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RENEEAQUA SparkPoints: (35,157)
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4/29/13 12:26 A

so far i just have dumb bells that are 3 lbs. i wanna get a ball and heavier weights emoticon

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4/28/13 9:12 P

Have hand weights and resistant bands
At my age think they are appropriate
One day at a time

TCANNO SparkPoints: (172,254)
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4/20/13 3:41 A

I have two, the kettlebell and the rowing machine

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KOOSHKY SparkPoints: (7,492)
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4/19/13 11:51 P

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
4/19/13 11:44 P

my group power weight lifting stretch bands at home.......and my weight bench.

RIVETPA Posts: 1,177
4/19/13 3:05 P


4/18/13 7:16 P


I do use my HRM and my pedometer, though. They keep me honest.

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4/18/13 4:25 P

I'm with the body weight crowd...and have a new love of the kettlebell :)

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4/18/13 4:22 P

does an HRM count?
I know its technically a cardio gadget, but I've noticed it helps motivate me and keeps me from taking over-long breaks between sets

ABUFFKIN Posts: 2,233
4/18/13 3:42 P

My hand weights and my resistance band

CICELY360 Posts: 3,733
4/18/13 2:15 P

kettlebells, my new love

NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,848
4/18/13 3:59 A

pull up bar!!

DETOX55 SparkPoints: (1,070)
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4/18/13 12:28 A

For me, nothing beats free weights...if you have either dumbbells or, even better, a bar with plates, you're set.

I agree that body weight exercises are great for all sorts of good reasons, but if you're trying to build muscle bulk, it's not going to cut the mustard...

LUCASMOM2003 SparkPoints: (45,773)
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4/17/13 11:56 P

my exercise bike and weights and kettle ball weights

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BARBANNA SparkPoints: (108,158)
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4/17/13 1:23 P

My elliptical and then my weights! It used to be my treadmill but that is over.

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4/17/13 1:22 P

The contents of my skin suit.

It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

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Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

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OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (108,011)
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4/17/13 12:46 P

yesterday after work I did my own Tabata workout at the office. I had a 7:00 meeting elsewhere, so I changed into my exercise clothes & did my workout.

I am SO sore today! So yeah, body weight exercises can really do the job. I learned some really good ones in the last boot camp class. We rarely used any equipment.

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NANLEYKW SparkPoints: (74,045)
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4/17/13 12:20 P

Another bodyweight fan here! I do the vast, vast majority of my strength training with no equipment other than what I was born with. :)

CCBULLDOG Posts: 627
4/17/13 12:00 P

Love resistant bands

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4/17/13 11:59 A

My own body weight too - and also my three sets of dumb bells of varying weights.

I've found I can get a great full body workout in just using the above.

I've got a resistance band but can't quite get on with it for some reason - much prefer dumb bells.

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KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (75,327)
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4/17/13 10:29 A

My own body weight :)

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LEC358 SparkPoints: (11,126)
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4/17/13 8:19 A

I'd actually have to say my favorite piece is either a hex bar or a 25lb plate weight (or 2 ;)). Between those and my skin suit I can do about 90% of my ST. :D

MLAN613 SparkPoints: (203,881)
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4/17/13 8:15 A

For the home, your own body is indeed great. Resistance bands are also nice because they are portable and lightweight.

At the gym, I usually use the cardio equipment. And the classes. I love the classes. That's maybe not a piece of equipment but they're a fun way to get in some strength training and I have made some great friends.

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (108,011)
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4/17/13 7:03 A

like M@L, I love body weight exercises because you can do them ANYWHERE! It's great to have a repertoire of activities so you can keep up with your exercise goals when you are unable to get to a gym or even your home eqpt.

gym eqpt? Gotta be cable crossover...because it has so many uses. emoticon

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4/17/13 6:42 A

Definitely my favorite piece of exercise equipment is my own skin (as in bodyweight strength training).


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CBLENS SparkPoints: (47,463)
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4/17/13 6:00 A

What is your favorite piece of Strength training equipment? Mine is the gravitron.

Your encouragement is greatly appreciated!
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