Best exercise & fitness equipment according to redditors

We found 12,448 Reddit comments discussing the best exercise & fitness equipment. We ranked the 5,087 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/napleonblwnaprt · 223 pointsr/Fitness

Pullup/Chinup Bar

Adjustable Dumbells Get these instead

Optional: Adjustable Bench

Total ~$320 after shipping. Can probably find cheaper stuff from other brands or on craigslist.

There isn't a muscle in you body you can't work with this setup.

EDIT: Didn't notice how light the dumbells were. Found a heavier and cheaper set.

u/Smashed_Adams · 42 pointsr/Fitness

Honestly any of the ones that wrap on the top of the door frame work. Most around $20 and worth it. Here's one for example, [ProSource Multi-Grip Chin-Up/Pull-Up Bar, Heavy Duty Doorway Trainer for Home Gym] (

Also check out r/bodyweightfitness as they may have other suggestions

u/161803398874989 · 41 pointsr/coolguides

A lot of people are asking about pullups and whether they are optional, because "they don't have anywhere to do pullups".

Pullups are not optional. They are vital for correcting many shoulder imbalances people have. Sitting in front of the computer all day in a hunched over position weakens the muscles on the back of your torso and tightens the muscles in the front of the torso. Once you start training then, if you only train pushing exercises such as pushup, this imbalance is further exacerbated and will likely lead to injuries down the line.

As far as not having anywhere to do pullups, you'll just have to be creative. I've done pullups on trees, on playgrounds, on powerlifting equipment, on carports, on stairwells, and so on and so forth. Here are 100 ideas to get you started. Of course, you can also just buy a pullup bar. They're inexpensive (30 bucks), will last you a long time, and help you get strong and healthy. They're a fantastic investment. Don't worry about your doorframes: unless you have really abnormal rames, you can be reasonably certain this will not do them any harm.

I'd like to finish with a plug for /r/bodyweightfitness, which is a subreddit dedicated to all kinds of bodyweight training. We have a large community with super helpful veteran users, weekly threads with tons of advice and helpful info, weekly threads where users can post about their routines and their experiences with them (showreel compiled from the showoff threads), and much much more. If you do decide to visit us, please refer to the FAQ before posting, and make sure you follow the rules. Hope to see you there!

u/Brakkio · 38 pointsr/Fitness

You should get an iron gym no setup necessary, I love mine.

u/siphillis · 37 pointsr/nba

Kawhi's choice of foam roller , for anyone interested.

Not great for beginners or anyone looking for a full-body solution, but my go-to for anything related to the leg.

u/monkdaddy · 36 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I tried quitting many times. I smoked for 20 years and tried quitting for 20 years. In the last year I got really serious. I listened to hypnosis everyday for 6 months. This was a combination of Paul Mckenna and Richard Bandler Programs. I used box breathing and a grip trainer. I also took up walking in the park which helped me to relax. I listened to the Allen Car audio book on repeat in my car, about 10 times, and read the book 4 more times. After all the toys and hypnosis, it was just embracing the suck. My breathing is 10 times better. I can climb stairs now without dying. My overall stamina is amazing compared to before. Sex is better. food tastes better. I haven't even had a craving in about 22 months, they are completely gone. I even enjoy the smell of people smoking around me but the trigger to smoke in broken and gone. I used to be afraid to quit because I didn't want to endure the torture of life long cravings, but I was wrong. Now as a nonsmoker I don't have cravings. smokers have cravings but now I am free. you can be too. The biggest thing that held me back was my belief that it wasn't possible and that I would never be able to function without cigarettes. Sometimes its amazing to be wrong

u/SteveKamb · 30 pointsr/IAmA

hey Monica!

Great question: if you only can afford one piece of equipment, I would go with a door frame pull-up bar:

You can do every other movement with just your bodyweight. Squats, lunges, push-ups, and then you can use the bar to work towards pull-ups.

If you can't do a pull-up yet, here is a plan to get there!

u/2PlateBench · 28 pointsr/Fitness

If I were to buy another roller it would be another grid roller. Every time. Gets deep and does the trick. Forget the soft ones, they don't do what needs to be done if you actually have trigger points, and workout long enough, you will get them.

Also get a lacrosse ball for small areas.


u/Immortal_Wombat · 27 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

20 seconds is enough time to do a fair few pullups. Start doing negatives immediately. You're still training your grip strength when you're doing negatives.

Go try doing a negative right now. It's easy. Jump to the top of the pullup position (or use a chair, whatever) and try to slow your descent using your muscles. If you descend at a rate slower than free-fall, congratulations! You've just done a negative!

disclaimer: You need to be able to slow your descent enough not to be slamming your joints into lockout. So if you think this is going to happen don't do it.

edit: Get a door-gym style pullup bar like this:

Don't get a traditional pullup bar because they are either unsafe or they require you to screw them into the door frame.

u/[deleted] · 26 pointsr/Fitness

A backpack will be awkward, hurt your shoulders, and not be too scalable. This works just fine for me.

u/montanaclw · 26 pointsr/Fitness

I have an old coworker who has one of these under her desk. She seems to like it!

u/miniaturedonuts · 26 pointsr/AskWomen

I use a Flip Belt. It's the only thing all those Pinterest ads have ever sold me. My arms are too small to comfortably hold my phone there. It stores my phone and keys around my waist. Would definitely recommend.

u/MFesLoca · 24 pointsr/running

I swear by my foam roller.

I did a gnarly set of stair sprints yesterday morning and as the day progressed I was sure I was going to be hurting something fierce today. So before I went to bed I foam rolled the shit out of my legs in various ways and woke up good to go.

You can use a tennis ball on your feet in the much the same way.

u/IamAKetchupBot · 24 pointsr/LifeProTips

I just bought a desk cycle via Amazon for $150. Essentially it's just resistant pedals that sit on the floor. Probably one of the smarter purchases I've made in a long time and perfect for a small space, keeping it out of the way.

Edit: For those asking, this is what I picked up ...

u/Dfiggsmeister · 24 pointsr/Fitness

I've used that one before, its ok for getting out kinks, but I prefer this one. It's better on your back if you're trying to get out knots and roll out the spine, plus its hard enough to put your body weight on; I'm 250+lbs so it holds my weight well. It's a little more costly but it works well.

u/nunobo · 24 pointsr/Fitness

I can personally vouch for this one. Same thing as the one you linked but smaller scale.

u/Rhynegains · 24 pointsr/personalfinance

Here is a post I've seen before that had saved. Note: I have quite a bit of this equipment but there are many options out there. Find stuff similar to this.

Here's the beginner sets I usually recommend:

  • Dicks Sporting Goods 300lb Weight Set which is currently at $190. It also includes a bar. I do not recommend dropping these for Deadlifts, though.

  • Fitness Reality Full Cage which is currently for $260.

  • Fitness Gear Bench which is currently about $90.

    That'll probably run you about $600 after taxes. But that will be everything you would actually need.

    There's several other things I got along the way which I think you would find useful, but not necessary.

    Additional items:

  • Weight Storage Tree which should hold everything from your set.
  • Bar Weight Locks currently $10.
  • Floor Protection
  • Pull Up Bands
  • Back Extension/Sit up Bench

    I made my homegym and I absolutely love it! It's my temple. Here's a note though.... you need to think long and hard on if you will use it. I work out 3-5 times a week. I stretch in there every day. Will you use it for 3 times a week minimum? Are you willing to move it when the time comes? Can you spare a 8x10ft area for this equipment?
u/chrispscott · 23 pointsr/frugalmalefashion
u/doorpenny · 21 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Harbinger Polypropylene Dip Belt with 30-Inch Steel Chain

I use one of these, works great. Secure and centers the weight right between the legs.

u/jvalordv · 19 pointsr/coolguides

Is your dorm room a tiny single? If you have a spare doorway somewhere, pull up bars are pretty cheap. My roommate has one of these that can be put on and off. He tends to not use it very much though and leaves it buried in his room, so I bought this for myself. Unfortunately I had to put it on my room's entryway door (would have preferred a place inside out of view like the closet, but was worried about the walls) but it sits high enough to not be very noticeable. Supports use three screws into either side, the bar itself is easy to remove, and I haven't had any issues. Great for just running through a few pull ups, chin ups, and leg raises whenever going in and out.

u/throwaway1138 · 16 pointsr/Accounting

I'm about to buy one of these baddies for my desk: desk cycle

u/Do_your_homework · 16 pointsr/Fitness

I have the iron gym pullup bar. I like it because it fits in my doorway, is super sturdy, and my body seems to default to hammer grip which you can't do with a single bar.

Your mileage may vary. It really just depends on where and how you want to use it.

u/blargyblarg · 15 pointsr/Fitness

Iron Gym I believe is what you're referring to, and I have one as well. It's been great and I haven't had any damage. I think you can find them for ~$20 in stores, but YMMV.

u/PartySwole · 15 pointsr/Fitness

Harbinger Polypropylene Dip Belt with 30-Inch Steel Chain
Best $20 I've invested in lifting this past year. Went from where you're at to wide grip chin @60lbs x3 and regular pull-up @70lbs x3 in a matter of months. Great for dips too. My current 5/3/1 4-day split routine calls for high rep pull-up on dead lift day, which is now has me thinking I'm going to add a heavy day on Saturday mixed in with my cardio. It's my best lift according to

u/talkwithmikey · 14 pointsr/Fitness

A foam roller is a more or less a big log of foam that can be used as a fitness tool or massage device. Placing the foam roller on the ground and rolling different muscle groups over it is very delightful. Using it on the legs and back can offer a great solo massage that is a great release after a hard workout.

I recently bought The Grid and couldn't be happier!

u/jonas303 · 14 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

The Iron Gym works pretty well for me.

u/StrikeOne33 · 14 pointsr/homegym

Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage with 800lbs Weight Capacity

This rack is popular amongst the budget conscious here.

u/Ohliviationn · 14 pointsr/xxfitness

I use the FlipBelt, you can get it on Amazon. It is absolutely a lifesaver. It's just a belt made of like workout clothing material? It's got lots of pockets and my iPhone 6S Plus fits perfectly, as well as my keys and whatever else I need. Great for when I'm wearing leggings that don't have pockets.

Edit: here's the link

u/DubyaKayOh · 13 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Get the Iron Gym pullup bar. It fits over the door frame and works like a charm.

u/rejoinedReddit · 13 pointsr/climbing

I use the Theraband Flexbar. There are multiple colors, each representing a different resistance level, but the premise is basically that you’re loading the muscle while releasing, as opposed to how it’s loaded while you climb. Highly recommend it, and it works for both golfers and tennis elbow.

u/bnlite · 12 pointsr/xxfitness

I ran into this type of problem a few years ago. Option one - go straight to the gym so you don't see his puppy dog eyes (I tried doing this and it didn't work for me haha). Option two, take that $40/month, put it in a cookie jar or something where it is out of sight and out of mind, then buy some equipment when you have enough. I'd recommend only getting one thing at a time in order to make sure you don't get overwhelmed by your sudden choices. For example, when I did this I found a set of dumbbells on Craigslist for $30 that had 3 different weights. Not a huge discount but reduce reuse recycle and all that. Next thing I did was buy a prohands grip master to work on my finger strength . Next I bought new shoes because mine were causing foot pain (apparently I'm a wide who knew?).

It's a few years now and I have a decent home gym. My commute isn't 4 hrs round trip anymore but I still like the flexibility, especially when I woke up early this morning and decided to do my workout then instead, and didn't have to wait for the gym to open.

We just got a new puppy, the previous dog I couldn't bear to keep cooped up is now an old man. She gets antsy because he gets tired. I've made a game of running sprints with her. Also probably going to pick up some random PVC or something to start doing pole weaving and etc.

I know it sounds daunting and just impossible. Going to the gym can be great at helping you focus and get out of the house. I found that for myself trying to get to the gym was adding so much stress. It sounds like you still get the chance to get out and socialize (unlike I did at the time haha) so I wouldn't focus too heavily on the gym. Heck, if you have the space you could probably find some 2x4s and create an outside area to workout that is flat. My uncle lives in a trailer in rural Texas and that's what he did. He says his favorite part is the ice cold showers after.

Sorry this post was so long, I really understand the difficulty you are feeling and I hope one of my ideas helps!

u/dalesd · 12 pointsr/Fitness

The PowerLine PPR200X Power Rack is often under $300 shipped on Amazon.

u/Dense_fordayz · 12 pointsr/Fitness

You could get more out of one of these, one of these and some of these. More compact and takes less putting together time.

u/needupv0tes · 12 pointsr/Weakpots

I'm in the process of cancelling my gym membership and setting up home gym. I found this squat rack on amazon prime that looks good. I just wish it had safety bars. Any one else have a better recommendation on a modest squat rack? I already checked craigslist in my area, nothing great.

No one should have to ever see groce gril titties. That's just gaaayyy.

u/Sapphi_ · 12 pointsr/running

I just wanna say I loooooove my flipbelt, I can't believe those arm bands for cell phones even exist anymore! It stays put exactly where I set it on my hips and nothing that I put inside shifts around. The selling point for me though is that I don't even feel it when I'm wearing it. If you don't have one, go get one!

u/blur927 · 11 pointsr/Fitness
u/ARowdyKissBoy · 11 pointsr/Fitness

you're gonna be hard pressed to find a full cage under that price point.

i used valor fitnessbd-9 power squat stands up until my squat started breaking 300 lbs for reps. after that point, not having full safety bars was getting dicey.

if you're willing to go up to $250, i've been using the fitness reality 810XLT for well over a year, and it's held up beautifully.

u/VMwareJesus · 11 pointsr/homegym

I hate my local gym(s). So. Damn. Much. I know it's just me. I'm impatient, intolerant, and generally just can't stand the douchers everywhere. So, I finally finished up my garage gym. It's not pretty, but it works. I just need a few more plates, and a really good deal on a row machine (and to clean up the other half of the garage).

Strength Training:

u/1117777111 · 11 pointsr/Fitness

I use this and it's perfect for my needs.

You might want something more elaborate, and they make this kind of style, which has way more options.

u/IM_A_WOMAN · 11 pointsr/Fitness

I know you have plenty of advice already, but I bought this one in October last year, use it frequently and have no marks on my door. I had the same concerns you do, so I wrapped a few old shirts around it and it works perfectly!

You can see the shirts and what the frame looks like. I've used it pretty extensively since getting it.

u/14qrafzv · 11 pointsr/xxfitness

You can search Amazon or wherever you shop for "foam roller" and it'll pull up something like:

So you want to roll your butt? Sit on and shift your weight to move the roll.

Here's another article with good visuals:

u/TheCrimsonGlass · 11 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I have this one. The short one is fine. I'm 6'1".

u/kvossera · 11 pointsr/ADHD

DeskCycle Desk Exercise Bike Pedal Exerciser, White

u/nickstl77 · 10 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse

I use a foam roller, works every time. Put foam roller on floor, lay down on it so the roller is going across your back, not vertically. Roll up and down while letting your back relax.

Something like this one. It needs to be the very stiff kind otherwise it won't work.

u/xiaoshin · 10 pointsr/FoodAllergies

May be too similar to a fanny pack, but maybe a FlipBelt or similar athletic storage belt? You kind of tuck things into them and depending on what you're wearing, might be able to hide under a shirt.

FlipBelt Level Terrain Waist Pouch, Medium, Black

u/faustrex · 10 pointsr/quityourbullshit

When I first started lifting weights almost ten years ago, it was on an adjustable Bowflex Dumbell set (this one ).

So, the way those weights work is that each side of the handle is dialed in. So if I set both sides to 50, that means the overall weight is 50 lbs. If you're inexperienced and kind of an idiot (yo, wassup), you might think you're lifting 100 lbs. when you're actually only lifting just 50.

Of course, like most people starting to lift, I post my workouts online looking for validation. I did a bench press with 90 lbs. What I actually did was 180 lbs., which isn't bad for starting out, but what I posted online was 360 lbs. 90 x 4.

People saw it, and I knew I was fucked up when someone from my ship (I was on a destroyer in the Navy at the time) mentioned that was more than NFL prospectives are capable of, and my wiry ass was just doing reps of it like nothing.

I still cringe when I think about it.

u/Krog_The_Mighty · 10 pointsr/nsfw
u/scrumtrulescence · 10 pointsr/Fitness

I have this one which I'm very happy with. Doesn't work in ALL doorways though - you need to have one side of the doorway unobstructed, and there has to be a lip on the top of the door frame for it to work properly.

u/OldSchoolNewRules · 10 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I highly recommend getting an actual pullup bar, its worth the 30 dollar investment

u/HPPD2 · 10 pointsr/Weakpots

Hah I knew it. Texas power bars kill my hands for any sort of volume. I bought my own bar and leave it in the gym just to deadlift with.

get this enjoy pulling for lots of volume without having to stop from your hands getting shredded. I seriously credit doing this as the major thing that got my deadlift to start moving again. the bar I'm always pulling with is the 86-PBCK, which is the same thing just with a center knurl to discourage the olyfags at my gym from using it.

u/xfoxyx · 10 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I found bags for weights not so comfy overtime. My advice would be to rethink the weight attachment to your body.

  1. Poor man's style - rope / karate belt wrapped around your waist and through the plates. If it hurts too much, add a sweater around hips for padding
  2. If you're a climber you can use climbing harness
  3. My favorite option - You can buy dip belt, something like this
  4. Use a weight vest

    Dip belt pros - cheap, can attach shitload of weight, perfect for dips and pullups. Cons - weights swinging on the chain can get irritating

    Weight vest pros - weights close to your body - perfect for pushups, handstand push ups. Cons - not so comfy for pull ups and dips (movement limitations), impossible to overload / add more weight than it's build for.


u/Awarenesss · 9 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I used this one and was able to load 135lb without a problem. It's been out in the elements for 2+ years now and still is in great condition. I highly recommend.

u/MechanicalTim · 9 pointsr/running

Another vote for the GRID torture device foam roller.

u/ariet84 · 9 pointsr/Fitness

There are these. Not sure how quiet they are though.

Edit: review though they didn't say anything on noise. If it was interfering, it probably would have been mentioned.

u/ElliotLadker · 9 pointsr/running

Wouldn't a Flipbelt work? Hope someone corrects me if I'm mistaken since I haven't had the chance to use one, but was planning on buying one very soon.

They seemed comfortable enough and very non intrusive, but that's just my humble impression.

u/15goudreau · 9 pointsr/bikecommuting

I'm lucky that I don't have a long commute. But this is by far the best way to get to work!

Edit: with links!

Little info on the bike for any others who are curios.

Bike: 2016 Raleigh Furley (on discount was ~$750 with tax). I love this bike it's awesome. Chromoly steel, real soft ride. Single speed so it's 0 maintenance. Last but not least, disc brakes. Not the best, but they are much better than rims especially in weather of New England.

Tires: Gatorskins 25mm

Honjo Fenders: Superb, takes a while to install. I could have a used a few more brackets to hold everything together better too. Definitely going to get a mudguard for the front maybe the back as well.

Rack is the Topeak explorer for disc brakes. Two Ortlieb back roller city panniers.

Misc: I have a cateye volt 700 for front light and the cateye rapid x3 for a tail light, both are super bright even in the daytime!

Bike computer: Old nexus 5 that I hold on with a quadlock to track everything to strava. I use Ipbike which hooks up to my duotrap and my scosche heartrate monitor.

u/duffman13jws · 9 pointsr/xxfitness

If I had the grand and the space in my house, A power rack, barbell, bench, and spend the remaining $500 on either craigslist plates and a set of 50lb PowerBlock Elites (expandable to 90), or bumpers plates if crossfit and Oly are more your thing. Either way you go with the second half of the money, that's a solid budget setup for that amount, mostly new gear too.

u/CheetoCrustedDick · 9 pointsr/nsfw
u/bonefish · 9 pointsr/personalfinance

Since people seem really interested in how I could possibly spend what I spent, allow me to share what I bought.

This is the lighter set:

This is the heavier set:

They aren't gold- or diamond-encrusted, but they did offer me flexibility in the very limited space I had available at the time, and they've served me well.

And remember that my earlier post mentioned that the right answer for OP depends on his/her goals and priorities. For me, living in a small place, $700 (or whatever I spent) gave me a way to conveniently train in-home and save $100/month and commuting costs on a gym membership.

Am I as swole as the guy posting that you can't get "a full workout" with the setup I have? Of course not, have you seen that guy? He's a total beast. Super tough.

But with these dumbbells and a pull-up bar, I've managed to make great personal improvements that I'm quite happy with.

u/grae313 · 9 pointsr/xxfitness

Iron Gym is basically ubiquitous. Can't go wrong there.

u/cameronhthrowaway · 8 pointsr/Fitness

I used thick black work socks and put them on each end of the bar, have used on multiple door frame and no problem yet.

Also, if you're still worried about damage, buy this one:


This is the one I use and it will create much less of a torque on your frame/trim

u/N0V494 · 8 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Why can't you install a door-frame mounted one? Is it because the landlord won't let you screw it into the wall?

Because they DO make pullup bars that are held in by friction alone.
This works pretty well, so long as you tighten it up well enough (otherwise you end up like this).
If you'd rather not risk ending up in a "Funniest FAILS of 2015" video on youtube, they also make this style of pullup bar, that is held into place on the doorframe simply by leverage between the bar and that squared-off section.

u/count_chockula · 8 pointsr/Fitness

Buy an in-doorway pull up bar, such as this one. Then, follow the Armstrong pull up program, used by Marines everywhere for their PFT and found here. If you're consistent with it, you'll hit 20 within a 3 months. Good luck, and stick with it.

edit: Also note that for your PFT, both inboard (chin up) and outboard (pull up) grips are allowed. You can also switch grips in the middle of your PFT as well.

u/HooterPunch · 8 pointsr/homegym

1a) These are just cheap pads from Amazon

1b) I can do barbell work on them (rows, deadlifts, hip thrusts, etc.) and burpees but for burpees I have found shoes will wear the texture on them out. I do find them spongy for burpees but I figured it was adding resistance in a small way. Overall I do not recommend these puzzle tiles for a home gym largely because for the same price that I paid for the area I covered I could have done stall mats had I known about them before buying these. Stall mats and plywood to build a platform are my next purchase for the gym and I will use lag bolts to anchor the rack to the platform which leads to your next question.

2) Your eagle eyes are correct, no bolts here currently. I'm 220lbs and I can do dips, pull-ups, hanging ab work, etc without any wobble at all on this rack. Part of that is because I have almost 500lbs of weight stored on the sides and that this EliteFTS rack is really heavy itself since it is made of 3x3 11 gauge steel. I got away with dips and pullups on my 2x2 Valor rack without bolting it to the floor either but that rack did get pretty wobbly. But for safety purposes I will be using bolts to anchor this to the platform I'll be building later this month. Many years down the road when it's time to move I'll probably just patch over the holes I make for anchoring this down anyways.

u/skooba83 · 8 pointsr/pelotoncycle

You didn't miss out on all that much to be honest. The shoes are a nice bonus, the rest of the stuff is cheaper/better elsewhere. Snag a referral code from someone and that takes the shoes down to effectively $25.

Buy this mat for $22

Get a better heart rate monitor (the included chest strap one has connection issues if you aren't sweaty)
I bought this one, though I bought it off Google Express and used a 20% coupon.

Weights? I had a set lying around, or just go to walmart and pick up a set. Same deal with a water bottle.
Headphones? I don't use them, but I have plenty of headphones lying around if I decide to.

u/BaggedMerc · 8 pointsr/homegym

Sounds like you're Powerlifting, and not Olympic lifting.

I prefer center knurling for squats, while others don't mind if it's missing. If you're Oly lifting you may not want it.

I would recommend a 1000LBS bar over a 500LBS bar. Not only for the weight rating (keep in mind static weight is not the same as dropped weight), but also for the fact its a higher quality steel.

Many lower end bars are 32mm diameter and much less comfortable. Also quality of bushings etc is well, lower.

EDIT: It seems as if you may be looking for "Bang for the buck", and nothing too fancy. If thats the case, I would highly recommend taking a look at the CAP OB-86B. Its on sale for $109 shipped. You will be very hard pressed to find something better for close to that price:

u/deosama · 8 pointsr/Fitness

I recently purchased my home gym, all in all, it was about $1300.

I bought this half rack - $350

This bench - $100

This bar and set of plates - $250

These Dumbbells - $600

These Rings - $34

This belt - $27

Total if you buy it all today: $1361

I looked to get as much of it as I could while it was on sale, or discounted. I also went to and got something like 15% off a Dick's Sporting Goods gift card, so I got it for an even better price.

It allows me to do basically everything I need to do, and I've bene loving it! Let me know if you have any questions.

u/DrippyWaffler · 8 pointsr/infp

Haha bro you're good. They probably scoff at your eating healthy efforts because you're in fine shape. I've put on a little chub to deal with the cold (I'm a tshirt+shorts all year round kinda guy) and when I mention working it off again people laugh at me and say I need to get bigger. Obviously they mean muscle rather than fat, but that's beside the point.

In terms of your face, I'm a straight dude so I can really give no actual help but you look fine to me. Girls seem to dig the John Snow look.

When you're talking to girls about yourself don't use words like "transitional period." Ask them questions about stuff, and if they ask you questions keep it to the point and as cheerful as possible.

In fact that's the one bit of "brutal honesty" I can give. Put a smile on that face.

I don't know how old you are, but you look about my age. I'll chuck a picture of me up when I can wrangle one to show you what I mean.

Sorry for the poor quality, I have an Ace 2 :(

I dive in 14 degree Celsius water, so I need the insulation. Under a shirt it's barely noticeable. In summer I get into shape more but for the mean while I like it where it is. Get one of these and you're sorted. This will do far more good than eating habits. (They help too though)

Me with similar expression and pose as the one in your photo. Phone isn't in the right place but who cares.

Look how much a smile and body language does!

So, in summary.

  1. Don't talk about healthy eathing and transitioning and whatnot. Ask her some questions, answer her questions to you. I know it's easy for us INFPs to off on tangents, so try and stick to the point.

  2. If you're really worried about your body shape, bulk up rather than slim down. EDIT - just realised I'm an idiot and this is what you meant in the first place. The following advice works regardless. 30 bucks 28 bucks for that bar. Pick a doorway, and do whatever - pull ups, chin ups - to exhaustion (until you can't do any more) every time you go through it.

  3. Smile + shoulders back + good posture. You'll They'll see the difference.
u/temple_noble · 8 pointsr/Weakpots

I bought this one a couple of years ago and recommend it enthusiastically. We have a couple at our gym, too, and they've held up to some big guys, big squats, and rack pulls. It says free shipping even though it's not prime eligible...that sounds right, because I remember not paying shipping.

u/CrazyFoFo · 7 pointsr/bodyweightfitness
u/vatothe0 · 7 pointsr/Stronglifts5x5

Power Rack, oly bar, weights, bench. All you need right there.

Basically the same power rack my gym has.

Decent bench

Quality bar and enough weight to keep you busy for a couple months.

You can probably find some of this on CL for dirt cheap though. Especially the bar and weights since they are a PIA to move.

u/QuincyJone · 7 pointsr/Fitness

I don't see what is wrong with this one. It is <$400.

u/lilicucu · 7 pointsr/P90X

I'm really happy with my Bowflex. I had them since 2011, use them several times per week.


u/1000rabbits · 7 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I'm a person that loves to eat her sweets, but I also have this need to get out and exercise. So the fact that my job has be sitting down too much is wearing on me. TrollX, being the AWESOME community they are, clued me into the fact that these things exist! So now I'm totally budgeting for a desk cycle, I'm really excited about future desk excursions to nowhere. The ladies that introduced it lost quite a bit of weight using it and it didn't put undue stress on their joints!

u/three_two_bone · 7 pointsr/proED

I know they sell little ellipticals or bike pedal things that you can do under your desk! most of them are $100 or more but if you can afford it they might be a good investment.

here's a link to one so you know what i mean. x

u/apgomez85 · 7 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

i have this and works great. not too pricey either if you just get the stand.

u/RunnerDavid · 7 pointsr/running

I use the flip belt and have to admit that I love it. I just love that it doesn't look like a belt and that I can even tuck it under my shirt if I want. It fits my 6" phone but it is a tight fit. I don't often run with my phone, anyway.

u/Gym-gineer · 7 pointsr/homegym

Did a quick little comparison... 107 lbs when setup and cost $309 on Amazon...

Compare to the fitness reality one... 133.5 lbs and cost $199, also powder coat paint, since someone mentioned that about the T2.

PS i help design the fitness reality one and get to design new attachments soon. Yay!!!

Ask me anything!

u/faustin_mn · 7 pointsr/Stronglifts5x5

r/homegym will give you some ideas. This set is pretty cheap and will get you thru the first few months of StrongLifts. I used it and didn’t bother spending on a quality bar until after 7 months when my deadlift went over 350 and started bending my starter bar pretty badly. You’ll also need a squat rack or st the very least a half rack. I got mine from Amazon. That’s all you’d need for the main lifts and should serve you well for 6-12 months.

u/WatermelonRhyne · 7 pointsr/homegym

This one goes on sale to $180 pretty often.

FITNESS REALITY 810XLT Super Max Power Cage with 800lbs Weight Capacity

It's currently at $250

u/bobbykyn · 7 pointsr/NoFap

Hey you should now totally get a door chin-up bar to complete your determination.

u/itsacoup · 7 pointsr/CPTSD

A soft pool noodle could be a really gentle way to start! Can't say I've ever used them myself but I could see how it would work. This high-density foam roller is the kind I started on and is great for foam rolling beginners as you get used to the sensation and technique; this grid-type roller is what I use now, and it can be quite intense if I haven't rolled in a while. This is what I'd consider the most advanced roller and I honestly haven't even tried it myself but I imagine it would be very effective but kinda ouchy, even if you're used to rolling! I also recommend a lacrosse ball or any other small (3-4 inches in diameter) pure rubber ball for targeting particular spots-- a tennis ball would also work as a slightly softer option.

The trickiest thing with foam rollers is getting used to the sensation enough that you don't tense up and fight it, which is why it's good to start with softer options. YouTube videos can show you safe form for rolling, and always hydrate extra after you roll! :) I hope this is helpful, let me know if I can share anything else!

u/DukeNewcombe · 6 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

May want to look at something like the iron gym. As long as you have a doorframe to attach it to. I've purchased one myself and it is pretty solid, but it may ruin the paint job where the pads sit on door frame. Just an idea for you though

u/jack_hazard · 6 pointsr/fatlogic

I have this one and I like it:

I also have a few kettlebells and resistance bands for home exercises. Both are easy to store and use. Check out r/bodyweightfitness for workout ideas too

u/HomeGymOKC · 6 pointsr/homegym
u/BGumbel · 6 pointsr/Weakpots

This "only" supports 800 lbs.

This will good enough until you decide on Texas vs Ohio power bar I don't think it has center knurling, but I'm sure you could find a similar one with it for the same money.

This only supports 300 lbs, but you can always rebuild the framing out of 4x4 wooden posts. I can tell you it doesn't collapse even when you have around 500 lbs on it.

Then you just need weights, Craigslist, or if you want new, walmart has them for a little less than 1$ a lb. Make sure your 45's are the right size, or you'll end up doing deficit deadlifts.

u/Bliss86 · 6 pointsr/homegym

Bumper plates. But those are usually more expensive and I use rubber floor tiles instead.

u/Tommy_the_Gun · 6 pointsr/Rockband
u/ccfixx · 6 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Personally, I always feel like the dip bars on power towers are too wide. I've tried a few of them out in Dick's Sporting Goods and it doesn't feel like a good position to sustain for multiple dips. So, that might be something to consider if you purchase one of these. I just did a quick search for more detailed dimensions of that particular model but I didn't have any luck. Maybe, get a power tower with less "features" like this Cap Barbell Power Rack from Amazon and then you can get some rings and throw them over the bar? The price fluctuates quite a bit; at the end of April it was down to $50.59 and occasionally gets down into the $65 price range.

u/Lindthom · 6 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

One of these! And now that you have posted this, I'm going to start wearing mine on video shoots because I hate not being able to carry my phone around while on a shoot.

u/ravasaurus · 6 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

If you have the height allowance, I’d recommend a power rack with the dip bar add-ons to give you the flexibility to add barbell work in the future.

u/garbageaccount97 · 6 pointsr/xxfitness

~40-50 minutes, and that's because my bands and band combos are set up, and I superset. When it's time to add resistance, it takes a few extra minutes of messing around to feel it out. It took me a bit longer to set things up the first few times, when I was figuring things out - how much resistance to start with, switching accessories, etc. Buying extra accessories (and bands) helped, because now I've got some band combos ready to go.

But, I'm doing this at home, so there's no commute etc. (I do wear some kind of pant or legging because otherwise, the bands are kind of abrasive, not great to do this in undies, unfortunately :/)

My warmups are longish, because that's when I do some physio exercises - 5-20 minutes, depending. Sometimes I regress if I feel like I need it; sometimes I ditch something because it's covered by another exercise. (e.g. don't have to do ankle stands for balance as much now, bc i'm doing kickbacks and standing hip abductions without holding on to anything for 3x15. That's another thing about band / bodyweight stuff, I think it really helps with balance, coordination, proprioception - especially the open chain movements.)

Let's say I'm good to go, though - I do 4 minutes of basically GPP - two rounds of this, 20 seconds per exercise, 10 seconds rest.

  • low step-ups

  • modified burpees

  • low jumping jacks

  • squat + kick, or roundhouse kicks

    Stole most of that sequence from Adrian Bryant

    Those movements cover the major muscle groups. I don't rush through it to get reps in or to get a major sweat on, it's just to get me and my blood moving. (Though if I do feel like adding a cardio component to the workout, I throw in another set of 2 rounds between supersets, which adds to the time, obviously.)


    I bought a few extra handles, cabiners, and door anchors. Also had (have) to buy extra bands - I have these; long, flat unlooped bands; and pullup bands that I use for deadlifts and hip thrusts. (Snapped bands end up small looped bands, lol.)

    The combos I like to have ready to go: 2 handles + certain bands for e.g. rows, overhead presses, crossovers, etc; door loop + bands + ankle cuff for kickbacks, donkey kicks, hip abductions, etc. For hip thrusts, I use this band looped around the feet of my bedframe, on the short end. (The band isn't long enough, so I daisy-chained a few nylon "door" anchors and looped them through the band and then around the feet of the frame. There's probably a better way to do it, but that's what I had around.)

    edit: the length is also partly due to the fact that i usually include at least two unilateral movements for lower body.
u/CATS_ARE_FABULOUS · 6 pointsr/Fitness

I recommend elastic bands.

Every time I go on vacation I pack these with me and I can still get an awesome workout literally anywhere.They're affordable, easy to transport and I get a great workout when I use them.

The only downside to elastic bands is that eccentric-concentric ratio is a bit off because elastic tension is less when the band is shortened (eccentric phase).

u/VoyeurOfBliss · 6 pointsr/twinks

I gained a lot of weight at my last job (photo gallery from that time), so I had to drop 30 pounds of fat, and gained 10 pounds of muscle (current photo gallery). I cut back to two meals a day permanently, and every other day I have a fruit smoothie blended from frozen fresh fruit as my first meal. Only supplement I add is fiber. Maybe three times a week I'll splurge on a normal meal at dinner or lunch but otherwise I'll always order small or half portions of any typical American restaurant meal. I drink ridiculous amounts of water and always have a bottle with me now. I work in IT and am not really active, porn is only supplemental to my day job.

I used to work out every other day but now do almost every day by splitting my routine in half, each half a day. First is floor exercises which includes three types of push ups and three types of sit ups with a medicine ball. I do reps until I can't do them anymore due to hernia patch sensitivity.

Second day is elliptical on 10/12 setting, which I've worked up to from 1/10 a year ago. I do shoulder exercises with rubber cords while running, three different types. I'll do pull up type arm exercises with both feet on one pedal to rest my legs. Lastly I'll do reverse pull ups on one pedal to work my back.

I've fully upgraded to trimming all my body hair, bar cuter on the Bodygroom. I was very hesitant on the legs but now I'd never go back.

I only wear tight jeans in public, as well as muscle shirts and thin sport fitted tshirts. I also have a younger haircut, picked out by my wife (sorry guys 😞), also all clothes picked out or approved by my wife. Embrace the #TwinkLife

u/thepensivepoet · 6 pointsr/Guitar

There are some things you can do like practicing with a pick on some sort of edged surface that sort of approximates the feeling of strumming/picking strings just to practice your grip.

Using grip strengthening tools while your hands are free can be helpful as well. And I mean the normal grip exercise tools like this and NOT those janky little 'Gripmaster' things with the individual finger springs you'll sometimes see marketed to guitarists or hanging out at the GuitarCenter checkout counter. IMO they do a terrible job of emulating the feeling of pressing down on strings and are awkward and sometimes even painful with the strange angle you'll be holding it to attempt and build fretting finger strength.

Spend time doing paper music practice - transpose music/tabs, draw out the fretboard and fill in the correct notes, anything that might serve you as a learning tool AWAY from the guitar.

There are small travel size guitars or 'silent' guitars on the market you may be able to fit in your backpack as well as partial-guitars meant for practice but, honestly, I'd just bring your damn guitar with you. Nothing is going to beat having your hands on the actual instrument and all the tools/training aids I've seen just aren't quite the same enough that I'd want to spend money or time on them.

Aside from that just relax. Having time away from your instrument is good for rest and focus as well.

u/wraith5 · 6 pointsr/fitness30plus

tendinitis vs tendinosis:

Stretching my wrists, doing a lot of high rep bicep and wrist curls as well as the theraband flexbar all help to keep my elbows happyish

u/Strike48 · 6 pointsr/homegym

Do you think its a good idea to build one yourself when you can get stuff like this for a bit cheaper? Perhaps its more for the experience and self creation aspect of it. Maybe your materials are more high quality than the ones used on the commercial racks that they sell. Materials seem expensive at 400.

u/FluffyBunnyVampire · 6 pointsr/loseit

I had the same problem. My solution was to empty a room in my house and buy a squat cage, a bench, and a set of weights. I then started doing a 5x5 workout on my own. Fuck the gyms.

u/mustafa_MIG · 6 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I am using a pull up bar which you stuck in the door by rotating hard. It also comes with nails for extra safety but I don't use them just the pressure force. It has been almost a year now and it works very well. It looks just like this one:

u/ex0- · 5 pointsr/climbing

Get a pullup bar for one of your doorframes so you have something to do pullups on and then girth hitch these to the bar when you want to use them.

u/Mehue · 5 pointsr/getdisciplined

The "all or nothing" personality is something I struggled with. I recognized it, as you have, but what really made the biggest difference was making it my primary focus. The reason I never seemed to reach my goals, time and time again, was because I burnt out. I was fueling myself with the initial rush of motivation, forgetting that I would soon have to switch fuels to something I wasn't ready for: discipline. So, it's important for us to start small. Have you read "The Hobbit"?

Bilbo Baggins didn't go straight from his comfortable little hobbit hole straight to the Smaug's lair. His first step was simply leaving his hobbit hole, which he never would have done if he knew from the start that he'd be facing a dragon.

So, you need to start small. You have these goals, which are great, but they are the long-term goals. We need to break these things down into small, do-able goals that won't result in burnout. You need to leave your hobbit hole before facing your dragon.


You want to start going to the gym, among many other things. Going to the gym involves:

(a) convincing yourself to go to the gym, even on a rainy day or when you're super comfortable at home

(b) getting off your ass, into the car for ~15 minutes, into the gym where you would feel guilty for working out less than 30 minutes since you drove there, driving back home for ~15 minutes

(c) paying for a membership

Is this sustainable right off the bat? Remember, this is about building habits. We want to make this so easy that you will have no problem doing this. So start small and reduce the barriers of entry that will likely burn you out after your 2 weeks of motivational fuel runs out.

I did this simple routine. You can do it at home, it takes 20 minutes max, and all you need is a pullup bar. How much more doable does this sound?:

(a) convince yourself to get off your ass and walk 10ft to your pullup bar

(b) do pullups, pushups, and squats for 10-20 minutes

People may chime in about this program is missing this or that or how barbell squats cured their cousin's cancer. Fuck 'em. Doing something consistently is infintely better than doing the "ideal workout" inconsistently for 4 months before tapering off working out altogether. And guess what? Once you have built the habit of working out and want to go to the gym, you can!


You want to keep up with housework. So, using the same principles, start small! I mean so fucking small that you would laugh at yourself if you couldn't even do that. Turn on your favorite song and do housework until that song is over. You aren't obligated to do any more than the length of that song. Sure, you may not have cleaned the entire house, done all of your laundry, and roasted a fucking turkey. But, you may have done the dishes, or at least half of them. Again, something consistently is infinitely better than nothing. And, again, guess what!? Once you have built the habit of doing housework for the length of a song, you can play two songs!


You want to be healthier and take better care of yourself. Well, working out and doing some housework certainly falls under this. Let's address healthy eating. Again, we want to make this as simple as possible. Here is what I do that has been working really well:

Toss the following into a pressure cooker:

Meat (Choose 1):

  • Chicken breasts
  • Chicken thighs
  • Pork
  • Turkey

    Veges & stuff (choose 4):

  • Green beans/Asparagus/Cauliflower/Brocolli (choose 1)
  • Mixed greens
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Baby potatoes

    Sauce (choose 1):

  • Curry (+ variety to choose from)
  • Salsa (+ variety to choose from)
  • Marinara/Spaghetti/Tomato sauce (+ variety to choose from)


  • Garlic
  • Onion

    I don't even cut anything. If anything, I just use my hands to split the green beans, carrots, etc. Again, low barrier of entry. Keep it simple!

    At the same time, on the stove or in a rice cooker, make something to put this all on top of:

  • Brown rice
  • White rice
  • Orzo
  • Quinoa

    It takes about ~30 minutes to make a ton of healthy and tasty food. I do this twice per week.

    For breakfast, I toss 1 cup of oatmeal in a bowl, 2 cups of water in that bowl, cover and microwave it for 4 minutes, and add a tbsp of brown sugar and maybe some peanut butter. Simple, easy, fast, little barrier of entry.


    We've added quite a few (doable!) things for you to work on. You said you want to start studying programming. I would caution you to not start doing that now. You don't want to burn yourself out. Remember, start small, we're building habits here.

    This doesn't mean you won't ever study programming. In fact, what if you start now? What if you burn out in 1 month and don't touch programming again? What if this leads you to stop working out, stop doing housework, stop cooking? It's not worth it.

    So how do you know when you're ready to add studying programming? Read this. Only make 3 cards: workout, housework, cook.

    Once you are done with these 3 cards, you can create a new one for programming. But make sure you follow the same principles of starting small! Only commit yourself to 10 minutes a day. You can always do more, but 10 minutes is success.


    Enjoying this? Looking for another adventure to go on after 7 weeks of programming? Fix your sleep schedule. Make a card for light's out at : pm.


    At this point, we're getting closer to facing Smaug. You want to add another thing? Add meditating. Again, start small! Start with 5 minutes a day, or maybe less! Whatever sounds so doable that there is no way you couldn't do it. I don't give a shit if that means 1 minute per day.


    Don't feel bad if you don't fill out these cards perfectly. Remember, something is better than nothing. If you only have an X for half of those days, you've still improved yourself enormously.

    There will be fuck-ups. Bilbo fucked up, but he still got to Smaug's lair. Use your fuck-ups. Fucking abuse those fuck-ups. When you fuck-up (which you will, it's part of the process), make it a point to learn from it. Make yourself glad you did it. Didn't workout today? Do something you otherwise wouldn't have done that day: maybe go for a short 5 minute walk, or call your mother to tell her you love her, or send an email to your favorite band or author and thank them for existing, or read a short story on /r/writingprompts, or write a haiku, or tell yourself you're fucking awesome. It doesn't have to be big, but I guarentee it will be worth doing.

    Remember, the first step is coming out of your hobbit hole. There will be many, many challenges along the way. You might have to fight some spiders in Mirkwood, you might have to get in some barrels to escape some wood-elves, you might find a ring. Your life is a book, you aren't going to go directly from your hobbit hole to Smaug's lair. Along your journey, you likely won't even be thinking about Smaug's lair, because you should be focusing on the present, your 3 minute dishwashing session, your 10 minute workout. There will be a point you will look back and see how far you are from your hobbit hole. Before you know it, you'll be standing in front of a dragon's lair and realizing that back in your hobbit hole, you never in 100 years would have expected to be standing right there.

    Now go take your first step toward becoming Bilbo.
u/Poobear708 · 5 pointsr/Fitness

About $30. I bought this and love it.

u/bayen · 5 pointsr/RPI

Try putting a towel over the top of the door.

If you'd rather have a real pullup bar, I think this one fits in the doorways. (It did in RAHPs, at least.)

u/MagicMan623 · 5 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

if you get a pull up bar like The Iron Gym it may look like the weight is supported by the door frame but really all the frame is doing is keeping it from sliding down. It's designed so the weight goes directly into the wall (through those 2 poles sticking to the sides), the door frame itself takes very little of the weight. I used one in an apartment where the door frames where very cheap wood that was peeling off at the corners and it held up fine for the year I was there. Just something to consider if you really want to do pull ups.

u/LightAce · 5 pointsr/Fitness

I have this Iron Gym which I mainly use for pullups. Pretty good investment in my opinion.

u/beckdrop · 5 pointsr/ftm

Whoa, what kind of therapist is this? You shouldn't have to do anything (any gendered thing) you don't want to do. I mean, I think working out is definitely a good idea, but you shouldn't be forced into it if it's not something you want to do.

But if it is something you want to do, I highly recommend getting a pull-up bar that fits onto your door frame (like this one - they have them for like $18 at Walmart (assuming you're from the US and if you're not I'm sorry for assuming :S)) and just starting with chin-ups. If you can't do a full one yet, use a chair to help support some of your weight (with your feet/foot) so that you can get all the way up, then very slowly lower yourself back down without using the chair. You'll be able to do one unassisted in no time if you keep practicing.

If you just do that and some push ups and squats, you're pretty much set, unless you're trying to be a body builder or something. And the good thing is these are all things you can do alone in your room so you don't even have to worry about binding or sports bras or anything (unless you feel too disphoric not binding to some extent).

u/officer_caboose · 5 pointsr/gainit
u/labnotebook · 5 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

This and This will fit.

u/kmolch · 5 pointsr/homegym

Couldn't agree more regarding the purchase of a rack that includes plate storage. Its more space efficient and leaves more open floor space. I have a fitness reality rack ( with T-2 plate holders, but if I were to buy again I'd think hard about getting a titan T-3 (T-3 over a T-2 because there seems to be more accessory options). However, from personal experience, I'd have to disagree regarding getting a flat bench and a "good" bar.
Regarding the bench, do you plan on doing incline bench/flys/curls/ rows/etc? The general sentiment of this community is buy once/buy forever. If that's the case, buy a good incline bench and call it a day. Otherwise, you buy the flat bench, then buy an adjustable bench down the road, and you're trying to store both of them in your 10x10 room. I got the el cheapo fitness reality ( one for ~$80. It does the job, but isn't super heavy/wide. While it doesn't feel rock solid, I've had people throw up 250#s on it no problem, so for many of us it should do the job. Looking back, I would look into Titan's adjustable bench, as well as the Ethos one from Dicks. The Ethos is a little steep at $250, but is super study and heavy duty feeling.
As far as getting a "good bar" goes, why rush it? What are your numbers currently? I got the Dick's Fitness Gear 300 # set ( for ~$180. It can be had for cheaper if you sign up for their promotion emails and use a $10 or $20 off coupon. I've pulled 300#s and squatted 300#s and the bar hasn't bent yet. Yes, the knurling could be better, and it won't last a lifetime, but until my lifts are consistently over 300#s or the bar does start to bend, buying a "good' bar can wait. It does the job and I could think of several things I'd rather buy first for my home gym. Don't get me wrong, I can't wait until I'm forced to buy a new bar and can get something badass, but if you're on a budget and the 300lb weight set bar works for what you need, I wouldn't rush into getting a better bar.

u/snipe4fun · 5 pointsr/homegym

$400? for $200 you can get a full sized squat rack on Amazon:

I used to have one of those benches in the CL ad and on the highest setting I'd still have to do a 1/2" squat to get started with squats, plus there's no safety bars to catch if you fail and that goes for bench press too on the lack of safety.

Another hundred bucks and you've got a good quality bench:

Spend the rest on weights (admittedly you'll be just above the $400 price point but you won't be needing to spend more money on the same equipment a few years down the road) and whey and you'll be good to go.

u/dweezil22 · 5 pointsr/homegym

At that weight basically anything you get will be ok, that said, safeties are still nice to have, so consider the value of a full rack or a half rack instead of just a squat stand. As always, Craigslist or your local alternative can be a lot better deals (and your realism about weights may mean that some of the less popular cheaper stuff will be great for you while everyone else is chasing expensive Rogue gear).

If you do want to go new, Slickdeals just pointed me towards this $250 prime shipping rack on Amazon that looks like one of the cheapest options at the moment: CamelCamelCamel is amazingly reporting it sold for < $150 a few times this year (though I dunno if that included shipping)

u/vyvratit · 5 pointsr/homegym

I've heard a lot of good things about the OB-86B Barbell. It's cheap and adequate until you're in the 600 lb range.

I like that rack for the price.

u/Nodeal_reddit · 5 pointsr/homegym

This is a highly rated budget barbell. It looks like $99 is an all-time low. I linked to the price tracker, but here is the direct amazon link

u/RofltheWaffle · 5 pointsr/Fitness

I own this one:

It's made by Harbinger, and it's polypropylene. I've had it since May, and there are no real signs of wear. I use it once or twice a week with (so far) 30-50 lbs. I'm sure a good leather one will last longer, but this think seems pretty solid.

u/so_quothe_Kvothe · 5 pointsr/Fitness

Generally you don't weigh yourself with pull-ups, you just do them. Once you start being able to do excessive amounts of pull-ups (which won't happen for a while if you're a novice), you can start adding weight to yourself to make it more challenging. As others have said, you can achieve this through special belts (like this) that you can put standard plates on or by holding dumbbells between your legs or however else you want.

Once you start doing that, you can theoretically add together your body weight + added weight, but most people only talk about added weight since pullups are traditionally a body weight exercise.

u/CurrentID · 5 pointsr/Hawaii

Like a stand alone one? I happen to have one I've been trying to get rid of.

This is the one I have: Amazon Link

It is missing a single washer. It was missing that washer when I got it originally. Still works fine. I don't use it and I took it apart to save space, but still got all the pieces (aside from that 1 washer). And the instruction manual in pdf form somewhere I could print out for you.

You can have it for $50. I live in Waipahu.

edit: Proof

edit2: Whoops wrong piece of equipment. Apologies. Good luck on your search and I'll leave this up for anyone else who might be interested.

u/Striving_Sun · 5 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

This is the one I've been looking at.

I'm going to be starting the beginners routine and this works for pull ups and dips but I don't think it would work for rings. I need to do more searching but the area I'm in isn't very ring friendly.

Do you have any other recommendations?

u/Chief176 · 5 pointsr/Fitness

(Https:// [I have one similar to this and it's far more reliable.]

NINJA EDIT I suck at this... I give up.

u/SavageConsciousness · 5 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I just purchased this and this last week, and just started using them in my home. I strap the rings to the pullup bar. I think ideally you want them to be mounted higher than that, but I think it works great for me.

u/TheOnlyCaveat · 5 pointsr/running

I second this. I had the same problem last year training for my half. Nothing was working until I got myself a Trigger Point GRID foam roller. Night and day.

u/akharon · 5 pointsr/bjj

Do both. You'll see which you like. Then when you're further along, try the one you haven't gravitated towards again.

A foam roller like this is good. Something with a non-compressible core. If you're feeling up to it, just get a section of thick wall PVC pipe, you can get it from an irrigation supply store.

u/SplitMyPants · 5 pointsr/Fitness

Get a foam roller, it hurts at first but you'll get used to it. I couldn't live without mine, I have The Grid.

Buy: The Grid Foam Roller or High Density Foam Roller

Read: Article
and Wikipedia Article

Watch: Videos

u/aurical · 5 pointsr/Fitness

The basic ones are actually quite inexpensive.

I got a 3 ft long x 6 in dia "extra firm" roller on amazon for $20, the 1 ft version is under $8

u/MadgeWilkins · 5 pointsr/casualiama

I've heard good things about Desk Cycle. There's way cheaper versions of the same thing if you look around

u/CE-sorcerer · 5 pointsr/fatlogic

This is the one I got. It was $99, got it with some of my tax return. It took an hour to assemble, but seems sturdy enough for me. It maxes out at 300 lbs, which I doubt I’ll reach, ever.

u/clockwork23 · 5 pointsr/Fitness

Chest strap heart rate monitors are highly accurate. Wrist monitors aren't as accurate and can be pretty hit or miss. The Wahoo TICKR and Polar H7 are both accurate and relatively affordable at $50. Don't know of any good devices that are cheaper than that.

u/Gerdalti · 5 pointsr/trailrunning

I keep my ID, wallet, and phone in my FlipBelt. Works great, no jostle.

u/whiskey_and_cigars · 5 pointsr/galaxynote4

I use a Flipbelt ( FlipBelt Black Medium but move the phone to my front like a fanny pack. It is super low profile so my shirt covers it and nobody knows its there. It is also very snug and doesn't move around at all.

u/internetosaurus · 5 pointsr/nexus6

I use a FlipBelt. Holds the phone (it's just big enough to hold the N6 with a case) and looks a bit less dorky than a fanny pack.

u/spikebaylor · 5 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I'm sure there is a park somewhere near you with pull up bars.

Start with negatives. Hold the bar and jump up, hold yourself up for a second and slowly let yourself down. These will help. When I started last year I could maybe do 3 pullups. Doing pullups 2-3 times a week for 3 months and I had easily progressed to 10-15 as a max.

If that isn't an option and you can spare ~$35 then you could always buy a pullup bar for your house. Or if you want something that will help in a different way (and give you many other exercises to do at home) you could go for a set of resistance bands that have a door anchor

u/he_could_get_it · 5 pointsr/Fitness

Hi there... I'm handicapped and looking to do something for working out my arms and possibly my residual limb. Any advice is appreciated. I'm looking at purchasing this:

Which has a door anchor, in hopes that I can use it from my wheelchair. I also have a ten lb dumbbell to start off with.

Does the linked resistance band set seem legit?

u/husker_who · 5 pointsr/P90X

I had the same problem. I've used these bands instead of the pull up bar:

I like that with these you can use more than one type at the same time. And they didn't break at the end of the first month, either. I got them back in February and they're still going strong. Good luck!

u/ExtraPlayToy · 5 pointsr/Hotwife

I actually have a lot of experience with this sort of issue from a previous relationship. The TL;DR is i spent a TON of time researching the female orgasm, and G Spot stimulation.

*Disclaimer: I gained a ton of new information and new techniques, but guess what - still no orgasm. Kinda screwed me up cause I kept trying to place blame (on me, then her, then me again...etc) but really i should have continued to keep an open mind and communicate more with her. I was immature. I mention this because you shouldn't make it a "goal" that you or her get pissed off that you don't reach. Every girl is unique in the way that she prefers to be pleased. You have to learn to read body language and react properly to her subtle hints. It's more like obtaining a degree, takes a long time and a lot of hard work, but in the end it pays off.

You should absolutely research g spot stimulation. Every girl i've been with afterward has been completely amazed, and some squirted for the first time from just my fingers. If you really wanna make a girl cum, the majority of women are going to be brought to orgasm with your fingers, not your cock. This does take time and excersize, I would literately work out with my fingers. There's a ton of information and how-to videos on the web about this, i suggest you watch and readas many as you can and combine all the information. And remember that your girl is unique, and you have to adapt techniques to her and her body.

Also, you're idea about adding another guy is a separate thing. If you both want to live out that fantasy, that's awesome, but it shouldn't be used as a "i can't do it, let him do it!" What happens when he doesn't make her cum either? Research, exercise, and communication dude. Good luck, and have FUN!

u/networkadminthrow · 5 pointsr/gifs
u/ambww4 · 5 pointsr/Fitness

This thing completely solved my tennis elbow. It was amazing. There are lots of videos of the way to use it.

u/BriMcC · 5 pointsr/Fitness

You need a rack for Squats. Get one with safety bars like this one

That way if you are squating by yourself and fail the weight, you done have it fall on top of you. Good luck!

u/luckyLE0 · 5 pointsr/Fitness

if i knew what i know now, i woulda bought these first thing...

4.5* rating and they dont take up much room. i highly recommend splurging now. and having all the weights youll need. instead of being like me and having them strewn all over my floor. get the stand too if you can afford it.

u/MojoMonster · 4 pointsr/guitars


Not too long ago I recommended something like that and got downvoted for it. Have an upvote. :)

Early version of this were all the rage when I was learning.

But ok, now I know that stuff are considered rehab tools.


u/lordgunhand · 4 pointsr/Bass
u/GiraffeGuard · 4 pointsr/bjj

Inside or outside?

If inside, then the theraband stick, along with several wrist stretches, has helped me:

No elbow pain anymore for me.

Edit: mine was never quite as bad as you described but I would be unable to roll after two or three rounds.

u/DeadliftsnDonuts · 4 pointsr/nSuns

TheraBand FlexBar, Tennis Elbow Therapy Bar, Relieve Tendonitis Pain & Improve Grip Strength, Resistance Bar for Golfers Elbow & Tendinitis, Green, Medium, Intermediate

I had the same issue. Took 2 weeks off and rehabbed with the therabar. Repping 225 again

u/El_Dudereno · 4 pointsr/cincinnati

If you've got the room, the best thing I ever did was ditch my LA membership and purchase a power rack, bench and 300lb Olympic weight set.

I've added a couple accessory items, but that was enough to get going on a power lifting routine and hit the big compound lifts (squat, dead, bench, overhead) for ~$700 or about 2 years of gym memberships as I saw it.

u/winter_beard · 4 pointsr/homegym

I'm pretty happy with my Powerline PPR200X.

I bought this bench. Although it does it's job, there is a bit of a gap right where your ass should be when in the flat position, which also happens to be the only position I use it in. My solution was to stick a couple of rolled up magazines in the gap, but I would maybe try out a few before buying if I had to do it again.

u/IAmNotCreative101 · 4 pointsr/loseit

First off, the beer belly will be one of the last things to go, but adding additional workouts will help to tone muscle as well as to burn additional calories.

Assuming the 8kg barbell is similar to that link where the length is approximately 6ft (2meters).

There is a couple of pieces of equipment you would need to have to make full use of the barbell:

A rack of some sort to hold the barbell, and for an easy place to put the barbell when ending a set. You don't need one this extensive, it is mainly that you need something to put the weight on when done with sets if you want to add bench/incline/decline press. Which leads to the next piece of equipment:

An adjustable bench so that it can be useful for multiple exercises, including, but not limited to bench/incline/decline press.

Probably more weights to add to the barbell as well, since 8kg (~17lbs) is not that much weight once you start lifting for a lot of workouts.

Some basic upper body workouts I would focus on (given that you are running a good bit so I am assuming you are doing both distance and sprints).

If i am not mistaken you are looking for reps of 12-12-10 while trying to increase weights on each set. Generally doing that is for more endurance muscle, while doing less reps is for more explosive muscle if i am not mistaken.

Bench press

Decline press

Incline press

Barbell shurgs

Barbell curls

Close Grip Barbell curls

Standing Military Press

I would probably workout 2-3 days a week, doing all that you can. If you want to slightly lower the number of workouts you can alternate one of the curls, and alternate only doing two of the bench/decline/incline presses.

But barring having more weights/a rack I would probably recommend adding burpees in addition to push-ups.

u/LoCHiF · 4 pointsr/Stronglifts5x5

You haven't mentioned what country which means you're probably American.

If the $550-$600 is meant to include weights, bar & bench then you're going to have to go second hand to get a decent set.

If not then this one for ~$350 is great value. 1000lb capacity so you'll be able to work with it long after you're past Stronglifts. There isn't a big advantage to getting a more expensive one than this.

u/anduin2000 · 4 pointsr/Fitness
u/koreanppltwitter · 4 pointsr/BlackPeopleTwitter

I once bought adjustable dumbbell set (amazon) for $100 off Kijiji, and the dude selling was an obvious crackhead... I was impressed, actually, because these things are heavy af and this dude somehow managed to steal two of em

u/Eat-Sleep-Lift · 4 pointsr/homegym

You don't expect to lift more than 250lbs? You wholly underestimate your strength. You should be able to pull more than that on a deadlift before you max out on SL 5x5.

IF you really want to stick with lifting and not just a program but being dedicated to lifting regularly, then buy quality. Being thrifty doesn't mean buying cheap. It means getting the most out of what you spend, and good quality stuff will last you a lifetime.

Titan racks are great value, If you can't bolt the T-3 to the floor or a platform, look into getting the free standing T-3 Squat Stand with spotter arms. The T-2 cage isn't as heavy duty but still more than enough for most people.

There are other options but Titan's a good value.

As far as bars, get the CAP-OB86 which is a highly regarded barbell for it's price whihc regularly goes on sale for as low as 100 dollars.

As far as plates go, buy used if your local area has a good craigslist base. Get mostly 45s with a pair of 25s and 10s

Buy the Adidas flat bench which is a cheap but sturdy option to the more beefier $150+ dollar options

u/OGluc1f3r · 4 pointsr/homegym
u/Pigeon-Toad · 4 pointsr/Fitness

For $10 extra dollars you could have just bought this. Like you said though it's useful to have a heavy chain and some caribiners lying around.

Harbinger 28900 Polypropylene Weight Dip Belt

u/InkognitoV · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Get a dip belt and start stacking plates.

Edit: I realize that my suggestion is not pure body weight, but I personally find that being a purist can be quiet limiting.

If you want to stay with pure body weight, L-sit pull ups, Front Lever Pulls, Front Pulls, and Front lever in general. Video on the Front Lever Pulls and Front Pulls

u/trnddwn33 · 4 pointsr/Fitness

Agreed, I got this one for like 20 bucks, had 2x45lb plates on it without issue. Link

u/Oberisk · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I hit up Amazon for a stamina 1690 bar. It works pretty well, not much wobble and it seems sturdy enough. I'm 6'0 and 195 lbs. If there's a discount sports equipment store around, go hang off a few things and see what you like. Be sure to measure the height of your ceiling before you buy.

Another option is a door frame bar. It will probably mark up the door frame. I've done the RR off of both without a problem.

u/ElbowDeepInIt · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I use this. It fits in the corner of my office. I almost hit the ceiling at the top of pull up form, but it works perfect. Maybe 2 or 3 feet square and maybe 7 feet tall.

u/plasticboy · 4 pointsr/P90X

If you have the room for it there are free-standing pull up bars.

u/ExPorkie15 · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I bought the below free standing pull up station about 8 months ago... Not as compact as a door one but I didn't have any doors that would work well with the pull up bars.

Really surprised for the price I expected it to be pretty shitty but it's not. Very good quality.

u/naossoan · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I'm also in this position of figuring out the equipment I need.

I was thinking something like this Power Tower or this one

Originally I was thinking hey I will just build it myself with pipes. Well, doing that is more expensive than just buying one of those power towers.

I'm a little concerned about the width of the dip handles though...Being too wide?

Anyone have experience with these towers? I need something for pullups because all the doorways in the house have extra big molding around them so are unable to accommodate my pullups bar :(

u/Antranik · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I personally like this one the best:

After getting used to that one, I feel like the black, plain jane firm ones, are almost useless in comparison!

u/oscarray · 4 pointsr/Fitness

What exactly is wrong with foam rolling the lower back? Spine in an unnatural position?

Any differences of preferences?




u/EtherGnat · 4 pointsr/running

I traveled with the Grid Roller in my carry on. It's hollow, so I just stuffed my socks and underwear in it and jammed it in a side pocket.

u/bugchild9 · 4 pointsr/Swimming
  1. I am a huge fan of rollers and sticks. Helps with recovery, along with stretching.

  2. Stay consistent in your sleep schedule, get a solid 8 hours.

  3. Eating, I never found eating healthy to be beneficial, but eating enough was difficult.
u/DREADLOCKSS · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Ya legit gymnastics parallel bars are expensive. I have a iron gym pull-up bar and MDUSA rings but i hang my rings on a beam in a garage. I also have hanged them on a branch of a tree (make sure it's sturdy), on swing sets with the swings moved out of the way, on monkey bars, and on a football goal post. All were very succesful getting enough height and room on the sides is the most important which is why monkey bars actually work better than a narrow pull-up bar.

If drilling isn't an option then buying some sort of pull-up bar to hang them on is probably your next best bet. An iron gym is pretty cheap and with a couple of nails you can secure your doorframe extra if your worried about it being flimsy although my apartment doorframe does fine. You could also do a power tower for pretty cheap.

u/grimgrau · 4 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Definitely buy yourself a pair of adjustable gymnastics rings. The plastic ones are much less expensive, but when your hands get sweaty they don't have a good grip like the wooden ones. You should get wooden rings if you can, but you can get plastic ones for the time being and later on move to wood if you want to.

>I'm advised to stay away from weights so I shouldn't do lat pulldowns or other things like that (I'm 13, so my mom and other people around reddit say that I need to grow first). Should I still be using dumbbells for squats, and how? Should I do deadlifts?

It's a myth that weights will stunt your growth, so you could always move to free weights in the future if bodyweight training isn't right for you. Bodyweight training is great, though! You could use dumbbells for squats, lunges, and other things if you wanted to, but for now just stick with the recommended routine and follow the squat progression for your legs.

>How do I use the smith machine for rows? I've read around here and r/Fitness that it's great for them, abd I know to put the bar to my waist, but should I put any weight on it or leave it as a blank bar?

Until you get your rings you can definitely use the smith machine for rows. Alternatively you could do dumbbell rows:


    >I tried asking people at the gym about this, they were super nice :) but they suggested I use the lat pulldown machine or some other weird machine where you lift yourself up to bars, but there's a footrest under you that just holds your weight (so I don't feel any exercise happening).

    That seems to work for some people, but it's really better to do pull up or chin up negatives. This is where you boost yourself up by jumping or using a platform to get yourself high enough to grab the bar/rings and lowering yourself down as slowly as you can. The lat pulldown machine is a completely different movement from actual pull ups and chin ups, but if you want to use it that's fine.

    >If you can help and/or leave some advice I'd appreciate that :)

    You really only need to know some basics about bodyweight training in order to do it and get something out of it. You'll learn slowly as you do this for longer. Don't worry about trying to know everything all at once. The most important thing is for you to begin working out and then stick with it. :)

    Feel free to post any other questions that you have in the daily discussion threads that we have here. People who do calisthenics (bodyweight training) tend to be very helpful and this in general is quite a helpful community. We enjoy what we do and when see someone else who wants to get into it we do our best to help that person.

    If you can get your parents to help or you can do chores to try to earn the money slowly you could also get yourself a doorway pull up bar that fits into your door frame. "The Iron Gym" isn't very expensive and it doesn't screw into your door. It uses leverage to hang from the top of the door so you can do pull ups or even hang your gymnastics rings from it. You mentioned that your gym doesn't have any pull up bars so you could do some things at home if you wanted to instead of always needing to go to the gym. You could do part of your routine at home and then finish up at the gym.

    There are knock-off versions of The Iron Gym and they all pretty much work the same. It's not a very expensive piece of equipment but it will let you use your rings at home.
u/IArtThereforeIAm · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I have this one. I have had it for 3 years and I use it constantly.

As long as you do your pull ups in full control, and not Crossfit style, you won't break anything.

u/Quick_and_Vigor · 4 pointsr/Fitness

Look up HIIT, EMOM, Tabata, and those should lead to other searches.

No equipment? Get one of these at least

Example Conditioning:

Warm-up (5 minutes)
Jog for a bit and slowly increase pace. It should be light and easy.

Strength Cycle (16 minutes)
Timing: 40sec on, 20 off.

Repetition: 4 rounds


  1. Jump Rope
  2. Dips (use a chair and a coffee table)/Pushups (alternate each round)
  3. Pullups/Chinups (alternate each round)
  4. Some kind of ab work (not crunches: V-ups, hollow rockers, russian twists, etc.)

    Conditioning Cycle (10 minutes)
    Timing: 30 sec on, 30 off

    Repetition: 10 rounds


  5. Sprint for 30 seconds
  6. walk/jog for 30 seconds

    Cool Down Stretching
    Do the Limber 11 stretch/roll routine

    This should take you around 40 - 45 minutes.

    Look up Crossfit WOD stuff and narrow your choices to that that doesn't require equipment.

    Also look up sand bag workouts. A sandbag is easy equipment.
u/youknow99 · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I had one of these for a while in my apartment. Never messed up anything.

u/moopie · 4 pointsr/Fitness

The Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar is pretty awesome. Have had mine for about 8 months now.

u/HyruleanGentleman · 4 pointsr/hiphopheads

this is the one I have, but I usually do the RR at the gym because it requires parallel bars for dips (you can do dips on this pull-up bar too, they're just less challenging)

u/asev0 · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I don't think many people appreciate just how much of a workout you can get from doing calisthenics. You won't be able to walk into a gym and do heavy lifting, but calisthenics will definitely get you in shape.

Upper body:

  • Pushups (standard with hands at shoulder width; diamond with hands at center forming a diamond to emphasize triceps; wide with hands wider than shoulder width apart to emphasize chest)

  • Pullups, if you have a bar or ledge to use. You can buy something like this that easily swings into your door frame, too.
  • Situps/crunches (and variations), leglifts, jack knives

  • Planks

    Lower Body:

  • Squats (do them slowly; your upward movement should be just as slow as going down. Do not pause to rest at the top. Push yourself to do one more than you can handle, rest, then do another set)

  • Lunges (same thing)

  • Wall-sits

    For a quick workout, I'd recommend doing 'pyramids'. Start by warming up (quick jog around the block, or run up and down the stairs a few times). Then pick a few exercises. Jumping jacks, squats, lunges, pushups, situps, and leglifts are a good place to start. You can add various add exercises, like different kinds of pushups as you progress. Then start with a number like 15 or 20 (depends on how much you can do and how long you want to exercise). Do 15 of each exercise, then 14 of each, then 13 of each, and so on all the way down to 1.

    This is actually a warmup we would do sometimes at my dojo, and it's one hell of a warmup. It doesn't take too long but it will tire you out.

    Also, you have many things around your house that could be used as 'weights' which would be helpful for squats/lunges/etc. Find a heavy textbook, a gallon of water, etc. As long as you do enough and you do them right, squats with a gallon of water is more than enough to get your legs burning.

    Anyway, good luck and don't let a "lack of resources" stop your progress. You can get a good workout without a gym.
u/north0 · 4 pointsr/AskReddit
u/Jamieson22 · 4 pointsr/homegym

I know you say you don't have a lot of room and this assumes you don't need to move equipment out of way when not in use but the squat towers with a bench under them would likely be exact same footprint as a power cage like this:

And a cage will offer more safety and flexibility with lifts.

u/chadnik · 4 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

I feel you on keeping tension in a particular place (though for me it's my lower back). Here are my tips:

  • Get a foam roller like this. Feels great on lots of body parts, and I particularly love it on my upper back near my shoulders.

  • Try going to a yoga studio just for a basic class. Get there a little early and before the class, ask the instructor if she could include any shoulder stretches. Most are very happy to accommodate requests, or will show you some right then and there.

  • Could it be related to your posture? Try adjusting the height of your chair or working desk, maybe. Or try a standing desk.

  • My absolute favorite stretch for shoulders is the following:

  1. Stand upright with your arms out in a T.
  2. Cross your arms over one another, trying to get as close to that T shape as you can again.
  3. Lie down on your stomach on a firm surface, keeping your arms in this position. Rest your opposite cheek from the shoulder that is closer to the ground (so if your left shoulder is nearer the ground, your right cheek will be resting on your right arm). You should feel the stretch in the shoulder/arm closest to the ground.

    Let me know if that's unclear...I can try to draw a (terrible) diagram!
u/tomkatt · 4 pointsr/Fitness

You can get one for pretty cheap really, and they're worth every penny. I stalled out for a while, was tight all over, and regularly sore. After getting a foam roller and using it on a regular basis, I'm not as tight, and I'm making progression again on my lifts.

I ordered this one on amazon, I can't see how $20 is too expensive for something so important, especially compared to the cost of other fitness equipment.

u/aggieotis · 4 pointsr/bicycling

Two Words: Foam Roller

Stretching does nothing for me. Yoga's cost/benefit ratio for flexibility is debatable for me. But 5 min on a foam roller and I'm as good as new.

Foam Rolling How-to

u/PumpkinQueen · 4 pointsr/xxfitness

I don't have that model, but do have the Desk Cycle. I keep it under my desk at work and try to use it a few times a week. It is completely silent and except for my knees bobbing up and down, no one would realize I am using it. You can set the resistance and get a pretty good workout on it. It is on the pricier side but I enjoy using it and it helps me concentrate.

u/cybergeek11235 · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I use one of these at home (I don't have enough legroom at work to not utterly pulverize my kneecaps on my desk). It's nearly silent, and has adjustable resistances, the higher end of which are pretty freakin' solid. It's also one of the lowest-to-the-ground models out there, IIRC.

u/cpjay2003 · 4 pointsr/intermittentfasting

CAP Barbell Power Rack Exercise Stand, Multiple Colors

$100, easy goal. I have this one, concrete anchored to the floor, can do pull ups and swing on it all day. 230lbs, good for 300lbs

u/zonteck · 4 pointsr/running

Grabbed a flip belt a few months back, works well for whatever I want. Max width of stuff I store in it is my galaxy s5 phone.

u/Socalraver · 4 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

I have one its called flipbelt its amazing

u/Pulp-nonfiction · 4 pointsr/MoonriseMusicFestival
  1. Have 2 credit cards. Keep them in different locations.

  2. Anything valuable in your camel back? Don't put them on the very top or very bottom(cut through bottom with blade). Wrap them in a hoodie or rainjacket and try to put it in a secondary pocket in the camel or most i see has a elastic pouch that is up against your back.

  3. Buy one of these.
    It goes snug around your waist and the pocket can only be accessed by flipping it insideout. And it has a clip to attach keys to. Had one for all of TomorrowWorld last year and it was awesome.
u/Kathulhu1433 · 4 pointsr/diabetes

I use a flipbelt.

I use it a lot at work for my dexcom when my work pants don't have pockets. It can also hold a cellphone.

u/ub3rr4v3 · 4 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

Have you looked at a Flipbelt Or even a fanny pack?

u/apopheniac01 · 4 pointsr/GalaxyNote9

It fits pretty well in my FlipBelt even with a (pretty thin) case.

u/RunTwoThreeClimb · 4 pointsr/running

In my experience they're all a bit "pinchy" if you want them tight. I end up with marks on the arm I wear it on! Alternatively try a small running belt like a SpiBelt or a FlipBelt . I personally use a SpiBelt as it's smaller and I can access the phone easily when I need to but see what works for you.

u/accostedbyhippies · 4 pointsr/Fitness

Scosche Rhythm+ Heart Rate Monitor Armband

Great if you already have you smartphone with you anyway. Less finicky than chest straps.

u/LamarOdom_DoomAlarm · 3 pointsr/weightlifting

If you can, get yourself a physical therapist.

I've had this before and what really helps me is foam rolling the quads and outsides of the thighs and one legged squats (paying particular attention to activating the glutes, depth isn't important).

u/slacksonslacks · 3 pointsr/running

Absolutely! High mileage runner with very tight calves here.

The best thing you can do is to get some form of massage- a foam roller or "stick". Honestly those are completely worth the money and really help loosen up your calves and achilles. Other than that, ice and stretch and ibuprofen!

u/Privac · 3 pointsr/P90X

Medicine balls: I used two med balls when I did P90X2 -- one for each hand. Both are the 8-pound versions of these. You could use up to 4 but that was way more money than I wanted to spend. When you use them, you're usually balancing on them anyway so the weight of the ball isn't much of an issue. I don't recall whether there were any exercises done with using them as actual weights...

Foam roller: I bought this one in 36" full round. Worked just fine.

I used X2 as a way to just become more fit in general. I lost about 15 pounds and gained some muscle for sure, but I didn't get massive -- I got bigger but it was more in a slim and fit-looking way if you know what I mean. I looked at the Body Beast stuff but couldn't stand the bro vibe.

P90X3 requires less equipment than X2 (no med balls, no foam roller), but does require a good range of dumbbells and I can recommend that program as well for all-around improvement. I am 2 days away from starting the third block of X3. It's challenging but fun. Shorter workouts does NOT mean easier in this case. Very few breaks and they are miniscule. A friend of mine did P90X and is now in love with X3 because of the massive time savings it provided.

Good luck!

u/brother_dean · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Yeah I can imagine your frustration and if you have it as a mental goal its quite hard to let go of it.

I'd say carry on trying to do a Sit-Up every so often as your strength progresses. It might turn out that you will end up being able to do them and its not going to wreck your back just doing 1. But I doubt its a strength issue, probably more to do with flexibility or spinal mobility (both get harder to improve as you get older and if you push your boundries with them you can end up in a lot of pain and trouble).

People hate ab workouts but I really love em, I'm always switching exercises and trying new things. Frog Crunches and Ab Wheels are also a cool thing to try if you haven't tried em.

EDIT: Just to add, I saw someone else here write that having a bigger upperbody than lowerbody will mean you can't do Sit-Ups, thats definatly not true.

2nd EDIT: Also, if you want to work on flexibility (and reduce soreness after workouts) check this routine & video out:

All you need to do is buy a cheap foam roll (I bought this one off Amazon- and then do them after workouts. You don't need to do them in the gym you can even do them around an hour after working out when your at home.

u/NEET_Here · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Get a foam roller and use it on your IT band, helps with knee pain. Most important thing though is getting good squat form. I recommend practice with body weight squats and replicate that movement with a barbell on your shoulders from the beginning.

If it hurts too much with a foam roller or you don't want to get one, you can try this method

u/MassivelyMini · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I bought one that I thought was too big, but after initial use, I'm glad I got the bigger one... I can look back and see what size I got... BRB

edit: I got this one 6x36

u/iNEVERreply2u · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

It's probably this.

u/lindseysometimes · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Sworkit is an app that will put together a routine (cardio, stretching, or strength). You choose the type and how long, as little as 5 min, and then it guides you through. I find it super helpful to wander off to a less-populated corner of the office and do a short stretch routine.

If you mean something you can do at your desk, maybe one of those desk pedaler things? I think they look awfully silly but I'd really love to have one anyway.

u/nnorton00 · 3 pointsr/Fitness
u/kingkev115 · 3 pointsr/fitbit

This is the one I have. I believe there's a newer version out but I'm not sure what the difference is.

u/Desaicrator · 3 pointsr/Fitness
u/Cothilian · 3 pointsr/oculus

Games (in no particular order):

  • Chronos
  • Lone Echo
  • Echo Arena
  • Gorn
  • Superhot VR
  • Thumper
  • Blazerush
  • Eleven: Table Tennis VR
  • Edge of Nowhere
  • The Mage's Tale

    Honourable mentions: Space Pirate Trainer, Audioshield, Soundboxing, theBlue, Apollo 11 VR, New Retro Arcade: Neon, Defense Grid 2, Pinball FX2 VR, The Climb, The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed.



  • WidmoVR face cover - Keep your Oculus fresh.
  • Zeiss Alcohol-free Lens Cleaning Wipes - Take good care of your Rift lenses.
  • Cheap camera wall mounts - Stable mounting for the Rift sensors.
  • Halo Skull Cap - For sweat intense VR sessions.
  • Interlocking exercise mats - Turn your play area into a tactile zone.
    Gives the additional benefit of padding.
u/RightTrash · 3 pointsr/Narcolepsy

Learn to be comfortable with the Cataplexy, as fighting or resisting it, both physically and/or mentally, will amplify and intensify the episode. That doesn't mean you can prevent the Cataplexy but you can be more prepared for it (as fearing it only plays directly into it being worse) and this can dissipate the longevity, or intensity of it.

I'll get to the ground ASAP when I feel a strong, or as I think of it moderate, episode of C hit, sometimes it's like an awkward collapse and other times it's no big deal. Once to the ground, I sprawl out so that I can relax 100% of my body, all muscles. During this, I basically meditate, I take my mind away from anything and everything going on around me, I focus only on my core, counting and breathing. Before I finally adjusted and became comfortable with it, to it (which was over many years all while totally unaware of what N w/ C was), I'd fight and resist the C in all ways, it would appear like I was having a seizure, there'd also be much worse after effects along with susceptibility of more attacks.

Tips for at home, get some floor pads like these for most common or dangerous spots:

Might want a medical bracelet with engraving telling people "Narcolepsy with Cataplexy 'Do Not Over-React' Give me a minute."

u/btothefifth · 3 pointsr/homegym

Can someone critique my plan for creating a home gym:

I am going to get 3 of these mats and get 18 2'x4' pieces of plywood. I'll lay the plywood 2 pieces thick in this formation and put the mats on top. I'll place a power rack in this formation such that the entrance is facing to the right. This will be done in a room on the second floor of my house--will this be enough to dampen the impact of deadlifts (up to at least 400 lbs)?

u/PapsmearAuthority · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Obviously check craigslist for deals, but be careful. I'd get the rack new (I have the 'valor fitness bd-9', which is fine since I don't squat 350 lb). I got a good deal on used weights + bar, but I'd still echo other ppl's suggestion to get the bar new, especially if you want to do oly lifts and/or already lift a ton of weight. Works ok for me since I don't jerk/snatch any more, and my numbers aren't very high. If you do get a used bar, be super sure it's not bent even the tiniest bit. You probably also want mats, too, so don't forget that. Some ppl buy horse stable mats from farm supply stores or w/e for cheap, but you can also get something like When you DL, it'll eventually smash a super compressed rut into the mat, but you can rotate/swap the tiles when the happens if you're concerned. For weights, buy them used or on sale only. You may have to collect your weights over a longer period of time to get good deals. Make sure to weigh any weights you buy.


It'll still end up being pretty expensive, and depending on your area and the deals you find it might take 2 years to pay for itself. The real value is in the convenience and flexibility, which should let you work out more often in less time with any schedule.


FWIW, if I had space I would have gotten an actual cage, but those individual stands get the job done, at least at my modest weight (my garage barely fits the current equipment comfortably).

u/ccampbellsos · 3 pointsr/ketogains

My initial set up when I didn't want to spend a huge amount, but wanted the capability to do any major lift was as follows:

Bench and Rack

Barbell and weights

Plate Rack


Plate compatible dumbbells

I highly recommend buying a few extra plates if you plan to go heavier, I picked up 2 more 45's, 2 25's, 2 10's on top of what that set comes with. I was happy with it until I upgraded the rack and bench as my gym grew.

u/spbx · 3 pointsr/Fitness

You don't need much.

I built my home gym for maybe $600~ and I run a 6 day PPL routine. My numbers aren't anything insane, so I didn't go all out on rogue/big name brand equipment.

Bench $150~ (

Rack $100-$300 (

Barbell + Weights $200+ - Check craigslist first, otherwise you can find some killer deals online. ( - Everybody is going to suggest getting an olympic bar, but if money is tight and you're a novice lifter, there's nothing wrong with going standard. Just remember that, once you do break out of the novice category, for safety reasons, Olympic is eventually the way to go.

Dumbbells - I literally bought the $20 dumbbell set from wal-mart that's adjustable, and I just swap standard plates on it. I go up to 50lbs with no problems on each db.

Over time you can add other things, such as a dip bar. I bought one for $90 on Amazon.

If you want to do pulldowns, check out this:

Remember, you don't need any crazy equipment or anything, and most of the cheap stuff will get you started until you start lifting REALLY heavy. At the end of the day, weights are weights.

A lot of people like to talk down about cheaper equipment, especially bowflex equipment (such as the bench I linked), but unless you're pushing a 300lb bench press, or squatting over 300lbs, this is going to be fine. No need to break the bank on a $300 bench or $600 rogue fitness rack right off the bat.

If your budget is even more limited, get a bench, adjustable dumbbells, and additional weights. Throw in a pull-up bar you can put in a door frame for pull-ups, chin-ups, and knee raises. That's a decent start.

u/OryxCrake · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness
u/Lynntropy · 3 pointsr/Fitness

"Reasonably priced" is..well..relative. I love Rogue products and I respect their American-made ethos greatly and I love how flexible all of their systems are, but you are paying for all of that. You can't get a squat rack under $345 from them (S-1). And, per context of this conversation, that doesn't have the pullup bar; you have to go to the S-2 at $425. Don't get me wrong, that rack is fucking tough, but the price is too.
If you pay less you will get less, but you might not need something as bomb-proof as Rogue.

Here is an off brand on Amazon at $89 dollars. It's all relative...

Cap Barbell Power Rack Exercise Stand

u/Sir_hisfavoritetoy · 3 pointsr/BDSMcommunity

It looks like a regular work out rack for doing squats. I imagine you can find one just about any place that sells work out equipment. Here's one right off Amazon.

u/cmasterflex · 3 pointsr/P90X

if you have room in your house for it, I got one of these it is awesome! I use it for gymnastic rings also

u/yaffe192 · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I got this from amazon and they are very steady with the rings. I have had no issues doing the RR on them.

EDIT: Updating answer to help out OP with an alternative.
OP, you can try out rows with towel and a door similar to this till you gain the strength to do the rows with your body directly below the bar.

u/DoomGoober · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

You could, theoretically, rest a bar on the squat rack of this power tower: The squat rack goes "low enough to do bench press" which should be low enough to do rows. The only risk, of course, would be that the bar rolls off the rack while you're doing rows -- but the rack looks pretty deep so that shouldn't be a problem.

u/steverbeaver95 · 3 pointsr/homegym
u/stevietopsiders · 3 pointsr/Velo

No computer tracks HR on its own. You need a strap/unit for that.

I have the Wahoo TICKR, which works well and can even connect to a smartphone over Bluetooth:

u/PepperoniFire · 3 pointsr/running

I have spent $300 on new HR straps for my Garmin. I looked into a few alternatives that I know pair with ANT+ devices though I haven't used them. I'll say that when I was doing my research, people whom I trust recommended this.

u/ILike2Sweep · 3 pointsr/Rowing

Wahoo Tickr. in the lower price range. lasts the longest out of any HR transmitter I have had before. Really light so it doesn't have to be super tight on the chest. the strap attaches at both sides of the transmitter so there is no hook at the side. Has Bluetooth and ANT+ so is compatible with any watch/phone and also PM5. I think that some other ones in the 50$ price range can only be connected to 1 device at a time. with this you can have your HR on your PM5 and also have your phone or watch collecting the data to review after.


u/Dbzeng · 3 pointsr/AppleWatch

Gotcha. I use this one for weightlifting and find it's been pretty consistent:

You also get the battery life benefit since the AW isn't measuring your heart rate.

u/toplessbooks · 3 pointsr/pelotoncycle

I have a Sunny belt style bike, I replaced the seat, added a cadence sensor, and bought a heart rate monitor. I am looking to replace my petals with clip in ones soon but have not done it yet. In total it all has cost me about $400 (minus the future petals and shoes). I have my bike situated facing a wall with peg board and I rest my ipad on the peg board while I ride. The only down side to my set up is I have to guess on my resistance as my bike does not have a digital resistance readout.

I did recently see that Bowflex came out with a bike it costs about twice what my set up is ($899 - so still half of what a Peloton is), and it will work out of the box with Peloton with no additions needed and a few extra bonuses my bike does not have like two water bottle holders and weight racks. Hard to justify the cost when I already have a functioning set up, but if I was starting from scratch that is what I would do.

u/lieutenant_lowercase · 3 pointsr/running

I have an iphone X and when I put it in my running belt I can't feel it at all. Rather than buying a new phone why not look into a running belt. I have this one: .

u/jwcook2 · 3 pointsr/GooglePixel

I actually gave up on arm bands for running with the XL. I now use a flip belt Link

u/go_ahead_dana · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I think I got this tip from someone else in this sub, but I love my Flip Belt I don't really even notice it's there and it holds my phone steady.

u/paulc1978 · 3 pointsr/pelotoncycle

Touch crowd. Since I don’t know where OP lives I can’t recommend a bike shop but it’s worth taking the time to get the right shoes and cleats. It’s worth the effort.

As for HRM straps, this one seems popular with the crowd here. Scosche Rhythm+ Heart Rate Monitor with Armband, Black

And I like the Jaybird X4 for wireless earbuds. Jaybird X4 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones for Sport, Fitness and Running, Compatible with iOS and Android Smartphones: Sweatproof and Waterproof - Black Metallic/Flash

u/phidauex · 3 pointsr/alpinism

You may want to try some heart rate monitoring - it has been very helpful for me. I got a Scosche Rhythm+ which pairs to my iPhone (running Cyclemeter, though many apps work, including Strava).

It is relatively inexpensive, you can wear it on your wrist, arm, leg or just about anywhere, and runs for over 8 hours on a charge. I don't obsessively monitor, but using it on runs and hikes has improved my ability to self-assess intensity. Before it was a wild guess, but now that I'm calibrated it is an educated guess. I surprised myself with how often I was in high HR zones - no wonder I could hammer as hard as others, but couldn't maintain it.

u/aaa7u · 3 pointsr/Zwift

I like my schosche rythm+ armband. Wearing on the arm is more comfortable than the chest to me and it seems very accurate and good battery life.

u/Breaking_Bad909 · 3 pointsr/homegym

Nice setup! I'm not sure what your fitness goals are, but I would look into getting an EZ bar, and maybe even some dumbells. I've always wanted these bad boys, but they probably arn't cost effective.

Edit: deleted extra letter.

u/lookalive07 · 3 pointsr/P90X

If you get those, you limit yourself to a certain weight and you also don't, since you can adjust them, but it takes time.

If you're serious about it, you may want to consider investing in something like these:

Because you can change them super quickly in between workouts. It'd probably be really helpful during incinerator, where you're moving from curls to triceps back to back.

Or just do a mix of bands and dumbells. Nothing wrong with that.

u/throwawayninety9 · 3 pointsr/progresspics

Nice progress man!

Make sure not to do ONLY targeted exercises like bicep curls. It looks like your deltoids haven't made as much progress as your biceps. Chin-ups would be great for working out both muscles as well as your lats and others in your back and core. I got one of those chin-up bars that you stick in the door without installing and love it! It literally just takes a second to put up or take down.

And don't forget your chest! If nothing else, throw some push-ups into your routine.

u/AtomicDynamo · 3 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I have been working on pull-ups for a while at home with one of those bars that hangs in a doorway. Despite what the product claims, I would not use it for anything other than pull-ups/chin-ups.

This is what I do. I plan to move on to the /r/bodyweightfitness program once I can do more than 2 pull-ups.

u/tiara733 · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

Definitely look into body weight exercises. There are a ton you can do at home without any equipment.

Some examples: pushups, planks (for core), dips (on a chair), inverted rows (on a table), body weight squats, lunges, etc.

One piece of equipment you may want to purchase is the Iron Gym pull up bar. It installs easily into most doorframes and won't damage anything. Pull ups are a great exercise for arms/back. Bear in mind that unassisted pull ups are quite hard if you don't have much upper body strength, but you can start out with hangs/negatives and work from there. You can also use the pull up bar for pushups, crunches, and dips too. I know I sound like one of those infomercials but this pull up bar is actually pretty useful. Hope this helps!

u/drjkiel · 3 pointsr/Fitness

This is what I have. I've also seen the same or similar model at places like dicks and target

u/chibi_rosie · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I don't know what your doorway looks like, but I use an Iron Gym. It does come with a tiny metal hook/clip thing that you have to insert between the top of the door frame and the wall so you don't crash, but it's a very thin piece of metal and you could easily caulk where the clip was if/when you move out (or don't since I doubt anyone under 7 feet tall would notice a thin 1.5 inch long hole in between the moulding and the wall). I like it because I don't have to have my pull-up bar in the doorway permanently, and as far as damage done to the door way is concerned, it's really pretty minimal.

u/sithyiscool · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I have a home gym that I built. I have been searching for equipment for a long time that can handle a good amount of weight, and is minimalistic. The pieces of equipment I own are:

u/nailz1000 · 3 pointsr/P90X
u/cipherovich · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

From FAQ:*Version*=1&*entries*=0

You can hang rings from pullup bar for rows, dips, pullups, holds. And you can dip on tables, chairs, boxes until you get to your ring dips. So you dont really need anything except pullup bar and rings to complete recommended routine.

u/JustARogue · 3 pointsr/Fitness


Also, mountless pullup bars don't leave marks on doors. Alternatively, find a park with monkey bars and use that.

u/Pretty_Swell_Guy · 3 pointsr/Fitness

you'll need some equipment but I've found this the best routine.. 1-2 times a week.. Equipment needed: [ab wheel] (, [pull up bar] ( & [resistance band] (


  1. 30 reps Ab wheel
  2. 30 hanging leg raises
  3. 30 twist? each side.. put one handle in a doorway and close the door.

u/vagif · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

If you have a door frame you can buy a pull up bar. No need to mount or anything, it just hinges on the door frame.

And then you can buy rings and attach them to that pull up bar.

And now you can do all kinds of pull ups and push ups.

u/Brain__Dead · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

You could try this one. Or if you want something a bit cheaper try this one here.

u/Sloppy1sts · 3 pointsr/pics

Not that I can think of. But you can get a pullup bar that hangs in your doorframe for pretty cheap.

u/maiusmadness · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I like the Iron Gym Pull Up Bar on Amazon, works great for me and seems pretty durable so far. Just make sure it will fit your doorway and wont damage the door frame!

u/southern_rooster · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding
u/thesilverleo · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

You've come so, so far already. Congrats on that! Things that I might consider if I were you:

  1. Reverse dieting for a bit - that is slowly adding calories back in and seeing how your weight responds. More information here
  2. Substituting morning yoga or evening yoga with a walk outside instead
  3. Strength training exercises like step ups, pull ups (bar here, good video on how to regress here and here), push-ups, squats, and lunges. The great thing about resistance training is that you can take it slow and it doesn't lead to the same hunger after an intense cardio session.

    Don't try too many things at once, and be patient. So much easier said than done, I know.
u/fsacb3 · 3 pointsr/climbing

There are many variations, but you need to hang on something. Figure out a way, depending on what your living arrangements are. You can attach a pull up bar to a doorframe. You can hang from the door frame itself. You can find a tree or monkey bars or ledge of some kind outside.

Once you've found something to hang on, it'd be best to attach something to it. Hangboards, rock rings, pull up bar, homemade contraption. The device is not important, but preferably you can grip it in different ways. Open hand, sloper, two finger, crimp, side pull, etc.

Step three is to do pull ups, hangs, lock offs, and levers. Google hangboard workout and you'll find something. Use a chair if you need to reduce your weight, wear a backpack to increase it. Work out 3 times a week or so.

All the other fitness stuff you can do is great, but won't help your climbing as much as this. You have to hang, and you have to pull. This will keep in you decent shape.

Some links:
The above can be modified to make it more climber friendly. You can make your own one of these:
Or you could hang some rock rings.

u/uufo · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Half a hour a day is plenty, but you really need a pullup bar (buy a bar like this instead of the pressure-type, it won't ruin your door and it's just as cheap).

Alternate one day when you do a push progression (ex: HSPU) + a pull progression (ex: pullup), one day when you do a core progression (ex: toe-to-bar lift) + a leg progression (ex: pistol squat), and one rest day. 3 sets for each progression. This should fit into the 30min. Skip the warmup , the body drills and the mobility exercises. If you are afraid of working out without warmp up keep it to a minimum (like 2 minutes jumping rope).

If you discover that the above suggestion doesn't fit into the 30 min (for example because you need too much rest time between sets), try something even simpler: one day push progression, one day pull progression, one day leg progression, repeat for other three days, and then take one rest day. Core will still be trained effectively.

u/drunkenknitter · 3 pointsr/YAYOG
u/AnonymousWritings · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Not an expert, so take these comments with many grains of salt.

Two things:

  1. Doing something is far superior to doing nothing

  2. Balance push and pull.

    Taking these things together, I would say that if you have no pullup bar, skip the pullup + dip pair, and just do rows, pushups, squats, and L-sit until you can get yourself a pullup bar. This has you doing one push and one pull exercise.

    This pullup bar will be like 30-35$ after shipping + taxes. Skip the daily starbucks coffee for a week or two and you can afford to buy the pullup bar.
u/R0FL_LAUNCHER · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

The bar is probably the Iron Gym one, I was thinking about buying one today. I'm curious about the rings though, I was considering building my own dip bars but if the rings work just as well for $40 I'm going to spring for those. I'll edit my comment if I find the rings.

Pull-up Bar ($23.99):

Rings ($32.99):

u/recordman94 · 3 pointsr/P90X

I'm using these to replace pull-ups. I have a set of weights, but I can't use something like this because my ceiling is too low (I'm doing P90X in the basement)

u/2edgee · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Here it is on Amazon. I'm not sure what you mean by weird three piece thing... but I'm guessing it's that because there were three pieces that needed to be assembled.

u/Firefoxx336 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I'm 17 so I built my set up knowing I'd have limited space and even more limited funding. For building your own gym the most important thing to remember is that there are tons of people out there who have given up on exercising and have unused equipment lying around. You can take advantage of this by checking craigslist and helping other people reclaim space in their garages.

Remember, your body is an organic system, it doesn't care about the condition of equipment, as long as provides resistance and is safe. That is to say, new weights at Dick's will run you $0.89/lb, potentially lightly rusted weights will run you $0.40 or even less on craigslist. They go fast though, so jump on a deal if you see it and refresh a few times each day. I 250lbs worth of dumbells + a storage rack for $150 a couple days ago. In my area, that's a steal.

Craigslist also graced me with a 4 month old Bowflex Blaze for $150. 79 exercises and about 24 sq. feet taken up by its footprint. I'll take that ratio. The Blaze has a flat bench that can be set to a 45 degree incline for lifting even without the bows. Dips can be done off the side of the bench, toe-raises can be done off of the supporting floor bars. The Blaze is a monster tool. If you're going after a Bowflex (they're the safest apparatus if you're working out solo) I'd keep an eye out for the Revolutions. They run a bit higher but they use real weights and are supposed to be pretty spectacular.

Other than that I bought one of these for pullups in a doorway, and just picked up a speed jump rope for $4/free shipping on Amazon. Cheap cardio. If you've got some more cash though you can pick up almost any common exercise machine for ~$80 on craigslist. Bikes/Treadmills especially.

If you're into the protein/supplements thing give a look. I have yet to find a cheaper place to buy (60% off retail) and they have an enormous selection with fast shipping. From the research I've done (my uncle co-founded the Taro drug company, he knows his shit, and I've done a ton of anecdotal reading on the forums) the best protein available is the Optimum Nutrition Pro, which packs 60g/serving with a mess of aminos. The best creatine supplement is Gaspari Nutrition's SizeOn. And the best nitric oxide is Gaspari Nutrition's Superpump250. My uncle says there isn't nearly so much credible research backing nitric oxide as the other two, and my family doctor advises against using it because it quickly dilates your veins, which means sudden lower blood pressure, which can lead to a heart attack. Both endorse protein and creatine though. Creatine has also been credibly linked to increased mental capability. Can't go wrong with fish oil for brains and joints and a solid muti vitamin either. ;)

u/SuperDuperCereal · 3 pointsr/loseit

Make your body straight and stiff as a board (or plank) and hold yourself up off the ground.
Here is a great explanation:

You could get one of these pull-up bars to work those lats, arms, and back better at home. You can even hang and get some core workouts in by lifting your legs. Cheap and very useful.

You absolutely can bike for 30 minutes instead of walking daily! That's probably better than my 2 x 1mile walks, actually. Keeping that heart rate up for 30 minutes daily will REALLY help your metabolism.

Be very strict about your diet and workouts. Force yourself to hit that bike daily and get those workouts in. Also, try to stay active at least one day on the weekend. You can do this shit, man! You don't have to eat like a rabbit on keto, just NO CARBS. You are the only one you can count on to shed that weight... nobody else will help you. STAY DISCIPLINED! Even when the office has donuts, pizza, etc... don't give in with "just one".


u/KeithO · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Coincidentally I just started looking for some bands for travel.
Amazon didn't have many brands but these were well reviewed.

u/downanddoubt · 3 pointsr/homegym

It was a combo of amazon, walmart and craigslist.

  • Fitness Reality 810XLT power cage - $199 on walmart
  • Fitness Reality 1000 Bench - $105 on walmart
  • Iron Grip weights - $1 per lb on craigslist (got 45s, 35s, and 25s)
  • XMark rubber coated weights - $85 on amazon (got 10s, 5s, and 2.5s)
  • Generic Oly bar (allegedly 700lb, feels good) - $80 craigslist
  • CAP curl bar and dumbbell handles - $63 on walmart (These feel very cheap and will not last long- the bar is a little thin too)
  • CAP dumbbell set with stand - $150 on walmart (These look and feel great)
  • Barbell collars - $14 per set on amazon (these are awesome)
  • Schwinn 420 Elliptical - $125 on craigslist (score!)
  • HemingWeigh situp mat - $23 on amazon
  • Black Mountain Resistance Bands - $20 on amazon
  • WOSS strap trainers - $29 on amazon
  • Golds gym puzzle mats - $18 per pack x4 on walmart

    The only thing I would have done differently is buy horse stall mats instead of the floor tiles. These these are OK but they are too soft and I can tell they wont hold up long. I was in an online ordering mind set and tractor supply shipping is out of this world. Later I realized I could find a local feed supply place and go pick up the stall mats. There's a place a few miles from me that sells them for $55 each. Im going to keep the puzzle mats for a bit and replace them with stall mats later.
u/the_oogie_boogie_man · 3 pointsr/Fitness

If possible, spend the extra to invest in one that you can hang from the ceiling, and if you aren't that handy have someone install it for you. Depending what you're doing, the free standing ones can be good, but if it's to increase the strength of your punches, a real heavy bag is pretty much where it's at.

A trick I learned from my old Sifu (Master) for if you don't have a punching bag, get yourself some cheap exercise bands, and stand on the middle just like you would for doing curls with it. Get into your fight stance and shadow box away! It pulls down as well as back so you get lots of extra resistance, it adds a lot of speed/strength to punches.

u/broscientologist · 3 pointsr/crossfit

I just got these for Christmas. They are way sturdier and quality manufactured than i expected. And like $25

Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set with Door Anchor, Ankle Strap, Exercise Chart,...

u/jtiseo · 3 pointsr/P90X

I'm using Black Mountain Products. They are great and have great customer service. They also have a heavier band than the bodylastics.

u/EdiblesDidmeDirty · 3 pointsr/Fitness
u/armchairingpro · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I bought these bands from Amazon that let you stick them through various parts of your closed door for lat pull downs, face pulls, leg kick backs, etc.

I also have some adjustable dumbbells I've semi-permanently borrowed from my brother. That really seems enough. I also have a pull up bar that when not being used to air dry laundry, is used for negatives as I'm not able to do real pull ups.

u/killswitchendave · 3 pointsr/P90X

I've done both. I started p90x in 2010 to lose weight to join the military. I started doing 4 push ups. 0 pull ups around 210 lbs. Followed the diet and workouts religiously. Got down to 170. Could bust out 50 push ups and 10 pull ups no problem. Loved p90x. Changed my life. Fast forward a few years. In the Marines, still in great shape although I added some belly fat (can still run 3 miles in around 20:00 minutes and do 20 pull ups) and got p90x3. Dropped from 200 lbs to 180. Much easier diet routine to follow and 30 minute workouts are fast and really effective. I got in even better shape. If I wanted more, I combined two workouts. Did an upper routine then lower, or weightlifting and cardio. (Doing 2 workouts is still only an hour) Tony talks a lot, sometimes I'd do 5 burpees in between sets. There is a lot you can do. Only complaint is no dedicated arm day. I felt like I got in better overall shape, but my arms were looking a little smaller than I liked. Today I dabble in it all, X,X3, traditional weightlifting, crossfit type stuff. Keeps me in great shape. Wouldn't be where I am fitness-wise without both programs. Now on to what you asked... I'd go X3. Easier to commit to 30 minutes and equally effective. Also, you can make needed adjustments for pull ups. If you have a pull up bar you can use resistance bands to assist you. You can use just bands as an alternative. Or you can use a pull up bar and a chair. (They advertise pull up assist device that is unnecessary. Regular bands will work for half the price). Bands I bought are off Amazon here...

Hope this helped. PM any questions.

u/madbeetzyo · 3 pointsr/Guitar

Something like this perhaps?

u/BrianPurkiss · 3 pointsr/CompetitionShooting

Gripmaster 14003-BLK Hand Exerciser Black, Heavy Tension (9-Pounds per Finger)

u/tonytaylor85 · 3 pointsr/Glocks

Wimps! Get one of these if you can't handle the snap!!

lol jk 9mm is cheap

u/finzwake · 3 pointsr/sysadmin
u/a5tr0cr3ep · 3 pointsr/AdviceAnimals
u/Sababa_Gump · 3 pointsr/Trichsters

You and I have had virtually identical experiences. Granting that I still struggle with getting my trich under control, here's the humble advice I can offer:

  1. Identify times/situations when you tend to pull more frequently and then if possible, create uses for your hand(s) that prevent them from automatically migrating to your face. For me, driving is a big auto-pull time. With one hand on the wheel and my mind wandering, my left hand will find its way to may beard and start wreaking havoc. What I did to combat this is is buy a hand strengthener like this one which I keep in my car. When I recognize that I'm pulling, I'll grab this thing instead. I also keep silly putty in my car for the same reason.

  2. Medication/therapy can and does help. Though I personally haven't yet had much luck in this department, trich is an anxiety-based behavior for which treating the underlying causative factors helps significantly. In fact, we've all tried willing ourselves to just stop and we've all seen just how effective that can be. Getting to the root (so to the speak) is the sustainable way to rectify this destructive behavior.
    On that note, try to take note of when you tend to pull more and when you tend to pull less. That is to say, try to pay attention to what else is going on in your life when your trich gets worse. Are there possibly certain triggers that are influencing the rate of your pulling? Become more mindful of how you're doing generally and how that relates to your pulling. Creating these links are important in coming to understand the behavior and ultimately stopping it.

  3. Lastly, eye-shadow. Yes that's right. Go to a beauty supply store or Walmart or whatever and find a color that closely matches your beard color. I have a dark auburn/copper colored beard and ended up with a color called "latte". It's not an exact match but its close enough to where it fills in the hole(s) and blends everything together fairly seamlessly. Oh, also pick up an applicator. You can either get a small paint brush type thing or the eyeliner applicator itself (which is what I use and is pretty effective).

    That's all I've got. Best of luck man, I wish you many full bearded years ahead!
u/owen099 · 3 pointsr/climbing

Buy this in the green color. I had issues for a while and since getting this, they are all gone. I have a few buddies who have had the same results. The exercise is super simple and not strenuous. Buy it.

u/Ez215 · 3 pointsr/golf

Thera-Band Flexbar, Green, Medium

This is what I used. I forget what the exercises are called but there's one or two specifically for golfers elbow. Buy this, Google the exercises and play pain free. I used to have pretty bad tendinitis, couldn't throw a baseball more once or twice, by the end of the round my elbow would be burning and I could barely get through a workout. Fast forward to after I found this thing and I'm good for a round and a range session in the same day pain free and 99% pain free workouts also. Can't recommend it enough.

u/JeffreyCho · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I've had tennis elbow, so not exactly golfer's elbow, and I tried stretching, rubbing, resting, etc. but the only thing that helped me was when I bought and used this

I went on YouTube to know what exercises to do with it. I watched a lot of videos but only found this guy to be helpful link

Hope you get better soon!

u/whiteman90909 · 3 pointsr/powerbuilding

This thing helped me. I do the exercises and it stayed helping within a few days.

Biofreeze FlexBar Resistance Bar For Medial Epicondylitis, Prevent Tendonitis and Improve Grip Strength, Relieve Pain From Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, and Tendinitis, Medium, Intermediate

u/homegymstuff · 3 pointsr/homegym

I have the Titan multigrip and like it most for close grip bench. I don't use it a ton but I like having it for something different and so that I can use it whenever I have a wrist problem. It arrives with a ton of metal shavings inside the bar though, and they will fall out of the Titan logo that's cut into the middle of the bar. It'll go over your face when benching, so you'll want to spend time emptying it before use, or covering the logo. It's an annoyance but the bar itself is good, and I think the inexpensive option is the way to go with a bar that will only be used here and there.

I also had golfer's elbow for a while so I bought a TheraBand FlexBar. I can't say for sure that I got better because of it, but I can definitely say that I got better after using it. I can also say that it hasn't come back. Whenever I start to feel that tightness again I do the golfer's elbow exercise and the tightness has always improved. Before the FlexBar I worked out using a golfer's elbow strap that sits below the elbow and allowed me to work out with less pain.

u/StPierreB · 3 pointsr/loseit

Good question. For one, I stopped doing the lifts that were hurting it - mainly bicep and upper back work. I had to rest for a few months just to do the rehab exercises without pain. Then I bought one of the TheraBand Flex Bars and Grip Strengtheners. Both exercises strengthen your forearms and within a couple of months of those exercises I was pain free and lifting again.

u/JerkoMcGee · 3 pointsr/golf

Buy a Flexbar and do this exercise three times a day or so. It helped me out after only a few days.

u/resetallthethings · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

no, nobody here ever gets elbow tendinitis!

Yeah, I'm just getting over it actually. saw on here one of these recommended

and damned if it isn't a miracle

u/homejimjitsu · 3 pointsr/homegym

Body-Solid Powerline Power Rack (PPR200X)

Titan 6' Technique Olympic Bar

Titan X-2 Power Rack Dip Bars

CAP Barbell Olympic 2-Inch Plate Rack

PROCIRCLE Wood Gymnastic Rings -...

Harbinger Polypropylene Weight...

PowerBlock Elite Dumbbell 70lb Set

About 500lbs of random plates I got cheap. Most of it was bought used but in good condition. Took me a while because I was really patient so I’d find what I wanted.

I’m pretty happy with all of it. I was most concerned with saving space and getting stuff that had high enough weight capacities. I’m not lifting really heavy weights, so it’s all good for me but might not work for everyone.

I’m considering getting a stand or some matts, or maybe a few kettlebells.

u/ITNinja · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Keep your eyes open for a used squat cage, olympic bar, weight plates and a padded bench. With just those things you can get an excellent workout without taking up a ton of space.

u/Aarontj73 · 3 pointsr/homegym
u/awolfoutwest · 3 pointsr/Fitness

A set of Olympic weights, a power cage, a bench and a copy of Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe. I got all but the book second-hand, so it can be pretty affordable and safe. (All links except book are for illustrative purposes only, not necessarily recommending those specific units)

u/HukIt · 3 pointsr/homegym

It looks like a good deal, I have that rack, I like it, it gets the job done. With the money saved you can buy the lat attachment for it.

The Power Rack

The BowFlex Dumbbells and Bench

The weight set with Bar

u/bacon- · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Get one of these. You won't have to worry about spotters for a long time that way.

u/fitzgerh · 3 pointsr/homegym

I have the SuperBench. It is great. It is a little pricey, but I love the space-saving attachments that you can buy for it. I have the situp, dip and GHD extension.

I have the PowerLine PPR200X Power Rack, which may be better suited to your needs. I know you said that space is a concern, but you get a lot out of this piece of equipment. It comes with a pullup bar and the safety bars adjust easily for squats and bench-related activities. The weight limit is a bit low, but that won't be a problem for a while (in my case, at least). I built a rack plate holder last weekend and now my weights hang conveniently from the back of the rack.

u/Pseudo_Stratified · 3 pointsr/homegym

Sometimes the PowerLine PPR200X goes on sale on Amazon for about $377. With this you also get a pull up bar built into it and the ability to add a great pulley system further down the road.

I mulled around getting a half rack for a little while and I am so glad that I opted for a full rack instead. It is very quick to adjust, sturdy, and I love the small foot print it takes up, yet with the pulley system there are so many exercises that you can do. If lifting weights really grabs hold of you, you'll be glad you went with a full rack instead.

u/OMGitisCrabMan · 3 pointsr/gainit
u/kenelbow · 3 pointsr/P90X

Something like this will expand to fit in a larger than average door opening. It's what I use.

u/Regannnn · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Most people would recommend the Iron Gym, but I personally didn't have a doorframe that would work with it so I got one of these:

I actually think this kind is better, installation is almost as fast (no screws or anything), and you can easily adjust the height to do rows

u/EldieTurner · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I have large molding also, so I bought This one

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u/ninjamike808 · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Yea, it has a lot of different positions and you can take it off easily and set it on the ground so that you can go down as far as possible, pretty much. This is it and you can get it at target for like $30. It's convenient, more convenient than the ones you have to screw into your door frame, unless you don't have any door jams for it to hook onto.

u/platoprime · 3 pointsr/gifs

You are not misunderstanding me and the caps sleeves on the end of many weightlifting bars spin independently of the bar to avoid torque on the wrists.

>Q:how easily do the sleeves spin?

>A:Very smooth and spins longer than a not-so-cheap Rogue bar I have.


I could upload a video of my bar sleeves spinning if you still doubt me.

u/nmopqrs_io · 3 pointsr/homegym

I can't agree more with your gym sentiments. Walking through a sea of resting bitch faces at the gym just to see that two people were already waiting for the squat rack tended to ruin my somewhat fragile motivation.

I would recommend against the FT2, having an enforced straight up and down bar path will not help your form and will make your workout less effective for your core/stabilizing muscles. If you're thinking you want something safe for home workouts alone, you can still do that with a free weight barbell setup, spotter arms are wonderful thing.

I haven't tried that many options, but I can tell you what is working for me. I got the titan T3 squat rack and I love it. I highly recommend the spotter arms, I try for bench personal records all the time by myself and I've never had issues when I failed. This rack is stable enough for pull ups but you don't have to screw it to the floor to install. I did have to take off both the weight storage arms so that the plates on the storage arms didn't impede my bench press.

For the barbell I got the CAP OB-86B, it's reasonably priced and I'm not doing anything too fancy with the olympic lifts. I expect to get another, better bar and keep it as a beater bar eventually.

My plates are a mix, I recommend getting some bumper plates off craigslist or a local shop to get started then adding bumper and iron plates as needed. Another option is to get the $300 iron set from Dick's as a starting set, but from what I've heard the bar is fit only to trash/resell.

For bench I'd recommend getting something strong and adjustable. I got the flat Adidas bench and it's fine, though I now want an adjustable bench so I can do incline/decline.

Appropriate flooring, resistence bands, and dumbbells are also incredibly helpful.

u/New_mom_and_dad · 3 pointsr/weightroom

This cap barbell is generally considered an all around decent bar and its cheap.

Peraonally i recommend the rogue ohip power bar for all purpose lifting.

For olympic lifts ive heard great things about the rouge ohio bar.

u/d5cf9 · 3 pointsr/homegym

>Is a cheap $300 300lbs Olympic Weight Set and $250 Power Rack a waste of money?

Absolutely not! I find this sub hilarious sometimes with people spending a small fortune at Rogue so they can deadlift 225lbs in their garage. I went even cheaper than you, I have these, a 300lb cast iron set, some more weights and a bench off kijiji and I'm just now upgrading my bar to this for Christmas. Unless you're planning to set some world records what you're looking at will most likely last longer than you do.

u/TheMadPeterson · 3 pointsr/homegym

If you want to save money, go the Craigslist route.

For new stuff?

The best "cheap" barbell is the CAP Barbell's OB-86B. Anything cheaper and you run the risk of getting a shitty, rusted out bar that will fall apart as soon as you put more than 100lbs on it.

As for weights? The cheapest are CAP's 300 lb Olympic weight sets. They weights are crappy, and you may have to file down the holes so it doesn't scrape you bar, but it's the cheapest you'll find brand new. Take the shitty bar that comes with it and sell it on Craigslist for like $50 (if it doesn't arrive already broken).

I've heard mixed things about the Titan rack, but it's probably the best of the budget racks. Supposedly, the quality is improving.

u/mels543 · 3 pointsr/homegym

lol didn't know it was a low quality bar. it was my fave and allowed me to lift the most on all lifts... just due to the diameter...I would actually wait until someone was done just to use that bar because I didn't like any of the other bars....

I am considering this bar
it has good reviews on forums and all over online... my needs are just a 28mm 45lb standard men's bar... for squat, deadlift, bench and press.... I'm a small female but have no need for a womens bar since i won't be doing snatches and jerks.... i doubt i will be going over 3 plates on deadlift... only deadlifting 200 lbs at the moment... so not that strong... genetic potential is probably like 280 max.... I just want a basic olympic bar with a 28mm diameter.... other than that not picky.

I've lifted with a mens bar all my gymlife and its fine... tried a womans bar once and don't have a need for one.

u/bonehead5550123 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

This is the one I have at home right now. I got it about 7 months ago and it's been working great for me.

The absolute best bar I ever used was an Eleiko Weightlifting Competition bar. So nice. Extremely pricey though($1000+).

u/thejoefletch · 3 pointsr/homegym

> Nice buy.


> Are you planning on taking steel wool to the bars and cleaning them up? I'd like to see some pics if you do that.

I just bought a new bar before getting this haul. My old bar was pretty much the same as this one and I had issues with the bar being balanced; they're technically the cheap ones that come with a set. So I put a few bucks into a new one. So far well worth it.

I do not plan on cleaning them up too much. But steel wool is a good idea, but I have other plans for the bars. The list includes the following ideas.

  • New Farmer's Bars
  • Circus Dumbbell with Concrete ends
  • Dumbbell Row Handle like this so that I can load up over 100 pounds.
  • Weight tree, since I have my weights all over the floor of the garage!
u/cforres · 3 pointsr/leangains

I use this one. I've only ever had 115 on it so I can't speak for more than that. I've been using it for 2 years now.

u/frostflithbm14 · 3 pointsr/weightroom

Anyone have any recommendations for a first dip belt? I'd like to stay between $25-60 or so and don't need anything too special. HUUUGE plus if it's on amazon prime. Please and thanks Here's what I'm considering now:

u/Nicky4Pin · 3 pointsr/Fitness

this is the dip belt I have.

this is how you use it.

u/morris1022 · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

I got [this one] ( on Amazon for ~$26 and it works great

u/Jutt24 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

this one works perfectly for me:

People will say leather is better but mine is holding up very well. I put as much as 70 lbs on it for doing dips. Works great

u/litea11111 · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I'm currently using the [harbinger dip belt] ( for my weighted dips and pull ups. They're of really good quality, although you might want to use a stronger carabiner when you're going very heavy. In general, dip belts are not suitable as weightlifting belts because they do not provide support for your back when doing deadlifts, squats, etc.

u/hitogokoro · 3 pointsr/fatlogic

Got mine for $90 on Amazon. This one, still the one I use today. I have nothing else.

u/goldcoast2011985 · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I wish I had known about that one earlier.

I went with a: Stamina 1690 Power Tower

Couple foamy spots for the different push-up hand placements. Also has bars for Dips if you aren’t at Ring Dips level.

Yours might be better to take down and stow. Mine... not so much.

u/sojutime949 · 3 pointsr/homegym

This looks exactly like the stamina 1690 power tower, there are over 1000 reviews for it on amazon.

u/saraerial · 3 pointsr/Aerials

Even the kind you don't have to screw in can damage your door frame. If you're really worried about it, you could try a pull-up stand like this.

That being said, I have this pull-up bar and it works for me and hasn't damaged my door frames yet.

u/irishchug · 3 pointsr/fatlogic

If you have a little space (garage or something) I suggest getting something like this:

I find the doorway ones very limiting because you are stuck with close grip and unless you are short you need to bend your knees a ton to not hit the floor.

Bonus for the one I linked, it lets you do dips.

u/NAP51DMustang · 3 pointsr/guns

Thinking of buying one of those all in one bodyweight work out stations to get boogaloo ready (and by boogaloo ready I really mean to just look less like a nerd than I am). Specifically this one.

Also, Ballistic Advantage performance or premium series 8.3 in 300 blackout bbl?

On an unrelated purchasing note: I just want to say God Bless America because only here can you build a "pistol" chambered for an intermediate .30 cal rifle cartridge.

u/kdz13 · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I don't see any major problems with it, particularly when comparing it to other power towers you can buy. I also can't see that it would be cheaper to buy all the pipe than just a standard power tower - $90 on Amazon

u/GotHuff · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

As far as towers go I much prefer a simpler more open version without the backrest. It gives me room to maneuver when I hang rings and free space to practice levers. Probably a lot cheaper too. I use this one with rings hanging from it:

u/ItsFuckingPaco · 3 pointsr/Eve

Well it depends how creative you want to be.

When I lived with my parents (still do) they have these rafters outside which are perfect for doing pull-ups and pushups on. I have adjustable straps to change the height (which should come with most).

When I used to lifeguard I would just hang them on a nearby tree during our mandatory PT break.

When I was in college I would just no shame hang them at the gym in between the pully tower with rows / tricep extensions at the end.

Right now My garage door has an extra half foot on the outside of it and I hang it on my Pull-Up bar on the metal bar that crossed the U kinda further away from the door sill so you don’t bump into the doorsill. And right now it’s perfect for me, my knees miss the floor by a few inches and I can do L sit pull ups fine. As in with enough slack to let the rings rotate without pressure from the rope.

If you’re looking to do pushups with it you should easily be able to hang it on your pullup bar. I’d suggest the chin up section of it so you don’t bump into the door and so the straps don’t move sideways, with your feet elevated on like a chair and the straps at the same height or below for that upper chest activation.

You should have enough room for dips with bent knees with that setup which is a nice step up from push ups.

u/TheBertinator3000 · 3 pointsr/fatlogic

This one has worked really well for me. It lets you get a much wider grip than most doorway bars because it doesn't constrain you to the width of the doorway.

u/Pr0phet · 3 pointsr/insanity

My journey so far is:

  • Power 90
  • Power 90 Master Series
  • P90X
  • Insanity
  • P90X/Insanity Hybrid

    I moved into Asylum from there. My impressions after two weeks is that it's insanely hard. Jumping into the Asylum feels like the difference between month 1 and month 2 of Insanity, given how I came to it. BUT! It's a lot more fun. I never once forget that I am in the middle of an Insanity workout during an Insanity workout. But it never fails that I forget that I'm working out during an Asylum workout because I'm actually having fun.

    Of all the workouts I've done, Asylum Vol. 1 is at once the hardest and most fun. Rock on.

    This is the same as BeachBody's pull-up bar, and far cheaper. You'll want dumbbells, any kind will do; just go for lighter weights. I hurt my wrist recently doing the Strength routine, so be careful. The exercises are very crossfit, and you can hurt yourself if your core isn't in great shape.

    Rock on! Enjoy it. :)
u/silasmoon · 3 pointsr/houston

It's this pullup bar

I assembled it, don't have the box, but honestly just never got around to using it since I was rock climbing. I can post pictures of the weights when I get a chance. They're just your standard hexagonal grey weights, no padding. The 10lb ones are padded with sort of a silicone wrap all the way around.

u/zackwcote · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

yeah they're great, provided it fits on your door it'll leave scuff marks/ slight indents at worse. I got this one on amazon; it's got much wider grips than they usually do, and it's been awesome so far. much better quality than the usual iron gym one.

u/leducdeguise · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

There are pullup bars that go on top of doorframes like this one, maybe you can find one and settle the bar issue. As for bands/rings, I bought 2 lashing straps so I could do rows. I just put them around my pull up bar so that the bottom part of the loop is at arm's length when I'm lying on the floor.

u/incster · 3 pointsr/running

I have this one. It has a rigid core, and doesn't deform, even with all my weight on it. I have had it for several years, and it is still going strong.

u/OrangeFeelz · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I personally use this one, which is (admittedly) on the more expensive side:

To be honest, I don't really know the difference between this and the other types out there. I really bought it because some of the YouTubers have it and it looked cool. But I figured its an investment and have been using it for months and still functions and looks brand new. The small footprint and light weight is great for carrying as its always in my gym bag. I don't want to be carrying a 36" foamroller in and out of the gym.

Also, foamrolling hurts... in the beginning. You can apply light pressure in the beginning if its painful and gradually build up to more pressure. It was agonizing at first, but it feels goddamn amazing now and I can't imagine myself not foamrolling before beginning my workout.

u/clay_target_clubs · 3 pointsr/Fitness
u/SuperPierog · 3 pointsr/yoga

Got the same issue here with hamstrings. Not sure on poses but I recommend foam rollers. Avoid the cheaper soft ones. Get something similar to this

u/TitaniuIVI · 3 pointsr/homegym

I would go for the rack since it's a lot more versatile than any individual piece of equipment. Also 8x8 isn't very big so you'll want to eliminate as many unitaskers as possible. With a budget of $600 you should try and look at used equipment on OfferUp or Craigslist to get better quality equipment, but new is not out of the question.

Here's a list of what you can get for a pretty decent setup at $600...

(Prices are sale prices. Sign up for CamelCamelCamel or Keepa and set alerts for the items on Amazon. The frequently go down to the prices listed)

Item | Price
Fitness Reality 810XLT Power Rack | $150
Fitness Reality Adjustable Bench | $85
CAP Barbell 300 lb. Olympic Grip Weight Set | $180
4 ft. x 6 ft. x 3/4 in. Thick Rubber Stall Mat | $40 x 3
Valor Fitness MB-A BD-7 Dip Handle Accessory Set | $35
CAP Barbell Olympic 2-Inch Plate and Bar Storage Rack | $30

That gets you to the $600 budget on the dot.

This should cover most of your needs. You can replace the plate tree with some Titan weight pegs to hang from the rack if you want that instead. You can also just throw some plywood on the floor instead of the floor mats or mix and match plywood and floor mats.

This is almost the same setup I have except I was able to pick up some dumbells and plates off OfferUp so it came out a little cheaper. So far my home gym setup is at $520 and all I'm missing is the stall mats so I should be hitting the $600 goal myself once I get those.

u/Moneygrowsontrees · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I have this one and it suits my needs fine. I bought it at Play it Again Sports rather than Amazon, though.

I have it on a flat cement floor and I've found it to be sturdy even doing hanging leg raises (I can't do pullups because it's in my basement with a low ceiling) and it doesn't get bolted down or anything.

I'm 5'-1", for what it's worth.

u/flanny0210 · 3 pointsr/homegym


  1. Don’t buy standard weights, you’re limiting your gains.

  2. That setup will make you top-heavy (bench only and is more geared towards upper-body)

    What’s your budget? You should mainly be looking at a bar/plate weight set, power rack, and bench. Those are the essentials to get you started

    Edited with examples:

    [Power Rack] (

    [Bar/Plates] (

    [Bench] (

    Those are just examples of what you should look can adjust according to your budget, and of course always scout out Craigslist/FB Marketplace/any second-hand sites in your area.
u/Victarias · 3 pointsr/Fitness

It's back to full price now, but they typically go on sale pretty often, i got mine for about 185 if i remember correctly. It's a decent rack compared to the $400-$1000 racks.

Check out /r/homegym for ideas and possible deals! I highly suggest setting up a home gym if you're able to and most important, if you're committed.

u/becoming_alpha · 3 pointsr/marriedredpill

I got the full power rack in the garage, it's $225 on amazon. I love it.

u/RezzBanz · 2 pointsr/homegym

FITNESS REALITY 810XLT Super Max Power Cage with 800lbs Weight Capacity

u/-Kaneki- · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Thanks, I actually just ordered some wooden gymnastic rings a couple days ago. I did a shit load of looking around, unhappy with all the dip and pull up equipment that required tucking your knees and then I found this. The pull up bars are 7ft high, (PERFECT for me), you can buy a multi grip dip attachment that can mount from any height, put your gymnast rings on it, do your rows on the safety bars, it allows for every possible calisthenics workout you could imagine, save for human flags. I think it's funny that I'm buying a squat cage for a butt load of things except it's primary function (squats). So I think it's safe to say I'm set on equipment haha.

u/DitchWitch13 · 2 pointsr/homegym

Especially when you can get something like the 810xlt for the same price, or PR-1000 for slightly more. I considered DIY but found the pricing to be not so different from a cheap steel rack, and ended up going with the 810xlt.

u/irememberyou2 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

You can get a fitness reality power rack for around 230 at times.

You can get a bar and 255 lbs of weight 300 total for $180 at dicks sporting goods (200 right now but they have coupons all the time.

Boom, home gym for about 440 after tax, all new! you can find better prices used on things like facebook marketplace and craigslist.

Source: I have this rack and weights, a cheap fitness gear bench, and some super cheap adjustable yes4all dumbells in my homegym

u/Zweems · 2 pointsr/homegym

I've seen this guy recommended by homegym in the past, and it happens to be $150 today (down from 250 yesterday)

Fitness Reality Power Cage

u/Sluisifer · 2 pointsr/powerlifting

The Titan stuff is pretty good. /r/homegym likes too.

I think it's important to realize that cheap shit can work just fine if you're willing to baby it a bit. Getting a good barbell would be the best place to spend your money, but something is better than nothing.

u/SubjectiveHat · 2 pointsr/homegym

I own this:

It's been great to me so far. I hope that the 800 lb. capacity becomes an issue for me some day. I really do.

I also bougt this dip attachment:

Works great with this rack even though it wasn't designed for it. Not going to lie, though, I did put a couple bags of cement on the back "feet" of the rack to reduce the shakiness when using the dip attachment.

u/Berkamyah · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Not sure what your price range is.... but if you can swing it, get a cage.

I've got the fitness reality power cage as I lift at home alone. Of course it's great for safe squatting, but if you're also gonna lift alone like I do, a cage will allow you to push yourself harder on bench and other push exercises knowing you're not gonna kill yourself if you slip up. Biggest detrimate to progress is injury and we're doing this for our health in the first place right?

u/Coniglio_Bianco · 2 pointsr/homegym

Yep, this is the one i got. I really like it.

: Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max...

I was looking at a yellow hulk fitness one too, but i don't have any regrets.

u/MikeGolfsPoorly · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Weight Rack

Weight Set I got this when it was on sale.

u/N0kout · 2 pointsr/homegym

to piggyback off of /u/HomegymFriend

This is my setup and a little less expensive option:


u/GmoneyShoes · 2 pointsr/gainit

This is what I bought a while ago , but when I got it came with a nice adjustable bench for an extra $50 that was normally like $100 by itself - Fitness Reality 810XLT Super Max Power Cage with 800lbs Weight Capacity

u/Junigole · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I have a problem. I am OBSESSED with aerial arts. Here's yours truly doing some very basic tricks. I have never really trained or done anything to get in shape, so I have hit a wall and can't really spend more money on aerial lessons until I get myself a little more into shape. So, I am working really hard to get into shape, and I have a goal of being able to show off a bit by December.

These would REALLY enable my obsession, and probably get me back into lessons a month earlier.

Thanks for holding this very generous contest! You're awesome.

u/nmp12 · 2 pointsr/aspergers

Ok, I'm 5'9" and 160, and I've been at 175. Are you calling me fat? Because I've not once considered myself fat.

I've considered myself a little overweight at times, but never fat.

That brings us to step one for every problem I've encountered in life: be honest with yourself. Don't hype up your problems so you can give yourself a pity party-- that's some bullshit that depression, social anxiety, and a host of other mental conditions use to thrive in your mind. Dig through the bullshit within your head to come to the truth: yeah, you're probably overweight, but the only thing keeping you that way is you. Is that depressing? A little.

Know what's more depressing? Not doing anything about it. You are capable of changing your physical appearance, quite dramatically in fact.

Summer is coming up. Set a date once school is out. Buy a calendar now and get hyped for it. Circle that date with a big red marker. What is that date? It's the date you start a new daily routine.

Invest $30 in a set of workout bands ( the set I use ) off of amazon. I'd also suggest buying a pull up bar, as bands are annoying for those kinds of exercises. Get yourself a solid pair of athletic shorts, some protein powder, some creatine powder, and a whole shitton of powdered gatorade.

I advise you to buy this because I'm someone who needs a routine to accomplish anything, and having the proper equipment and supplements is like lubricant for my resistance to change routines.

Now that you have everything, you're going to acquire the P90X videos, plans, and diet guide PDFs. Yes, you know how to do this without money because the internet is magical, though if you have the cash to buy them go for it. You don't even need P90X, there are plenty of amazing workout routines. Insanity is another popular set of instructions.

I don't care what stigma you've attached to people who do P90X or Insanity or whatever else. If you're posting on this forum, imma assume you score on the AS. If you score on the AS, chances are you like your routines, as do a lot of other people. Video workouts-- in my experience-- are outrageously useful because it's a prepackaged, professionally planned routine that you can follow or strive for. Follow the diet, too, ESPECIALLY for the first three weeks-- after that you can add in a little wiggle room. If it helps, get your parents in on it. Chances are they'll be your cheerleaders and buy you a bunch of awesomely delicious, but still healthy food.

So now we have the date marked on the calendar, we have all of our equipment, and we have a routine ready to be followed. The hardest part is holding yourself to it.

Wake up every morning, get yourself a good, light breakfast, and hit the routine. Follow the diet as closely as you can, counting calories and changing the kinds of meals you eat. If you can't do the day's full workout (god knows I couldn't) don't get down on yourself. Instead, put that energy towards making sure you do better the next day, even if it's just one more pushup. Record your results. Once you break past the three week barrier, you'll find your routine on auto-mode. You'll wake up looking forward to completing the workout, and getting to that beautiful last stretch in the cool down where a bead of well deserved sweat trickles off your nose, and you hit the shower.

Take a picture of yourself every fucking day. Get a full length mirror, mark where your feet go on the floor, and rest your camera in the same position each time. If you need motivation after the first two weeks, scroll throw those pictures and you can literally watch your body change. After the first month, you'll have enough pictures to see how quickly the change happens. After two months, you'll look forward to taking that fucking picture and comparing it with the one last week.

After the summer is over and you've completed whatever routine you stuck with, you'll notice some things: you won't feel uncomfortable when people are physically close to you. Smiling becomes easier. Most importantly, when you stand up straight, you'll realize what a confidence boost it really is to hold yourself high. Your teeshirt won't be poking out from a belly, but with newly minted pecs and abs.

And at the end, when all is said and done, you will realize what a huge effort those "attractive people" go through to keep looking that way. You'll also realize what a huge social advantage it is to take the time and effort to invest in your personal appears. Go to Goodwill and buy yourself a couple casual button downs and some tight tee shirts and you'll have more than you can handle.

Once you understand "them," your hate will start to dissolve. Additionally, you'll probably be a stud. So there's that.

u/MCubb · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oooo check out this set of exercise resistance bands! You can use em anywhere and they've got a bunch of great reviews!

I don't think you have the willpower

u/Cool_Spot · 2 pointsr/BDSMcommunity

I'm a proponent of flexible rubber tubing - for example, exercise bands or pull up bands - very, very stingy, and they won't break the skin. Pretty colors, and you won't break them. Also, they multitask! Nothing more fun than some flagellation after a workout...especially a forced workout.

u/rowinit · 2 pointsr/Rowing

Agreed on the biking, swimming, and running for cardio (do be careful with running though, it's the one cardio activity I've ever gotten injured from).

Also though I'd throw in a good number of circuits to improve strength. Even without a gym there are TONS of bodyweight workouts you can do that will utterly kill you (jumpies, 8-counts, all sorts of ab exercises, pullups if you can find a place to hang from, pushups, and all sorts of variations/combinations of those). Google bodyweight workouts to find some, or if you have a bit of money you can buy some bands for resistance workouts.

edit: and by kill you I mean in a good way. In that you'll be exhausted afterward and get in great shape.

u/EvilMrMe · 2 pointsr/Trucking

I have resistance bands in my truck. Most vehicles have plenty of places you can attach them to. You can even set them up inside the tractor like attaching them to the seats for a light one arm at a time upper body work out. Way better than kettle bells or dumb bells.

u/howiegroove · 2 pointsr/progresspics

Here are a couple products that look good and have good reviews. I have had friends use these when they go out of town for business. The deal is, you can combine the bands to get more resistance. So you would hold a red AND yellow at the same time and its much more difficult to lift. You can literally do just about every excersize with these. Squats, deadlifts, bench press, curl, back exercises, just about anything. Of course, nothing beats old fashioned iron, but this will get you going.

Other than these, try to get in cardio in some way. The best way to get in cardio in a short amount of time. HIIT is great. 20-25 minutes is the equivalent of 60 minutes of regular training.

Here is an excerpt from (which I posted the link to the article below as well...

Minutes 1-4 (Warm-Up)
Jog at about 50% effort
Minute 5 (Workout Interval 1)
Sprint 30 seconds at maximum effort Jog/Walk 30 seconds
Minute 6 (Workout Interval 2)
Sprint 30 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 30 seconds
Minute 7 (Workout Interval 3)
Sprint 30 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 30 seconds
Minute 8 (Workout Interval 4)
Sprint 30 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 30 seconds
Minutes 9-12 (Cool-Down)
Jog at about 50% effort
After every two workout sessions, one can increase the number of "workout" intervals they do each time up until about 10 total "workout" intervals. This will allow for a steady progression of fitness levels, and help one realize the full potential and results of interval training.

> While it's definitely possible to perform this training using a variety of methods like with a Stairmaster, bike, or treadmill, it's more beneficial to apply a simple unassisted running technique. Because sprinting causes a greater peak in oxygen consumption, it is most ideal for HIIT workouts.

> It's been shown that the closer one gets to their maximum oxygen intake (or VO2max) while exercising dictates how much fat will be used for energy afterward. So the use of sprints conforms best to our goal of losing adipose tissue.

> However, the option of sprinting is not always convenient for those who want to reduce the stress on their joints. For such individuals, a bike or elliptical machine may be the perfect solution. These types of machines might also want to be used once in a while just to provide a different stimulus for the body, and to prevent adaptation and plateaus. But for the most part, it's highly recommended to stick with the alternation of sprinting and jogging for HIIT.

> For those who have progressed through the previous workout that was outlined and are still seeking new challenges, the following HIIT workout might do the trick. It's certainly not easy and might be the closest to being "the best" one can do for a HIIT workout in terms of intensity.

Minutes 1-4 (Warm-Up)
Jog at about 50% effort
Minute 5 First-Half (Workout Interval 1)
Sprint 20 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 10 seconds
Minute 5 Last-Half (Workout Interval 2)
Sprint 20 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 10 seconds
Minute 6 First-Half (Workout Interval 3)
Sprint 20 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 10 seconds
Minute 6 Last-Half (Workout Interval 4)
Sprint 20 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 10 seconds
Minute 7 First-Half (Workout Interval 5)
Sprint 20 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 10 seconds
Minute 7 Last-Half (Workout Interval 6)
Sprint 20 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 10 seconds
Minute 8 First-Half (Workout Interval 7)
Sprint 20 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 10 seconds
Minute 8 Last-Half (Workout Interval 8)
Sprint 20 seconds at maximum effort
Jog/Walk 10 seconds
Minutes 9-12 (Cool-Down)
Jog at about 50% effort
Using these 12 minutes as planned, for 3 times a week, will no doubt have anyone reaping the benefits of new leanness and more within 8 weeks. To help stay on track for the duration of the program it is be best to monitor heart rate during exercise in order to ensure that the desired intensity levels are reached.*

u/Quanteriffic · 2 pointsr/StrongCurves

I would use resistance bands. Either loops, or the kind with handles, you can attach them to a door and it's just like cable weights. I have this set and I love it.

You could easy do substitutes for all of those exercises with these. For extra weight, double or triple up the bands. Watch that little video on the Amazon page, they show how to use them.

u/Toast- · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

These are the bands I use, I believe they are the same ones recommended by Ido and/or Antranik. I have no complaints about them whatsoever, they're great.

Otherwise yeah bands alone can do full body, it just might not be optimal. If you have any questions on specific exercises or ways to adapt certain movements we could help out with that.

u/FrauKoko · 2 pointsr/pelotoncycle

I've had these since 2015 and they are still in good shape.

Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set with Door Anchor, Ankle Strap, Exercise Chart, and Carrying Case

u/Coffinspire15 · 2 pointsr/homefitness

I've been working out at home for 6 months now with, IMO, significant improvements. I'll mention that my goal is to gain muscle, not lose weight, but you should still be able to take away something from my advice. I get a lot of my cardio from the youtube channel fitness blenders. They are super nice, easy to follow, and they have a ton of videos. I owe my budding ab definition to their videos. Secondly, I use resistance bands for all sorts of different exercises. I bought these specific ones for $25 and they're still going strong. You can double them up for added resistance as you progress. Lastly, I wound up buying adjustable dumbbells recently. They are costly, but are compact and I can change the weight in a flash. These may not be needed right away. I personally waited to get this 5 months in to make sure I was persistent with working out, so I didn't waste the money. I hope some of this helps! Good luck!

u/IllConceivedIdeas · 2 pointsr/keto

I've found that these things have been really useful for me, because I also don't really have time to get to the gym. If you get a feel for them there's a fair bit you can do with them and you can just slap em on a door near a tv or monitor and do stuff while you watch a movie/tv/anime whatever. They're terrible for a lot of leg and core stuff sadly, but if you're overweight leg stuff is not a huge issue. (this in't a referral link I also do not make money from this)

u/metalgamer · 2 pointsr/P90X

These are the ones I got. I usually use the top weights for most things. A little less for triceps. For pull-ups I double up several bands to get as much weight as possible. For pull-ups leaning is key so that your arms are at the same angle as a real pull-up. My one complaint with them is that they don't come with another handle it would be helpful to have two sets to not switch out every time.

u/Steveesmuyguapo · 2 pointsr/kettlebell

try some heat, epson salt may help and then try some mobility.

These things are pretty good for building some stability in the shoulders and getting a good stretch. They are a lot cheaper than then Crossover symmetry and does the same thing.

Just be careful smashing a beat up muscle to much.

u/NotSurprised999 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I have this set I got from Amazon and no complaints . The straps are nice and let you use the bands on a closed door. You can find tons of resistance band exercises on YouTube.

u/Yst · 2 pointsr/BDSMcommunity

> Some sort of trick to get them to put on restraints in a believable way. "It's a strength-test" or something.

The obvious choice would seem to be resistance bands, which are sold both as a fitness item and a bondage toy. They usually come with ankle and wrist straps (usually, when they're being sold for isometric exercises; always, when they're being sold as a sex toy).

Love the scenario, by the way. Admittedly cliché, in gay porn terms, but the classics become cliché because they're so much loved, after all.

u/somewhereoneday · 2 pointsr/PelvicFloor

Coffee tends to be a problem for many men experiencing chronic pelvic pain or non bacterial prostatitis, coffee in general makes people pee more and for people with pelvic pain, the nerves to the bladder are already irritated creating urinary frequency. It's up to you if you feel like coffee doesn't make much of a difference then you can probably keep it. These are the bands, or you want something like them, you don't have to buy these exact ones if shipping takes forever. You don't want straps. You want the cable, to hook around your thigh and groin muscles and let the tension work. You might have to attach 2-3 bands to get more tension to the adductor muscles. To learn more about how you can use the bands, on Instagram find Donnie Thompson, & David Weck. Donnie Thompson uses real heavy duty straps to decompress his back. David Weck uses a a metal ring to address the muscles. But the straps like this are perfect for the adductors and opening up the front of the hips.

u/Whatshouldibecalled · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Might be relevant might be not, but i would recommend adding a bit to the equipment section aswell.

-Recommendations for foam rollers/lacross balls

-A few rings recommendations for diffrent needs (cheap, roof mounted etc) Also the ring recommendation site is not working (at least for me). Here you can also add something about pull up bars (door mounted, wall mounted etc)

-Things such as bands (i dont know if they have another name but search thera bands) Imo i would recommend something like [this] (

-Maybe a few recommendations on powertowers and you can also add how to build your own in that section (although i know its in the sidebar)

-Jump rope is really such a great tool to have for conditioning and i would recommend it.

However these are just suggestions so you don't have to follow up on them and are just my opinions so any criticism is welcome

u/Sit-Rep · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You need to strengthen your wrist and workout dude. I used to have shitty issues with my wrists before the military. Once I started working out all my wrist/elbow issues went away.

  1. Get a grip trainer
  2. Get a power ball/Gyro
  3. Start working out. Pushups, situps, squats. Hell, do Yoga.
  4. Once you are out of the cast, lay off the damn games for a couple weeks, or you're going to have the same issues.
  5. Make sure when you DO play games, you have your desk, chair, and wrists at the proper position. Having kinked wrists will cause most carpal tunnel issues that I have seen and experienced. If you can afford it, a standing desk is best, period.

    I guess these are just my views, but getting a standing desk (the apex pro one from costco is great) and working out lessened all my wrist issues, and now, 10 years after the military I have zero wrist/elbow issues even when I play games for 5 hours after working for 8 hrs at a keyboard.
u/Jackson024 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I run into the issue with dumb bell shrugs, I fell my grip is going to give before I fatigue my traps. I try not to use wrist wraps but they help. I have seen an improvement by using this gripmaster when I'm in traffic in the mornings.

u/turtlenecksandshotgu · 2 pointsr/Bass

There's a good chance that you need to keep your thumb lower on the back of the neck, it gives you much more mobility. If your pinky isn't strong enough, either use it a lot or get one of these to work out your pinky. I definitely think it's your grip, though. Slide your thumb , it should help.

And to get a clearer tone, make sure your fingers are as close to the right side of the fret as possible, it eliminates buzz and gives your tone more clarity. Obviously, make sure you push the string all the way down and don't mute any other strings.

Good luck!

u/ccwilcox · 2 pointsr/bouldering

My brother uses one of these things
And I use the kind that looks like a doughnut.. couldn’t find a good link but I bought it at my climbing gyms little store. I keep it at my desk and start squeezing it when thinking through a problem or stressing out

u/leonard71 · 2 pointsr/Guitar

A few tips for getting a clean bar chord:

  • Make sure your thumb is behind the neck, not over the top. Improves your leverage on your bar finger.
  • Make sure your bar finger is as close to the fret you want to bar as possible.
  • Try a lighter gauge string, it'll reduce the tension on the strings and require less hand strength for a clean bar
  • Make sure your guitar is properly set up where the string heights are even and your action is correct. Also try lower action as long as you aren't getting a lot of fret buzz.

    If none of those work, you just need to keep practicing and develop your hand strength. Bar chords take a fair amount of pressure from your hand to get them clean, especially on acoustics. I used to use one of these things when I was a beginner and they seem to help.
u/Bakkster · 2 pointsr/Bass

Finger strength.

Gripmaster 14003-BLK Hand Exerciser Black, Heavy Tension (9-Pounds per Finger)

u/myers__ · 2 pointsr/guns

save you and her a lot of headache with this and many other areas in your life, and buy this, keep it by the toilet to use during bowel movements.

u/Heptite · 2 pointsr/popping

Mine never hurt me. I had one almost identical to this one--same place on the same wrist. It just didn't bother me but it slowly got larger and larger until I asked my doctor to drain it. He did it almost the exact same way as on this video too...

...Then he said, "oooey-gooey, thick and chewy!" just before he injected a steroid into my wrist to try to prevent it from recurring.

Edit: It did recur, but I got rid of it by using one of those hand strengthening things:

My theory is that it forces the joints to "open" enough that the synovial fluid can very gradually redistribute.

u/somermike · 2 pointsr/golf

Buy a TheraBand Flex Bar. They're basically magic.

u/super_soaker_sheriff · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

I suffered from RSI for a time after I started working (mainly ulnar nerve entrapment). I switched to Dvorak about 4 years ago because of the reported RSI relief. I also own an ErgodoxEZ which I use as my daily driver.

Overall I'd say that the switch to a more ergonomic keyboard was a bigger factor in minimizing RSI than switching keyboard layouts. It'll be much less of an adjustment as well, and you keep the portability of QWERTY. It took me close to a month and a half to get back to a proficient typing speed after switching, which may be a deal breaker for you.

I'd also recommend a TheraBand FlexBar to help with the wrist issues. It's really helped me out and I still use it whenever my wrists act up.

Good luck!

u/5isoutofthequestion · 2 pointsr/powerlifting

I also get mad forearm tendinitis from lowbar, so much so, that when I still squatted, I almost exclusively did front squats after I didn't find a way to adjust my lowbar form to compensate. You could try Ben Pollack's talon grip though, it definitely helps relieve the stress, I was just never able to make it that stable, but I have super tiny hands, so that could've been related.

I find using this to help me the most :

Looks like a floppy green dildo, but it really helps stretch/strengthen the muscles affected by tendinitis from lowbar. That plus extensor training as /u/bigcoachD suggested, is really what will help you the most. I also use the therabar for my carpal tunnel that I developed from my typing intense job haha.

u/DragonsExMachina · 2 pointsr/climbing

Get one of these...yes you'll be embarassed when you open the box, yes you'll have old ladies scowling at you if they see you using it, but it really helps warm up the forearms, shoulders, etc. It also cured (or helped cure) my climber's elbow (medial epicondylitis).

u/uofapeter · 2 pointsr/surfing

I've had some chronic right elbow issues that were just nagging the hell out of me. I bought a green theraband flexbar and did the tennis elbow exercises a few times a day at my desk and within about a month the pain disappeared. Worked really well for me.

u/xscientist · 2 pointsr/tennis

I use a very heavy frame that is headlight and plush, and still have elbow issues at times. I find using a Thera-Band and employing the Tyler Twist exercises keeps it in check nicely. Highly recommended.

u/liamkelly66 · 2 pointsr/bjj

You need one of these I had the same problem and bought the green one after advice from my coach. just look at videos online on how to use it. Seems to have worked for me so far.

u/PM_A_Personal_Story · 2 pointsr/gifs

From a comment above

> For tennis/golfers elbow, you should try out a flex bar. They are no joke. There's different strengths, this ones intermediate and it worked well for me (lifter)

u/lizardhindbrain · 2 pointsr/orangetheory

I have this too. Work on not gripping too tightly. And as others have said, stretch, and stretch, and stretch some more. I also use one of these: TheraBand FlexBar

u/madplayshd · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I have this one:

It is really sturdy and has spotter bars. Also it allows you to do L-Sit pullups et al, without tipping, as long as you put some weights on the back. Stations with smaller footprints always tip. It is also wide enough that you can do all sorts of ring work. So if you really want a power cage, this might be a good investement. If you don't want to do a lot of barbell work it is probably not worth it.

Get an olympic bar right away. The cheaper bars will probably hold up during private use but they have a different diameter since they don't have sleeves.

Get good rings - the cheap ones don't hold their height setting - they slip over time. Rogue rings are supposed to have really good belts.

u/nilhaus · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I bought this one and like it.

I just bought some pads to put under it. If you have the money get one with a dip station.

u/Insamity · 2 pointsr/Fitness Power rack for $350. I found A barbell with 300# of weights for $210 at a local store. I already had a bench so yeah I forgot to include that but you can easily get a basic bench for cheap or there are tons on craigslist. So thats $560 + a bench.

u/ph1sh55 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

$250-350 is general price range I found for starting NEW power racks. Used isn't much cheaper from what I saw.

I settled on this one and it's been awesome:

Has pullup bar on it as well, then I just got 2 4x6 horse stall mats for to lay down underneath and an addidas flat bench to go with 300lbs olympic weight set I had gotten earlier and boom, home gym!

The bench was like 80 bucks, and I had paid ~$200 some for the weights + bar. From scouring reviews and different sites I felt like these were the 'best bang for the buck' purchases for a full setup.

u/Spartacus777 · 2 pointsr/homegym
u/Fenix159 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Well, you can build your own I guess?

But it doesn't cost $500+ for a decent one. How much are you squatting?

Assuming you're in the U.S. (not sure about elsewhere)...

You could get this cage,

I'm guessing you want something that will allow you to fail without smashing yourself into the ground. So that cage is a good option. Alternatively could be a good option.

They aren't cheap but they aren't $500+ either.

Also, craigslist. Might luck out.

u/sjthree · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

This is what I have: PowerLine PowerRack

I bought it based on price and the favorable reviews. I also got the Lat Pull down attachment. I've had it for almost 4 years. My husband and I assembled it in a couple hours. We did have one screw hole that was slightly out of alignment so we drilled it a little bit larger. The biggest challenge I had with this was that one of the boxes was missing. A few phone calls with Amazon and it eventually arrived. Rack has held up great!

u/Pubic_Lice · 2 pointsr/steroids

The cheapest rack would probably be this one for $320, although it is def. not my first choice due to its size. If I had to get something, I would probably get the Rougue RML-3 w/ arms for the height, arms, and the westside hole pattern. Pretty damn expensive, but high quality.

u/SagansTurtleneck · 2 pointsr/homegym

My personal opinion: you're better off getting a cheap cage; it's not that much more expensive than these uprights, it's more versatile and if you upgrade later, you won't have to worry about selling your old equipment. This one is good and you may be able to find cheaper ones or get them used through Craigslist:

u/cosplayerkyo · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Hi, I bought most of my stuff on Amazon.

Squat Rack:

Flooring are horse stall mats from a tractor store

Weights, look on craigslist.

u/PolyGrower · 2 pointsr/homegym

Thanks, I expanded my craiglist search and found this rack+ 400 lbs of weights, dip tower+barbell+adjustable bench for 300 dollars, downside is I gotta drive acrossed the state. (about 4 hours round trip)

u/Lincoln_Hawk · 2 pointsr/Fitness

This power rack is £299.00. If you can save up a little bit more it would be very much worth it, especially if you plan to be working out long term. They don't take much space, they look deeper and wider in the photo. It's not the size of the commercial ones in the gym. If you get dizzy and need to dump the weight, you can fall asleep mid rep and wake up on the floor fine. If the bar slips for a freak reason above your head during a heavy bench, your face is safe. All that protection for not much more money. You'll lift harder too mentally knowing you can go to failure and be fine.

u/KorinFox · 2 pointsr/Fitness

You're best off getting a power cage, adjustable bench, and olympic barbell and weight set. You can (and should) probably find all these things on craigslist where they will be cheaper, especially the weights.

u/Mun-Mun · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/random19 · 2 pointsr/AskMen

He's 16 and 6'1, as long as the gym has a squat rack and a bench press area, he should be able to do a very good workout uninterrupted. He doesn't need a trainer.

Have him look into some programs, like Starting Strength, Westside for Skinny bastards (excuse the name, it's a really good program) or something like that.

Depending on cost, you could probably buy a decent squat rack

And used weights online (~50c per pound of plates).

Add a bench to that and he can bench in the power cage without needing a spotter.

It may end up being cheaper than a years subscription to a franchise gym, and he won't have to worry about feeling embarrassed. (Although going to a gym regularly is a good way for him to eventually feel comfortable with his body).

He's 16, and pumping with testosterone, he can really take advantage of it, and even if he won't be "amazing" looking by the time high school is over, if he keeps up with it he can start college fresh with a body he will love. And the confidence that comes with being happy with your body.

u/echoes12668 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I'm going to make the assumption you want to start lifting. It may be wrong, but I'm building off that. So here's the setup I made for about $700. All the racks hold way more than I ever plan to lift, so I should only ever have to buy a few more weights as they wear out over the years.


This thing is wonderful. Sturdy as hell, cheap for what it is, and has a pullup bar!

Flat bench:

Least expensive flat bench I could find. It's a little short, but really you only use like 2 feet of it anyways.


300lbs with an olympic bar. You could easily get your deadlift past that as a novice, but most everything else will probably stall out well below that. The weights are kind of cheap, but 45 lbs is 45 lbs.

That's literally everything you really need to get started doing some nice big lifts. The next thing I'd look at is a cable machine for some iso stuff, but really you can sub in most of those for barbell exercises and such. These 3 items basically make up a whole gym and will last you're whole lifting life unless you get fairly intense about it.

IMPORTANT: The bar you get with the Dick's weight set is kind of crap. It'll hold the 300 lbs probably, but some of the reviews claim it fails around that weight. If you hit the 300 lbs, I would go ahead and buy a nicer bar for about $100 somewhere and use the weights on that. It's a bit of a pain, but it's better than the bar bending and breaking during a 350 lb deadlift on your floor.

u/cowpict · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I have this one which appears similar. It is perfect, never had an issue with it and very solid. Highly recommend.

u/xkcdFan1011011101111 · 2 pointsr/homefitness

Doorframe pullup bars

screw in to doorframe. I don't like this one because it cracked the molding on my door frame.

no screws required. I don't know if this is the one you had, but I just got one and I love it.

u/everybanana · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Would I be able to use a telescopic pullup bar like this for Nordic curls without actually mounting the brackets to the door frame? I live in an apartment and can't have a door dedicated to mounting it. I'm only 5'8 143lb, and I've read mixed reviews with/ without mounting it so I wanted to see if any of you have tried it out. Thanks.

u/joboscribe · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

If you mean something like this guy then i can tell you i've been using one for years (long enough that i don't even remember exactly what brand/model it is) and the only issue i've ever had is that it leaves black smudges on the white paint of the doorframe. It doesn't stay in the doorway all the time; i put it up and take it down every time i work out.

Are you worried that it's going to fall or that it's going to break?

u/PrinzessinZaubermaus · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A chin-up bar! Because all athletes need to work on their sweet bods!

u/zaybecampin · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Sunny Health & Fitness Door Way Chin Up

I use this bar to work on my muscle ups, they work great and are sturdy, here's a short vid, you can place it lower to fully engage the straight bar dip, just a clip to demonstrate the bar and MU

u/fromCovington · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Sunny Health & Fitness Door Way Chin Up

u/6553321 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I've heard good things about these: . It's a complete set so not the solution you were looking for. But it takes away all excuses, if the set is by your bedside.

u/The_Combo · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals
u/lift_heavy_things · 2 pointsr/Fitness
  1. Are you foam rolling? It's unlikely you'd be getting shin splints from squats, those are related to impact. try one of those

  2. Normal. Do not do seated dumbbell, it works way fewer muscles.

  3. Don't deload (10-15%) until you've failed twice. And it's a per exercise thing, not all around.
u/W_Edwards_Deming · 2 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse

Like this?

u/LouisvilleXV · 2 pointsr/running

Buy one of these guys.

p.s. it'll hurt like a bitch, but you wont be as sore in the morning.

u/Qinella · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Yes, indeed. OP, get yourself one of these if you don't have one already. It helps tremendously with muscle soreness.

To work your lower back on it, toss it down, lie on top of it with the roller going across your lower back, and use your legs to roll your upper body across it, from ass to mid-upper back. Feels so damn good.

u/ekaceerf · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips
u/SzStarsEatArt · 2 pointsr/loseit

You're overwhelming yourself before you even start, and that's a good way to crash and burn!

Let's go one thing at a time:

Finding a physician without insurance. If you're in the US... good luck with that. You can get some basic info from a FastMed, and they might be able to make a referral from there.

Mental health help can be found at r/BingeEatingDisorder/ or any number of similar subs. R/proED is very active, but tends to cater more to people who WANT to continue their eating disorders.

I strongly recommend against surgery. For one, it's expensive. More to the point, it's not entirely effective. You could lose all the weight and gain it right back, doing all kinds of damage in the process if you don't learn healthy habits along the way.

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Calories. You are going to have to eat fewer of them, and there are LOTS of ways to do that. Whether you count them or not is up to you. Some people find that it helps, but for others it is a complete waste of time. You can get a free MyFitnessPal account if you want to try. You will, however, need to also purchase a food scale, and get in the habit of measuring every single thing you eat.<br />
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It sounds like you were doing great on a plant based diet. My husband and I enjoy Mediterranean food. It's plant based, and we get a satisfying amount of healthy fats to keep those junk food cravings at bay. <br />
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The seated exercises you were doing are a GREAT place to start. I've always been a walker, but my husband thought he would never be able to due to problems like yours. His legs and feet hurt, and he hardly tried. We found a series of three Kim Lyons DVDs that started out with seated exercises and graduated into walking exercises. <br />
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Another thing that was helpful for him was a [pedaler]( (Not that exact one, but something like it.) He would do 10 minutes a night, every night, no matter what. It hurt at first, and he couldn't get his toes all the way down on the pedals. Within a couple of weeks, he no longer had tight ankles. Now he is able to walk a mile with me every night. Soon, he will be able to join me for the full 3-5. BABY STEPS! You do what you need to do, at the pace you need. If it hurts, you're not going to keep doing it. <br />
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They no longer carry it, but [this bra]( is pretty similar to the one I use. I'm also unsure of my proper size, and probably won't bother measuring until I am a lot closer to my goal weight. If you try anything high impact, you'll be slapping yourself in the face with your tits, but it's fine for walking. If you are comfortable with the idea of a stranger touching you, you could get measured in a [Lane Bryant store]( for one of their bras. Had it done once when I was much younger. I imagine they still do it now.<br />
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If your boyfriend's shorts chafe you, just wear pajama pants or sweats. I walk in my regular old jeans when I go out. If I am exercising indoors, I just wear a tee shirt and panties. :-P Again - if it's causing you discomfort, you probably won't stick with it. Make the outfit as comfortable as possible, so you can focus on the exercise itself.<br />
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Lots of people will say Intermittent fasting is great. I'd argue against it. It's a disordered behavior that anorexics have engaged in for centuries that has somehow become socially acceptable in the last decade or so. If you are trying to free yourself from disordered eating behaviors, this is not a habit you should pick up.<br />
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Joining a gym is entirely optional. If you have the money for it, and feel like a personal trainer would help you learn how to exercise properly, then go for it. My experience as an obese person at the gym was absolutely dreadful. (Bullied daily by a trainer after declining his services until I could no longer bear to step foot in the gym.) Walking is free, and so is r/bodyweightfitness if you want to add in some strength training. <br />
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Ultimately, I would say the best thing you can do right now is to start with what worked for you before. Figure out what you struggled with the most, and tackle one problem at a time. <br />
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You don't have to run a marathon tomorrow, and you certainly don't need to starve yourself. You don't have to lose 100 pounds by February. <br />
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You do need to make changes that you can sustain for the rest of your life. This sub is a great way to learn more about those changes. Just remember that what works for someone else may not be what works for you, and that is perfectly okay. There's no magic bullet, and everyone is different.<br />
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You're headed in the right direction! You can do this!
u/EntireInternet · 2 pointsr/Paleo

Wasn't quite what I expected when looking for meal ideas this morning, but... I've used a standing desk for four or five years now. I've used drafting chairs and the kickstand stool like you linked (tip: save hundreds and make it yourself; this is a good companion footrest).

Both of them are okay for fixed-height standing desks but I just bought the IKEA crank-based adjustable height desk. I can only use the stool (or stand) for a limited amount of time, and the drafting chairs just aren't as good as the better normal-height desk chairs. With the adjustable desk, I can invest in a good quality desk chair for sitting but still switch to standing whenever I want.

I still stand, and use my seat-on-a-stick, but I also wanted to take good care of myself when I needed to sit so I think the adjustable desk is worth it.

As an aside, if you want to terrify observers and get a little bit more exercise, I often pair my seat-on-a-stick with one of these. I've only fallen once...

u/JohnnyJaymes · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Not only do people fidget to relieve anxiety, but they also have found that people that move around a la fidgeting/physical activity are able to focus better, learn easier, and solve problems a lot quicker.

If you're a big time fidgeter you may have had someone compliment you at least once for how smart you are for [fill in the blank]. That could be computers, interior design, art, music, etc. Of course I mean people other than your parents - everyone thinks their offspring are all special little snowflakes.

One footnote to that however is you may have some form of ADD/ADHD, but that's ok if fidgeting helps you focus which it sounds like it does.

If you get a desk job like I have (and your employer allows it) you could get a DeskCycle and peddle your way to the top of the corporate food chain...or at least not be that one person at the office that incessantly clicks their pen open and closed all the time.

u/cobrahands · 2 pointsr/fitpregnancy

I have an out of the box suggestion since cycling seems to be something that interests you. You could get an under the desk cycling apparatus since it would be smaller and easier to transport than a full blown bike. And, theoretically, you could use it while watching tv.

u/R4p354uc3 · 2 pointsr/AskEngineers

Speaking in general, if you are dealing with programming/cs, you are going to have to be sitting in front of a computer most of the time.

However, there are different areas that you can get into that might involve more moving around, or things you can do as a general developer to be more active.

If you are just a run-of-the-mill SD/SE/SDE (like myself), you can often request a different ergonomic situation, or do something yourself. I've seen people who don't like to sit, so they put their desks on "stilts" so they can stand in front of their computers. This way you can be up and about while you are programming. There are options for this if you are at a cubicle as well. Most companies have a team that has something to do with ergonomics that you can talk to about these things. Another thing that I've seen people do is get these small devices with pedals on them so that they can pedal underneath their desks while they are programming.

Some companies (not all) have areas where you can go if you feel like you've been sitting at your desk too long to play games like ping pong or foosball. You can also go out for a run or exercise on your lunchbreak.

If you're ambitious and work hard at your career, you could end up being promoted to a software development manager (managing a team of developers) or a technical project manager (working with multiple teams on a higher level project with a focus on technical knowledge). These jobs require a lot more moving up and about than a normal developer. There are also entry-level positions for project managers as well.

Aside from that, that's pretty much as active as it gets in CS. If that's not what you meant by "being active and moving around" then I'm not sure this is the right field for you. But there are definitely CS-based positions available where you have to move between groups to work on projects.

Hope this helps :)

u/rSpinxr · 2 pointsr/Fitness

They don't get a lot of love, but I got a desk cycle since a lot of times I am tied to the desk doing something and can't walk around. Frequent stretching, walks, and this have helped me. Not saying it replaces the gym or anything, but makes me more aware of my posture and keeps the blood flowing.

This one is low profile and virtually silent:

u/ohchaco · 2 pointsr/loseit

I'm in the same boat. I've bought a balance disk for my chair, which helps keep my core engaged and improves my posture. I also got a standing desk (your employer might be willing to get you one - mine did!) which I use for a few hours a day. I don't like standing all day as it's not great for my lower back, but it's nice to stand for a bit. I am planning to eventually purchase a deskcycle. There's elliptical versions of this you can purchase as well if that's more your style. Lastly, I try to walk around and do some light stretches periodically throughout the day. I wouldn't really constitute any of this as exercise (although the deskcycle could be if you were diligent about using it), but it does make my body feel a heck of a lot better than just sitting, motionless for the entire day!

u/thebucketmouse · 2 pointsr/Fitness

If you want to get something like that, get one that uses magnetic resistance rather than friction like the one you listed. Something like this

u/mysticorset · 2 pointsr/ADHD

I switched from bouncing my leg to tapping my feet (alternating between toe and heel, often in rhythm to music if I am wearing headphones or just have something stuck in my head), especially with my shoes off so it doesn't make so much noise.

Maybe something like this under your desk might help though ... actually, now I want one of these, this would be fantastic to have on the go.

u/idgaf- · 2 pointsr/PEDs

One thing I added is a DeskCycle under my desk at work. In the morning I take one dose of EC and pedal away. It comes out to an extra 100 calories an hour, plus I feel like I walked several miles by lunch. If you got a desk job it's the bomb.

I've been doing this during my slow bulk to manage the fat gain.

u/denigrare · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Hi there! I use this bike machine which is just the pedals and not the seat. This way you can use your own chair or seat. There is a problem with sliding sometimes so I typically have it against a wall with my chair against a table or something. The calorie counter broke after a few months, but I have had the bike for nearly 2 years now and it works perfectly. I use it an average of 10 hours per week while watching netflix.

u/my_akownt · 2 pointsr/90daysgoal

Ive been looking into standing desks as well and found them to be expensive for something I may not even use. I recently discovered desk pedals and am currently researching them a bit more. I just want something to mitigate the effects of long term sitting.

u/Anokoku · 2 pointsr/loseit;amp;ref=yo_pop_mb_pd

Looks like its not on sale anymore. But still worth the purchase!

u/dmcassel72 · 2 pointsr/cscareerquestions

At times, I've handled this by getting up, moving to the side of the room, and standing for a bit. It's difficult to be physically still but mentally alert for any length of time (see conference fatigue).

The key to pulling this off is to avoid being a distraction when you do it. Where you sit makes a difference. If you do get up, don't make a big deal of it, just slip off to the side of the room. Let it be apparent that you're still focused on the speaker -- you're paying attention, just changing your position.

For those who dial into long meetings while working from home, here's another one -- I have an exercise bike under my desk (I got this one). During a long meeting, I'll pedal away, which gets me more physically active, which helps me stay mentally alert.

u/Hype_Man · 2 pointsr/Stronglifts5x5

I just setup my own home 5x5 gym in my garage. This is the list of items I bought.

u/Biosnarf · 2 pointsr/wow

The foam is the interlocking tiles of puzzle piece looking foam you can get at most stores. If you have a harbor freight nearby, that's the cheapest place to get foam.

If you want to go with EVA, it would need some structural support so it isn't floppy. For that you could use 1/4" cpvc pipe and bend it into the shape with some heat (just be careful that the pvc doesn't burn and turn yellowish/black since it can release toxic fumes!). Another option could be something like plywood or aluminum cut into the shape with foam layers over top of that.

Carving it out of XPS foam is an option as well. It's the pink or blue insulation foam at hardware stores.

I hope that helps a bit

u/lurchyaddams · 2 pointsr/P90X

I've got concrete floors with a laminate tile on top. Super unfriendly for certain videos. It was almost a necessity to put down some mats. I bought these ones -;amp;psc=1&amp;amp;redirect=true&amp;amp;ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

They are holding up well I've had them for a year and a half with minimal signs of wear.

u/90Days_Lex · 2 pointsr/insanity

I've found that thicker exercise mats are better for two reasons: (1) they muffle noise better, which is because (2) they reduce more impact and save your knees a lot. There are several kinds of exercise mats, some that are yoga-mat thickness (which don't reduce impact as much, I didn't like mine for insanity at all because it just helps you grip the floor but not cushion jumps) and puzzle-mat thicker ones like this here that I've found help me a lot. I'm only 24 and fairly light (125lb female, 5'5") but my knees are awful so I've found those are the best for me.

I know a lot of people that do Insanity on carpet just fine (I have hardwood), so it's really what you're most comfortable with but especially for the noise factor I'd use something on the floor. :)

u/MurkLurker · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

is an interesting solution on amazon. Foam tiles that fit like puzzle pieces. Not sure how well it would help fatigue, but when I get my Quest I might give these a try too.

edit: Some bad reviews there, so I'd likely research which brand to get instead, but I like the idea of picking up the matting and taking it other places in whatever configation I need.

u/SawBo · 2 pointsr/homegym

Check out this post I wrote up
and this

and This for a bench if needed. Cheap combo IMO, but I can't bench 500 lbs yet, so I can't tell u max weight on this bench.

I bought this mat from Amazon;amp;psc=1&amp;amp;redirect=true&amp;amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00

I probably would end up buying 2 if I did it again, but honestly the horse stall mats are probably going to work best. The tiles keep coming out when I do some aggressive lifts or HIIT. I'm yet to get a rack, but I'm certain I'll be getting a Titan 21.5" rack for my garage since I can put it back into the wall when not in use and can park my car.

u/wwwomp · 2 pointsr/MuayThai

I ordered this for my apartment, high quality flooring, depending on how much space you want to cover, it could work:

XMark Fitness Flooring

This could also work if you have a larger space to cover:

Interlocking Fitness Mats

u/uberphaser · 2 pointsr/camping

Ground cover. You're going to want to first clear your tent area of as much snow as possible, and stake down a tarp on which to put your tent. Ideally, I'd love to have some of this stuff to add another layer of insulation and to keep any moisture from leftover snow from seeping in.

Have multiple ways to create fire.

Being cold eats more calories. Plan on consuming more food.

Stay hydrated, of course.

Make sure your gear is rated for the temperatures you'll be at, and above all make sure you have a solid method of communicating with the outside world if you get lost, or the weather gets extreme.

u/PM_Trophies · 2 pointsr/Charlotte

I have pretty much a brand new weight bench with 40lb bar and weights totaling up to 185lbs (with bar weight added) that I want to sell, I'm just not using it. Had it about a year and might have used it 10 times at most. Only issue is with the pin that raises the bench up for incline presses, the dog chewed on the black ball part of it but it still works fine.

here's the bench I got off amazon;amp;psc=1

heres the bar:;amp;psc=1

the weights:;amp;psc=1;amp;psc=1

About $450 total from what I got off amazon. Make me an offer? I'll start at $380 and throw in the mats I also got:;amp;psc=1

u/jameswptv · 2 pointsr/P90X
u/1mBehindYou · 2 pointsr/DIY

You sir, are getting boned.;amp;psc=1 rowr, out of stock for now, probably because Halloween.
They're 1/2" 2'x2', you get 6 (like 4 bucks a square) and work wonderfully.
Im doing a master chief xD.

u/ruacomic · 2 pointsr/homegym

You mean the squat stand? Supposedly its the same as the Fuel performance one they sell at walmart. I've seen some people post it on here. 300lb weight limit.

u/PJLFit · 2 pointsr/Fitness

How's that more affordable than $250?

I have this and this

You already have the weights.

u/trustmeguf · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Hey, i'm kinda in the same boat as OP. I live in an apartment where all my doors meet with corners so I can't put up a door frame pull up bar. Do you think this would work?

Don't mean to hijack the thread, but I thought it was an option... this would allow me to hang rings, do pullups and use my TRX.

Any cons you can see, or better solutions?

u/papaotter · 2 pointsr/nfl

[Cap Barbell FM-CS705 Power Rack...]( Barbell FM-CS705 Power Rack...

Pretty stable, although for me (6'0'') the bar holders can't fit where I want them to due to the bolts holding it together. End up having to start a little short on press.

u/pharmacist10 · 2 pointsr/DIY

This power rack is pretty good and usually on sale for &lt;$200

I've been able to test it with a full Olympic set (45x2, 35x2, 25x2, 10x2, 5x4, 2.5x2) on each side with no issues (300 pounds including bar). I don't know if I would be loading much more than that, though.

It also doesn't have a bail-out safety for squats.

u/krazy_karl_was_taken · 2 pointsr/homegym

This guy is all you need. I used it for years with upwards of 300# when doing squats and it never failed me. Actually sold it to my buddy who still uses it and loves it as well.

You could get a separate dip station or something I guess

Depending how tall you are will depend on the viability of the pull up bars being tall enough too

u/liquidarity · 2 pointsr/ultimate

A barbell, bumper plates, and a rack will break that couple-hundred bucks alone. You'll definitely need those. I suggest building your own plyo boxes if you can, the standard ones are surprisingly expensive.

u/ItsToka · 2 pointsr/bicycling
u/Gnascher · 2 pointsr/bicycling

&gt; Based on my previous physiotherapy, my glutes are underdeveloped in comparision to my quads - is there a specific technique that helps recruit those muscles, or is it just a case of mindfully trying to engage that whole area?

I think being mindful of proper pedaling technique will go a long way to getting you there. Your quads will remind you when they're working too hard. Think about dropping your heel and generating your power from the hip and split the load.

Some cross-training could help too. Deadlifts, squats, and stair climbing ... concentrate on engaging the rear chain on all of these exercises.

&gt;Is cadence best measured with some kind of cyclocomputer, or again a "get a feel for it"? I've been trying to keep cadence 'high' on my current hybrid, and it feels good, but I don't know what it ACTUALLY is. I just go for 'well, this feels pretty easy on the legs'.

Definitely get some sort of cycle computer. Being an engineer-ey type, you no doubt have a love for numbers and stats. Bicycles are great stats generators :). You could do anything from a cheap computer that handles speed, distance and cadence in the neighborhood of $50 or $60 ... or ... well, the sky's the limit really.

Here's my setup:

  1. Nexus 5 Android phone running RideWithGPS (any smart phone will do)
  2. Wahoo RFLKT (It's like a low-powered display for your data, mounts on your bars)
  3. Wahoo Blue SC (wireless speed and cadence sensor, mounts on your chainstay with magnets on your crank arm and a spoke)
  4. Wahoo TIKR (heart rate monitor)

    My phone is the "brains" of the operation and the periferals connect via Bluetooth, and the RideWithGPS app is the stats collector. The RFLKT is basically a remote low-powered display. Using this allows me to keep my phone safely tucked away, and saves on battery because the screen is off the whole time. The Wahoo Blue SC sends speed and pedaling cadence data, and the TIKR keeps track of my ticker.

    All my stats can be viewed online at the RideWithGPS website, and I also sync my data with Strava because I like the community over there and also the slice/dice the data better. However, the RideWithGPS app I find to be a better phone app for a number of reasons.

    Of course, Garmin has some great All-in-one solutions and Wahoo just released the ELEMNT which is an all-in-one Garmin competitor.
u/Telfo · 2 pointsr/bjj

it seemed to be pretty accurate. I used one that connects to your phone via bluetooth so I would just start the app on my phone before class and put it off the mat somewhere but close enough for it to connect.

it is this model;amp;qid=1473344782&amp;amp;sr=8-2&amp;amp;keywords=bluetooth+heart+rate+monitor

u/My_Normal_Account · 2 pointsr/PUBATTLEGROUNDS

This one is a litttle bit pricey but it's bluetooth and the best model. If you get it I can help you out, it's hella fun.;amp;qid=1491374489&amp;amp;sr=8-2&amp;amp;keywords=heart+rate+strap+bluetooth

u/solarsunspot · 2 pointsr/f45

The LionHeart band utilizes ANT+ for the connection to transmit data to the server at your gym. There are very few phones that have that type of connection available (iPhone is one that does not have that connection).

The one I use is the Wahoo Heart Rate Monitor as it has both ANT+ and Bluetooth connections so it can connect to the server at the gym as well as my Garmin watch or phone to transmit the heart rate data.

u/cas_sj · 2 pointsr/pelotoncycle

Welcome here! I'll jump in on some of this....

I've worn Fitbits for several years - like 'em and think they're probably very good as pedometers and overall activity trackers during the day. But they really don't work well for strenuous exercise. The technology with the optical sensors simply doesn't react quickly enough to be accurate.

Much more accuracy with a chest strap heart rate monitor (I think gold standard) - my choice, a Wahoo tickr (;amp;qid=1496324625&amp;amp;sr=8-1-spons&amp;amp;keywords=heart+rate+monitor&amp;amp;psc=1). But I've used cheaper models in the past like this Garmin (;amp;qid=1496324625&amp;amp;sr=8-4&amp;amp;keywords=heart+rate+monitor) and they do fine. A lot of people seem to like the Scosche arm bands (;amp;psc=1) - I can't speak to the accuracy of those compared to a chest strap.

Regardless of what you go with, you'll want accurate heart rate feedback to sync with your bike (Bluetooth and/or ANT+ connectivity). Unless they've changed things with the newer Fitbits, I don't believe your Fitbit will sync with the bike's Android tablet - you'll want your HR monitor to "transmit" to your tablet so you can follow your heart rate data/zones on the tablet as you ride. [One nice thing you've probably noticed tho - the bike now syncs/uploads your workouts to your Fitbit page - with accurate heart rate data from the bike assuming you're using an accurate HR monitor, so you don't have to log your workouts separately to Fitbit.]

Here's the mat that we use under our bike (;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1496325854&amp;amp;sr=1-1&amp;amp;keywords=supermats) - priced reasonable enough, and works fine. One note - if you're putting the bike on anything other than a hard surface (i.e. carpet), get a thick piece of plywood to go under the mat - really helps with stability.

I use Jaybirds and wouldn't ride without them, but there are much cheaper (and more expensive) options for Bluetooth earbuds. My wife doesn't like riding with earbuds and went with a small external speaker (;amp;qid=1496325454&amp;amp;sr=8-1-spons&amp;amp;keywords=bluetooths+speakers&amp;amp;psc=1) that seems to put out pretty decent sound. Regardless of what you go with, you'll want to use something other than the speakers on the bike - they put out plenty of volume, but they're on the back of the tablet and sometimes the instructors sound "muffled" and can be hard to hear.

For what it's worth, my input.... ;-)

ps - Final thought on your concerns about moving the bike. Wheels are at the front, where most of the weight is with the flywheel and tablet, so I think you'll be fine - it's designed to be tipped at the front and wheeled into place.

u/brownjava · 2 pointsr/AppleWatch

I use a Wahoo Tickr:

You can pick one up on Amazon:

It pairs with both iOS phones and Apple watches, and works with Strava as well. On Amazon it has some questionable reviews, but I've been using mine for 2+ years, and I've never had a problem with it.

u/ltrain430 · 2 pointsr/running

get a wahoo bluetooth heartrate monitor like this They are compatable with runkeeper and provide live hr data you can see in the runkeeper app. You can probably find them used for 20ish bucks.

u/iamvbdw25 · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Wahoo TICKR Heart Rate Monitor, Bluetooth/ANT+

Love this thing.

u/rieoskddgka · 2 pointsr/AppleWatch

I've had mine for years now. It's a FlipBelt

It's simple and has a little clip for keys and lots of pocket space. It's around $25.

u/gdestiny · 2 pointsr/apple
u/emceechau · 2 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

I used a runners belt at Beyond this year and it was best investment ever. Didn't have to worry about my ID and phone. It was super snug and no one was going to try to take anything.;amp;qid=1496696648&amp;amp;sr=8-2&amp;amp;keywords=flipbelt

u/ramori99 · 2 pointsr/running

I run with my bulky phone. But I use/wear a Flipbelt, which I highly recommended. The phone slides into the belt (along with my keys) and when I’m running, I don’t even know it’s there.
Paired with Bluetooth headphones and it’s a perfect solution in my opinion. I use Runkeeper as an audio coach, played from my phone.
$20 from Amazon, much less than buying a new smart watch,

FlipBelt Level Terrain Waist Pouch, Medium, Black

u/sonofmad · 2 pointsr/running

You run in jeans?! Damn, I don't get that, but to your question, both the FlipBelt and Spibelt are very popular. I've had the SPIbelt for... 3 months now, and it's held up pretty well. The elastic band has stretched just a bit, but it controls bouncing very well and will fit more than just your phone if you want to bring gels or cards/cash with you.

u/Gearedout · 2 pointsr/oneplus

I use a flipbelt, and its been great so far. The addition of some bluetooth headphones would be a great addition, but other than that I'm happy with my solution. I've tried several armbands and none have suited me as well as the belt.;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;pi=AC_SX200_QL40

u/walkingagh · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Is this what you were looking for?

Ideally worn over the forearm and not wrist, but I have heard of people using it on their wrists

But I would say you could also consider something more watch like for a few dollars more if you want.

u/baibird · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I have a HRM that attaches on my forearm and I love it. It stays put and doesn't cause chafing or migration issues that you get with a chest strap. I have this one;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1464727140&amp;amp;sr=8-3

u/rowingmusings · 2 pointsr/Rowing

No wrist based HR monitor works for rowing, the problem is due to the load going through the arm muscles as you row meaning the light can't get a read on your HR - ideally stick with a chest belt

If you are desperate to lose the chest belt then the life beam hat works well, although the downsides are the sweaty hat and terrible battery life compared to a chest belt

I havent tested it but the Scoche may also work as it is more accurate than wrist based sensors but it may also have the same issues as the wrist ones

u/Emilaila · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Have you seen the Scosche Armband? It has great reviews and is apparently just as accurate as a chest strap. Here is a detailed review.

u/kyrajane212 · 2 pointsr/pelotoncycle

Ok ya. So it didn’t connect the whole work out. And my Steel hr Nokia watch didn’t stay connected either bc it was too loose. Going to get the one recommended. Is this the correct one everybody! Is the best place to get it amazon?
Scosche RHYTHM+ Heart Rate Monitor with Armband, Black

u/matworkz · 2 pointsr/running

My understanding is that the 220 uses HR-monitors based on ANT+ technology.

Your girfriends FR10 does not support external heartrate sensors at all - you can feel confident she does not have one. You can buy the HR-monitor bundled, or choose from one of the 66 othe rmodels

If you can spend $80 instead of $50 and want to impress I suggest you get her the coolest HR-device right now - an optical HR monitor Scosche RHYTHM

It is compatible with the FR220 and can be placed around your arm.

u/SCfreedom · 2 pointsr/fatpeoplehate

I use the Scosche Rhythm+ HRM along an App called iCardio/digifit on my phone.

The app has you put in all your stats height, weight, sex, age, etc and it will continuously monitor your heart rate and give you an accurate indication on how many calories you burn for your workout.

One nice feature is that you can sync the app with Myfitness Pal and it will automatically upload your workout.

One con is that you have to purchase the upgraded version to get it to work with a HRM.

u/kawiracer14 · 2 pointsr/triathlon

I use the Garmin 910XT with this heart rate monitor which goes around your arm rather than your chest so you don't get the chaffing. I wouldn't wear the HRM on the swim, just put it on in transition to bike.

I had a chest strap before and hated it, always chaffed on the run and was never comfortable.

u/AgentMonkey · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I'm a fan of the Scosche Rhythm+. It's not a wrist one, per se, as it is intended to be placed on the forearm, near the elbow (although the review below mentioned that it also worked well when placed on the upper arm, above the bicep, which keeps it out of the way).

Review here:

Amazon link:

As far as Android apps, I'm still looking for the best one, but for now, I'm using this:

u/username2446 · 2 pointsr/homegym

I guess it all depends on what you are trying to accomplish but I would get something like this and add on weights and a bar

u/emmygurl09 · 2 pointsr/pelotoncycle

My husband and I have our DIY setup in our garage and absolutely love it! I was hesitant to purchase a new Peloton since I had never been the workout-at-home type and was worried this expensive piece of workout equipment would become a dust collector in our garage. We decided to try the DIY workaround before investing a lot of money into the "real" thing.

We use a Sunny B1805 with the Wahoo Cadence sensor attached to the crank arm. I really wanted a magnetic belt drive and this one was probably the most affordable we found. I wish we had spent a little more and invested in a bike that comes with SPD pedals since I know we will be upgrading those in the near future. Other than that the bike is great and I highly recommend it!

We live in CA where the weather is mild pretty much all year so we decided to put the bike in our garage. We screen cast the classes to a TV we have hung up on the wall using an AppleTV and use our phones to view cadence in the Wahoo app. I also have a FitBit Versa that I use for HR purposes, though it does not sync with the Peloton app (huge bummer).

Other odds and ends we have in our setup: WiHoo Mini Handheld Portable Fan we attach to the tablet holder, floor fan, a set of Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbells for strength classes (we don't do weights on the bike), and a basic Yoga mat.

It has surprised me just how happy I am with this setup! I thought I would feel like I was missing out by not having the leader board and not being able to track my stats. But I have yet to take a live class since the times don't work well for us west coasters with 9-5 jobs and commutes. And while I would like to be able to see output and resistance, I don't feel like my workout is suffering for not having them. I used to take spin classes regularly and most of those were about feel rather than exact numbers.

We've been using this setup since July and, honestly, I don't see myself buying a Peloton now. If anything I may upgrade to a better bike at some point. But for $20 a month I am getting an excellent workout that dips and sways with my schedule. I don't think I could justify being locked into $40 a month when I don't feel I am missing out much on the extras that come with the full price.

Here's a pic of our setup.

u/pj530i · 2 pointsr/oculus

Yeah, I was thinking something like these:

It would be like a tracked "dock" that you'd set your controllers in and attach different weights to simulate different objects

u/psychometry · 2 pointsr/P90X

If you want a complete weight set but don't have room to store it, buy some Bowflex SelectTechs. I completed p90x with these and they worked great (and quickly).

u/TheRealBigLou · 2 pointsr/P90X

Others have suggested PowerBlocks, but to me, they were far too bulky. I instead have a set of SelectTech 552 dumbbells and love them for P90X!

They have a dial which lets you switch between 5 and 52.5lbs in 2.5lbs increments for the first 25 pounds, and 5lbs incremements after that. They are very quick to switch the weights so I never have to pause the workout to go from 45lbs to 15lbs.;qid=1501688689&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=selecttech

u/Rawtashk · 2 pointsr/movies

1: pullup bar. You don't need some fancy $50 one.

2: Pushup stands. Again, you don't need to spend $40 on 2 pieces of angled plastic or metal. (don't use the pushup stands to start with. Do the first 3 weeks without them, then step up to them after your chest has built up a bit).

3: Weights. If you have some money, I would suggest the select tech dumbells. They're $300, but you'll save time by being able to easily adjust them for every workout.

Or, get a starter weight set like this. There's probably something like that at walmart too. But, DO NOT GET THE SET THAT HAS WIDE PLASTIC WEIGHTS!!!! You won't be able to use them for anything else because they take up the whole bar. After you get the weight set you can buy individual plates like this.

But, if you really have the money, then I would really suggest the select tech ones. When you have you 1 minute break between sets you'll want to sit down and rest for a second, not sit there and have to take the collars off, put on new weights, then collar them back on every single time.

4: Take a "before" picture while shirtless from the front, and from the side. Take one while flexing as well. In 3 weeks you're going to be tired. You'll want to stop. You won't think you've made any progress. That's when you pull out that picture and compare it to yourself now. You see yourself every day, so you don't notice the gradual changes. You see that progress with your own eyes....and then you get excited. "I did that in 3 or 4 weeks?!? Holy shit! I can't wait to see what the next 30 days brings my way!!!". That's going to be your reward, and it will keep you motivated.

5: Download a calorie counter for your phone. I used the one by Fat Secret. TRACK WHAT YOU DO AND WHAT YOU EAT! It's really not that hard, and you can simply scan in most labels on things you eat, or look them up in its database. THIS IS CRUCIAL! 80% of your results will depend on what you eat. If you eat shit, you'll look like shit, even if you workout every day :-/

But, the MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU NEED is self-will. You will not want to do it. You will be tired, you will be sore, you will want to quit. DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELF. You're tired, yes...but I promise you that you'll have more energy AFTER a workout than you did before it. You're sore? Too bad, still do a workout. Working those muscles drives blood to them, which is crucial to getting that soreness out.

I give you this 100% promise....If you eat right and if you exercise for 90 days, I PROMISE YOU that you won't look at yourself in the mirror and say "damn. I wish I'd never exercised". I promise you.

u/goaliegirl42 · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

We sell these at the sporting goods store that I work at. I've never used them myself, but people come in asking for them all the time. They've got a pretty decent range of weight, but they're pretty expensive.

u/MizarsAsterism · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

What gymnastic rings are those, and do you think they'd work alright if I combined them with this pull up bar I've got? Not sure how adjustable the straps for rings tend to be but I could swing the money for a decent set of rings if they're going to be useful.

u/mand0calrissian · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Do you have molding/trim on top of your door? If so, I think any of the over-the-door bars such as this one should work so long as the door frame is an appropriate width.

u/Stickit · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Here is a good, cheap pull up bar. Put it in a doorway and do a few everytime you walk through it. Do some every day, along with some push ups. If you can't do any pull ups, which isn't uncommon if you're pretty out of shape, then jump up to the top, and control yourself down slowly. (This is also called doing "negative" pull ups.) Once in a while, see how many you can possibly do. (this is the fun part!)

Enjoy your new strength.

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u/ItsACharlieDay · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

cheapest $.37

something I want under $60 or a gift card would be lovely to save for a computer.

Either way. Great contest!

u/blackeagle613 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Any reason why you cannot use this bar? It works very well and is removable.

u/driftw00d · 2 pointsr/Fitness

This fits the bill. You can get it online of course or at your local sporting goods store (Sports Authority, Dick's, etc.) for the same price, about 30 bucks.

Quick warning, if you pick this up and you have light colored doorframes, do yourself a favor and wrap something (such as an old sock) on each of the arms that is in contact with the molding around your door. The black on the grips will leave a stain on the paint.

As far as using it I recommend figuring out your max set of reps to failure for varying grips (overhand, underhand, wide grip, parallel grip) and then do ~75% of your max reps for several sets, think 8-10+, throughout the day. Each time you walk past the thing throw down some reps and vary your grip from time to time.

u/UnclaimedUsername · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Pushups with a bar are good for keeping your wrists straight. It's kind of like doing pushups on your knuckles. If you have wrist pain, it might be a good idea. However, if you're going to get a bar for pushups you may as well go with something multi-purpose. You could get a pullup bar like this, you can do pushups on it as well. Or you could get a couple hexagonal dumbells. Either choice will allow you to work your back, which you don't really hit with pushups. I doubt using bars will help you do more pushups, unless it's a psychological thing.

u/Defaultv1 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

2 Questions:

  1. Is it better to pause at the bottom of a squat or do one continuous motion?

  2. Thoughts on this pull up bar?

u/Duze · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

If you search pull up bar on amazon, this is literally the first result:;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1394093470&amp;amp;sr=1-1&amp;amp;keywords=pull+up+bar

I have yet to find a better bar. It requires no setup, can be stored away in a second, and it's relatively cheap. 100% recommended. It has a bigger version also, but you might not have room for that.

u/kayetech · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Well, if you are able to modify/hang things on the walls and doorframes where you live, then getting a screw in one is a good option. If you aren't allowed, or don't want to, you can get ones that work by leverage. This is an example:;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1409622122&amp;amp;sr=1-1&amp;amp;keywords=pull+up+bar

Pros and cons for each style. Freestanding rigs also exist, but tend to be much more expensive. If you are totally new to body weight, get a basic bar and you will be good to go for the time being.

u/iams3b · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Iron Gym (doorway pullup bar) pull up bar is pretty much the only major requirement. You can probably start the recommended routine after that.

I also purchased this dib bar to make doing dips easier, but it's not necessary

u/sanchostache · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Can someone recommend a cheap pair of rings for me (US)? I currently have a one of these to hook them to.

u/adventuringraw · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I like this one. It can do a little damage to the trim though so I always fold two socks in half and put them down between the bar and both sides of the trim. The main thing I like about this one... see those neutral grip deals? You can hang rings on them really easy... so there you go, dips, rows, pullups, whatever. I've got a friend who ordered his rings from here. He got the black plastic ones, and they work just fine... so there you go. Rings + pullup bar for $57... a little over your budget, but pretty close. Sometimes you can find those iron gym bars locally for cheaper if you hunt around a bit too. I'm 200 and a training friend of mine is 230, and it's held up fine so weight-wise you're good to go.

u/thisaccountmaybemine · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I recommend using this. It's basically the same routine as you posted but has warm ups included and videos, so it's a little better. :) It's what I've been using for the past two months.

Anyway, your questions:
/u/ideograph is right for 1 and 2 Except that rest periods should match your goals. &lt; 90s rest is best for endurance, &lt; 3 minutes is best for hypertrophy and 3-5 is best for strength.

For 3. The video is what you should be doing. You can start off by using doors - the /r/bodyweightfitness FAQ has a fair amount about that. A pull-up bar can also be used like the one you linked. Or, if you get one that doesn't need to be attached to the door frame like this then you'd need something tall to put your legs on.

u/SquatzOatz · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Do you mean something like this?

u/modestfish · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I'd add a pullup bar to this. You can get one that slips easily into a door frame for not to much. The Iron Gym works well for me (granted, I weigh about 120 pounds--I'd advise against this for a heavier person). It's pretty difficult to access a lot of the muscle groups you can target through pullups from using just floor upper-body excercises.

u/cgo435 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

This is the one I have. Got it on Amazon (it has Prime if you're wondering). Removable, installs in seconds, assembly will probably take you all of 5 minutes. Put it somewhere where you pass through a lot, and then do pull-ups every time you pass.

u/minitrip · 2 pointsr/Fitness

well its not one of those that you install. Its one of those that uses your body weight to cling on to the wall, so when you jump up to do negative pullups, at the very top you can make it fall off.

like one of these:;amp;qid=1540470847&amp;amp;sr=8-3&amp;amp;keywords=Pull-Up+Bars&amp;amp;dpID=31on-yLI1AL&amp;amp;preST=_SY300_QL70_&amp;amp;dpSrc=srch

u/thelaughingcactus · 2 pointsr/progresspics

Great investment for when I was getting started. You can snag it for ~$25 on Amazon. Multiple grips and you can use it for pull ups, chin ups, crunches, dips, and push ups.

I would put it in the doorway for my room and every time I go in or out of the room I did pull-ups until failure. Now that I'm at the gym often I don't use it as much, but it will definitely last.

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

u/JoeMarron · 2 pointsr/gainit

Pull up bars are dirt cheap, buy one. Good lighting or not I can see your abs. I bulked with pretty much the same body fat as you, 30lbs later and I'm still relatively lean. You have nothing to worry about.

Also, keep in mind that body weight training is less efficient than lifting weights so be patient. You can still build plenty of muscle but it won't be as fast as a good weight training program.

u/satxmcw · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Just get any bar that hangs on the lip of the door frame like this one. They're all the same, you can probably get a different brand for $20, and even cheaper on Craigslist.

u/ArcTruth · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I just got this one. Works beautifully, doesn't require any screws or installation stuff.

Fits quite well in the doorway of my apartment, which was formerly a dorm room. Very small. Should work in pretty much any size doorway, though.

u/sm0gs · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Can you get one of these movable doorway pull up bars? My boyfriend has one and it’s surprisingly sturdy

u/3xperience · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Most BWF folks around here recommend AGAINST starting with rings, due to the instability and risk of injury for a beginner. Get a pull up bar.

u/AmuseDeath · 2 pointsr/StopGaming

I think the best advice to be given to high school people is just to CHILL. When I went there, there was a lot of social pressure to fit in and get to know whatever. But I think the best thing I could have done was not care. And I say not care meaning like okay, so you have more friends... how does that then make me inferior? Yea, you can meet girls there, but you can also meet girls after high school. If you know you are cool, then you don't really have to worry about these other things.

I didn't have many friends in high school. My friend pool actually vanished and I had to move into a new group. I still keep in touch with some of these guys to this day. It was cool to have a group, but life moves on and changed a whole bunch after high school.

I don't think you should see games as an enemy or an obstacle that prevents you from having a social life, but just think of it as something you do. What makes you social is really who you are and that is a sum of everything you do and believe in. The other half is who you are interacting with. They might not be social... then it's not really you then.

I guess I feel like the odd one here because I still do play games, but I'm subscribed to this forum. I play games and 99% of the people I run into do not know what I play or don't play games. That's fine. It's an activity that I enjoy that makes me competitive or enjoy content. I don't see it that much different than say being stuck on a good TV series like Breaking Bad. I don't think it's really playing games that is bad, but an addiction to it that is the case. If you are pushing away friends, family and opportunities to game, then it should be a concern.

So I would make sure you have your basics down. Get your grades up, eat well and keep it cool with parents and such. I would go ahead and buy these:;amp;qid=1419809491&amp;amp;sr=8-3&amp;amp;keywords=push+up+pro;amp;qid=1419809561&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=pull+up

These are one of the best purchases I have ever made. Just buy them and use them time to time. I do pull ups and push ups here and there and I look pretty decent. I'm not a walking bulge of muscle, but it builds some and I don't look lanky. BUY THEM. They last a long time and are so much cheaper than a gym membership. You also want to throw in some running and squats as well.

It's pretty terrifying at lunch time when you go out to recess and there is nobody you meet with. Then you start freaking out... man I don't have friends... man I'm a loser, etc. I would try to find groups that you see people that share your interests with or find school clubs you can be around and hop into. One of the better things I found out was that in reality, EVERYONE is terrified at this age. When you realize that, you realize everything you fear is constructed and that it's really up to you to care or not. I still think having friends is better because it's more fun. Just calm down and be smart. Before you know it, you'll be the coolest guy you know.

u/WanderingJones · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Maybe your left wrist is too weak to do them properly? You aren't really supposed to be resting on your wrists during push-ups, you are supposed to be on your hands/fingers. That's the issue I have with one armed push ups at least.

If that's the case you can either do them on your fists, put one of these on the ground and do them using that, or get something like these until your wrists are strong enough. BWSG989 posted a good link to look at, wrist push-ups should help a lot.

u/mum_spaghetti · 2 pointsr/DIY

I was wondering why you wouldn't rather get a door hanging pull bar? It states it supports up to 300 lbs.

It's smaller than what you're trying to build, you can put it away when needed, and it's probably only a few dollars cheaper (you can probably find it from craigslist/kijiji as well).

u/awesomeintrovert · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Have these, love these: - make sure you read the FAQ in it's entirety to see if your doors will work with it. You need a specific kind of door, watch videos for examples.

u/andrew650 · 2 pointsr/PKA

for those saying they have no equipment.;amp;qid=1382939177&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=pull+up+bar

dropping 25 bucks for a piece of equipment that can get every part of your upper body ripped is a great investment.

u/jwesters · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I just bought this and it can be easily brought down after use. Only thing is there is a small metal piece that you put behind the upper door jam. Hope this helps

u/darien_gap · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Here are a couple of data points:

I bought an Iron Gym (one of those as-seen-on-TV things, except it doesn't suck), ~$20 from Amazon about two weeks ago. It's solid. My wife could only do 1.5 pull ups when it arrived. Now she can do five. I could do 15 reps when we got the bar and I can still only do 15 in good form, but my recovery is much faster and I can do 3 sets of 15,13,12 reps every day, no problem now (whereas earlier I would be sore the next day, but not now). I'm definitely getting stronger and expect to be able to do 16 soon. My goal is 20.

u/skipsmagee · 2 pointsr/Fitness

16kg kettlebell (start with swings)

Door frame pull-up bar (start with negatives)

And two chairs on which you can do dips and decline push-ups

u/Yeahnuld · 2 pointsr/homegym

Not sure what the availability/pricing/shipping will be in Greece but I'll give it a shot and try to fit your budget or come close

Most of the Squat stands on Amazon have a 390 lb capacity, this one claims to have a 200kg capacity for $65.99 (USD) :

You could probably save some money if you get just a flat bench, I can highly recommend the rep fitness one(this one is a bit more expensive) , but if you want incline I'd say the titan adjustable bench is good for the price $114 and a 650 lb capacity

Pullup Bar for $25 with a 300 lb capacity

As for a barbell, I know you are into powerlifting, so if you are willing to raise your budget I'd recommend the Rouge Ohio power bar ($250), it's solid and will last. If the budget is tight, and since plates haven't been factored in yet I'd look for a weight set that comes with a barbell and then buy some extra 45s after. Might come with a shitty bar but if you're careful with it it might last for a while. This is something I'd recommend buying in person since shipping will kill your budget.

I left out the dumbells since Olympic pairs are kinda expensive and i wanted to leave plenty of room for plates, but if you need them there are a bunch on Amazon for $30 per db.

Also I'm not sure if Craigslist exists in Greece but if it does or if something similar exists I'd look for some good deals on there. Good luck

u/Tz-Top-Kek · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

This is the one that I own and it works well. Just make sure it's secure when you mount it, and try not to swing around too much. It doesn't cause any damage to the doorway, but it's less secure than bars that screw in.

u/StreetMailbox · 2 pointsr/loseit

Advice: do some minor resistance/endurance stuff even at home. Pushups, situps, and pullups using a bar like the one I have.

Your head, neck, and shoulders will have angles you never knew existed in a few weeks, not to mention the benefits to your arms, back, and core.

Good luck, and congrats!

u/meeshkyle · 2 pointsr/Military

Everyone always asks what is the best workout that can help with doing pull ups. And honestly, doing pull ups is the best way to work out to get better at pull ups. I would say just go buy a cheap pull up bar and throw it somewhere in your house. Like the entrance to your room. Do a couple pull ups every day. Hell, if you really want to be a pull up master, follow the Armstrong Pull Up Program.

u/sdub86 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

well worth the money. 5 minute install. hang it on your door.

u/theresnoproblem · 2 pointsr/ultimate

Hand-eye coordination

-In a distance of 30 yards, push off as hard as you can the first 5-6 steps before jogging the rest out, do this 5-10 times.
-Jump rope, fast, high, doubles, one foot, switch foot, just jump the rope
-Run as hard as you can for 1 minute, walk 1 minute, rinse and repeat for 20 minutes


Last golden eg! Everytime you workout, no matter what you're doing, perform this cycle 2-4 times as fast as you can- it'll make your body much more prepared to be a badass:

10 push-ups
10 standing squats
10 crunches
5 pull-ups

And get yourself one of these so you can do many different push-ups and pull-ups:;amp;qid=1334087513&amp;amp;sr=8-1

u/Thezealot · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I have both, the one op wants and this top voted one

both are good, but the one that you want, op, I like much better, as it has the perfect width for me.

u/cy19 · 2 pointsr/P90X

I think I'm understanding the question and I'm in the same boat. I workout in my unfinished basement and have no access to doors there. So what I did was get 2 of these hooks (you can get nicer colors than red if you want).

I got a pull-up bar that looks like this but was under $20 at Walmart. I put the hooks so they hook under the horizontal bar that you don't use to pull-up on (the part that's supposed to go behind your doorframe), on the inside as far apart as they go. Then you can easily take the bar down when you're not using it. It works great but I'm not sure if it will be cosmetically pleasing to you, having 2 hooks there when you're not using it, it's not an issue in my basement for me.

I hope that helps, if it sounds even remotely like what you're looking for I can take a picture when I get home if my explanation fell short.

u/DarkwingDuc · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Any way to mount a pullup bar (like this or this) in your home? Back in college I mounted one in my apartment in the frame between the kitchen and living room, and would do pullups each time I passed. I went from only being able to do a few chinups to knocking out 20 pullups in a set. I don't remember how long it took me, but I was only in that place for about a year. So it wasn't long.

Now I only do pullups a couple days a week in the gym, and even though I'm overall stronger than I was back then, I can't do nearly as many.

u/Vock · 2 pointsr/weightroom

Honestly, what's worked for me is Pavel Tsatsouline "Greasing The Groove" technique. I have one of these and used to walk by it and just do a couple chin ups/pull ups and hanging inversions. After a few months of just mucking around on it, I wanted to see what I could do, and am now capable of doing 5 sets of 12 chin ups, and 5 sets of 9-10 on pull ups. Slowly working up to 5 sets of 20 on both, but it is coming.

u/peaches017 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I bought one of these a few years back and would just do pull-ups / chin-ups every time I came back to my room. Within weeks, I had gone from 1-2 reps to ~10. Greasing the groove definitely works and is endlessly satisfying as you continue to improve.

u/kuroiryu146 · 2 pointsr/martialarts

I used this for a long time.

LPT: Just use it for pullups, not the other crap they try to claim it does.

u/phrakture · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Inverted Rows and pullups are some of the best upper body exercises you can do. If you don't do them, you CAN create muscle imbalances. You can buy an Iron Gym bar for about $25 for pullups. As for inverted rows, you can do them under a table or a desk, or you can hang straps from the pullup bar to do them

u/myrandomname · 2 pointsr/USMC

There are usually pull up bars you can use at schools or parks, but if not, get one of these.

u/txking12 · 2 pointsr/NoFap

I realized I needed more discipline in the gym, so I found this suggestion from someone over in /r/fitness: Jim Stoppani's 6 Week Shortcut to Shred. I've basically been doing that for the past month minus the cardio in between sets because I'm already skinny. I have also started working out with a buddy so that we can hold each other accountable. If you are struggling to gain weight check out /r/gainit. I honestly don't pay super close attention to what I eat, I just try my best to eat healthy, and lots of it. I do suggest getting some protein powder, I'd say that's probably the most important thing to supplement. I use the chocolate Gold Standard by Optimum Nutrition. I also throw in some peanut butter because its a really cheap source of calories, and sometimes a banana. I try to have at least two shakes a day; one right when waking, and one after my workout. I also bought this and highly recommend it. Seriously, whenever I felt the urge I would do pull ups/push ups.

I know how hard it can be to gain weight. I graduated high school at around 120lbs. I've gained since then and my normal weight was low 140s naturally. I still lose a few pounds if I don't eat properly for a day or two which is really frustrating. That routine is pretty strenuous. If you want something that requires less time check out starting strength in /r/fitness. It's basically squats, deadlifts, and bench press. I also started working out legs, which I never did before, and I think that has helped me a lot. All in all I spend probably an hour in the gym 5 days a week.. So I'm there frequently, and luckily I'm at a point in my life where I'm able to take an hour out of each day to do this. Let me know if there is any other way I can help or elaborate on. Feel free to pm me if need be.

u/tmweth22 · 2 pointsr/LAlist

No worries.

My advice:

invest in

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar


TRX Training - Suspension Trainer Basic Kit + Door Anchor, Complete Full Body Workouts Kit for Home and on the Road


URBNFit Exercise Ball (55 CM) for Stability &amp; Yoga - Workout Guide Incuded - Professional Quality (Pink)


A pair of 20 pound dumbbells.

My apartment doesn't have a gym either, so I just work out in my room with these. There are a ton of resources online for workout routines so Google and Reddit are your friend.

If you can't drop 150 on the straps, just buy the other 3 items. That'll get you started. And remember...

u/spigotface · 2 pointsr/Fitness

\u\polynesianenglishman, he's referring to one like this. I have one of these as well, and it's amazing. Just keep at it and you'll be doing big sets eventually. I was able to go from maybe 2 in a row at the beginning of a semester to doing 3 sets of 20 by the end of the semester, by making sure I hit it every other day. It's all just consistency, perseverance, and understanding that almost imperceivably small day to day gains add up to big progress over a couple of months.

u/louieblack · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Get a pullup bar and do toes to bar and L-sits and pullups and planches hanging from the bar. The "captains chair" involves isolating a portion of your body. If your goal is bodyweight ability, compound interaction is going to be better than isolation, in most cases.

u/TheOneKnownAsMonk · 2 pointsr/Tools

I have that pull up bar you need to attach the brackets to the door jam to make sure it's secure. I used a drill to make it easier and faster but I can imagine you can do it with a screwdriver it's just going to take quite a bit of effort. 3 screw's on each side about 1.5 inches each. You may get away without screwing it in but i wouldn't do it. Why not try this if your worried about holes;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;pi=SY200_QL40

u/Kurt422 · 2 pointsr/USMCboot

I was in the same wagon as you in my senior year, I could bench 295 but could barely do 4 pull ups and couldn't run a mile and now I can do 13 pull ups. When I went to MEPs they didn't even do the partial IST on me because the liaison "just wanna go home man", and just asked me how much I think I could do. Correct me if i'm wrong but you only need 2 pull ups and 44 sit ups to enlist into the DEP. But really pullups are easy to increase. Buy this:;amp;psc=1

and also here you go

u/Dying_Daily · 2 pointsr/leangains

You've made some really good progress. Here's what I would do if I were you:

  1. Target the abdominal muscles directly (to failure) at least twice a week. Sit-ups and variations are very effective in building and tightening up the ab muscles. This will give that area a more muscular appearance while drawing in your waist size. Plus, you'll put on more muscle mass which will burn more calories, which will burn more fat. :)

  2. Cut down on your calories a bit (maybe 200-300 per day). This would make your rest days very difficult. In my opinion I'm not a big believer in huge daily calorie fluctuations. I think it makes things more difficult than needed and hard on the body. So I keep my daily caloric intake the same every day and still see results. You could also keep your calories the same, and just fast for 24 hours one day of the week. It won't hurt your gains and is an easy no-fuss way to shed a pound or two a month.

  3. For traveling, pushups, chinups, pullups, situps/crunches are very effective. You'll need a portable chinup bar for travelling. Here's the one I use and it works fine. You can even add weight by wearing a backpack with heavy books or buy one of those weighted vest things.

    Hope this helps.
u/FleshyDagger · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I'm using Iron Gym on a very weak frame and I've found the bar to have surprisingly little vertical pull. The majority of the force is pushed towards the doorframe (beware of dents).

u/RSHeavy · 2 pointsr/gainit

Agreed. I have an pulled bar that works as other stuff too, but I noticed that pullups/chinups give great defining results. That with dips and pushups gave me a good defined back and chest, but I think hitting arms and legs is much harder without using weights.

u/MrLordG · 2 pointsr/veganfitness

Buy a pull up bar. This one works well assuming you have a regular door to hang it:;amp;qid=1520529789&amp;amp;sr=8-3&amp;amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&amp;amp;keywords=pull+up+bar

Start with the inside grip where your knocking knuckles will face towards each other and then experiment with the other pull up grips later, ultimately doing a combination of all different pull-ups during your workouts. After you complete a set of pull-ups, move to a set of pushups. You're going to do three sets to fail. You may not be able to do one at first. Just get used to pulling up and trying to get your body a bit higher each time. The most important thing is to DO THESE TO FAIL. Afterwards have a snack or a meal. I like to line up my workouts right before dinner.

u/adrun · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Get a pull up bar!

And I second both recommendations made by /u/I_am_the_Batgirl.

u/SleepEatLift · 2 pointsr/homegym

It's silly to spend extra for a beater bar with the Rogue name. Just get a regular beater bar.

The Cap OB-86B on Amazon is pretty reputable at $140.

u/Kronen · 2 pointsr/homegym

Edit: missed the section about preferring a women's bar... My bad! The following is the general consensus of this board from previous posts...

The best budget bar is the cap ob-86b, especially if you can get it for south of 100 bucks.;amp;qid=1524827712&amp;amp;sr=8-4&amp;amp;pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&amp;amp;keywords=cap%2Bbarbell&amp;amp;th=1&amp;amp;psc=1

u/talldean · 2 pointsr/homegym

For a rack and bench, I don't know, but the bar and bumpers, yup, I gotcha. If you're only using bumper weights, you might not need the stall mats.

I have this barbell. Works just fine. Doesn't have a center knurl, if that matters to ya.

I went with these bumper plates, which have held up well. $80 for a 45 lb, shipped; they were the cheapest I found, as well.

u/Yobby · 2 pointsr/homegym

If you're not looking to purchase second hand, I would recommend this rack:

It's probably the cheapest rack with acceptable gauge steel among the crap being sold in Canada right now and the configuration of it being a Rogue clone is superb. $550+tax.

If you don't plan on doing olympic lifts, I would recommend the CAP OB-86B. Great beginner bar and probably the only one worth getting in the price range. Placed in high regards among many home-gymers. Otherwise, drop $300+ for a higher end bar that will last you a long time. This bar will be good up til 500lbs.;amp;qid=1462994733&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=ob-86b

u/everygoodnamehasgone · 2 pointsr/Fitness

If you find a decent barbell let me know.

I want the American Barbell california bar, they ship to the UK but it doubles it's price and I can't really justify paying that much for shipping.

Rougue have a distribution center in Europe so the ohio bar is an option, might go this route.

Hell, I think even this is better than the crap that's easily available in the UK.

u/TheIronPotato · 2 pointsr/homegym

A great beginner bar for $200 or less is the CAP OB-86B. It's actually on sale right now on amazon for $109.

u/escapistnet · 2 pointsr/homegym

If you're in the US you can get a decent beginner squat rack from Amazon or Walmart for $250-350. Building your own only to replace it will cost a lot more in the end and take an awful lot of time.

As for the bar, if you buy a decent one now you can keep it forever, or until you become a hulk. From what I can tell, the CAP OB-86B seems to generally be considered the best bang for your buck. It's currently available for $138 shipped at Amazon.

u/Supernovav · 2 pointsr/homegym

How far are you from Calgary or Edmonton?

I'd highly recommend calling both stores getting quotes and seeing what they can do for you.

For $850 I'm sure you can get the squat stands with safeties. And at least a set of 405Lb.

I think this cap barbell - CAP OB86 is the go to starter for more people on the sub

If you want a full rack check out Bells of Steel u/kvgravy

u/thirdmanin · 2 pointsr/homegym

No need to drop $250 right now, this bar from CAP will suit your needs just fine. There's no better value out there right now.

u/scienceandmathteach · 2 pointsr/funny

I got 480 lbs of weight off craigslist for less than $100.

I paid about $130 for this bar.

u/buyers-remorse · 2 pointsr/homegym

I have both the valor bd-7 power rack+dip handles as well as the FG pro utility bench. They're solid, budget pieces of equipment, offer good bang for your buck, and get the job done. Both the rack and bench are more lightweight than other options out there, but as long as you won't outgrow their weight capacities, they should be fine (I think 500 lbs for the rack and 600 lbs, weight and user combined, for the bench). Keep in mind, the lat pulldown gets in the way of incline benching inside the rack. If that's going to be a problem, you can elect to get just a rack without a lat pulldown and attach something like this for pulley work. There are definitely more luxurious options out there in terms of racks, like ones from Rogue (and they have the option of a bunch of cool attachments) but it all depends on your budget and goals. There are some flaws to the rack, like the storage pegs getting in the way of benching inside the rack when loaded with plates (I ended up removing the top pegs and am thinking about moving the pegs to the front by switching the front and back posts so I can actually store plates on the pegs). Overall, the rack gets the job done for me and I like having the option to do pulley work. Here's a thread on the bench that helped me decide on buying it. Definitely happy about it, especially at the price I got it for. Dick's always has 10% off when you sign-up for emails here. At the time, I was able to stack the 10% with a 20% off coupon to get the bench for $140.77 after tax and free in-store pick up.

I got a package that included the triceps rope and single handle here for $21 that are working fine if you want to save some money on attachments.

If you're interested in doing olympic lifts farther down the road, this barbell is generally considered the best bang for your buck barbell and comparable to more expensive options out there. It all depends on your needs, the Dick's set might work just fine.

Let me know if you have any questions.

u/Nizidramaniiyt · 2 pointsr/homegym

As far as cheap bars goes, it's hard to beat the OB86B. It's a standard 7' bar, but I doubt that a 5' bar would fit in your rack. You might want to try to rearrange your rack to give you more width.

u/MadDuck- · 2 pointsr/homegym

That bar is pretty junky, but you're basically getting it for free with the weights. It'll get you started and you can upgrade that later if you get serious about it. It'll also give you a beater/landmine/superset bar in the future if you upgrade.

Chances are, if you got the $95 one you would probably end up wanting to upgrade it anyways.

this one is is a decent starter bar (they have one for $120 as a warehouse deal, which is how I bought mine). It has decent, but not great bushings and ribbed sleeves so the plates and clamps stay on better. The sleeves are also held on by a circlip instead of pinned like the cheaper ones. The bar isn't nearly as strong as some of the better and newer bars, but it's still pretty good and a lot better than those cheaper ones. The knurling isn't that aggressive, but it's much better than most cheap bars. It also has a black oxide finish on the bar.

Black oxide is one of my favorite finishes. Unlike Zink plated, chrome, or ceratoke the black oxide doesn't take away from the sharpness of the knurling. They dunk the bar in a bath of nitrates ect. and it creates a very thin (I believe only a few millionths of an inch) oxidized layer that does an ok job of warding off rust. It can still rust and it's not as durable as other finishes, but it'll feel very much like a bare steel, or stainless steel bar, which imo are the best feeling.

You should also check out titan fitness and maybe rep fitness. They might have comparable bars.

u/Jteague101 · 2 pointsr/homegym

That power rack is a really solid choice. It should be compatible with most of Rogue's accessories/attachments because it has the same dimensions as a certain Rogue rack. I would stay away from that bench and purchase a used one from a better brand (Body Solid, Parabody, Parabody Serious Steel, Body Masters, etc.) on craigslist for the same price or way cheaper. I'd also recommend purchasing all your plates used through craigslist for 50-60 cents/lb. The CAP OB-86B is a good choice for a barbell.

u/3delta · 2 pointsr/homegym

Mmmm, this is again exactly why I made this post.

I was on the fence about the 31mm thickness as well.

Thanks for the input =)

I'm constantly changing my list and Im saving so much money and the quality of product is also staying where I want.

u/-Knurdy- · 2 pointsr/homegym

T-3 squat rack? Yes. Their adjustable bench is fairly new, but just like every other product they sale, it's a clone of someone else's product, in this case it looks like a clone of an already fairly cheap cap barbell/fitness gear bench. Like I said it's fairly new to market so there's not really a consensus on wether or not it's worth having. Even if you do go with the bench ( how bad can it be? ), I'd avoid the barbell, even though it appears to have snap rings, I can't imagine them making a quality bar. Here's my next purchase : , 28mm, hard chrome coating and free shipping. Or if you're looking for more of a power bar, this one is fairly popular value choice:

u/rsguide707 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Currently just started working out again recently. I currently have

fitness reality squat rack/bench

CAP 7ft Olympic bar

powerblock elite dumbbels

CAP ez curl bar

Goal: I'm skinny being 6'2 and weighing 140lbs. My goal is to get calves and biceps. When I used to go to the gym all the time. I used to enjoy using their cables to do lat pull downs, standing pull downs etc.

So I'm stuck between a cable machine or maybe something that can workout my calves like a sitting calf raises matchine

u/tostilocos · 2 pointsr/homegym

I literally just bought the Titan Rack w/ dip bar - very happy with it and with free shipping you can't beat the price.

You can skip the spotter arms since the rack comes with safety pins - as long as you squat in the rack the pins will have your back.

I wouldn't get that bar from Dick's due to the low weight limit. I bought the $150 CAP bar from Amazon (;amp;redirect=true&amp;amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00).

I sourced all of my weights from Craigslist as I didn't want to spend more than $1.25/lb for them and many places bumper weights go for $1.50-$1.75/lb. I spent $1.25/lb for a few bumper plates and &lt; $1/lb for some steel weights.

I got four 4'x6'x3/4" horse mats from a local feed store for $40/each.

With weights and everything I'm in for $900 but I haven't gotten a bench yet.

u/BrettTheGymGuy · 2 pointsr/GYM

Oh my haha, ultimately it does the same thing!
Check out the link below ($27 on amazon)

Harbinger Polypropylene Dip Belt with Steel Chain, Black

u/CalvinHobbes · 2 pointsr/Fitness



I think these are what you are looking for?

u/scorpionMaster · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/jhowlett · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I bought this about 6 months ago
AMAZON harbinger belt

its held up well, the only thing is the chain is a little short, but I'm able to fit a 35lbs plate no problem (Not sure a 45lbs would fit, maybe a 35+weight).

u/FolkSong · 2 pointsr/Fitness

You can also buy pullup belts that will probably be more comfortable than just a rope.

I use this one.

u/RhinoMan2112 · 2 pointsr/homegym

I got this Harbringer on amazon a while ago and it's been great. I usually try to get the best quality everything but like you said I didn't wanna break the bank on a dip belt. Definitely recommend it!

u/Tree-eeeze · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I got this one from Amazon about 8 months back.

Never had any issues with it, and have had up to 60lbs on it but I'm sure it could handle more.

u/spectre02 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

There's one on amazon for $27 that I have and it works really well. Ive used up to 75lbs so far with no signs of wear.


u/GT4NE1 · 2 pointsr/homegym

Bought my first one last week, used it for the first time today. Very solid. Used it for pullups (10 lbs.) and dips (45 lbs.). Worked great.;amp;psc=1

u/iceduck · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I totally agree with you. I personally use a Dip Belt to lift 45lbs for dips and pull-ups.
My backpack didn't feel as secure and I'm pretty sure the mass distribution of a 45lbs weight in a bag isn't optimal and could rip the bag off.

u/Oddomar · 2 pointsr/funny

I believe your only option is to go to a gym or buy a power tower like this. Power Tower on Amazon

u/jammintx · 2 pointsr/tall

Ha. I haven't had a doorframe pull-up bar in a while, in part out of fear of bringing the door down, but in just as large part because of the lowered clearance. I just got one of these, and am pretty happy with it so far:

Not ideal height-wise, but sturdy and a better option than a doorframe pullup bar almost certainly; I think the height is 7 foot, with the leg-tuck (or extension) not awful as an option.

Also, here's a similar product which people in /r/bodyweightfitness seem to regard well:

u/OnlySnopel · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Now that i think of it, I own this [power tower] ( and could probably rest my my ankles on the situp bar so that my toes are in the air.

Would be more leaning towards a decline pushup, but it should work.

u/bryguypgh · 2 pointsr/P90X

I got this pullup frame for $100 and I was very happy with it. It's very simple and sturdy:;amp;qid=1418841817&amp;amp;sr=8-6&amp;amp;keywords=pullup+bar

I am basically the same size as you, 5'11, 215, and couldn't do one pullup when I started. I also got the pullup assist band but it don't like it, it's hard to describe but the resistance feels uneven. It let me do more pullups but I don't feel like it helped me get closer to doing more without the band. YMMV.

u/Flipmode22 · 2 pointsr/P90X

If you have room in your house I would try this:;amp;qid=1418850794&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=stamina+pull+up and money, I realize it's a bit expensive but according to a lot of reviews it seems like it might work well for you. You could do bands, but use that as a last resort.

u/kaukev · 2 pointsr/P90X
u/thinkingotherthings · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Glad you like it! And yeah, I'm currently doing it at the gym because I have a membership there, but when that runs out I plan on getting this, or something similar

u/sockaddr · 2 pointsr/P90X

Not a direct answer to your question, but I was in a similar situation and ended up buying one of these:;amp;qid=1374766291&amp;amp;sr=8-3 . It's a free-standing pull up bar, and it's worked great for me. Door jam pull-up bars always seem to leave marks on the door jam, but I don't have any experience with the bands.

u/intangiblemango · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I ended up buying a power tower (not this one, but something really close) because I don't trust my doors.

u/richdub · 2 pointsr/Fitness

At home. Barbell, dumbbells, rack, pullup/chinup/dip stand.

I need to upgrade this, but this is my barbell:;amp;psc=1


Built my own rack.

u/LeaningOnTheSun · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Okay! I'll give these a go one by one;

  1. You need almost nothing to do bodyweight fitness. If you have a place to do pull-ups and dips you're all set. Most stuff with the door is effective enough but I would recommend getting a door frame pull-up bar and some gymnastic rings so if the weather sucks you won't have to miss your workout.

  2. Weighted jump ropes are a great start. Some resistance bands like these are great for mobility work and adding assistance or resistance. I like to use a basic pair of push-up bars like these because they're easy on the wrist and add some range of motion to your push-ups.

  3. Super useful! Check it

  4. If you eat right and stick to your plan you'll get stronger and add muscle mass. Cut properly and do cardio and you get easily get a very defined physique. If aesthetics are your main goal though you should stick to a traditional bodybuilding routine.

  5. Supplements aren't necessary. I like fish oil though. As far as protein goes as long as you eat meat and eggs you'll get enough to build muscle.

    Good luck! Calisthenics is super fun. I still do weightlifting when I find myself at the gym but bodyweight fitness has become my primary goal.

    Check out these channels/sites for tons of inspiration and info.

    Gold Medal Bodies
u/lurkrer · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I have this style which is very similar. I like it for pull ups and frequently use it for push-ups to change angles and positioning from my regular push-ups.

The thing that may or may not work for some people is the distance between the curved bars. As you can see in this photo, the bars are quite close together which does not make them ideal for an L-Sit. That means most probably need to buy push-up bars or something similar to get the angles right.

u/ilykdp · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I wouldn't recommend doing it on any surface that isn't the right width - just a little wider than shoulder width.

I have this pull up bar and these olympic rings that I do dips on.

This way you can do dips with proper form and will make it easier to do negative training.

u/generousheart · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I have this one and am quite satisfied with it. I would caution you to measure your doors first, and also check the strength of the molding. This type of pullup bar puts weight on the frame above the door, so if you have cheap molding it's coming down.;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1371197442&amp;amp;sr=1-2&amp;amp;keywords=pull+up+bar

u/OrangeJuliusPage · 2 pointsr/fatpeoplestories

&gt; I could never have done a pull up without the assistance machine. I'm still fairly heavy, and female, and have never had much upper body strength. Still don't, actually.

Yeah, not to sound like a misogynist, you have way less testosterone coursing through your veins than even a male whussbag, so you get a bit of a free pass for being untrained and formerly sedentary and not being able to do a pullup. For dudes, that is still pretty awful, though.

&gt; I don't have anyone to watch or a good mirror, but I do what I can when I can.

I hear ya. YouTube has a lot of really good form videos, though. For most of us "close enough" is fine.

&gt; I'm purchasing some weights as soon as I get paid again so that I can do some curls and such, probably just a few 5-10 lb to start and I'll buy heavier when I'm ready. I know a few exercises with smaller weights, not much else.

That is really a pretty useless workout plan. You'd be better off saving that money and rolling it into a gym membership, instead. You won't get any kind of decent results with weight like that, and instead of wasting your time on that and doing infinite pointless curls, just take a few old gallons of milk and fill them with sand or dirt or something, and voila, you functionally have those small weights that you can use for shoulder presses and whatnot.

&gt; I've looked at bodyweight stuff, but a lot of it seems really difficult considering my weight and weak arms.

Just work up to it. Pushups are free, all you need are a couple chairs to do dips, and for like $25, you can get a great pullup bar off Amazon.

&gt; Gotta start somewhere, but where. I wish I had regular access to more equipment!

Do you live nowhere near a cheap gym or YMCA or something? If you are a university student, or merely a broke-ass mofo, their rates can be surprisingly reasonable.

u/P-K-One · 2 pointsr/spartanrace

...So if you have a backyard with a rig you can train for the rig? Who would have thought? When people say "You can't train for that" what they usually mean implicitly is "unless you literally have one in your backyard". :)

For those expecting something different from this video, I can recommend you one of those:;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1503981938&amp;amp;sr=1-6&amp;amp;keywords=pull+up+bar

They really fit into every doorway. I put a towel on it and do towel pull ups which are great for grip. If you want more versatility in objects there are also various special grip things that you can attach to any bar/rig:;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1503981976&amp;amp;sr=1-10&amp;amp;keywords=pull+up+objects;amp;pd_rd_i=B01EL6Q90I&amp;amp;pd_rd_r=XCK62MRMYMM41PJ9V8K9&amp;amp;pd_rd_w=VhhEW&amp;amp;pd_rd_wg=SPBru&amp;amp;refRID=XCK62MRMYMM41PJ9V8K9&amp;amp;th=1&amp;amp;psc=1;amp;pd_rd_i=B074332S6X&amp;amp;pd_rd_r=XCK62MRMYMM41PJ9V8K9&amp;amp;pd_rd_w=VhhEW&amp;amp;pd_rd_wg=SPBru&amp;amp;psc=1&amp;amp;refRID=XCK62MRMYMM41PJ9V8K9

It's not the same as having a rig but it's the closest you can get in a small apartment.

u/elchupinazo · 2 pointsr/P90X

I also have extremely wide doorframes, and I finally found this guy that fits all the way across my doorframe (with room to spare).

u/kevmo77 · 2 pointsr/P90X

Price of ultimate plan: $370

P90X base plan: $140

Pull Up Bar: $30

Push Up Bars: $10

Chin Up Assist $35. This is a handy tool but a chair will suffice.

The recovery drink, while not a total waste of money, can be replaced with much cheaper supplements. I do stuff like protein powder and a frozen banana in a blender. Equivalent cost $40.

The real issue with ultimate package is the bands. You're going to want real weights. I went to a second hand sports equipment store and got a set of free weights at $.50 a pound. A nice full set will be in the $150 range.

Total: Around $400.

So for around $30 more, you can buy a much better set up than what's offered in the ultimate package. If you stick with it, you're going to replace the bands anyway.

u/AdvocateReason · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Shoulders are what you need. You'll see results in two weeks, man. Get a copy of P90X through whatever means you have at your disposal ::cough::torrentifyou'vegotnomoney::cough::. Purchase these and this. Do not let that pull up bar intimidate you, man. You will be able to do pullups if you go the 90 days. Shoulders and Arms is the best routine. Stick with it for two weeks and that t-shirt will look a LOT better on you - of course it's way too big in the first place, but you don't want to go spending money on fitting clothes that you're going to shrink out of (if you stick with the P90X). You're also going to want something like this and maybe a few free weights if you're planning on getting serious with it, but really all you need right now is the bands to bulk those shoulders up. Get the resistance bands and do either the shoulder/bicep/tricep workout or get all of it and do the full workout. That will make you look better than any clothing you could purchase and make you feel better about yourself. Also post fashion pics of gf.

EDIT: Uhh...I just looked at your GW posts. You OWE it to your gf to buy those resistance bands. Forget the clothes, do the P90X routine!

u/SullyMac98 · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/Cobolock · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Ehmm... yeah, I wasn't clear enough. What I mean is normal wide pull-up bar versus narrow doorway pull-up bar. I've called the latter 'chin-up' because I can't make a real pull-up on it - it's too narrow for me, I need more space between my wrists. Sorry for misleading.

u/BiologyIsHot · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

So apparently I was wrong. The doorway itself is ~36.5 with about 1.75 inch trim around it. I was measuring trim-to-trim. Still fairly difficult to find, but I think this one will work and it isn't 30% 1-star reviews saying it smells like petrol and broken in 2 days

u/forgot_again · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I'm using this one for tuck front lever and tuck front lever rows:;amp;psc=1

It has not made me worry at all. (It does dig into the doorframe a little though)

u/aggyaggyaggy · 2 pointsr/running

Here are a few possibilities to explore:

(1) You're not doing enough strength training. Having big ol' muscles helps stabilize your other muscles. An expert would put you on a treadmill and show you that many of your muscles aren't stabilizing the others as they should.

(2) Look up Active Release Technique and you'll see all the sorts of things that can happen to a muscle over time, especially if you were inactive for a long time as is implied in your post. A physical therapist can work these things out rather quickly. Make sure you see a PT with a specialty in sports-related injuries.

(3) Running form. Small issues are exaggerated over longer and longer distances and as your muscles stretch during a long run. I don't think I need to say much about this besides the recommendation to get a running coach.

(4) If you have been sedentary for a while, your muscles/tendons will still require a few more months to regrow into runner's form. Your bones will take more like 9-21 months.

(5) Stretching is good, add a foam roller. Use YouTube videos and this foam roller:;amp;qid=1408324025&amp;amp;sr=8-1

Hope this helps. Just some guesses and general advice.

u/yaesnae · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Yay foam rolling! For those of us who are less crafty, this is my favorite roller to date. Roll on!

u/kgbdrop · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Not normal for me at least. I don't do too much stretching before squats or deadlifts. At least not static stretching. I'll do some light cardio to get the blood pumping, do some leg swings and then do some third world squats to really loosen things up a bit.

Beyond that, a lot of the lingering soreness can be prevented by fully stretching afterwards. I do all the standard leg stretches combined with several yoga poses (table-&gt;cat-&gt;cow; caterpillar; modified cobra plus plenty of long child's poses) along with using a foam roller. Foam rollers really are magic and worth the investment. I use one of these are the gym but any works so long as it is fairly hard. Roll over your legs and back. It will hurt a bit like a proper massage hurts in a good way.

The generally accepted mantra is active stretching beforehand and static stretching afterwards.

u/skrimyr · 2 pointsr/running

Try one of [these] (;amp;qid=1323795998&amp;amp;sr=8-4). I had something similar where after running I couldn't walk up or down stairs. Everything else I could feel it, but it was generally OK. Mine was self diagnosed ITBS, and I started using a foam roller after every run on my outer thigh just above my knee working out any knots. There are days my knee will still be tender, but I have no major problems even after long run days.

u/mziemer · 2 pointsr/snowboarding

I thought I tore my meniscus this summer. Took it easy for 2 months (body weight exercises, stretching etc.), and finally saw a sports medicine doctor when I got back on campus (cause it was free). He said that 5-10% of the population have small meniscus tears and don't know it, or need to do anything about it cause they will heal. He ran me through some ROM and "does this hurt" drills. Since my pain and swelling had subsided I either had a meniscus tear that healed enough, or a fat pad impingement.

Story aside I have torn ankles, IT bands, abs, you name it. Best advice I can give it look up yoga or mobility wod drills/exercises. Knee pain could come from tight hips/ankles/hamstrings/back/etc. I use a foam roller and could not live without it! Another thing that helped me get over knee &amp; IT band injuries was wearing knee sleeves. They give your knee extra stability when transitioning from no activity to moderate. Some people also use them as a safety mechanism when doing high stress exercises (heavy squatting etc.).

Self diagnosis will drive you crazy, if unsure go see a specialist. Also like any athlete repair your past injuries through yoga/mobility WOD exercises.

u/benjimann91 · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness


a little more expensive than the others, but worth every penny. i use this every other day. has helped increase my flexibility and relieves DOMS like no other.

u/Three_Fifty · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Best one I've used

The Grid

u/kayden0000 · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Here's an x-post from /r/crossfit benefits of foam rollers. I bought this one from amazon and it's been the best one my dad and I have found yet. Use it a few times and you'll understand and feel the benefits.

u/ChiefmoBaggins · 2 pointsr/AskMen

This one and it's small cousin for travel use along with a lacrosse ball for my glutes and targeted work, and a peanut roller that I can stand on for plantar tendon stretches.

u/catfield · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I use a 13" Grid Roller

the slightly smaller ones are more versatile IMO, so I'd go with 12 or 18

also get a lacrosse ball for smaller target areas, a tennis ball has wayyy to much give

u/wintercast · 2 pointsr/RedditForGrownups

Yes, I needed to be picked up for a crack too. Get a foam roller. You will be able to crack your back yourself (as long as you can get down and back up from the floor unaided).

Costco has them for a good price. Otherwise excericse/running stores will have them.

Here is an example

u/internetmouthpiece · 2 pointsr/ShittyLifeProTips

Have you tried using a foam roller? If you are enrolled at a gym they definitely have one, if not I highly recommend getting one -- I use this one though this one is good as a softer variant for more tender areas

edit: I'm reading more 'focused' massage (lacrosse ball or a tennis ball) benefits the lower back specifically due to how the muscles work together to support that region of your back^source though foam rolling in general is a great form of self-massage. Here's a pdf of a book that's got great diagrams and very well written to help you understand trigger points.

u/TripleUltraMini · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I have this shorter one and it is FIRM.
You get used to it though... mostly

u/i_am_a_freethinker · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I don't think he made it, it looks like he's using this one.

If you want to make your own, just get a length of 4" PVC pipe. It doesn't have padding, but my god does it feel good.

u/NarcissaMalfoy · 2 pointsr/90daysgoal

Sure! Here's [a list of youtube videos] ( that show foam rolling in action. I don't know specifically how you're exercising but you should be able to find something that works for you. I foam roll for about two minute after lifting. I started with a roller like [this] (;amp;qid=1492957245&amp;amp;sr=8-3&amp;amp;keywords=foam+roller) but recently someone gave me this [fancy one] (;amp;qid=1492957245&amp;amp;sr=8-5&amp;amp;keywords=foam+roller). It's a bit "harder" which makes it better for me after rolling for months.

The only heads up I will tell you is that rolling hurts the first few times you do it. After a few days it's just uncomfortable. And then it doesn't hurt really at all. But it really really helps with doms.

u/series33 · 2 pointsr/dating_advice

you could try foam rolling your glutes with one of these:;keywords=trigger+point+foam+roller&amp;qid=1569977695&amp;s=gateway&amp;sprefix=trigger+point+%2Caps%2C174&amp;sr=8-4

it can be way more effective than stretching. just dont roll your lower back. you could roll your hamstring and calf too. always do both sides, to keep things balanced.

u/GodPuppie · 2 pointsr/running

Any running or sporting goods store will have one. I believe Target carries them too. Or check amazon.

There are a couple styles -- the cheaper, flat foam ones aren't quite as rigid and wear down more quickly, but they're functional -- I use one of these, because I'm broke. The nicer ones (like this) are sturdier and probably work a bit better (but also will hurt more when you first use them).

u/EnglishJogger · 2 pointsr/running

I use this one. It is good.

u/ferwick · 2 pointsr/running

Definitely. I use a lacrosse ball though. I also use two of them taped together to roll up and down my legs (think ball on ground, me rolling on top with my weight). The massaging is supposed to prevent less flexible scar tissue from building up in your muscles. You could also use one of these foam rollers or these massage sticks

u/miaret · 1 pointr/UIUC

sell yours on craigslist and acquire the following:;amp;qid=1368488031&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=over+the+door+screw+in+pull+up+bar

"somewhere to go to get out of the house, during the summer."
specifically to do pullups? o.o that strikes me odd, but different strokes, I guess.

u/eviltoiletpaper · 1 pointr/keto

This is a good cheap option for home pull ups, been using one for over two years now:

u/OuchMyBrain · 1 pointr/Fitness

&gt; That and its hard for me to practice straight pullups since I lack a bar outside of a gym, and doing 3-1x5 looks pretty lame :(

  1. For $22, you can have your very own pull up bar in your bedroom. It will also allow you to do a handful of other exercises too.
  2. Who cares what 3-1x5 looks like? Are you going to improve by doing 0x1-5?
u/KeronCyst · 1 pointr/IWantToLearn

Buy an Iron Gym and do pull-ups. This is all you need to start with!

u/d1deonly · 1 pointr/Fitness

will it fit my 35 and a little inch door?, i had the iron gym one;amp;psc=1 and it did not fit.

u/shenaniganns · 1 pointr/Fitness

If you have $30 to spare, workout bar, fits on your door frame.

u/Plant_41 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I realize it's getting late, so I really hope someone is still here that can help! Thanks in advance!!

I want to start doing the recommended routine in the Bodyweight fitness /r/. I'm a complete newbie 100% and I don't know how to do any of stretches/exercises included in the routine, however I have no problem learning. I have some questions regarding it, tho.

1)) Is there a newbie "recommended routine"? I see there is an intermediate routine, so is there a even more, basic one?

2)) I realize I do the workouts every other day. One day do the routine, the next day rest, one day do the routine, then rest, etc. Currently I run lightly every day for 30 minutes. Should I stop running completely because it would hurt my progress? Or is it okay if I run on my "days off"?

3)) Do I have to eat any differently? That might seem really, REALLY stupid to some of you, but I'm genuinely curious. Right now, if I continue my running and eat the way I do, I will lose weight. If I continue that, yet still do the recommended routine, will I not benefit at all? Must I eat at a surplus while on the routine if I want to gain muscle? (If so, is there any sort of cheat sheet in regards to what I should eat?)

4)) The routine needs me use a pull up bar and exercises that are called dipps (whatever those are?) I don't have a pull up bar at home but I'm interested in buying one. Any recommendations? Would one like this work?


u/gonewild9676 · 1 pointr/BdsmDIY

Is there an access panel to an attic or anything else in the ceiling? How about air vents? You can pull the panel up/down/whatever and put eyelets in sideways into the ceiling joists. When you leave you just remove the eyelets and nobody is going to notice the holes. Not good for suspensions, but good enough for restraint.

For the hanging key you can try 3M command adhesive. You put them up and they stick, and then you pull the adhesive the right way and it magically comes off with no damage.

If you have windows you can try an expansion rod, though that might damage the window. There are door frame pull up bars you can try, like this thing:

u/david-w-144 · 1 pointr/homegym;amp;psc=1&amp;amp;refRID=ZC7E6Z7JBG5WTJ9D8S6P

Had one of these for years before I got my home gym. The foam came off eventually but just added tape. Really solid, no complaints.

u/fatalbinoninja · 1 pointr/fatlogic

Dooo it! It's such a fun thing to see yourself getting better at. I used this one for the longest time and really enjoyed it.

u/hoogityboogitiesRIP · 1 pointr/adderall
u/SkinyFatBoi · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

You can't even get a bar to hang on your door like this one or this one

u/nthiogen · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I hung these rings on this pull up bar mounted in a door frame for well over a year of regular use. All still 100% usable. The pullup bar's spongy center grips are starting to fall apart (again, after over a year of pull ups and weighted pull ups), but the rings and straps look brand new. Highly recommend both.

u/boxidea · 1 pointr/Fitness

Weight bench:



Additional plates (45 lb):

Pull up bar:

I actually bought the dumbells at Walmart. They had a better price at the time.

That was enough equipment to get me up and running for all the exercises that I like to do.

u/CuriousCursor · 1 pointr/Stronglifts5x5

I would recommend


Barbell for beginners

The knurling on this is pretty great. Been using this for more than a year.

Also lock jaws instead of clamps.

u/deeetsss · 1 pointr/homegym

The standard recommendation here is usually this bar its the best bang for your buck bar. A lot of people start out with it and if you outgrow it it makes a great beater bar.

u/Tritonis · 1 pointr/homegym

Where did you see it for 100$? Best I can find is amazon for 130:

u/smittycw · 1 pointr/homegym

The reason most people don't like squat stands is that they take up the same space as a cage while not being as versitale, and for not much less money. That said if height is a problem you can find shorter cages, such as

Also, why the C-70 bar? It won't rack properly on any full size stand/rack. If price is a concern this bar is full size for quite a bit less

As far as space for everything, if you don't mind deadlifting in your power rack you will have plenty of space

u/longdayes · 1 pointr/crossfit

Save your money and get this: CAP Barbell Olympic Bar, 2-Inch, 1000-Pound Capacity, 7-Feet Read the reviews. People like it better than the rogue, which you should know are inherently overpriced due to their partnership with crossfit

u/spitfire9107 · 1 pointr/Fitness
u/ahthefloorislava · 1 pointr/homegym

I'm still just starting up with the home gym. So I don't yet have much. But here is what I have:
Power Rack: -- got this for $229 though it is backordered at the moment.

Bar: -- got for $165

3/4 inch Rubber mat from fitnessdepot for $50

I'm currently looking out for plates from kijiji and the likes. Hope this helps.

Edit: I also bought a 4' x 8' piece of plywood from home depot which I'll cut to size as the rubber mat and just lay it underneath the mat for additional cushioning

u/infamousdx · 1 pointr/homegym

FringeSport for bumpers and barbells.

CAP's OB-86B, OB-86PB, or OB-86PBCK are supposedly very good for the price.;amp;qid=1473432657&amp;amp;sr=8-3&amp;amp;keywords=ob86

I'd get 2 pairs of 5s and one pair of 2.5s.

u/greens11 · 1 pointr/homegym

You can wait for the CAP barbell to go on sale for &lt;$130. It's one of, if not the best budget bar around. Buy something else if you need it ASAP. But, if you can wait, I would personally setup a deal alert and buy when it goes on sale.

Link to bar

u/Toadkiller_Dog · 1 pointr/crossfit

The CAP O-86B retailing at $110 is a very well respected general purpose bar. It will last you a healthy amount of time until you decide to spring for a more expensive Oly or Powerlifting focused bar.

u/ThePercepta · 1 pointr/homegym

I can't say if it's the best or not, but I picked up strengthshop bastard power bar for $202 shipped from their black friday deal + 10% off coupon last night. I just looked and I guess it's out of stock now. They have the regular bastard bars for even cheaper if that works for you.

I know some recommend the CAP barbell that's rated 1000 lbs from amazon for a decent budget bar.;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1542138550&amp;amp;sr=1-7&amp;amp;keywords=cap+barbell+45+pound

It really depends on your needs and what you plan to do with it. I personally prefer a power bar since I want the center knurling and I primarily train for powerlifting.

u/comps2 · 1 pointr/gainit

Never ever purchase a squat rack with a lat pulldown attachment.

I would invest more elsewhere and less into the barbell. The best budget barbell is definitely the cap-ob-86b. Nothing comes even close to it and it is comparable to $200+ barbells.;amp;qid=1458486030&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=cap+ob86

u/Leaf_CrAzY · 1 pointr/homegym

If you're looking for a budget bar set a notifcation on camelcamelcamel for the Cap OB-86B
Well regarded as the best budget bar, routinely goes on sale for $100.

u/snigles_in_your_area · 1 pointr/homegym

This one here? That seems like a good price.

u/BrikeSalville · 1 pointr/Fitness

I recently got the fit505 power rack for $230:

Might be sold out now. It looks identical to the AmStaff one, but I read a review saying that the Fit505 one was much better. Though they could in fact be identical, not sure. Anyways, I'm very happy with my fit505 power rack... but I've heard some bad things about AmStaff in general.

In terms of weights, you might be better off on Kijiji if you're near a big city. You can find used weights for 50 cents a pound (no tax).

Then maybe pick up one of these bars:;amp;qid=1481343523&amp;amp;sr=8-7&amp;amp;keywords=cap+barbell

You'll also need a bench. Again, I would look on Kijiji and find a used bench. You can get an alright one for around $100 or a good one for around $200.

Your best deal is to buy a full used set from someone on Kijiji if you want the best value. I live near Toronto, and I've seen people selling a rack, bench, bar, weights, lat pulldown, few extras, etc. for around $700. Generally you can get things for about 1/3 of the retail price... so that's by far the best way to go if you're looking to get the best bang for your buck. But it takes patience, and you need a vehicle for transport.

u/jsabot · 1 pointr/homegym

This is what I have at home. Works fine.

u/murphyreedus · 1 pointr/homegym

Or at least the $140 range.


u/RogueDragons · 1 pointr/homegym

This one is pretty decent. Sometimes it goes on sale for around $100 bucks

u/dejtat · 1 pointr/homegym

I do.

Have you got your bar yet? If not, the OB86B is a little nicer:

u/beowulf_71 · 1 pointr/homegym

The CAP bar is $166 with free shipping on amazon. As far as I could tell from many other threads, this was the best affordable bar to get. I got this as a second bar to do cleans, dead lifts, etc. Though I am reading the replies here and seeing a different CAP bar (which costs more, but doesnt hold as much weight.. and doesnt show on not sure it is a better bar).

I dont quite know why center knurling is needed.. and let it be known that I am just getting back in to weights, so if I can clean the bar alone I would be happy at this point!

u/Congenital-Optimist · 1 pointr/homegym

Get this one. Its both cheap and good. I know several who prefer it to their Rogue bar.

u/thepiepan · 1 pointr/homegym is the CAP bar that everyone recommends, I wouldn't get that $62 one

u/adbdragonmaster1 · 1 pointr/homegym

Can someone tell me quick what's the difference between this bar and;amp;psc=1

Or are they the same?

u/Tofinochris · 1 pointr/homegym

Here's the details on the stuff:

Power Rack. Had this about 6 weeks and I'm extremely happy with it. Looks fine, feels very sturdy, no feeling of tipping or instability even when I hang from the bar at front. Paint scratches when you move and insert the spotter bars but what do you want for $350 shipped. It's held 215 on multiple occasions with no issues. If you lift significantly heavier than this (300+) you may want to read reviews first, or invest in a less-starter rack, but for many/most people this will be fine forever. It's dead easy to assemble if you have a socket set and if you don't, great opportunity to get one, they're cheap! Assembly can be done mostly solo but the final bits really need a second person to hold stuff in place while bolts are inserted. Rack comes shipped in 2 or 3 (can't remember) boxes which are pretty unwieldy and heavy.

I went with this CAP barbell. This suits my needs very well with great knurling and came without bend, and I'm unlikely to put a bend in it with my sub-300 deadlifts. The barbell ships in a fun 7 foot cylindrical tube which caused the dude at the mail place to nearly topple over because he expected it to be light for some reason.

I also got this plate tree which holds 2x 45# bumpers, 2x 45# plates, and 2x 25#, 2x 10#, 4x 5#, and 2x 2.5#. Does the trick but paint scratches off the pegs like crazy but is easily cleaned up. Single box, about 30 pounds.

The bench is this one by Marcy. I wanted a simple bench and that's what I got. Great bench for the price and I haven't had any instability problems. Had this for a year and used up to 70# dumbbells and 215# barbell with it (I'm 215). Most weight total that's been on it was a 270# friend benching 185# for sets and he found it fine.

Assorted stuff: got these puzzle mats which do the trick for the right price and are stowable unlike a permanent mat. As I mentioned elsewhere the 45# bumpers are meant to mitigate any floor impact, and I'm not terribly concerned with keeping this floor perfect anyway (it's 10 year old laminate on top of concrete, and the "path" is linoleum). The plates were from a sale at the local FitnessDerp store (not its real name) and were 85 cents a pound -- I never saw any on Craigslist for less than that in the month I looked. Finally just some collars.

The cat in the picture highly recommends this crinkle tunnel.

u/tarbender2 · 1 pointr/homegym

Looking for my first bar and I'm cheap as hell. Not doing olympics or crazy heavy deads or whatever, but I lift a lot and just want something to last.

With the amazon sale Cap beast is $97. Cap Boss is $108. Is this a reasonable option? Which one?;amp;psc=1

u/RailsIsAGhetto · 1 pointr/Fitness

Can't guarantee it will fit through every approx. 1" hole since they can vary but I use this one and it fits everything I've ever tried:

u/SgtOScrotBags · 1 pointr/Fitness

You need to bulk. If you don't have access to to the gym do pullups/chinups, and dips to start. Eventually when you get better and stronger, start using weight.


Dip Belt for using weight:;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1324935884&amp;amp;sr=1-2

You're too skinny right now.

u/kimchiMushrromBurger · 1 pointr/powerlifting

This is basically what I have.

A good multi purpose tool for a home gym. Dips, pullups, and belt squats.

Good luck!

u/Frosty_Jacks · 1 pointr/Fitness

I have this one and it works pretty well. Seems durable.

u/varcas · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

That's weird, the chains on the ones at my gym don't even tough your clothes, shouldn't hit your leg either if you have it high enough. They look just like these, what would the alternative to a chain be?

u/GreySceptic · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Personally, I'd like a(n):

  • FlipBelt

  • 1.25 lb plates

  • Dip Belt

  • Jump rope

  • Anatomy Textbook (or other fitness related textbooks, especially coffee-table type books)

    and, of course...

  • Giftcard: for athletic clothing (especially somewhere that sells women's weightlifting shoes, as that's what I actually need right now), massages, yoga classes, food...

u/AerusFlameweaver · 1 pointr/Fitness

Here's the one I use at my gym.

u/TommyWoodland · 1 pointr/kettlebell
u/Impudicity2001 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I think they're all pretty much equal, but this is the one I have

Harbinger Polypropylene Dip Belt with 30-Inch Steel Chain

u/NopeNopeNopeNopeYup · 1 pointr/gainit

I used to use a jump rope to tie through smaller weights. Bought a big boy chained belt when I moved up to a plate. big boy belt

u/jswoll · 1 pointr/xxfitness

My husband uses this one (we ordered it directly from Amazon) -;amp;psc=1 for dips mainly. I've used it for pull-ups before too, and it seemed to work just fine for me. It's also fairly inexpensive compared to a lot of others, so that was the main reason behind the initial purchase. :)

u/mattgs618 · 1 pointr/Fitness

This is what I use, it's not too expensive, $27. I've put up to 135 lbs on it with no problems.

u/Br3tt96 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Yeah having a lack of equipement was a real issue for me, but I ended up buying two posts and a pipe. My brother recently got into working out and bought this baby, and it's really nice. I was quite surprised with the quality...;amp;qid=1564365933&amp;amp;s=gateway&amp;amp;sr=8-29

u/Ozwaldo · 1 pointr/P90X

For a while I used door-frame pullup bars and was very happy with them. Then I moved to an apartment that didn't have doorframes with molding around them. So I bought this on sale for $100. It's awesome.

u/ColiflowerEar · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness


I just got this for around $160 and it's been great. It has everything you need to follow the FAQ routine and do other exercises too. There are a variety of those kinds of towers with different prices and add-ons, but for me that one has worked great.

Specifically, the one I got is pretty stable and has a good finish, plus it feels great. If you're willing to shell out $150, that's probably a good bet. (But then again I don't know which routine/what the goals are so it's just a suggestion)

u/ferrar1 · 1 pointr/P90X

I use the pull up bar which does hang from the door frame, however you can buy pull up bars which fit in between the door frame, hence aren't hanging from the top part, I personally haven't used these kinds before, but might be worth a try to get you started.
Or you can invest in some sort of power tower, however these may take up space you don't have.
But if you are fairly unfit/don't have much of a back, then resistant bands could work to get you started, these can just be jammed into a closed door.

u/Eye_Cue · 1 pointr/Fitness

Good point, so far I'm considering the Power Tower 1690.

u/p0tent1al · 1 pointr/P90X

Me personally: the place I live at, the bar only fits one door: the others are too wide. Make sure to make measurements to assure that it fits.

They also have screw in pull up bars (I've seen people put wood planks on either side for extra security as far as damaging anything goes)

If all else fails, you can buy this for $80 (which is what I'm going to have to do when I get the money):;amp;qid=1311217918&amp;amp;sr=8-6

u/ianramos · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Hey guys,
I'm transitioning to calisthenics because I hate going to the gym now. My gym is literally packed. I also just enjoy the convenience of bodyweight exercises. Do you think this power tower is sufficient for the recommended program. I will be keeping this in my room.;amp;pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&amp;amp;pf_rd_t=201&amp;amp;pf_rd_i=B005D1RP6S&amp;amp;pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&amp;amp;pf_rd_r=NCNKQ3QFFMHADZ33V5HE

u/dts-five · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I've seen this one recommended on here in the past, but i don't own it.
Stamina 1690 Power Tower

Just hang rings or a rope and bar. You might could put a broom handle across the dip handles. Just get creative with it.

u/psyanoid · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I have been using the Stamina Power Tower thingy for about a year and it has worked great for me!

u/aomm26 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I am looking into buying a free standing pullup bar as well. I have not done too much research, but have been looking into:

u/makeitAJ · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

If have the same problem at my place so I ended up getting a pull up tower: Stamina 1690 Power Tower

u/michaelthecoder · 1 pointr/Fitness

If you have enough space, you can buy a pull up tower for around $100. Mine is good but I'm still too out of shape to do negatives but I can at least hang on it:;amp;qid=1524634160&amp;amp;sr=8-13&amp;amp;keywords=pull+up

u/oneiros562 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I got mine on Amazon.

Think it was this one.

Stamina 1690 Power Tower

u/sauceprovider1 · 1 pointr/Fitness

This is only $40 and you just attach it to a joist.

This is $95 and free standing.

This is $60 and you can attach it to a wall.

Go to the similar item section and you can find so many more if you don't like those.

u/Reinhaut · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Okay. It's just my personal opinion that a seperate pullup bar will always be less convenient. But that was not your question ;)

Seems quite expenisive... I don't have any real experience with those. Here is an alternative I found with a quick search.

u/screepatrol · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I bought one instead of a wall mounted pullup bar and I regret it

even the best ones are kinda wobbly, so there's a lot of energy leaking. I can do more pullups at the gym than on my pullup bar cause I have to focus just a little bit on keeping it from wobbling. It's not gonna fall over, but it's just annoying.

Mine is this one:;amp;keywords=power+tower&amp;amp;qid=1571771923&amp;amp;sr=8-9

imo it's better to get a very sturdy pullup bar and some parallettes

u/sprcow · 1 pointr/P90X

I have a similar quandary and was considering this freestanding equipment. One user asked about the height and another user said they think it would need about 90 inches of clearance to use, which is less than your 8.5'. Haven't tried it myself yet, though.

u/AtomicMind · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I was looking for the exact same thing.

I've come to look at;amp;qid=1425212882&amp;amp;sr=8-8&amp;amp;keywords=pull+up+bar

which is the exact same thing someone else pointed out. I am 210 pounds and probably will buy this.

u/stirls4382 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

The Stamina 1690 Power Tower has been a great versatile item for me.

u/marin4rasauce · 1 pointr/startbodyweight

I have to say that this sounds extremely unlikely. It might not look like the casing above the door could support significant weight, but I am 260 lbs and it can support me just fine. However, if there is no molding or casing, or it is too thin or uneven to safely support, there are alternatives to the one posted above.

If you don't have the option of the hook on one, you can always get the type that bolts into the door jambs.

You could bolt a bar on your floor joists in the basement.

If you further do not have this option, then you could buy gymnastics rings and hang them from your floor joists in the basement (you should be allowed to drill a hole through them that would accommodate straps or ropes while still meeting structural building code requirements)

If you you do not have this option, as you are in an apartment or something similar, and have no suitable doorways to use for bars, then I think you will have to be creative in your solution for this... but there are still other bar types, such as wall mounted or free-standing, that you could purchase or construct.;amp;pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&amp;amp;pf_rd_t=201&amp;amp;pf_rd_i=B001KUURTS&amp;amp;pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;amp;pf_rd_r=18DKJX1R6RST84RJRQZC

Hope this helps. Good luck.

u/karmasmarma · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

It's on sale for $152 right now with free shipping. Just pulled the trigger on it as I haven't seen a lower price in Canada thus far.

u/lefty414 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Hey guys just starting the beginner program in the FAQ and I was wondering if this tower (;amp;psc=1) would be good for inverted rows. If I used the dip handles as grips with my hard parallel to my body. Or if they would need to be in a bench press type position. Thanks for the help.

u/aureum · 1 pointr/Fitness

What about a stand-alone pullup bar? It's a big thing, takes up some room, but you can move it around pretty easily, and step through it if need be.

u/algar32 · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

&gt; rings

Also, with regarding rings, would a bar like this that sticks out make it easier? I think I could get away with it with something like this;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1524692936&amp;amp;sr=1-4&amp;amp;keywords=pull+up+bar

u/Champ_Sanders · 1 pointr/Fitness

A bit of a follow-up question. How safe are door frame pull-up bars?

I can't put any screws into the wall, and something like This on amazon. Can it fall off easily?

u/timbergling · 1 pointr/bodybuilding
u/drewba · 1 pointr/Fitness

Can someone reassure me that I'm not going to tear my pullup bar off the door frame? The door frame is sturdy and I've double/triple checked for studs. I'm still terrified that I'm going to fall mid pullup.

u/ddj116 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Yep they are great and are not permanently attached to anything -- I highly recommend this one for under $30

u/Clevelandhitch · 1 pointr/homegym

ProSource Multi-Grip Chin-Up/Pull-Up Bar, Heavy Duty Doorway Trainer for Home Gym
Or check Craigslist.

u/Callate_La_Boca · 1 pointr/progresspics

This one
ProSource Multi-Grip Chin-Up/Pull-Up Bar, Heavy Duty Doorway Trainer for Home Gym

Try on a door in an out of the way location, so a little banging won't show up. Also, put a hand towel between the bar and the wood. Do pull ups nice and slow.

u/Scary_Mulignan · 1 pointr/Fitness

awesome! I'm assuming the one in your photo is the same as this one on Amazon?

u/Joonami · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I'm not sure of the brand, but I got it at a sporting goods store. It is easily removable because part of it rests on the wall above the inside of a door frame and the other part braces against the molding on the outside of the doorway. Not just one of the tension ones that spreads between sides of the doorframe!

It's a lot like this one!

u/DdangerWu · 1 pointr/Fitness

id recommend getting that. You can probably find it a tad cheaper but 30 bucks is around the price range. I recommend doing the wide grip and the furthest parallel grip. start by doing every other day and eventually you want to do it every morning everyday. it sounds intense but it's just 20 mins a day.

u/chirp16 · 1 pointr/xxketo

So, adding in some load-bearing exercise is a great idea! Nice job on the weight loss so far! If you are too shy to post your question in /r/bodyweightfitness, I recommend simply reading the FAQ they have. It's really helpful and I think you'll find the information you are looking for. Do you happen to have a pull-up bar? If not, you can buy one that goes in your door for about $30, I believe. Pull-ups are great exercises! I am a fan of the 50 Pull-Ups program. You can also just throw in some push-ups, too!

u/iacobus42 · 1 pointr/Toughmudder

Run (elliptical) and bike now to get ready for the cardio. Also go out and hike (walk) in parks (with hills!). The distance is the hardest part of the TM. Even walking 10 miles is a challenge for a lot of people. Your feet will get blisters if you try to walk 10 miles today without having any preparation.

Focus on pull-ups and pushups. You will need a decent amount of upper body strength. Check out this video on pullups. There is no such thing has lacking access to a pullup bar. See this for 100 places to do pullups. Also consider getting a door frame mounted pullup bar. They don't damage your door/walls and are apartment (or Mom's Basement) approved. This is the bar that I use and it is only 30 bucks.

u/deadshotbravo · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

This can be used on your door frame and in my opinion is best pull up bar you can buy it directly from amazon.

The best thing which I like in it is that whenever I don't need it I just un mount it and put it in my store

Here is the link ( I am sorry for dip station because I haven't used one myself that's why I cannot recommend you);amp;camp=1789&amp;amp;creative=9325&amp;amp;creativeASIN=B002YQUP7Q&amp;amp;linkCode=as2&amp;amp;tag=imtaznabi09-20&amp;amp;linkId=78a274aa7f814af8cb0c8a7616a43ca4

u/JorusC · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I have this one, and if you have the space for it it's pretty great. (It's not as wide as the picture suggests.) All sorts of hand-holds to change things up, the grips are nice, and it's sturdy. It's survived significantly more weight than you have without any deforming.

u/BeagleBoxer · 1 pointr/Fitness;amp;psc=1

I have this one and it's been good so far. If you weigh, say 200lb+, you may be better off investing in a Power Tower or something along those lines--though I've seen heavier guys use doorway pullup bars, I can't speak to the longevity of the bar or door trim. If you get this one, you should tighten the bolts the day after first use and week after first use. You gotta put something (I just threw a couple old socks on mine) to keep the foam from marking the door cause the black will stain (I was able to get it out with a Mr Clean Magic Eraser but YMMV it may have just been abrasive enough to remove the top layer of paint).

u/AnthonyAstige · 1 pointr/loseit

/r/bodyweightfitness may have some options for you. I've heard good things about their starter program, though I haven't tried it myself. Though it won't give you a good program, I've used the [You are your own gym] (;amp;hl=en) app for exercise demos.

A big challenge with body weight strength training is lower body. Upper body push ups and building up to pull ups can get you pretty far. I bought [one of these] (;amp;psc=1) a while back to put in my door and it worked surprisingly well.

u/Hackalope · 1 pointr/Fitness

I swore off gym memberships over 5 years ago, figuring that I could spend a lot less money on weights and equipment in my apartment. I bought stuff piece by piece as I needed/wanted/could afford it. Here's what I have now, in total:

  • A weight bench similar to this one
  • A pull-up bar like this one
  • A heavy kettlebell
  • A lighter kettlebell
  • A set of dumbbells (adjustable dumbbells would probably be good too)
  • A bike
  • A bike trainer like this one

    I think you can get/keep in shape with this sort of setup, but if you're looking for serious gains it might not be the right path.

    edit: links
u/TheySeeMeLearnin · 1 pointr/fitness30plus

The Grid

You want something firm where it won't give, but you do not want any of the bumpy parts sticking out - you can absolutely impede your recovery if you go too hard on your muscles during active SMR. On the pain scale, when you're working on yourself, you do not want to go above a 7 unless you're a trained physical therapist or massage therapist. Use the foam roller for long leg muscles.

Also, two lacrosse balls - I place one on either side of my neck and do a backbridge and slowly bring them down to the base of my spine, then re-position and dig into my glutes. Also, if you take one lacrosse ball and cram it between your backbone and scapula and life your arm from your side straight up over your head you can loosen the scapulae which will aid in more free-moving shoulders, neck, and pecs.

I've definitely worked out a lot of cumulative problems resulting from injury and overuse.

u/ekusubokusu · 1 pointr/NoFap

Get a foam roller, I'll link you to the one I use. There are plenty of great videos on how to get some good workout on it. It's not necessarily 'workout' but a myofascial (muscle) releasing massage. There is a degree of exertion. Also , just bodyweight exercises. Your body needs that dopamine at that minute when you have the urge, so give it some endorphins with a great exercise. Kettlebells, foam roller, pull-up bar, whatever. Just get your body into exertion mode for 20 minutes and close out with a cold shower.;amp;qid=1394573970&amp;amp;sr=8-2&amp;amp;keywords=foam+roller

u/PJ-SB · 1 pointr/kravmaga

I agree. Foam roller (Trigger Point is awesome), protein, and fish oil are great. I would also add that having a recovery drink that has protein
and carbs (like Mike's Mix) really helps. The carbs will help with muscle recovery so you feel back to normal strength sooner after a hard workout.

u/Ridgeback111 · 1 pointr/bjj

I never went back to my chiro after I bought a foam roller. Plus, I can use it anytime I feel the need. Well worth the $ I spent on it.
I use one similar to this:;amp;qid=1398485672&amp;amp;sr=8-2&amp;amp;keywords=foam+roller

u/-paradox- · 1 pointr/JoeRogan

You know what's been awesome post workout - foam roller. Specifically this type.

I play lots of soccer too, just bought a pair of new cleats. I'm ready for summer.

u/emjayrose · 1 pointr/BabyBumps
u/clive_bigsby · 1 pointr/Fitness

I've tried them all and would say the best one is the pvc core with a 1/2" layer of foam around it. Going straight pvc can be a bitch if you roll over a nerve or bone and the all foam ones are too mild.

Something similar to this: TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller with Free Online Instructional Videos, Original (13-inch)

u/Thesealiferocks · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I work at a running store. Not sure what you will be using it for, but assuming you will be rolling out legs, I would recommend this one. It's not only a top seller, but will last you your entire life. Unless you plan on doing your back, the small size is fine.

u/small_tits404 · 1 pointr/EOOD

this one, worth every penny:

u/midnightslip · 1 pointr/flexibility

Incorporate usage of a foam roller into your daily life. It will help loosen your muscles so that you may stretch. You can find cheap ones on Amazon ($20) but I recommend this sturdy one:

TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller with Free Online Instructional Videos, Original (13-Inch), Black

Watch some YouTube videos on how to roll out your muscles. I have tight hamstrings and It's a very helpful tool for me. Good luck to you.

u/ethovk · 1 pointr/Fitness

I was wrestling over the same purchase decision for months. I finally got the Theragun last week, and I can't put it down. The multiple ways to grip the handle is surprisingly useful. I have all of the massage devices listed below, and there's nothing quite like the Theragun. Previously, I hesitated in working on areas that were particular painful. The Theragun allows me to work trouble areas more often. My wife and I use it everyday.


u/babaoriley06 · 1 pointr/golf

I generally roll out my back with a foam roller after each range session or round. It releases a lot of stress. Something similar to this will help:;amp;qid=1412710720&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=back+roller

For a long term solution, strengthen your back with exercises and stretch regularly.

u/MHMoose · 1 pointr/piano

I had a similar problem when I started playing last year and ended up with a kind of random solution. I just had one of those metal folding chairs and it wasn't really the right height for my keyboard. So one day I started sitting on the foam roller that I use and actually like it so much I haven't changed it and use it every time I practice. Even thinking about using one at work eventually.

u/queenbeluga · 1 pointr/femalefashionadvice

Yup yup, just take it slow and listen to your body. If you get into it then one you know you're going to continue then I recommend getting some squat shoes. I think it might be helpful to get a foam roller right off the bat for dem horrible newbie DOMS, but other than that you shouldn't need anything really to get started.

u/everydayjokes · 1 pointr/xxfitness

&gt; Does foam rolling have to be done directly before/after your workout

Nope. Any time is fine. Some people like to foam roll before bed. I'm finding I like to foam roll after I lift, so I log this guy around.

u/JUDGE_DREAD6 · 1 pointr/Fitness

stretch your calves man. a common agitator of fallen arches or plantar fasciitis is tight calves. stretch those puppies out if it's not too sore, and get a foam roller, or one like this if it's in the budget. As for exercises, it sounds like you can do all of the upper body stuff with no problems, but what can you do for lower? can you do body weight squats? would a set of dr. Scholes arch supports help enough? can you ride a bike? Cycling is great cardio.

u/MF_Mood · 1 pointr/gainit

Should I get a regular high-density foam roller or do these Trigger Point rollers work better?

u/sunburnt · 1 pointr/running

I have used a stick before, but one with rollers like this one:

In my experience, the stick doesn't work nearly as well as a foam roller. For what it's worth, this the foam roller I use:

The reason I like the roller more is because I can put a lot more weight on the area I am massaging with a foam roller. I feel like I am getting a deeper massage that way.

The stick is very nice for travel, though.

u/NYSenseOfHumor · 1 pointr/backpain

I'm 25-35 and have had back pain for years, sitting makes it worse and driving is worse than sitting so your experience is typical.

If you have a medical emergency get to an ER and/or call 911 or your national equivalent.

I've found massages help a lot, more than chiropractic in my experience. Massages for me provide longer-term relief and the massage therapist also focuses on secondary symptoms in the arms and legs that can be caused by a radiated nerve.

Since your massage is not until Friday see if you can get a walk-in or at least short notice chiropractic appointment, many have them available for this reason and it might just help carry you over.

If you can get an appointment with your primary care they may write a prescription. You should do this anyway because back problems only get worse.

I've found that wearing a back brace while sitting at my desk helps a lot, [this one] ( is the number one best seller on Amazon for a reason, I wore it all day today.

Make sure to stretch, a lot. I am bad about it when I am working and get into a project but it's important. [Foam rollers] ( are great for before and after work since it may be strange to have in your office.

For while at work, look at these videos on desk stretching from the [Mayo Clinic] (

Heat and/or ice helps too.

u/jemesnyc · 1 pointr/yoga

I use this one;amp;sr=1-2&amp;amp;pi=SL75

It's actually plastic in the middle, so it doesn't compress and loose integrity. I definitely recommend it.

u/occamsquattro · 1 pointr/running

Awesome thanks. And great gif!

I'll definitely read the FAQ. Since I have no experience running, I have no idea how tough this is actually going to be. My only comparison is starting hockey four years ago having never done it before. It's easily the most intense workout I've ever experienced. Having learned to push through your body saying "dude, what the fuck, this isn't cool anymore", I'm not as worried about the discipline aspect of it. The thing I'm most worried about is getting fatigued or injured and having my schedule slip. It's so tight, I can't afford any mistakes.

I recently picked up this, because I write software all day and my back is always tight, and it's awesome. I also just picked up some running shorts and shirts today, so the only other major purchase on my list is shoes. I think I'll wait until I'm up around 5+ miles before making that purchase.

I can keep people updated -- maybe do a weekly update on my progress -- if there's interest.

u/minal187 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


Handing Depression

Depression is rough and what works for some people might not work for others. For me, I tried to go to the gym to de-stress and get my mind of things. However, this might not work for you (just like how talking to people about it didn't work for me when I was depressed). Honestly, it's really hard the the scariest thing for me was not knowing when I will stop feeling how I felt. My only advise is to find SOMETHING to do (talk, go to the gym, pick up a hobby, hang out with friends, etc.). The worst is doing nothing about it.

Now for the funny story:

One time I was always mugged by a snake:

Last summer I was traveling across Europe with three of my friends. We had three days in Prague. After checking in we spent the majority of the first day exploring and doing all of the touristy things. The second day we split up into two pairs and walked around the city. Now, me and my friend go to the town square to marvel at the architecture and see all the tourist traps. We walk down an alley to see the famous clock thingy (the one where everyone gets married in front of apparently) and take photos.

As we are walking we suddenly get a wave of tourists walking the other way (making it extremely crowded and hard to turn around and walk the other way). As we keep walking, we notice this one guy. He walked up to us and he has a GIANT SNAKE on his body (like 7 feet long). So he comes over and says "hi how's it going". Obviously, we think he's going to make us touch it and then try to take our money. Nope. HE PUTS THE SNAKE RIGHT ON MY FRIEND. Simple "Hi, how's it going" places snake on her

My friend is pseudo-laughing and freaking out and I'm chuckling cause it's really random. Anyways, he takes the snake off and looks at me. I'm like "no no no man, I'm good" and he just places it on me. I don't know if you've had a giant snake on you before, but I didn't like it. Anyways, he's trying to chat us up and asking questions "hey where are you from?" etc. We say we're from Canada and whatnot...

ALL OF A SUDDEN he looks at me and his smile disappears. He says (exact words): " you pay". The MOMENT he says this, the snake (which is still on me) starts squeezing both AROUND MY NECK and the tail AROUND MY BALLS. Now, usually when a beggar/street performer asks for money I immediately say no. But this time two very vulnerable places were being threatened at the same time. He says it's 200 Krona (the local currency) and I'm like OKOK. I open my wallet and I only have one 500 bill left. He looks at it and says "it's 200 Krona each". I'm like WTF he's ripping us off. Anyways, he grabs the bill and hands me a fist full of coins and takes the snake off. I look at the coins and it's a bunch of 10s and I start counting. As I count, the snake slithers up my arm and starts hissing at me as if it was warning me not to dispute the amount. I take a step back and turn to my friend and say "this isn't the right amount (he only gave me 6 coins, so 60 Krona back). I turn around and BAM. He's gone. Guy used the snake to swindle me of 440 Kuno (which came up to be about $25-$30 Canadian).

And that's how I got mugged by a snake.

Product helping anxiety and depression

I used this to spend 20-30 minutes each day to massage my back, thighs, calves, and shoulders. It helps so much to relax and destress.

Or if that's too expensive, I use a simple lacrosse ball to massage my feet, shoulders and arms. Honestly, the small thing of doing this for 20-30 minutes before going to sleep helped a lot and it was another small thing that I did to help me release the stress and anxiety.


To make you laugh

u/aelephant · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Is this the Triggerpoint one? Original or "X Extra Firm"?

u/techrat_reddit · 1 pointr/Fitness

This seems to be only 20 dollars. Would you still recommend building my own?

u/cyclicpitch11 · 1 pointr/bootroom

Probably. If its muscle pain thats totally normal. You've probably built up a bit of lactic acid which causes the soreness. If you own a foam roller use it after you work out. It does wonders with breaking up lactic acid and making you feel a lot better. If you don't have one I totally recommend buying one. You can get them for pretty cheap off amazon and they really do work wonders. This one is 10 USD. They do hurt like a bitch if you're sore when you use them but after you feel 10x better. Also drinking a lot of water THROUGHOUT THE DAY (not just before and after working out) helps with muscle pain.

Joint pain is also probably fine and its just sore because you haven't done anything like this in a while. Just ice whatever hurts after working out.

I'm also not a doctor. If the pain stays at the same level for a while or becomes worse you might want to see a physical therapist. If you haven't heard/felt any loud pops or anything its extremely unlikely that you've done anything, but getting a professional's opinion never hurts.

u/spike_africa · 1 pointr/powerlifting

I would highly suggest foam rolling your entire back out after any serious lifting is done. I spent $20 on a hard foam roller from the full 36" one and it had made me feel so much better. I foam roll about once a day sometimes more if I am feeling super tight.

EDIT: Here is the one I got. I highly suggest you spend the $20 and feel better from it.;amp;qid=1397665937&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=foam+roller

u/kenmoorhead · 1 pointr/bjj

I use this foam roller:;amp;qid=1397063651&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=foam+roller

And a champro lacrosse ball... but those all seem to be pretty comparable, just different sizes. Mine is the NCAA regulation size.

I'm wanting to try out some different foam rollers / lacrosse balls soon to see how more specialized things like a trigger point roller or rumble roller compare with the basics.

u/thelastdeskontheleft · 1 pointr/Fitness


Definitely don't regret mine.

u/DawgVet · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Yup, it is a way to release lactic acid build up and stretch out those stiff muscles,without the decrease in power output nor increasing the potential for injury. Looks like this

u/brynnflynn · 1 pointr/running

Foam rolling, and regular icing. The exact same you would do during intense training. If you don't foam roll (and not everyone does), this is a great time to get into it before you need it. It's a dirt cheap insurance against injury if you're committed to running healthy.

u/mespeaknoenglish · 1 pointr/Fitness

I use this one 18" from here.;amp;qid=1404320265&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=foam+roller

My friend has the 36" one its too long for my needs. I can roll my back out on the 18" one easily.

u/Epoch85 · 1 pointr/StopGaming

FOAM ROLL! Foam rolling + a good podcast is one of my greatest discoveries so far in life. If you do it right it can make a HUGE difference in how you feel. Do yourself a favor and try to practice foam rolling 20 minutes a day.

u/theredinthesky · 1 pointr/running

Just a simple smooth one works. I got this one off Amazon.

u/googlechromer · 1 pointr/gainit

Buy a foam roller for christmas also if you don't have one already!

u/schmin · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Personally I want an ice cream attachment for my stand mixer so I can make amazingly rich, but actually healthy frozen Greek yogurt! Alternately, this quick pop maker might do the trick.

A weighted hula hoop is surprising work, and fun too! A kite will get you outside, and I can't WAIT for Just Dance 2014 because it will allow for online play and I need that extra boost to get me back into it -- I think I need some new songs too. =P

I have a foam roller that works like a massage and stretching at the same time, and you might want a yoga mat like this one that hopefully won't off-gas nasty smells.

You can order workout shoes online, but only AFTER you go into a physical store and try them on, and wear the ones you think you want around in the store for at least half an hour, trying to mimic various motions.

u/Uberbagel · 1 pointr/Fitness

I just got this one in 36" full round for posture correcting exercises to help me work on my slouch and APT.;amp;qid=1374249886&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=foam+roller

If this is your first roller I would definitely go with the full size as it seems that you can do a lot more exercises with a full than a half. I'm 6' 2" and 200lbs and it seems pretty solid to me so you should be alright. Just make sure you don't toss it around and are careful with weights around that thing as it is just foam, no matter how dense it is.

u/heavilyarmedclown · 1 pointr/bjj

Using a foam roller or a muscle roller really helps move lymphatic fluid and blood into affected areas. Its powers should not be underestimated for both aiding in injury and recovering from damage to muscle.

u/cn33 · 1 pointr/gainit

Look at getting this one. Does that work? And what length of roller do you suggest?

u/BuckeyeWolf · 1 pointr/crossfit
u/jenjunum · 1 pointr/running

I bought this one on Amazon:;amp;ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1375672114&amp;amp;sr=1-1

My PT just told me to get a foam roller, he didn't tell me there were different densities. So I ended up with the hardest one. But also for an ITBS. There are videos on youtube, my PT showed me how to use it but sometimes I need a refresher.

He also said the injury was likely because I needed to strength train more. I've been doing a lot of squats and planks.

u/ohaimynameis · 1 pointr/Fitness

What does your protein and creatine intake look like? Protein helps significantly with soreness, and proper protein intake while working out is crucial to muscle growth. Without protein, I took forever to recover and it was hurting my schedule because after two days of working a certain muscle group, I still was not ready.

Also, foam rolling is fantastic for muscle soreness. I currently use this and have had spectacular recovery rates compared to before.

Protein and foam rolling are the two things that have helped me significantly in my recovery rate.

u/red_lambda · 1 pointr/Fitness

What exercises should I do with said roller? Is it this?

u/kachoi · 1 pointr/Fitness

Don't spend that kind of money on a foam roller. Here's the one I bought for $19 and it works great.

u/BreachBirth · 1 pointr/crossfit

I bought my black high density foam roller for about $20 on Amazon... You'll feel it plenty if you havent used it before... Lots of great videos online on how to use it. A lacrosse ball would be a nice step up after that.


u/rabidstoat · 1 pointr/loseit

As a perhaps cheaper alternative to a treadmill, there are under-the-desk stationary bikes. Here is an example of one I was looking at from Amazon. I'm not sure if cycling will work with your physical restrictions or not, though.

u/SomeUser5000 · 1 pointr/DIY

They sell these ready made and the cheapest are less than $50 (&amp;euro;28 locally). The really nice ones are $150. I doubt you can build one for less than $50

E: then again if you have your desk setup correctly you shouldn't have enough range of motion to be able to raise your legs up that high without your knees hitting the desk. So really, all round bad plan. Just get up and do some excercises every few hours.

u/modakim · 1 pointr/Fitness

Hi all, I'm wondering about a desk cycle machine for home... cycling, but wondering if there's anywhere I could test it out or if it's worthwhile. This would be an example:;amp;qid=1510334293&amp;amp;sr=8-3&amp;amp;keywords=desk+bicycle&amp;amp;dpID=41GQ3verykL&amp;amp;preST=_SX300_QL70_&amp;amp;dpSrc=srch.

u/SvennEthir · 1 pointr/boardgames

I've always been curious to try one of these.

u/SidRunsUnshod · 1 pointr/Fitness

Amazon has a Q&amp;A section, where you can ask people who are familiar with such devices.

u/Insaniac99 · 1 pointr/KotakuInAction

I use this to exercise while playing games, you can get cheaper lower quality ones like this you can peddle constantly while gaming and then crank up the resistance when you aren't playing and burn more calories.

u/Eustace_Savage · 1 pointr/CringeAnarchy

Get one of these things and a jumping rope.

u/Helicase21 · 1 pointr/loseit

I've always wanted to get one of these and bind it to be my W and S keys, but I'm not quite sure how.

u/getstronk · 1 pointr/loseit

If you're looking for a good quality piece of equipment with a small footprint I wouldn't really consider anything other than this:;amp;qid=1539711557&amp;amp;sr=8-3&amp;amp;keywords=deskcycle

Just need to sit in a chair and pedal and if you turn up the resistance you can really work up a sweat.

u/Beef_Enchilada · 1 pointr/loseit
u/IOnceRanTheIndy_500 · 1 pointr/relationship_advice

&gt;I feel that he’s already used to his current lifestyle and sees no wrong with it.

That's exactly it. For the two of us, we'd go to work, come home but not feel like cooking (so grab fast food/delivery), be tired from the day so just veg out in front of the computer or TV, then step on the scale or check the credit card balances and *surprised pikachu face*

&gt; He finds the class boring and the gym too intimidating/ppl who show off.

There has to be something interesting he can find, but as far as the gym being intimidating, that's actually a thing and it at least (to me) shows that he's self-conscious enough to know he's not in a good place.

What really helped for me getting more exercise (and I've been a bit lax about it in recent weeks) was a pair of under desk pedals. That way, I can get some amount of cardio while still relaxing in front of my computer. Something like these:

As far as exercising, that will help, but if you/him/both of you can get his diet under control, just that alone will probably be a good start until he loses enough weight that moving is no longer quite the PITA it used to be. Just by changing and tracking our diets, as I said my wife and I are down about 60 pounds each this year; her with almost no exercise, me trying to get the doctor recommended minimum of 150 minutes a week, but sometimes failing and sometimes raiding the work snack bar like a viking. Another shameless plug: if he can take Weight Watchers seriously and stick to it, it does work, and I think it leaves you well-positioned when you're at your goal weight to have changed your habits so you don't go balloon up again.

u/slapdash_panda · 1 pointr/loseit

Do you have a desk job? If so, you could look into getting what I have at my job, which is a DeskCycle! :D It allows me to pedal while I'm working. Here's a listing to it on Amazon:;amp;qid=1502247191&amp;amp;sr=8-1&amp;amp;keywords=deskcycle

u/pesaru · 1 pointr/Lightbulb

I use this. The only downside is I had to remove the wheels off of my chair.

u/Sloloem · 1 pointr/TooAfraidToAsk

Under-desk bike pedals basically an exercise bike you can use, varying speed and resistance, while you're sitting at your desk...provided you have a desk job.

u/HiccupMaster · 1 pointr/PS4
u/beanichole · 1 pointr/loseit

It’s a machine with pedals that you can place below your desk and use while you’re sitting. It’s not a gym but since we’re talking very “square one” here, it’s a starting place.