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Thinking About A Home Gym?, by Dr. Weil
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post Jul 22 2004, 10:12 AM
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The marvels of modern shopping make it easy to get the right equipment into your home for your fitness needs. But it still takes willpower and dedication to adhere to a workout schedule. Here are some suggested basic items for building a simple home gym:
Yoga mat: This is good for pilates, yoga, stretching, tai chi, etc.
Resistance bands and a set of hand weights: 2-, 5- and 8-pound should be adequate.
A weighted jump rope.
Videotapes: Make sure to get a selection. One video - no matter how effective - can become boring.
Treadmill, elliptical trainer or recumbent bicycle: The stationary recumbent bicycle is especially good if you are overweight. I would avoid rowing machines, since they can put stress on the lower back.
You can buy all of the big equipment second-hand; just make sure the machine you like runs smoothly and relatively quietly. Otherwise, expect to spend anywhere from $500 to $3,000 for new machines. Visit the Q&A Library on DrWeil.com for more exercise information and tips.
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post Jul 22 2004, 01:27 PM
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my room is my gym

this is what i have

tri bar
barbell
dumbbell

i've got 50lbs plates, 25, 20, 15, 10, and 5 (use for dumbbell/tri/and barbell)

weight lift gloves (protect my skin rubbing with rubbers on the bar)

marcy's bench

punching bag with everlast glove

ab roller

compact step machine hehe

and jump rope (5lb each handle)

i would buy more.. but i dont have lots of space in my room now... aftering moving in with the bench and putting mats on.. my space is limitied.

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post Jul 22 2004, 04:53 PM
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Yoga would be the best to work with, I rather have books to look up for the positions rather than watching it in the video. Plus, a good relaxational earth music.
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post Jul 22 2004, 05:28 PM
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I gave my gym (bench, barbells, weights) to my friend. I noticed I don't work as long or as hard when I did it at home then at the gym plus I was moving and didn't want to move all the weights haha
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post Jul 22 2004, 05:32 PM
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my room only has room for a bench press =p.
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post Jul 22 2004, 06:03 PM
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QUOTE (IneRtial dRift @ Jul 22 2004, 02:27 PM)
my room is my gym

this is what i have

tri bar
barbell
dumbbell

i've got 50lbs plates, 25, 20, 15, 10, and 5 (use for dumbbell/tri/and barbell)

weight lift gloves (protect my skin rubbing with rubbers on the bar)

marcy's bench

punching bag with everlast glove

ab roller

compact step machine hehe

and jump rope (5lb each handle)

i would buy more.. but i dont have lots of space in my room now... aftering moving in with the bench and putting mats on.. my space is limitied.

ur room sounds pretty big
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post Jul 22 2004, 06:23 PM
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really?

my bench is only this big



the plates don't take up that much space or the bars

but the punching bag is kinda big klumpy thing.. but i set it on the corner..

my punching bag isn't hanged.. its tall enough for me not to hang it.. hehe.

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post Jul 23 2004, 08:16 PM
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Having a home gym is great especially if you use chalk like I do. I have a power rack, pulldown cable machine, flat/incline/decline bench, 7 ft O-bar, about 1000 lbs in Olympic weights, 460 lbs in standard weights, a speed bag and many more. No waiting in line, no wiping off other people's sweat, no getting stuck in traffic, no annoying music, don't have to unrack weights, and many more benefits. It is definitely worth it if you see exercising as a long term commitment.
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post Jul 26 2004, 07:33 AM
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currently in renewal fees at my gym, so my monthly payment is pretty cheap now. besides, there's no room in our condo for an at-home gym icon_wink.gif
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post Jul 26 2004, 07:59 AM
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QUOTE (sniff @ Jul 26 2004, 08:33 AM)
currently in renewal fees at my gym, so my monthly payment is pretty cheap now. besides, there's no room in our condo for an at-home gym icon_wink.gif

Usually in a condo there is a big hug balcony for a space . I think that is enough for you isn't it? icon_rolleyes.gif
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post Jul 26 2004, 09:12 AM
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QUOTE (Shanghaibabe@Toronto @ Jul 26 2004, 09:59 AM)
QUOTE (sniff @ Jul 26 2004, 08:33 AM)
currently in renewal fees at my gym, so my monthly payment is pretty cheap now.  besides, there's no room in our condo for an at-home gym  icon_wink.gif

Usually in a condo there is a big hug balcony for a space . I think that is enough for you isn't it? icon_rolleyes.gif

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all condo's don't have balconies. besides, i live in the city. here, a condo w/ a balcony would probably be over 500K. ours was only 200K icon_wink.gif

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post Jul 26 2004, 07:49 PM
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In the basement we have a treadmill and a weight matchine (I think that's what it's called...), band weights, dumb bells, and a jump rope. 'Cept I only use the treadmill. ^_^;
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post Jul 27 2004, 04:22 AM
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i wear weight bands on my wrist and ankles but thats about it.
everything else is based on natural workout such as push up,situps etc.

though i would love to own my own gym....think of the possiblilties love2.gif
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post Aug 5 2004, 10:42 AM
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i would love to have my own home gym but it's too expensive and why go through all that trouble when you can just join the gym??? at least you'll be more motivated at the gym because you don't want to have spent the membership money for nothing.... embarassedlaugh.gif :genius:
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post Aug 5 2004, 10:49 AM
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i'd just get an ab belt and go to sleep with it on. give you the worst cramp ever plus you probably dieee
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post Aug 6 2004, 03:50 PM
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ab belt? that won't work dude... u should do bout 10-15 mins of abs work (find a good magazine for all the different types) and you should be doing it 2-3 times a week to see any improvement...

but for me i found that i much prefer to go to the gym than workout at home...u work harder seeing all people doing same + you can workout with friends + meet new people who have the same goals as you...

working out at home is kinda boring and sometimes u wanna do pull ups or tricep dips but at home, u just can't do that
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post Aug 7 2004, 01:28 AM
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QUOTE (des @ Aug 6 2004, 04:50 PM)
working out at home is kinda boring and sometimes u wanna do pull ups or tricep dips but at home, u just can't do that

Hmmmm....That's strange because I have no problem doing dips or pull-ups at my home. Working out is only boring if it's something you don't enjoy doing. Although, I understand that some people just don't have the motivation to work out on their own. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but it may be a small factor in achieving your goals.

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