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CREICHEL Posts: 106
12/26/12 3:55 P

free weights, squat rack, stair climber, rowing machine, assisted pull up machine

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12/23/12 8:50 P

Elliptical and Squat machines

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12/23/12 8:25 P

A bench, a squat rack, a barbell, and weight plates. I like cable devices as well.

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12/23/12 8:02 P

Elliptical, dumbbells, kettlebells, and yoga mat.

CHERIMOOSE Posts: 394
12/23/12 7:51 P

Oh and i'm also liking the speed ladder:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhPN7B9bis
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I used to think it was goofy, but it's actually a good workout.

CHERIMOOSE Posts: 394
12/23/12 7:47 P

I like a lot of variety in my routine, so i don't have one particular favorite. I currently like using the battling ropes, which are long, thick ropes that you can do a lot of stuff with, like this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IImEE_IqXi
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My gym also has a device similar to a Prowler, which is sort of like a heavy sled that you push or pull:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFmrjpbW0b
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I like squatting with a heavy boxing bag (arms wrapped around it, bag held vertically) and then walk with it.
I'll use the cable crossover machine for things that can't be done dumbbells & barbells, like horizontal movements such as the cable chest press:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONqdwSd0Ez
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Whichever equipment i use, i try to the keep the routine balanced by doing an equal number pushing and pulling sets, and a bit more leg sets. For example, 3 sets of pushing exercises, 3 sets of pulling, 4 or 5 leg sets, and a couple of shoulder sets.

PFERD_FAN Posts: 31
12/23/12 10:16 A

barbell and squat rack!!!

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12/23/12 9:21 A

treadmill and rowing machine


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12/23/12 8:49 A

Lifefitness Treadmill - I can walk hills on a random setting and not have to concern myself with changing settings during the workout and varies things up. It allows me to read or watch TV while working out. I need something to help pass the time.

WATERDIAMONDS Posts: 14,777
12/23/12 7:19 A

I'm learning to use the elliptical (increasing 1 minute/day--now up to 25 minutes/session), so it's become my favorite for cardio. I sweat far more on it than I do on the treadmill, which I use daily for 60 minutes.

For ST, I love free weights just because I like to use my own resistance rather than that offered by machines.

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NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,848
12/23/12 6:02 A

The pullup bars. You can get a complete workout on them and they are so fun! Pullup bar changed my life completely. The ones at my gym have a comfy cozy cover that is gentle on the hands, too :)

BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,980
12/23/12 4:47 A

Free weights. You can do so much with them.

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12/23/12 1:39 A

For cardio, elliptical because it's a full body workout and I can read while on it.

For strength, one pair of dumbells is all you need for a great workout, and they don't have to be adjusted like a machine. I use a stability ball or a bosu too.

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12/23/12 1:17 A

Olympic barbell & power cage. You can get your full body workout with that one barbell (plus weight plates of course)

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12/23/12 12:19 A

Just got home from going to the gym and I have tried so many of the different pieces of equiptment but there are so many and it made me wonder...

What is your favorite piece of equiptment in the gym and why??

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