Equipment at home for small space and low price

  • fryblock

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    Dec 20, 2007 11:38 PM GMT
    What would you recommend someone buy, as far as workout equipment goes, for someone who lives in an apartment and can't afford to spend a lot?
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    Dec 21, 2007 10:18 AM GMT
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    Dec 21, 2007 10:28 AM GMT
    A set of dumbbells with interchangeable weight plates.

    An extra wide exercise mat (the kind you can roll up).

    If your ceilings are high enough - A jump rope.
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    Dec 21, 2007 11:18 AM GMT
    a Perfect pushup... $39.99
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    Dec 21, 2007 11:45 AM GMT
    I go with ITJock on this one.

    A set of adjustable dumbbells (not the fancy selectorized deals - just interchangeable plates) - two or three sets if you can afford them - is a great start.

    I have a number of clients who travel extensively, so I've designed dumbbell-only workouts for them, since dumbbells are the one thing you can expect to find in any gym, anywhere.

    If you have the room for it, a decent quality adjustable bench wouldn't hurt, either.

    Buy them used, if you can - check the local Pennysaver or Craig's List. Residual value of exercise equipment is pretty low.

    J.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 21, 2007 4:42 PM GMT
    IT is right if u want more get a set of push up bars. Also a chin up/pull up bar fits in any doorway. You should be able to get then each for around 12-15 bucks.

    Good luck.

    Mike3
  • Alan95823

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    Dec 21, 2007 6:59 PM GMT
    Jumping rope in an apartment is tricky, if the building shakes when you do it or you have downstairs neighbors. If you can go outside somewhere, then it's awesome cardio .