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Used bicycles.

New ones have significantly higher depreciation than vehicles. ~1 year old bikes can be obtained for ~40-60% of the retail price.

E-bikes are still quite expensive. They can provide a somewhat comparable level of exercise if the rider uses the low or medium power-assist settings more often (which also increases battery runtime).

There is an excellent discussion about fitness observations over on MTBR forums.
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Rear wheel bicycler trainer - it lets me ride all winter and on rainy or very hot days in the summer. I have it set up in front of a TV and a fan.
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jaj2276 wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:55 am Hydrow. It's incredible. Hearing about the dedication people have with the Peloton made me want to try and find a "connected" device that was more than legs. The rowing machine supposedly works 86% of your body and Hydrow seemed to be the Peloton of rowers.

It's going on 6 weeks and I've done a row every day (even weekends). It's super expensive (upfront + monthly) but I've wasted a lot more money on other purchases (both exercise and non-exercise) without getting anywhere near the benefit I've gotten from Hydrow.
The Hydrow looks awesome. May have to try that one out.
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MDfan wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:55 am
jaj2276 wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:55 am Hydrow. It's incredible. Hearing about the dedication people have with the Peloton made me want to try and find a "connected" device that was more than legs. The rowing machine supposedly works 86% of your body and Hydrow seemed to be the Peloton of rowers.

It's going on 6 weeks and I've done a row every day (even weekends). It's super expensive (upfront + monthly) but I've wasted a lot more money on other purchases (both exercise and non-exercise) without getting anywhere near the benefit I've gotten from Hydrow.
The Hydrow looks awesome. May have to try that one out.
I don't think you'll be disappointed. They have a 30-day return policy (they come pick it up so it's not like you have to lug this 150lb piece of equipment to UPS).
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I bought a TRX when it was looking like things were going to lock down for coronavirus and haven’t regretted it. Probably not the best thing to put on serious bulk, but if your goal is lean muscle could be something to consider (also I’ve since added a kettle bell and a slam ball)

Would really like to add a pull up bar but the space in my garage is somewhat limited
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lightheir wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:58 am
h82goslw wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:24 am
alfaspider wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:04 am
KlangFool wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:03 am
h82goslw wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:00 am

How is an electric bike a piece of exercise equipment?
h82goslw,

A) Instead of driving to the library, grocery store, and so on, it is faster and easier to get there with an electric bike.

B) For older folks, it extends the range of biking.

KlangFool
I've ridden centuries (100 mile rides) with 80+ year olds on non-electric bikes. Wouldn't it be better to just do those very same rides with a good conventional bike?

Agree with alfaspider. As one who has ridden many, many miles on a bike I’m not sure why someone would consider an electric bike a true form of exercise.
And someone who races bikes and rides them very hard, I disagree completely.

Electric bikes flatten out the large effort required to crest even small hills and make cycling much more enjoyable and not as extreme an effort for those who can't handle the hills or the effort.

I have a powermeter on my non-electric bike so I know full well exactly how many watts it requires to climb even small hills, and I routinely see 250+ watt efforts even for short roller hills. For the non-bike-nerds out there, 250 watts is probably the upper limit of what recreational cyclist who isn't a serious athlete, will be able to hold for < 1-2 minutes.

For senior citizens especially, but even for young folks who don't ride regularly, that kind of effort really sucks the fun out of cycling. Throw in a 'real' hill, and it's game over for most of these same folks. E-bikes allow you to stay in the game, even if you are putting out less effort. And staying in the game >>> being out of it and and doing nothing at all.

You better believe that when I'm too old to crest the hills with vigor, I'll swap my racing bike for an e-bike.

And of course, if you are a healthly (likely young) person who's out to hammer your workout and you can handle the hills, then of course it makes zero sense to choose an e-bike. Duh
+1 I'm 63 and wife 62, I ride hybrid mountain Trek DS and wife has E-bike. She waits for me at the top of hills, LOL. It allows her to ride and stay with me, otherwise I get to go in circles around her.
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stoptothink wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:00 pm
tetractys wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:20 pm
hifive wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:16 pm
tetractys wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:14 pm Using weights to overbuild of course is unnecessary and has been known for thousands of years so shorten longevity and increase discomfort in old age.
Hi tetractys - can you share your source? I haven't followed this stuff closely for a few years but I thought strength training for increased leg and grip strength was associated with reduced mortality and greater independence in older adults.

On topic, my hybrid bike and adjustable dumbbells. Can't pick a favorite!
Overdoing it causes nerve damage.
Dang, it's too bad they didn't teach that while I was getting an MS in exercise physiology and PhD in kinesiology :oops: . "Overdoing" anything can cause physiological damage. Many of the most well-respected "longevity" specialists (ie. Peter Attia) lift a lot of weights.
Jack LaLanne is my personal favorite. If you haven't heard of him, tetractys, Google/YouTube search him. He may change your mind about free weights. He was a remarkable and inspiring man.

Staying on topic by plugging The Jack LaLanne Show, which is free on YouTube and an excellent at-home exercise "equipment" "purchase."
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I bought a kettlebell after my good friend highly recommended it. I enjoy its simplicity, small size and the exercises really help my core and back. The exercises tend to be very dynamic and even after a month of 3x/week sessions, I can tell my body feels stronger, more limber. I just feel better!
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^^^ I agree. It's been over a month for me and I'm still going. I'm using my adjustable dumbells as kettlebells. See: Re: Older Women Lifting Weights
unclescrooge wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:25 pm Dumbbells, although I'm currently using my 3 year old in lieu of kettle bells :mrgreen:
You might have trouble keeping track of reps when the 3-year old says "Again, again!". :D
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For me, it's my accountability partner (wife)

We do the J&J 7 minute workout app (which after a while is 3 cycles, closer to a half hour) every other day, and doing it with someone else makes it happen, rather than deciding not to do it on any particular day.
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My 3 month membership ($45) to Team Body Project which has an incredible number of workout videos of various intensity levels and emphases (core, upper body, cardio, resistence, etc.). Workouts are grouped/packaged such that you can start at various fitness levels and work your way up or concentrate on one aspect for a week or two and then move to something else. Workouts I've done have varied from 10 minutes to almost an hour. Has kept me working my butt off in the absence of the gym. I plan to renew for a full year ($120) when current membership expires.

teambodyproject.com

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Clever_Username wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:58 am Golf practice mat with a net. I can take a full swing with up to a utility metal. Great for practice.

Now, maybe you have different exercise goals than I do. At some point I'll get a power rack and barbel for home. I anticipate at some point all the ones bought in March that went unused will find themselves on sale for a sharp discount.
There’s a very thick commercial grade mat that is padded and thick that works great and is less shock than average mats. Pricey but worth it and lessens joint trauma. I set up a 12 foot high cage with the net system used by athletic departments. Great for winter tune ups and drills.

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rustymutt wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:19 pm You won't believe this, but it's my lawn mower. I use regularly and sweat up a storm. This will continue til I can't do it anymore.
The exhaust fumes you’re breathing in make this a rather unhealthy mode of exercise, unless you’re using an electric mower.
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Sandtrap wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:22 am
Clever_Username wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:58 am Golf practice mat with a net. I can take a full swing with up to a utility metal. Great for practice.

Now, maybe you have different exercise goals than I do. At some point I'll get a power rack and barbel for home. I anticipate at some point all the ones bought in March that went unused will find themselves on sale for a sharp discount.
There’s a very thick commercial grade mat that is padded and thick that works great and is less shock than average mats. Pricey but worth it and lessens joint trauma. I set up a 12 foot high cage with the net system used by athletic departments. Great for winter tune ups and drills.

Fore!!!
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I may have undersold what I set up. My mat is a TrueStrike (a bit pricier than what you get at the rubber range) and the net is a The Net Return. It's a great setup, somewhat expensive, but I'm very glad I got a great setup. Especially since I sometimes only want to hit ten range balls, and this is a lot easier than drive to a course, wait for a stall, pay for the smallest bucket, hit ten and leave.
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Slapshot wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:51 pm
core4portfolio wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:57 pm which e-bike brand is good ? any recommendation
So many choices now. I got a Magnum Metro. Built like a tank, really solid with front shocks. It has a throttle.
thanks for recommendation
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fatcoffeedrinker wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:50 pm
simplesimon wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:00 pm Another vote for power rack + barbell.
+1. No better exercise than squats.
Deadlifts?
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jaj2276 wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:16 am
MDfan wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:55 am
jaj2276 wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:55 am Hydrow. It's incredible. Hearing about the dedication people have with the Peloton made me want to try and find a "connected" device that was more than legs. The rowing machine supposedly works 86% of your body and Hydrow seemed to be the Peloton of rowers.

It's going on 6 weeks and I've done a row every day (even weekends). It's super expensive (upfront + monthly) but I've wasted a lot more money on other purchases (both exercise and non-exercise) without getting anywhere near the benefit I've gotten from Hydrow.
The Hydrow looks awesome. May have to try that one out.
I don't think you'll be disappointed. They have a 30-day return policy (they come pick it up so it's not like you have to lug this 150lb piece of equipment to UPS).
Hydrow was a little big for our space so we ended up with the NordicTrack RW900; very happy with it!
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Grt2bOutdoors wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:28 pm
Cycle wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:44 am Pull-up rings or bar hanging from rafters. Dip station.

A heavy kettle bell
What is heavy? How much generally?
35 lb is a good starting point for a reasonably active middle-aged male. Maybe 50 or 60 bucks.
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Clever_Username wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:46 am
Sandtrap wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:22 am
Clever_Username wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:58 am Golf practice mat with a net. I can take a full swing with up to a utility metal. Great for practice.

Now, maybe you have different exercise goals than I do. At some point I'll get a power rack and barbel for home. I anticipate at some point all the ones bought in March that went unused will find themselves on sale for a sharp discount.
There’s a very thick commercial grade mat that is padded and thick that works great and is less shock than average mats. Pricey but worth it and lessens joint trauma. I set up a 12 foot high cage with the net system used by athletic departments. Great for winter tune ups and drills.

Fore!!!
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I may have undersold what I set up. My mat is a TrueStrike (a bit pricier than what you get at the rubber range) and the net is a The Net Return. It's a great setup, somewhat expensive, but I'm very glad I got a great setup. Especially since I sometimes only want to hit ten range balls, and this is a lot easier than drive to a course, wait for a stall, pay for the smallest bucket, hit ten and leave.
Outstanding!
Yes. The TruStrike mats are nice.
I went with the "RealFeel Elite golf mats with good results.

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LadyGeek wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:52 am ^^^ I agree. It's been over a month for me and I'm still going. I'm using my adjustable dumbells as kettlebells. See: Re: Older Women Lifting Weights
unclescrooge wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:25 pm Dumbbells, although I'm currently using my 3 year old in lieu of kettle bells :mrgreen:
You might have trouble keeping track of reps when the 3-year old says "Again, again!".
It's called motivation :mrgreen:
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SmallSaver wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:58 pm
fatcoffeedrinker wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:50 pm
simplesimon wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:00 pm Another vote for power rack + barbell.
+1. No better exercise than squats.
Deadlifts?
If I had to choose which one is better, I would say squats. Just because Rippetoe told me that. I like to deadlift way more than squat, though. And straight bar bench press should be banned. Shoulders aren't meant to do that.
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SmallSaver wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:58 pm
fatcoffeedrinker wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:50 pm No better exercise than squats.
Deadlifts?
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If I could have only a single piece of exercise equipment, it would be my Concept rowing machine.
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CrossOverGuy wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:36 am Nordictrack ski machine bought in the 1980s -- still works. No electric parts, gives a very good aerobic workout. I don't know why they stopped making them though, since years ago there were studies that cross-country skiing gave the best cardio workout.

I loved my Precor XC ski machine. They stopped making them, and I could no longer get parts, so I had to dispose of it. But I had it for a good 12 years or so.
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simplesimon wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:00 pm Another vote for power rack + barbell.
Our has been great as well. Has a pull up bar and dip attachment so pretty much covers everything for us.
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rowing machine
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Arlington2019 wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:17 pm If I could have only a single piece of exercise equipment, it would be my Concept rowing machine.
This all day long got my model C barely used for $250 years ago on Craig’s list, best investment I’ve made.
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Pull up bar and running shoes!
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Used to be a distance runner when I was younger, also track and field (triple jumper) in HS. I was skinny as a rail - and weak. Now that I'm eligible for AARP, I realize strength is the important thing, especially as you get older. Weakness is what will get you. As Mark Rippetoe says, strong people are harder to kill, and more useful as well. To that end:

Squat rack with Oly BB and weight plates (for all lifts, as well as pullups and dips)
Dumbbells (adjustable to 100lbs each)
Concept 2 rower (mostly for warm ups)
Weight belt and dipping belt

That's all you need, 3 or 4 days a week with proper programming -- even just the rack and barbell would be enough. I also walk or jog occasionally on my off days, but you'll be surprised at how much conditioning you'll get from a proper powerlifting or O-lifting workout.
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corn18 wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:31 pm
SmallSaver wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:58 pm
fatcoffeedrinker wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:50 pm
simplesimon wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:00 pm Another vote for power rack + barbell.
+1. No better exercise than squats.
Deadlifts?
If I had to choose which one is better, I would say squats. Just because Rippetoe told me that. I like to deadlift way more than squat, though. And straight bar bench press should be banned. Shoulders aren't meant to do that.
+2. Squats IMHO are the single best total body exercise. DLs kick butt too though.
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corn18 wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:31 pm
SmallSaver wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:58 pm
fatcoffeedrinker wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:50 pm
simplesimon wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:00 pm Another vote for power rack + barbell.
+1. No better exercise than squats.
Deadlifts?
If I had to choose which one is better, I would say squats. Just because Rippetoe told me that. I like to deadlift way more than squat, though. And straight bar bench press should be banned. Shoulders aren't meant to do that.
If you just did what Rippetoe said you'd be drinking a gallon of milk a day to get that Rippetoe bod. Image
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DiploInvestor wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:37 pm
corn18 wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:31 pm
SmallSaver wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:58 pm
fatcoffeedrinker wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:50 pm
simplesimon wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:00 pm Another vote for power rack + barbell.
+1. No better exercise than squats.
Deadlifts?
If I had to choose which one is better, I would say squats. Just because Rippetoe told me that. I like to deadlift way more than squat, though. And straight bar bench press should be banned. Shoulders aren't meant to do that.
+2. Squats IMHO are the single best total body exercise. DLs kick butt too though.
+3. But I have no room for a squat rack and the gym is still off limits.
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supalong52 wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:42 pm If you just did what Rippetoe said you'd be drinking a gallon of milk a day to get that Rippetoe bod.
He deadlifts 600lbs in his late 50's so it's probably not a bad trade-off.
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shovel and lawn mower (think exercise).
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sean.mcgrath wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:19 am
getthatmarshmallow wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:41 pm On the e-bike debate: I'm really skeptical of the research that touts its fitness benefits as comparable to riding a regular bike. I have a commute with a few rolling hills that I regularly bike. A friend who lives nearby commutes it with an e-bike, which means he pedals on the flats, coasts downhill, and then uses the assist to fly up the hill home. There is no way taking out the hardest part of the commute gives you an equivalent workout. That said, its benefit seems to be that it replaces car trips, and creates that extra little bit of daily movement that keeps the extra pounds at bay (or lets you have an extra beer.)
Did you check out my link, marsh? It is pretty convincing.

Again full disclosure, I've never ridden one, but there are a lot of bike riders in the Netherlands, and I have spoken with many who now also have an e-bike. Every single one has maintained that they are still getting good workouts.
I did! I absolutely believe it's better than being on the couch, but 90% of heart rate on rolling terrain isn't a measure I find convincing. (Whats the power output? Speed? Average heart rate? Is it even on the flats and 70% on the hills? ) But tbf, if an ebike allows someone to go 40 miles instead of 20 maybe the benefits work out. I'm pro ebike generally but I think I'd lose fitness if I switched.
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I might as well just jump into this conversation.

I'm really happy with my mini-trampoline. Check out "rebounding" exercise videos on YouTube. You too can soon be jumping for joy! ;-)
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SmallSaver wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:04 pm
Grt2bOutdoors wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:28 pm
Cycle wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:44 am Pull-up rings or bar hanging from rafters. Dip station.

A heavy kettle bell
What is heavy? How much generally?
35 lb is a good starting point for a reasonably active middle-aged male. Maybe 50 or 60 bucks.
Adjustable kettlebell.

Tough to start storing a bunch of kettlebells and the utility of a single kettlebell can quickly diminish as cns development for strength training happens quite rapidly at first (I.e. you'll outgrow that initial kb quickly). Ironmaster makes a nice adj kb which looks a little better than the one from powerblock. I use a plate loaded kb handle that can accommodate 20lbs to 190lbs and everything in between. (But I do far more with my dumbbells).
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For me, hands down it would be the Assault Bike.
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tetractys wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:14 pm
tvubpwcisla wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:49 am I am looking at Dip Bar Stations as they look pretty versatile and you can do a lot of different exercises on them.

What is the single best piece of exercise equipment you bought for your home?

Also, maybe comment on what you would not buy?

Thanks!
The single best piece of exercise equipment bought for my home is a pull-up bar. It accommodates exercises that can’t be done without it unless you have a tree nearby. We’re all just a bunch of evolved monkeys after all. Using weights to overbuild of course is unnecessary and has been known for thousands of years so shorten longevity and increase discomfort in old age. So even though I have a pair of 15# dumbbells I like to swing all around like a wild killing machine a few times a week, definitely they aren’t essential. Virtually the whole body can be worked and stretched substantially without any equipment at all. So really, except for specific sports and activities that require stuff, like bicycles, rackets, rods, etc., no equipment Is needed, short of various little pieces of clothing.
By doing pullups, you are specifically doing what you recommend against. I'm afraid you contradicted yourself because you are using weight (your body) to build muscle. I'm not sure what "overbuild" means.

Swinging around dumbbells "like a wild killing machine" WILL lead to injury.

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For cardio equipment, my wife enjoys her peleton, though it is more expensive than my gym (because I bought many used pieces). I have yet to try it out for myself.

My cardio is just a little jump rope work and sprints... But if I had to choose between cardio and strength training, I'd pick strength Everytime. Even my mom just picked up strength training 10yrs ago when she hit 65... She loves the deadlift. Still going at it now at 75.
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sterlingcooper05 wrote: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:29 am dumbbell set
Same here, I would like to add a rowing machine or a bike next.
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AmazonBasics Dip Fitness Bar will be arriving today!

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We have an ongoing thread for bodyweight exercises. See: Pull-ups and Push-ups
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I got a Sole treadmill. Along with my bike, a great daily 1-2 punch! I also got a $209 refund from my annual gym fee.
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I actually have 3. A mini stepper, The Body Blade and an Iso-Bow. The Body Blade is for my upper body and so is the ISO-Bow, the stepper is for cardio and legs.

My wife doesn't think it is a great workout, but I exercise like I invest. I'm not looking for perfect, I'm looking for the doable and good enough.

I have been using these every day without dreading it. The way I look at it is if I tried to do exercises I don't like I probably won't do them. I enjoy these exercises and can do all of them while listening to Podcast or watching television. They are portable and can be stashed away when not in use.

My exercise routine takes about 30 minutes a day.
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rustymutt wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:19 pm You won't believe this, but it's my lawn mower. I use regularly and sweat up a storm. This will continue til I can't do it anymore.
I believe it. I have a reel mower. It’s good exercise and makes our lawn look really nice.
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I love my combination of weights (Weider bench, free weights, dumbbells), elliptical and dip station. One time purchases that last for decades. I use them every day.

Swimming is arguably the best workout though.
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It's a good thing I didn't put my road bike (actually cyclocross bike with road tires). Went for a pretty leisurely 60 mile road this morning; looked at my watch for 1 second (about 45 miles in) and hit a pothole. The entire left side of my body looks like ground beef, bike is pretty messed up (need new seat, left shifter hood, bar tape, and helmet at minimum), and I might have gotten a mild concussion. In ~20yrs and easily 100,000+ miles of riding, only the 3rd time I've gone down (and nothing in over a decade), and this is easily the worst.
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Stress ball (I can use it as work)
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GoldenFinch wrote: Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:03 am
rustymutt wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:19 pm You won't believe this, but it's my lawn mower. I use regularly and sweat up a storm. This will continue til I can't do it anymore.
I believe it. I have a reel mower. It’s good exercise and makes our lawn look really nice.
Thank you, I appreciate people who exercise quietly. It is important to be physically active in many ways, not just in a workout routine.
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