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Cheap Home Gym Equipment for Flabby Arms l Food Fitness Dogs

Tone Up With This Piece Of Equipment In Your Home Gym
You can sculp sexy, toned arms at home by using this piece of inexpensive home gym equipment: a Walker.

Walker For Dips Toning Triceps

Walker For Dips Toning Triceps

It is lightweight and will fold up, if you are limited on space, to be stored in a closet or under your bed. Where can you buy this piece of equipment? If you love garage sales, you might be able to find a walker for a couple of dollars. That is were I found mine. Or, you can try a medical resale store. A friend of mine was able to purchase a walker for less than $15.00 dollars. Medical walkers retail for about $40.00+. A friendly tip… stay away from the walkers with wheels or you might be using it to walk if the walker gets away from you!
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Home Gym Equipment – Kettlebells

Kettlebells are a great addition to your home gym. There are so many things you can do with just one Kettlebell. You certainly do not need to buy a whole set unless you can master the bell that you have. I would recommend starting with two different weights. A challenging weight for Turkish Get-Ups, which are great for working your core and balance. A heavier challenging weight for all other exercises. You can really get a great overall body workout with this equipment. I have provided you with a couple of videos you can use to start your workout.

This is an example of a Turkish Get-Up

Here are great full body exercises.

I have an app that I use on my iphone that provides 4 different types of timers. It is called Pocket WOD. You can use the stopwatch timer to perform certain exercises for a number of minutes. You can use the AMRAP timer to do 20 second drills with a 10 minute rest. AMRAPs (As Many Reps As Possible) are generally 8 rounds of drills. You are performing the same exercise for 8 rounds and then you can pick another exercise and do the AMRAP. Each time you will want to write down what exercise you performed and how many reps you completed. This will provide you a good measurement or baseline of where you started, so that the next time you do that particular exercise you will know if you are improving. Then you have the Interval timer you can string several exercises together and use the same time as the AMRAP. Last is the Tabata timer that you can set up your own timer. It should be set 2:1, go time to rest ratio.

Now, go get a Kettlebell or two and get moving!

Body Bench and The Body Bench Workout

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Body Bench was created by Prescott Ellison just this year. I have never seen anything like this on the market. I do not think there is a body bench on the market that is transportable. This is great if you travel because the bench breaks down and fits into a bag. The body bench is a great addition to your home gym! Take a look at the Body Bench Video!  I do not have to really sell this equipment, but the uses are endless.

If you are interested on adding this to your equipment, you can contact Prescott through the Facebook Page of Body Bench.

Home Gym – Resistance Bands

Resistance bands are available in many sizes and strength.  You can get a really good workout whether you are at home or traveling. I have been exercising for about 20 years and during that time I had been pretty creative in the gym until I met CrossFit. You can use the resistance bands the same way you would use free weights and do just about everything. These are also great to bring to the gym with you in case someone is tying up equipment you want to use.

If you are searching for things to do with your resistance bands here are a few websites to checkout:
33 Resistance Band Exercises You Can Do Anywhere
Easy Resistance Band Exercises
Complete Guide to Band Exercises

Do not underestimate the power of the band. If you feel that the one you are using is too simple, simply increase the resistance band strength.  <!–more–>

Here is a video of some resistance band exercises. Do not feel intimidated by the model in the video, just focus on the workout. If you incorporate healthy eating into your daily intake, exercise regularly and treat yourself in moderation you will reach your goal.

I chose this resistance band video because there is no talking.  I like to get right to the workout.  Resistance band exercises are low impact workouts.  You can always go through each routine 3 to 5 times for a really good workout and add some cardio before, in between, and/or afterwards.

Setting up a home gym does not have to cost you thousands of dollars.  Focus on some small powerful pieces and get moving.  What is in your home gym?


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