3 home gyms at 3 price points - Gym #2

3 home gyms at 3 price points - Gym #2

Credit: KING / Caitlin Murphy

Dumbbells are essential for strength training and you want to pick two different weights in order to target the upper body and the lower body. A 5-pound set and a 10-pound set are a good place to start. When buying dumbbells for your home gym, try to find ones that are covered in a soft material like vinyl so they don’t damage your floors.

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by CAITLIN MURPHY / Special contributor to KING 5

KING5.com

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 13 at 3:02 AM

Gym #2 Total = $120

1.    Resistance Bands with handles ($20)
2.    Pedometer ($10)
3.    Exercise Mat ($20)
4.    Dumbbells: 2 sets: 5s and 10s ($40)
5.    Stability Ball ($20)
6.    Jump rope ($10)


Give your workouts more variety with the addition of dumbbells, a stability ball and a jump rope.

Dumbbells: Pick a range of weight for your dumbbells in order work your arms and legs. A set of 5-pound weights and a set of 10-pound weights is a good place to start.



Stability Ball: Since you have to constantly balance while using the stability ball, using it increases the intensity of every exercise. You can do everything with the ball including crunches, pushups and lunges. The stability ball mimics the function of a weight bench since you can lie on it for chest presses and sit on it for shoulder presses and bicep curls.



Jump rope: Who needs fancy cardio machines when you can burn over 10 per minute with a jump rope? That’s right - 10 minutes of jumping rope burns about 130 calories, plus you’ll sculpt your shoulders and tone your legs. Pack the jump rope along with the resistance bands on your next vacation or business trip, and you have the equivalent of a full gym at your disposal.

NEXT: Home Gym #3

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