space at-home gym gear?

Post by Olaz » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:05 pm

I discovered it's actually fun to supplement calisthenics with gear.

Maybe two 30 lb dumbbells or kettle bells and a jump rope or shoes one can run with? Barbell takes up a lot of space and machines are clearly out.

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Post by jacob » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:16 pm

Careful! This is how [accumulation] begins ...

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Post by bryan » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:40 pm

One way to avoid accumulation is to set arbitrary limitations/minimizations. Thus you can be pleased with yourself by sticking to those.

So if you were to limit yourself to a _single_ gym gear.. off the top of my head I would probably say a kettlebell. Was considering recommending some indoor rowing machine, but those are in fact torture machines and it's somewhat rare for it to be utilized effectively (plus it's a bit expensive).

Maybe you could make a kettlebell out of sterling silver?

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Post by TheRedHare » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:27 pm

Today I managed to work out with a curl bar. I did curls (duh), overhead press, skull crushers and squats. The curl bar was the perfect size. Not too wide, but not too narrow. Just add more weight when needed and presto- you got at least four fantastic exercises with just one bar...instead of most gyms that have like 10 different bars for different curls :lol:

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Post by Scott 2 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:21 pm

You might enjoy a weight vest. They are often floating around used on Craigslist. MIR makes a decent one.

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Post by BRUTE » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:22 pm

+1 for kettlebells. jump rope also very efficient. if possible pull-up bar and gymnastic rings (efficient, but do require a place to hang them up). after that, barbell + weights..

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Post by Olaz » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:26 pm

I use an overhang on my door as a pull-up bar; it works well enough. The gymnastic rings sound fun for all kinds of activities... :D

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Post by BRUTE » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:38 am

sexual innuendo detected.. does not compute

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