Best exercise & fitness accessories according to redditors

We found 2,193 Reddit comments discussing the best exercise & fitness accessories. We ranked the 982 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Exercise & Fitness Accessories:

u/AcerbusHospes · 74 pointsr/swoleacceptance

Having shit stolen from you sucks. And being 16 also doesn't necessarily allow for a lot of money, I will happily buy you these (which I really like):

Not sure how to do this anonymously or whatever. I can also just get you a gift card but PM if interested and we'll figure it out.

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/YourRaraAvis · 14 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes
u/AyePushIt · 13 pointsr/StrongCurves

I have these from Amazon and they work great! I always use the X-Heavy with crab walks, donkey kicks and clams I can definitely feel it! They also come with the little pouch to keep them all together. Only complant, my husband asked why my hands smelt like weed when i got back from the gym...
So they do have a smell first time out of the package.

u/aijerithai · 13 pointsr/rant

That's sounds a lot like having depression too which is a huge beast in and of itself. Deal with that myself too and it's a struggle to just be motivated to really even get out of bed. So I feel for the family friend.

I use Exercise Bands to help me drop weight. It can be done while sitting down comfortably and there are loads of exercise videos on YouTube (and DVDs) that show seated position workouts for folks like him and me.

Might also be wise to try finding other things that also interest him instead of feeling the need to eat to fill in the gaps. I know it's super tempting to just chow down on something, because it's easy and it's something to do that can be done easily for enjoyment.

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/Superstickfight · 10 pointsr/darksouls

constructed with EVA foam of various thicknesses, crayola model magic for details, coated in 65D rotocasting plastic for a hard shell. Painted with Rustoleum Hammered paint

edit: and a whole lot of Streetlight manifesto

u/LoSientoMrRoboto · 10 pointsr/StrongCurves

basically these I use a pretty heavy resistance for thrusts and squats and a much lighter one for clams, hip raises, and side lying abductions.
Getting set up for barbell thrusts with a band around your knees is a little bit of a circus but its worth it haha

u/fickit1time · 9 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You can buy her the yoga ball chair or if your in canada, costco has them for $99

u/Skaggzz · 9 pointsr/AdvancedFitness

I don't have issues with my knees collapsing but if science says it will give me a sweet ass I guess I'll do it. Any suggestion on a which bands to get for a 6'2 guy with a very wide stance? They all seem to be 12' at varying thicknesses and these seem to be most popular on amazon.

u/numlok · 8 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I got mine from Amazon.
I've been very satisfied with it.

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/Toph19 · 8 pointsr/flexibility

This is more of a mobility thing but personally, I bought and use those resistance bands and do hip, glute, and back exercises 3-4x/day to get the blood moving and I've noticed remarkably less stiffness and less imbalances from sitting all day. It's not much but I've found it to help me out during the day. Then I can proceed with my normal workouts instead of constantly having to fix problems caused by sitting.


u/CrazyFoFo · 7 pointsr/bodyweightfitness
u/Platfizzle · 7 pointsr/amateur_boxing

Bag Stand $105
Heavy Bag $60
Speed Bag $27
Proper Swivel $20
Proper Bag Gloves $30
Medicine Ball $25
Jump Rope $7
Hand Wraps $12

Always a few extra things you could throw in, but this is a pretty solid starter setup.

u/catfield · 7 pointsr/homegym

Ab wheels are great, definitely not a gimmick. But also dont spend more than $20 for one, its a simple piece anyone can make. Pull up Amazon and get the one with the most good reviews on it.

FWIW I have this one and have zero complaints, used it for years -

u/amstarcasanova · 7 pointsr/xxfitness

I would recommend getting some resistance bands (around $10 on amazon) and doing exercises such as glute bridges, frog pumps, kickbacks, clams, squats, etc with them. If you google resistance band glute exercises a lot of examples will come up that will show you how to do them.

Start with the lower weight ones and once you learn the movements and feel your glutes activating then increase the resistance weight!

Edit: I have these myself for about a year and they work fine.

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/voyvf · 6 pointsr/Fitness

Besides the obvious - barbell, plates, and cage?

  • Powerlift 2 lifting shoes. The .5 inch heel is simply fucking magic for those with limited ankle flexibility. If I could go back in time to when I started and give myself one recommendation, it'd be to buy a pair of lifting shoes. They're worth every penny.

  • A knock-off lever belt, 'cause fighting with the normal ones is a pain in the arse. I may break down and get an Inzer, but only if this one dies for some reason.

  • A pair of wooden rings that I hang from the pull-up bar of my cage. Good for ring pushups, flies, rows, and of course weighted dips.

  • A dip belt for use with the above mentioned rings and pull-up bar. Honestly, it's not terribly difficult to make one of these with a piece of chain, some pipe insulation for padding, and carabiners (if I can do it, pretty much anyone can) but I'm lazy.

  • Straps, really great for shrugs.

  • A flat bench.

  • A combination pec deck, lat pull-down, leg extension machine that I can't find the link for.

  • A white board and sharpies for my lifts on a given day.

    I also have an assortment of wrist and ankle weights, a 40lb weight vest, and an ab wheel.
u/ZannX · 6 pointsr/homegym

The rack is this one:

When I ordered it a week ago it was Prime eligible. Looks like it's not anymore... right now anyway.

I got a 300 lb olympic weight set from Dick's for $209.99 (local store). The stand is also from Dick's. Bought a few random weights (5-10 lbs, small ones) from Dick's while I was there.

The mats are these:

EZ curl bar:

Under the weight rack are a couple dumbbell handles that take olympic weights (and the reason I bought some misc smaller weights). I got them from Dick's as well.

Overall, I made a list of things I need and compared local (Dick's) vs. online. I perused Craig's list every now and then, but decided to get new for all of these.

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/jetson_x · 6 pointsr/bodybuilding

I have traveled extensively in the developing world without giving up lifting. Here is what you need to do:

  • For each city you're going to, try to find a gym before you go. This will require some serious research. Start with google, "cityname gym". In some parts of the world they'll use another word instead of gym. Look at local business reviews, local facebook groups, any local contacts you might have. Wikitravel sometimes lists them. There will be more than you think.

  • Buy a set of resistance bands. They suck to work out with, but they'll do when you can't get to a gym. I bought this set:
    There's a cheaper set but this one has the heavy (high resistance) bands.

  • You'll want to write a band-based routine.

    Arms and shoulders are pretty easy to work: lateral raises, OHP (stand on the band), front raises, rear delt flies, curl variations, kickbacks, overhead extensions.

    Back is harder. But if you can loop it over some sort of pipe in your room or hook, it's pretty easy to do pulldowns. You can also simulate deads by using all of the bands together and standing on them with wide feet (so the bands are at their tightest). Rows are easy, you just need a column/desk leg to wrap around.

  • I won't sugar coat it: lifting with bands sucks. But, it's better than nothing and you won't lose size.

  • Maybe also look into dynamic tension

  • As for nutrition: street meat is always cheap and a fine source of protein.
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/negativeformat · 5 pointsr/Fitness

Abs are made in the gym, and revealed in the kitchen. You have to build your abs by working them, but you won't actually see them unless you diet properly and reduce your body fat %.

The best all around ab workout is done with an ab wheel.

u/OiledPelicanEgg · 5 pointsr/homegym

I got a cheap 15$ one off Amazon works perfect. It's just two wheels with handles doesn't need to be a 60$ hand crafted masterpiece. Here is the one I got sometime ago

u/HaricotNoir · 5 pointsr/gainit

One of these infomercial-lookin' things.

Shitty "As Seen On TV!" marketing aside, they are excellent pieces of equipment for the price.

Just make sure you have good form. The movement is essentially a dynamic plank - meaning you still have to maintain a "hollow body"/activated core throughout the ROM.

u/d3g4d0 · 5 pointsr/TheRedPill

Just my two cents... but since you mentioned Amazon, this just so happens to be the ab wheel that I use that I purchased from them.

u/CommanderV · 5 pointsr/Fitness

It came with one of those Gold's Gym kits with the doorway pull up bars and push up handles. Online, it says the whole kit is ~$50 (we bought it for $30 years ago). I'd recommend this. My gym has one and it gets used by a lot of people, but it holds up well. I don't see the point in spending $50 for one.

u/glemnar · 5 pointsr/Wellthatsucks

Then you have the even more absurdist bouncy ball chair

u/HashtagFlexBreak · 5 pointsr/pelotoncycle

I live out in the suburbs now, but we lived in NYC (UES) for years before we came out here. You can absolutely have it in an apartment. It is virtually SILENT. Especially with headphones. The dimensions of the bike are on the site, but think of it this way. I have [THIS] ( mat to put it on. its 2.5"x5". That is really all the space you would need for it.

u/BigTexan1492 · 5 pointsr/keto

I love it when people plan to succeed!!! That company also sells some pretty good exercise bands on Amazon:

Back when I bought them, I got a free "membership" into their website which had a ton of exercises. I sporadically did them. Mostly I walked.

So, I want you to know that you can PM me any time. I live in +6:00 GMT, so if I am asleep, I will get back with you as soon as I wake up. Us big boned dudes have to stick together.

Lot's of people will tell you good luck. I don't think you need any luck. So I wish you success. Sweet, glorious success.

u/the_time_keeper · 5 pointsr/XVcrosstrek

I got these for $20 on amazon and just cut with scissors around the wheel wells:

BalanceFrom Puzzle Exercise Mat with EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles, Gray

u/daisyhillforest · 5 pointsr/Fitness

I am trying to buy some resistance bands here in Australia for abductor work and so on, and ahh... the choices don't seem particularly good. I have kmart, $8 for 4 bands. It says made of "rubber".

Then there is rebel sport, a single resistance band for $15,

which seems like a massive rip off and has "20 exercises included!" or some stupid gimmick. It doesn't even say what it is made of.

Then I guess I could order from amazon

5 resistance bands made of latex for $16 after shipping. It seems ridiculous that I would have to get something so simple from overseas. Yet I have the same issue with foam rollers. I like the hard polypropylene rollers on amazon, yet... not a single foam roller in Australia is made of pp. They just sell trigger point overpriced pvc pipes. Ehhhh... the problems of living on an island.

u/Eibhlin_Andronicus · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

Loads do, myself included!

Ok so admittedly I haven't kept up with the gym-lifting much in the past couple of months, but before that I was combining a 1x/week moderately heavy lifting session with ~50 miles/week of running, mostly 5k focus but this year is shaping out to begrudgingly become more of a 10k-marathon. ANYWAY, back in college, I was running about as much, all for 1500m/mile/k/5k/6k XC, and lifting twice a week, a bit heavier but still not "powerlifter" heavy (for a scope, at 115lbs I was occasionally doing 3x5 deadlifts at 145lbs, but sometimes I'd just do 3x8 at 105 or whatever). Went find, the key was to always do the heavy lifts on the hard running workout days.

Now that I'm in my mid-20s and "whatever" (though I still care about PRs and aim to get them and have within this year), I do more what you're doing. Single-legged movements are key, so I'm so glad to see that you're already doing them. When I'm at home, I use loads of bands of relatively strong resistance for clamshells, sissy squats, etc. I also use a 15lb kettlebell for bulgarian split squats and for single-legged deadlifts. When I'm at the gym, I go into those with a bit more weight, slightly lighter regular deadlifts than I used to do, because I don't have as much raw strength as I did when I lifted regularly, rows, OHP, full-on 60lb barbell hip thrusts, etc.

One general bodyweight routine I recommend is the Myrtl Routine, which is targeted towards common running weaknesses. I also recommend you order a pack of resistance bands on Amazon, like these (just picked a random set of exercise bands, shop as you please, but those are cheap and look fine). You'll really be able to be sure you're strengthening the right muscles when you use those bands, and you can elevate your exercises to the next level. Bands are GREAT tools, and it's awesome how simple and cheap they are!

u/BabyBlackBear · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

Here's a list of all the home workout equipment I've purchased on Amazon :)

Stretch Bands for Dancers and...

Elite Sportz Exercise Sliders are...

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop...

Mini Exercise Ball - 9 Inch Small...

Yes4All Agility Ladder – Speed...

A stretch band, sliders, mini bands, a pilates ball, and an agility ladder. I also have cute workout clothes, a bluetooth speaker, a mat, pilates socks, handstand canes, yoga blocks, handstand blocks, a yoga wheel, a pullup bar, a headstand bench, a kettlebell (r/kettlebell for recommendations), 5 and 10lbs dumbbells, long/stretchy bands like therabands, a bosu ball, a jump rope, boxing gloves, focus mitts, a stopwatch, a swiss ball, and a pullup band.

Also not included are the kegel balls I bought on Amazon but I didn't know if you were counting pelvic floor workout equipment lol. Wow I think my house is actually a gym lmao. I'm actually a personal trainer lol.

u/moleratical · 4 pointsr/Fitness

dragonflags or one of these for the abs

u/Takshis · 4 pointsr/xxfitness

My question is about squat pads! I've been lifting for about two months and am loving it! There's a squat pad at my gym that mysteriously appears whenever it wants. I'm not sure if I should be getting use to lifting without one or invest in one so I don't have to keep finding it. I was looking into the Manta Ray.

u/AngelusMortem · 4 pointsr/gainit

Like most people said, the bar usually stops hurting pretty soon. That being said, this baby is even better than a squat sponge. It takes all the pressure and distributes it evenly so it doesn't press down overly hard in any one area. As long as you're doing other lifts that benefit your shoulders/traps and you're really making sure to activate your traps you'll be fine though.

u/TheHoundThatRides · 4 pointsr/weightroom

Been dealing with a pulled muscle in my upper back since January. I have no loss of strength (though I have deloaded volume/weight/reps and am working back up in order to give the muscle a chance to heal) but it makes it painful to support a squat bar on my back.

The pain seems to get better with rest, foam rolling, and massages, but squatting always aggravates it. I finally broke and ordered a Manta Ray Squat Pad. I didn't have much faith in it when I saw the listing, but I saw a guy squatting 585 with one on Youtube (and another video where it survives being crushed ) so it can't be all that bad.

The bad thing about it is that it places the weight higher and closer to your neck, but I think I can make it work. I just want to get back to squatting already and hopefully I can ditch it completely once my back is healed up.

In regards to my injury, I was an idiot and finished up the final and heaviest wave of the Juggernaut Method when I knew I had an injury that was building up. That's probably why it's taking me so long to heal up now. Definitely a lesson learned.

u/iDeZey · 4 pointsr/weightroom

That is correct. I googled the straps and they are shown as 2 identical straps. It has some photos of strongmen wearing them, 1 is upside down and the other isn't.

u/vertr · 4 pointsr/Velo

I got one on amazon that is identical to the Wahoo mat, but much much cheaper.

u/remembertosmilebot · 4 pointsr/nSuns

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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/idgelee · 3 pointsr/breakingmom

I have a 3 year old. Deployed husband. Work full time with a commute. My workout routine is a few different little things:

I bought a Stretch Out Strap and do this nightly before bed for about 10-15 minutes. Keeps me limber and loose and is fantastic for all that great sexy time. :) I've discovered how tight I was and didn't know how to move my muscles properly.

3 days a week I do the C25K program. Kid gets strapped into the stroller, and given the ipad and goldfish and some water. Sometimes the rainshield if we need it and sometimes not. One headphone in the ear, and off we go. I use mapmyfitness as well as Zombies Run 5K training app. Both let me use my own playlist. It takes about 40 minutes of my time, and by the end of it supposedly I will be capable of running a 5K. I repeat weeks and miss days but that's my big one. I have a 10K in September I plan to run most of.

Might be TMI, but whatever: I discovered in running that I was having "stress incontinence" issues -- sneeze, jump, run and I'm peeing. So I bought a vaginal cone and have been doing weighted kegals while I get ready in the morning for work. Brush teeth, shower, do hair, little bit of makeup, and suddenly I've gotten to work on something I know I need to improve.

I also try and get on the WiiFit with the kid about twice a week. Even just a few of the moves have helped. I can get her started while I cook or clean then I do a few moves, then it's her turn again. It's been working so far.

Overall I've lost 65 lbs since July 2013. Mostly through diet, adding in the fitness has helped me feel better about the capabilities of my body.

Check out Achievemint as it gives you real money for logging food, moving more, and being healthy. (50,000 points gets you $50, and in a day I'm earning about ~200-300 points right now)

:) Feel free to AMA

u/craigster38 · 3 pointsr/running

This is my best friend.

I was also gifted one of these and it is amazing.

u/jcamson · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Thanks! Just grabbed this adjustable one. I'm gonna start jumping Thursday

u/brokenwatch · 3 pointsr/loseit

Is that a referral code in your jump rope link? tag=randomandinte-20 &linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0007IS6ZG


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/suckinonmytitties · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would love this ab wheel because my top priority right now is to focus on myself and get into shape because it would make my life healthier and happier. Or anything from my exercise wishlist would be really amazing (I have a $5 jumprope on there also)!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

/u/autumnfalln would like this iPod armband for exercising. She entered it into my "for your health" contest last week but I wasn't able to pick everyone and would love for her to have it! Here was her contest entry explaining why she wanted it: "Anyway, I really need to start exercising more. I'm a full time college student with a part time job and any spare time I have these days (which is barely any!) is just NOT spent exercising. I'd much rather relax and do nothing, haha. But I've realized I'm way more out of shape than I used to be, and you know what? I'm not gonna take that, haha.
SO, I've resolved to riding my bike more often, since that's one of my favorite things to do, and I'm going to start doing some cardio routines. Problem is, I like to listen to music when I'm doing those things, but I have absolutely nothing to put my iPod in. I don't exactly feel comfortable just having it hang out in my sweatshirt pocket- and sometimes I don't even have pockets!"

I don't need the double talk, I need to get in shape!

u/truncatedusern · 3 pointsr/homegym
  • Ab wheel ($12.96)
  • Collapsible weight bench ($112.00)
  • Dip station ($79.99)

    Total: $204.95, plus any tax and shipping.

    Note that the parallel bar station does not store as easily as you might like. It's very useful, though; you can use it for dips, bodyweight rows, L-sit training, etc. The paralette bars linked by batman1285 are probably a good substitute, though they won't give you as much clearance from the ground.
u/jwalker16 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

What are your thoughts on the balance ball chairs?

u/carissalf · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hooray for finally getting the hula hoop! I hope it's awesome. Can't wait to hear how it works out!

I was thinking about getting a stability ball as well. Or, have you seen this chair?

u/customflip · 3 pointsr/deadmau5

I made one but I decided that I was going to go balls deep and try one of the most difficult designed mau5 heads out, the disco head. Long story short it cost me about ~$300 to make, not counting 2 others that I messed up on.




-Head Mount

-Mouth Mesh

-[2] Led lights for coloring the eyes

-Superglue for mouth

-[2] Plastic glue for Headmount

-About [6-10] Rhine stone glue bottles

-[3] bags of Rhinestones

-Foam Ear material ---> With Ear template

-Washers -[4] Threaded Rods -Wing nuts

-Chrome Spray paint

-Lastly, Insulation Strips [White]


Stuff I had: Dremel, stubbornness, no life, sharpies, too much free time.


Use any of the above tuts to get the general idea.

The template for the ears, (mine are huge).

Once the mouth is cut and you accounted for the eyes (pop the eyes in half and trace them on.)

Spray paint the whole head chrome, in light mist layers. The more layers the smoother the finish.

Once that's done, enjoy the 90+ hours of putting each rhinestone on, one by one.


u/TehSpiderManzzz · 3 pointsr/cosplay

That shape seems pretty conventional to me. Unless you're talking about the bicep cover, but that's a feature of some hockey pads. If those bicep covers aren't long enough, heat some EVA foam to a curve and glue or sew some fabric on.

Is that what you were asking?

u/vhalros · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I like ones that are made of old seat belts from a junker car, but you can also buy them. It is just a piece of nylon webbing so there are a limited amount of ways to screw it up. Just avoid ones with a bunch of fancy rubber or whatever.

There are two styles the "Olympic style" and the "loop style" (I just made up those terms, I don't know if any one else uses them). I prefer the Olympic style because it won't tighten up on you while you lift, but it is sort of personal preference.

u/tictacblackback · 3 pointsr/powerlifting
u/samiisexii · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

I got one of these yoga ball chairs and it helped a lot:

u/trytobenicerthistime · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness
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/Rawrsilentdragon · 3 pointsr/solotravel

I literally asked this exact same question in one of the fitness subreddits a few months ago. The best answers I got was the body weight fitness that another commenter here mentioned and the best advice for me personally was to simply take a resistance band with me. I made sure I brought 2 different band types of different weight values. Neither were heavy or inconvenient to carry and it made all the difference for my several month trip. Here's the set I bought:

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/Issvor_ · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

Any kind of nylon strap will be just fine. I've been using these for a few months.

u/Akintunde · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Lifting Straps?

You can get them pretty much at any fitness store. I got a pair at Hibbet for like $4.97 and they held up during a 575 deadlift, so you don't need to spend much on them.

u/Pooface82 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

You can get straps for around $10, I don't know your financial situation so maybe you don't have it to spare and I hope I'm not being condescending, but just trying to be helpful...also switching to chalk pretty much made me ditch straps until my final reps.

u/futuremo · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I bought this chalk in September for $12 a pound. Comes in 8 blocks. Have not finished a full block yet and I workout 5+ times a week on average, so I imagine it'll last 2 years minimum.

I bought these straps when I decided I didn't want to use mixed grip anymore since they had the best reviews on Amazon and I have no complaints, they're excellent.

Now I just need to stop losing my goddamn wrist wraps.

u/ValarMorghulis69 · 3 pointsr/homegym

I've been a big fan of the Black Mountain bands. They have a few different packages on Amazon.

Black Mountain Products Ultimate Resistance Band Set with Starter Guide

I've had them for about 6 months now and they are still in good shape. I don't have a good set up for rows in my home gym so I used them alot of seated rows and for some core work. Pretty happy with then so far!

Let me know if you have any questions.

edit: typos :(

u/ihaxr · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I bought these... not super thick, but they're padded enough for me to use barefoot on top of a concrete slab.

u/misstamilee · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I have these :) FIT Simplify

u/Buckaroo2 · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I bought these to take with me to the gym for whenever I needed them and they get the job done:

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands with Instruction Guide, Carry Bag, EBook and Online Workout Videos, Set of 5

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/russelltm · 2 pointsr/flexibility

This one is my absolute favorite.

The Original Stretch Out Strap with Exercise Book by OPTP – Top Choice of Physical Therapists & Athletic Trainers

u/NoWheyDude · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I keep a Stretch Out Strap in my gym bag and use it in between sets after chest day when things are pretty tight. I put my hands between equal loops on each side and pull it over my head, extending to my hips in the back.

The Scoripon Stretch is also great!

u/erpascal · 2 pointsr/santashelpers

Oh, perfect.

I'm coming out of my cage [If she likes yoga/fitness:]

And I've been doing just fine [Fine point permanent markers, perfect to outline with!]

Gotta gotta be down [Down throw,]

Because I want it all [Laundry detergent!]

It started out with a kiss [Hershey's Kiss]

How did it end up like this? [Picture of you + girlfriend, preferably in a nice frame.]

It was only a kiss [More Hershey's kisses, could be a different flavor to spice it up. Or this guy:]

Mr. Brightside isn't a very romantic song, so you can then write a card about how your relationship is more than just a kiss, how you love her, etc.

Hope this helps!

u/omnislash00 · 2 pointsr/MuayThai

Personally I use the "stretch out strap" I got from amazon. 15 bucks, does the job. It doesn't expand at all like an elastic band. There's loops every few inches to help really get the angle you need.

u/ralfTn · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I Had great progress doing Stiff Leg Deadlift and using this stretch strap from amazon, it has a nice book with exercises you can do.

u/kimmerbajimmer · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I got this stretching strap that I am kind of in love with that helps with this . . .. sometimes . . . . when I want it to [also it has a set of stretches to do, which is helpful because it means I don't have to think about it].

u/farsideofthemoon · 2 pointsr/BeautyAddiction

It's actually really awesome cardio! :) It's totally a great workout for someone like me who hates running, and I've seen some studies say it's just as effective as getting out for a jog (but TBH most of those studies were published by jump-roping advocacy groups so who knows, lol).

Haha that's okay, I didn't know either! Are you in the UK or stateside? This is the bestselling one on Amazon, and only $7! If you're short like me you can pop the handles off and get the rope to your ideal length. Haha. I also believe Target has them!

u/quick_quip_whip · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Do you like spending time outside now that the weather's not absolutely abysmal?

Do you like working out, or at least tolerate it in effort to have a general good-for-stuff body?

Do you think back to the days of recess with fond memories of jump roping?

Do you want to work out outside to enjoy the nice day?

Then buy yourself this jumprope that I can endorse personally, and keep limber while having fun outside!

My favorite part of spring: walking outside without bundling up.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Jump rope is one of the best exercises that can be done anywhere, improves coordination, builds muscle and improves cardiovascular endurance all at the same time. Ideally, you want to aim for 10min straight of rope work, you must slowly build up your endurance if you never really jumped before. Here is what I recommend to get started

  1. Get yourself a proper rope! This is the most important step, go to a sports store and find a speed rope, the cheap plastic ones you get at Target etc, do not help.
    Here are two examples
    Great for beginners

    Great for more experienced jumpers

  2. Adjust the rope to your height and jumping ability. Put your foot on the middle of the rope and grab both handles, it should reach just underneath your arm pits. Adjust accordingly to either a slightly longer (easier) or a shorter length (harder).

  3. Practice every single day, even twice a day so that you may get proficient in jumping. Wasting energy jumping too high is not effective and could cause injury. A slight jump is all that is needed, with alternating feet. In the beginning, keep feet together and jump slightly for the rope to pass under foot.
    I have a video that I made showing jumping techniques, message me and I will send you the video from youtube.

    Here is a great program to try for beginners

    1min jump, 15 to 30 sec rest for 10 minutes (use a tabata timer to keep track Eg, Endomondo or Gym Boss

    Progress your jumps to shorten the time you take to rest and introduce different jumping techniques as you become more proficient at it. Eg, jumping jacks, shuffles etc.

    Here is my jumping program that I do after a workout

    10 minutes non stop
    3 minute warm up, 1 minute double unders, 30 second jumping
u/thr33littlebirds · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon



Thanks for the contest!

u/Senor_Tacos · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/thetoristori · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I need a couple of things, but I'll keep it to my cheapest one (so you can gift more people) which is on my miscellaneous list: a jump rope. Going to Hawaii in a couple months and my workout needs to get bumped up a bit.

u/jbmach3 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yeah, Mr. White! Year, science! (omg I love this show!!!)

This would be amazing, but feel free to surprise me instead if you'd like!

u/Killiano92 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Well Happy Birthday!!! What has made me happiest this week is realizing that I am almost done with school for the semester!! Well this happens to work out perfectly, my favorite food is sushi!!

This is under $10

u/ez617 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This item!

u/DudeOnACouch2 · 2 pointsr/leangains

This is the one that I have. I put a few knots in it to get it to the right length for me. But it swivels really well and it's not heavy.

u/SockPuppetDinosaur · 2 pointsr/wiiu

I have a similar experience to /u/Vayshen. The biggest benefit for me was the Wii Fit U telling me how many calories I needed to burn every day for X amount of days to reach my target weight, and then the Fit Meter keeping track of my steps/calories. I've been more motivated to go on short walks, take stairs instead of the escalator, ride my bike, or just park further away from my destination so I can walk a little bit. The fit meter really shows you how far just a little bit of extra effort can go.

That being said, I now use the actual software to track my progress and do Yoga three times a week now that the weather is better. The software and routines were amazing during the winter, though! I was using it 3-4 times a week without a ton of weight loss but I was feeling much better about myself. I don't have much to lose (5'11', 150 lbs) so most of the exercise I've been doing has been more mental strength about my body. I feel better physically, even if my weight has stayed the same. I've seen success stories for people with more weight (even around 200lbs at the same height, you can see great results).

I've also supplemented the software with this cheap ab roller which I do 4 sets of 10 rolls on off days, and 5 sets of 5 during my Wii Fit workouts (mainly in between workout activities. I also got a set of 10 or 15lb dumb bells that I do the same with.

I've lost about 4 pounds in the 4 months that I've had the software, but I haven't weighed myself in 3 weeks as of today. All in all, I use it more of a motivator to get active! It's been more of a mental help than anything else, especially during those cold or rainy days when I can't walk or bike.

If you did it every morning, I'm sure you would see results! I suggest doing the premade routines so you don't end up doing only the fun activities. They usually have 8 fun things and 2 aerobic type exercises. Mix that in with a short walk each day and some light weight lifting and you'll be much more tone than you are now!

u/Gobias11 · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I bought this one on Amazon and love it:

I don't know that it's "BIFL" quality necessarily but I don't know how you could break it either.

u/Caboose848 · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Ab Wheel
This is the one I use. The grips come off and the axle is a hollow rod.
Disassembles in 3 seconds.

u/TATANE_SCHOOL · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I do push ups every morning and i use the Ab wheel every couple of days. I almost don't eat meat but a lot of "fromage blanc" (? I don't know the translation?!). Otherwise, fruits, vegetables and rice/pasta..

u/Fitztastical · 2 pointsr/Fitness

This is mine. It works fine- recommend.

u/beholdkrakatow · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I've got this ab wheel that is pretty decent. There's a similar one at Dick's if you have one near you.

u/RubSomeFunkOnIt · 2 pointsr/Games

If you're not looking for anything particularly luxurious try a yoga ball. They're cheap as shit and can be used as a foot rest as well. They're also easy to move and store and super good for your posture (I guess).

They even make a special yoga ball chair if you're interested.

u/WolfPeach · 2 pointsr/yoga

I don't know if this is exactly the kind of thing you are looking for, but have you thought about trying one of these?:

u/elephantballerina · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I've had this Gaim yoga ball chair for the past 2 years. It has held up really well, and I like that it has the seat base which makes it a bit taller and also a bit easier in the workplace (don't want that thing rolling away!).

u/kyeks · 2 pointsr/ITCareerQuestions

I used to sit on one of the big exercise balls but found it limited my movement between monitors and when people would come up to my desk. Found the perfect solution:

Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, Black

I've been using it for two weeks and don't have back pain anymore or hip pain! Well worth it.

u/gaboremes · 2 pointsr/mexico

Si he visto estas pero no se que tanto aguante, edito vídeo 4-6 hrs seguidas al día y por eso consideraba una silla gamer que dicen ser buenas para la espalda para largas horas de uso

Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, Black

u/van_gofuckyourself · 2 pointsr/Games

Check out getting a yoga ball, possibly with a chair adapter. I work in tech from home and game a lot, so I'm in my desk chair for up to 14 hours on some days, and a normal chair was KILLING my lower back. I ordered one of these, and while I still get sore on occasion (I'm pushing 30 so that's the result of a mostly stationary life I guess) it's miles above my old standard chair and the soreness isn't nearly as bad.

Here's the one I have:

My desk is just a standard table top style Ikea desk, and it works fine for me. Never cared for the keyboard/mouse trays below the desk myself.

u/brownmatt · 2 pointsr/gaming
u/chrishrtmn · 2 pointsr/battlestations

The exercise ball is smaller than a normal one I think, but mine came with the backing piece from here.

u/ronaldusmagnus · 2 pointsr/boostedscooters

Try a weightlifter’s wrist strap

Harbinger Padded Cotton Lifting Straps with NeoTek Cushioned Wrist (Pair), Black

u/coleesy · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Get these

Or, if you already don't, try having your hands face the opposite ways before you buy those. I personally use the straps for everything though (even rows and pulldowns)

u/CoffeePWO · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Those are straps, he asked for wraps.

Same brand, but wraps this time.

u/-Skinwalker- · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Ive used them and found them completely unnecessary. It also makes balancing a little different. Get her one of these instead:

u/AbramsReddit · 2 pointsr/Fitness

i could not place the bar(even without weight on it)anywhere on my back without nerve pain that would radiate down my arms, back, or neck so i bought the Manta Ray and that solved the problem for me. So it may not be your position but just the way your body is. THis is the one i got(there may be other ones that work just as well):

u/fukthx · 2 pointsr/Fitness

try something like this? i have never tried that but some folks in gym are using it

u/MountSwolmore · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I was taught high bar in highschool and when I started doing low bar, it felt like my glutes had never been worked before. I felt a difference immediately.

Have you tried the bar pad? I know it gets a bad rap, but it may actually help you. There's also something called the manta ray, which may help distribute the weight off the nerve:

Other than that, work the delts and back more and see if putting more muscle back there helps. I'm just assuming you're pulling your elbows as close and high as possible to maximize soft tissue padding.

u/Regimas · 2 pointsr/cosplay

Just use EVA foam mat and a heat gun to get that nice thick armor plate look. The mats are a bit pricey but i can say that the General Zod suit only cost me about $120 to make. Here is a link to the mats im talking about---

u/The_Bluest_Things · 2 pointsr/Fitness

These are what professional strong man tend to use

They are rough on your hands. Try a cotton strap for more comfort, or even one with wrist padding.

u/pm_me_ur_macros_gurl · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/Jlovesolo · 2 pointsr/pelotoncycle

SuperMats Heavy Duty P.V.C. Mat for Cardio- Fitness Products (2.5-Feet x 5-Feet)
Shimano SH-RP2 Women's Touring Road Cycling Synthetic Leather Shoes, Black, 40
BV Bike Cleats Compatible with Look Delta (9 Degree Float) - Indoor Cycling & Road Bike Bicycle Cleat Set

u/lileor · 2 pointsr/pelotoncycle

I didn't buy any accessories from Peloton directly since there was no offer at the time and the referral program was still the old version where both parties got 2 months free. If you use a referral code to get $100 off accessories, I would suggest to use it toward shoes ($125) and buy everything else you need elsewhere.

Bought Diadora and Shimano shoes for me and DH from UK cycling sites at substantial discounts that offered free shipping.

Got the mat and wireless earbuds from Amazon.
2.5 x 5' mat:
Earbuds (I have an older version); I only use them on the bike so I didn't want to spend too much:

Also got a Mio Link HRM from Amazon that died within a few months, so I replaced it with the Scosche Rhythm+, which was recommended by many other riders.

I don't do arms while riding, so didn't buy weights.

u/ettibol · 2 pointsr/pelotoncycle

Depending on the sealant and construction, I would not want to drip a puddle of sweat regularly on any type of hardwood. But not everyone perspires that much. Hardwoods also range in softness, so it's possible that a softer wood could be prone to impressions from shoes.

This is half the price of the Peloton mat if you don't want to use funds from a referral code for the mat: I bought from the showroom without knowing about codes and they gave me a $100 promotional credit, which I used towards Peloton shoes.

u/_MedboX_ · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Jumping on this did wonders for me.

u/Belqin · 2 pointsr/papercraft

A popular choice alternative for armour is to use EVA foam mats (they're flat on one side, 'diamond plate' on the other, and way cheaper than this (~$12) for 4 2'x2' mats). You cut out the patterns from them and glue them together very similarly to the way you do with paper in papercraft, except the 'paper' you're using is more 3 dimensional and there's no tabs to glue, just edges that you've cut accordingly. Some people then rubber coat them with plastidip although the EVA foam itself lends great durability to the builds.

You just trace your cutout papercraft patterns onto the foam, and cut them out with a craft knife. There's considerations and modifications to be made when starting with a papercraft template and using foam instead, but you might be able to find a straightup foam pattern online somewhere as well. It's definitely worth the effort if you want the characteristics you mentioned.

u/itgotyouthisfar · 2 pointsr/breastfeeding

We put our mattress directly on the ground for a few months with my first and put interlocking exercise mats around the perimeter of the bed as an insurance plan. This time since we have a larger bed, we'll probably leave the bed on the box spring and just have the mats as insurance still.

u/MorituraZebra · 2 pointsr/ehlersdanlos

Ribs always hurt, so I’m probably not a good judge for that. Worst thing I’ve noticed is that I tend to get kind of mulluscoid pseudotumors along the outside of my foot/ankle bone where it touches the chair, because that’s the part that bears most of my weight. They go away after a while if I stop doing it/switch to the other foot, though.

Currently I use one of these instead of a standard office chair:

It lets me rock back and forth and shift my weight around and I can actually get a lot of hours out of it. I usually sit with my feet swept back along the sides, and my toes tucked in behind it, pointed toward the middle.

u/Fmradiochick · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My old boss had [this and loved it] (

My best suggestion would be to make sure you're eating really healthy too I always feel way better when I eat healthy :)

u/ciabattabing16 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I got 3 people in my office sitting on these

The asian girl insists on this

Unfortunately, they all insist on jamming Doritos in their faces during the day. So small victories I suppose.

u/nosudo4u · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I have an exercise ball rolly chair thing, kind of like this one from Gaiam on Amazon. It's helped a ton with discomfort in my tailbone while sitting. I also keep a permanent water bottle at my desk that I refill often. It helps to keep a special one just for work so I don't have to remember to bring one from home every day.

u/TooManlyShoes · 2 pointsr/JuneBumpers2017

I hope your birthday gets better. :(

For the sciatica, the yoga ball has seriously helped me. And I imagine you sit a lot at the call center. Maybe get one of those yoga ball chairs? Like this:

Or they have those ones where it's like half a ball, but I dont know what they're called.

But that might help. But maybe check with Dr to make sure it won't mess with your cervix.

Do you and your fiancee have a day off together soon? You can wait and celebrate your birthday then. Which I know isn't the same. But a nice date or a delicious meal he makes for you might be something amazing to look forward to.

Pick out the crib you want, and tell your mom that if she wants to get you a crib, she can get you that one. And then put it on your registry. And whoever actually buys it, buys it. And if she doesn't get on it, that's on her.

u/deadudea · 2 pointsr/homegym

I have Bodylastics. Started with this set a few years ago:

Stackable bands are nice, cheap alternative to cable machines (though not quite the same). All of the bands stacked in the initial kit provide a great deal of resistance, but you can also order bands separately. I just ordered an orange one as well.

u/Thebigtallguy · 2 pointsr/Athleanx

I bought these ones Bodylastics Stackable (12 Pcs) MAX Tension Resistance Bands Sets. This Leading Exercise Band System Includes 5 of Our Anti-Snap Exercise Tubes, Heavy Duty Components, and a Travel Bag. they are so much better than anything else I have handled. The handles are quality the clips are heavy duty and they have done everything I need. I bought the bigger set with extra handles and heavier bands so now I have some with me at work to

u/yapinjapin1 · 2 pointsr/P90X

I will also recommend the Bodylastic. I did a lot of research before I purchased any bands. These are the best bands on the market (from what I could tell.) They even come with a pamphlet about how to properly use them for a few certain exercises in p90x (since they know a large majority of sales are for that reason.) Also I will mirror the warranty mentioned below. I have not personally had to use it but from the reviews on Amazon the customer service seems to be top notch.

Bodylastic also has a few more options if you want heavier resistance. I would recommend buying them from Amazon though. Usually much cheaper and if you have a Prime account, they will be delivered in 2 days!

u/mtempissmith · 2 pointsr/Fitness

When I was in this position my doctor started me working out with a set of resistance bands. At first it was just simple stuff like arm pulls, and using one on my foot and flexing it but as I got stronger he developed a more comprehensive workout of therapy exercises for me to do with them. Most exercise resistance bands come in several weights/strengths and they will usually come with a set of exercises to do. But I later found and like this book. It's got a lot of the exercises my therapist used and I still find it very helpful.

These are the bands I like and use. FYI, I'm not affiliated with the company in any way. I've tried a few sets now and these are the ones I like that's all.

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 -

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

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/-Kaneki- · 2 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

Sorry, I've never owned any. This is a new experience for me. I'd probably end up going with these as they seem to have the most reviews by a long shot and have a good price.

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

heres the bar:

the weights:

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:

u/jameswptv · 2 pointsr/P90X
u/1mBehindYou · 2 pointsr/DIY

You sir, are getting boned. 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/lagostim · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Gloves actually make things harder to grip because they effectively make the bar thicker. Wrist straps would make more sense instead as a crutch.

I use chalk and hook grip, and that's more than sufficient for my deadlifts. Also make sure that your hand placement is correct. For deadlifts, keeping the bar at the top of the palm will reduce callous formation. For bench press, keeping the bar in the middle of the palm will reduce strain on wrists.

u/Bigreddoc · 2 pointsr/Strongman

For the axle I use WOW straps.
For barbell deadlifts I just use Rip Toned straps that I got off amazon for less than $10. I like these better than elite fts or Cerberus straps that I have.

u/fanniepie · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Lifting Wrist Straps by Rip Toned (Pair) - Cotton - Neoprene Padded - for Weightlifting, Bodybuilding, Xfit, Strength Training, Powerlifting, MMA

I have small wrists and these work well

u/HeartMeansEverything · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

It's pretty bruised and still swollen (and all my co-workers seem to think the nail is going to fall off), but I can bend it at both joints so I'm pretty sure it's not broken.

The straps in my gym bag are these - that my boyfriend bought and never used. I already planned to skip my deadlift day for at least this week and just re-try to my chest day (what I was doing Monday when I had the oops) so I'm hoping that by next Wednesday/Thursday it won't hurt so bad anymore and I can resume DLs.

u/attimus080 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Resistance Bands They are cheap and will serve you well over a year. Maybe snag a pull up bar, yoga ball, and medicine ball.

u/bismuth92 · 2 pointsr/beyondthebump

They come in adult size! You can cover your whole floor with them. No fun colours, but you're looking for gym mats.

u/pitchedblack · 2 pointsr/oculus

I've been using a set of foam mats, like these:
3x3 fits my space with a 6in padding around it. I haven't hit the walls yet (but have hit the ceiling).
Also, these make it a lot easier on the feet for long sessions!

u/jackofff · 2 pointsr/rav4club

Glued some athletic flooring to the top of the plywood for a little more padding. Found this stuff on amazon: BalanceFrom Puzzle Exercise Mat...

Cut plywood to 38 inches x 73 inches. Fits pretty snug with the seats down and the front seats moved forward. The only disadvantage of the set up is that the front seats have to stay further forward than I usually would have them.

Originally I was going to build a 2x4 frame to prop up the bed near the trunk so everything stays level. This ended up turning into simply stacking some 2x4 pieces because I ran out of time before the trip. Honestly this worked just fine.

Then there’s a 2” mattress topper to help with comfort. This could have been thicker

Sorry for the delayed response. Let me know if I can answer anything else.

u/Shadowstep1321 · 2 pointsr/cosplay

Amazon Prime beats most retail stores, even Walmart and Home Depot. You're looking for anti-fatigue mats for about $20-25.


Another option that could work is foam board. It's cheap and light, but I would caution that some paints can dissolve it. 4ftx8ft piece is about $10. I once had a 6' prop scythe that was foam board with paper mache reinforcement that I could swing pretty forcefully. Not quite the same but a PVC skeleton could work just as well.

u/rk10353 · 2 pointsr/FTC

If you do want a less expensive alternative, we used these for 3 years without issue:

u/_BlaiddDrwg · 2 pointsr/bjj

You can try these from Lowes. I can't vouch for them (yet), but I'll be putting them in a basement play room for my almost 2 year old son. They should be adequate for infrequent light workouts. Each package covers a 4'x4' space. For 10'x10' you will need 7 packages, which will set you back $140. Lowes coupons are pretty easy to find on ebay if you don't have any handy so you can probably knock another $10-$20 off.

Sorry it's not an amazon product, but figured you may have a Lowes in your area. Home Depot has something that looks very similar for the same cost.

On Amazon I found these which are also $20 a pack, but they cover more square footage (24 sq ft vs 16 sq ft). So it will be cheaper for you. Reviews are pretty good, but I can't vouch for them.

u/honey-dews · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I got mine from Amazon. It's kinda like this. I use it for leg workouts too

u/gimmeyurtots · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I love them. And very easy to start with light resistance and work your way up. I'll probably bring them with me to the beach at the end of the month and our winter vacation.

Hope the link works, I'm on mobile.
Best Resistance Loop Bands - Exercise Bands Set of 5 - Physical Therapy Bands - For Strength Training, Stretching and Home Fitness - Instructional Booklet , eBook and Online Videos

u/anonymousforever · 2 pointsr/ChronicPain

have you tried a recumbent bike? or what about one of those "pedal bike" sets that's basically pedals on a frame that you can set in front of a chair?
The latter is something that you could set however you find comfortable, or could use as a "handbike" alternatively - meaning you could hold the pedals with your hands with the thing sitting on a table and "pedal" it with your upper body.

What about therabands? you can purchase those online as well, and loop around a doorknob, pillar, etc for a tie point, or make a loop and do various exercises where you need a loop of elastic for resistance.

You can also use soup cans, a small bag of rice, and things like that for light weights to do exercises with. You'll of course want to make sure you medically can do so, but there are a lot of decent youtube videos done by physical therapists with exercises for different issues like sciatica etc, for various stretches etc. make sure a doctor says you can do these, or you've been through therapy and know that you can do them, you can hurt yourself without being sure you are physically okay do do the exercises

you can try /r/loseit for weight loss ideas... but the only thing I can say is that calories input have to drop for weight loss to work. I've kept 40lbs off... but it's a fight. I backslide a few pounds from time to time... but fight to get rid of them again....I try to aim for 1500 calories a day... and I'm realistic....I'm not going to be able to completely avoid junk food, so I don't... I aim to be honest with myself that I want it, and just count it towards that limit... and to not give up trying to limit the junk to small amounts!

If you want someone to just chat with for encouragement, you're welcome to message me. I'm still fighting with the scale too!

u/pita4912 · 2 pointsr/Libertarian

Here, you’re going to need these. Don’t want you to hurt yourself with that big of a stretch.

u/thehomeeconomist · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I bought this set from Amazon, and I am very happy with them.

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop

u/wet_socks_ · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Squats for sure. There are tons of variations. I highly recommend picking up a set of resistance bands. They are super cheap:

With these you can do a ton of different workouts at home.

Lunges will work as well but will incorporate more glute work. Not a bad thing but not exactly what you asked for.

u/distance_33 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

These are what I use for my prehab on the days I press. Pretty cost efficient if you aren't happy with yours.

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise 5 Bands with Instructional Booklet ,Carry Bag, eBook and Online Videos

u/Average_Giant · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Any advice for resistance bands off Amazon? Like these

u/Mobidad · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Do they have them at your gym so you can try them out? I would just get the bands that are like strips of rubber.

You don't need handles for shoulder warm ups. And this way you can stack them, use two at a time for more resistance.

u/jephthai · 2 pointsr/bjj

Bosu -- you can get them inexpensively at stores like Academy. I have the "mini" size one. I use it for several things: (1) using interval timer, stand on one foot on the bosu for 3 1-minute sets for each leg, (2) when you get good at that, do one-leg squats on the bosu, (3) flip it over (flat side up) and do normal squats while holding extra weight as needed. You'll find that you'll wiggle all over the place, and maybe fall off sometimes, until you get good. Just standing one-legged on the bosu will strengthen your foot, ankle, calves, knees, and hip, and especially in all the little micro-adjustment places that you need for stability.

You can do the same thing with a sissel.

Rubber bands: put band around your ankles and do side-shuffles and walk forward/backwards (move like a speed skater). Put them around your knees and do clamshells. Anchor a band in a door, stand on one foot, holding the free end of the band at arm's length and rotate your upper body against the tension of the band. Think wood chop exercise but standing on one foot so you put some beneficial torque on the knee and test its stability.

Movement exercises: sit on the floor (I have smooth wood floors) like you're in open guard, stretch your feet out in front of you, anchor your heels, and pull yourself forward; think like a butt-scoot, but using nothing but your glutes, hams, and calves. A bunch of normal calisthenics that work the leg chain (leg lifts, scissors, crazy legs, etc.). Lots of normal BJJ warmups are probably really good stability workouts.

Stretching: every leg stretch you can find. I found this book from the flexibility subreddit, and it's been amazing.

I'm really not sure where to find this stuff all put together, it's what I learned from my PT guys. I do this stuff about three times a week. Bosu every time, the other exercises I kind of mix in so I get to all of them once or twice a week.

Protection: I do wear knee braces, with the little silicone donuts in them. It helps a lot with impacts. Also keeps you thinking about knees and being careful and healthy.

u/tdnewmas · 2 pointsr/running

I bought this set for <$10 off amazon but only use the black one, since it's the highest resistance one. I'm a hairy legged dude, so I now trim my legs to prevent the band from messing with my hair. The bands don't rub my skin too terribly so it works out.

And I only do side leg raises (standing or laying down, doesn't matter too much), clam shells, and monster walks forward and backward. There's more exercises, but these were all I did and they worked out for me.

u/adric10 · 2 pointsr/running

Ehh. It's slow going. I took a couple of months rest and did PT, then got tied up with work and let myself get out of shape. Started again a few weeks ago and am still building back up with walk/jog sessions and some cross training (stationary bike, incline walking on the treadmill, elliptical)... but on my last walk/jog session, the IT band started getting angry again and I had to cut it short. GRR. Will continue to get back on the rehab train, though.

I just ordered these bands for NEXT LEVEL CLAMSHELLS. WOOO! :)

u/DevilBomb76 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I can recommend this one -

Comes with a 5th band too.
Also comes with handles, but I don't use those.
Had them almost 2yrs without issue other than the black band fading from black to dirty yellow.

u/timthewizard48 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Those tubular ones will break easily. I've never had good luck with them. I have a set of these and they have held up well:

u/Jonylve · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting
u/Spaceman4u · 1 pointr/Fitness

For just a month... there's no need to add any paperwork to your life.

I'd focus on cardio, doing HIIT cycles of bodyweight. Jump Rope and using [these] (

There are other gyms that allow 1 month memberships like Planet Fitness. Just notify them before the month is out that you're leaving.

I hope this helps.

u/j_e85 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Not a solution for right now, but for future traveling. These are great bands that can substitute a gym when you are on the go. Might not be as flashy or nice as a fully gym (obviously) but if you want to at least maintain, these will help tremendously.

u/Coltonamos · 1 pointr/Fitness

I find it hard to believe that you weigh that much and have low body fat and can't do one chin up.

P90x is a workout program by Beachbody and Tony Horton

Workout bands

u/adamantiumvibranium · 1 pointr/flexibility

I personally like the ones with handles

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

u/CaveGiant · 1 pointr/P90X

Do p90x3 (30 minute workouts) with resistance bands.

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/decosting · 1 pointr/travel

I did p90x while travelling, using these.
Even if you're not doing that program, these are a great way to strength train on the go. Weigh just a couple of pounds, and take up about as much room as a toiletries bag.
I'm still travelling with them, and am running every other day, working out with these every other day. I like it to the point where I will probably keep that pattern going when the travels are through.

u/vagabondjames · 1 pointr/P90X

Like many others have mentioned, I'd also recommend the resistance bands. I used them for a while and found them convenient for travel. I've since loaned them out to a friend who now uses them. I believe these are the bands I purchased.

u/Kr1ggs · 1 pointr/Fitness

I'm a fan of elastic bands, it got me to the point where people were complementing on my phisique already, I mean complete strangers on night clubs. They costed me 25€ and I did on my room while browsing reddit, now I hitted a plateau so started the gym, but elastic bands can get you really good gainz and can be done anywhere, even in your room.

I bought this one, but don't recommend the door ankle (this would be ideal), everything else is top notch:

Blog with idea for exercices:

u/pallo1234 · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Oh that sucks! My gym has a velcro ankle wrap attachment (also good for cable kickbacks)... I think ankle attachments like that are cheap; maybe you could ask the manager to get one? Or maybe pick one up yourself and take it with you (if you think you'd get use out of it)? Resistance bands are a great substitute, imo - I have some for use at home for this and many, many other exercises. (I use them for donkey kicks, hip thrusts - for this I attach them to the feet of my bed, with shoulders on the bed.) For hip thrusts, in a month, I went through (this)[ and this (looping bands around twice for some things, and tying them), need a pullup band setup now. But I use the bands for a million things, they're worth the small investment, imo.

u/cyber_dildonics · 1 pointr/ChronicPain

these are fantastic. I use them at my computer when ever I feel like it for arms and legs.

u/Peckerwood17 · 1 pointr/Fitness

If I'm abroad for a long period of time I prefer to take these. Great for getting a pre-beach pump in without being that guy who travels with dumbbells.

u/benmeyer78 · 1 pointr/P90X

I use this one. It has an attachment that you close the door on and it works fantastic. As long as your door can latch close, loose hinges won't be a problem.

u/hugeffect · 1 pointr/climbing

I had the same issue but have strengthened my shoulder stability using [these] ( There's a door anchor in the bag so you don't have to DIY anything.

u/katzpe · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This resistance band set for the days when I can't make it to the gym or a pair of good walking shoes because I've been doing a lot of walking around the city lately with shoes that don't have much support and it hurts :(

u/shorthairtotallycare · 1 pointr/ehlersdanlos

That's a challenge, sorry I didn't address that. I just would strongly, strongly advise not rushing into some mad plyometrics or anything like that. I wish I could tell past me the same thing, it's so hard to heal after injury :/

I have IBS - I manage it with diet, but have seen that some use psyllium fiber supplements to help. If (like many here) you have IBS also, maybe that would assist with it? Because, psyllium fiber also apparently expands in the stomach. Which might cause some bloating but might also help you feel more full.

Can you get any protein into your carbs at all? Any protein would help with hunger. I sometimes have eggs with rice and a bit of soy sauce. Fried, but you could mix them in so they're less noticeable. Could do something similar with pasta. Greek yogurt? Cheese?

When I resistance bands, I use these bands. As well as bands like this, for squatting and hip hingeing movements, like this.

I had a ton of PT before I got into bands, and I really recommend it if you can find someone good. Having that guidance is helpful, especially if you have injuries.

For example, before I could really do a proper row, I had to understand how to engage my scapula, and do things like internal and external shoulder rotations. Before I could properly squat, I had to strengthen my quads and hamstrings in less challenging, more isolated movements.

Most people can get away just starting any program without that stuff, but prehab (and rehab, if applicable, as it always is for me) helps to activate stabilizers and is (imo) essential for people with hypermobility. One thing I've learned is that I just can't afford to do just any off the shelf program, without tailoring it to my needs and preparing for it. And being very careful about recovery, listening to my body.

I also found these videos from the EDNF helpful

u/CrunchyGum · 1 pointr/progresspics

Congrats!! I also could not afford weights, so I went with the alternative bands and they are AMAZING!

Even better is that I can bring them anywhere, even when I'm traveling for business or vacation.

u/skymelissaler · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Yes definitely they are. There are many resistance bands available in the market like:

  1. Black Mountain
  2. Rogue Fitness
  3. Booty Bands
  4. Walmart

    You should try one of these. They are the best in the market.
u/imperial_rectitude · 1 pointr/P90X

Do you have the capability of ripping the DVDs to video files? I did that and they take up 7 GB of hard drive space. Can you really not spare 7 gigs? Or maybe you're on a Chromebook or something. Either way, you can pick up a cheap USB thumb drive that will hold them. You can also play with the video quality during the rip to lower the overall file size. That should cover the videos themselves.

And get a set of bands, as others suggested. This is the set I take on the road. It's inexpensive and versatile.

u/zoomdaddy · 1 pointr/flexibility

I wish I could help more. I'm just now getting into flexibility myself. I do feel more qualified to speak about general fitness though. Are you able to order from amazon? I'll assume not(if you did you could order a set of these) but maybe you have access to something like bungee cords? You could attach them with solid anchors and use that for stretching and exercises. Either way, you can always lose weight (I know it's hard!) even without working out if you start counting calories.

My wife also tells me she's 108lb (3 lbs is apparently a big difference when you're 5'1") but she's also small framed. Just used her as an example that you can do it, shes 38 with three kids and she hasn't even started an exercise program yet. It's a long road but it's very possible! I'm rooting for you!

u/feedcookiez · 1 pointr/Fitness

I bought a set of those resistence bands about a year ago for when I travel and can't find a gym. They give a surprisingly good workout even for the most experienced lifters.

u/ghoulmaster · 1 pointr/P90X

I can't help much with 1 & 2 but I think the FAQ over at /r/fitness has some info on it

EDIT: Here is some info on macros and calories:

3) Jump right into it! some people repeat the first week so they can get accustomed to the workouts but I just kept going.

4) I workout in my dorm room for all of the workouts. I use these two products for everything:

I would have got a door hanging pullup bar but the doors at my college have no door frames so I wouldnt be able to use them!

Just stick with it! Flex your abs and arms while doing Kenpo X, do pushups every time during yoga (you will understand what I mean when you do it), do you best and forget the rest!

u/odd_affiliate_link · 1 pointr/loseit

I really like resistance bands; they easier to store and transport than weights. The workout is very different than free weights as well. There is a constant resistance as opposed to being able to use inertia to cheat and 'push' the weight up with a strong initial effort. It is kind of difficult to describe but you will know what I mean if you use them.

I used to have a cheap set that I got a wal-mart but the handles cracked and they got dry-rotted from sitting outside (back porch) in the sun. I picked up this set from Amazon and they have been going strong. So, don't get the cheap wal-mart ones and don't let them sit in the sun too long.

As far as routines, most sets come with a little card that tells you different exercises to try. Most any routine you can do with free weights can be done with these, and if you have a door mount, you can do pull-down exercises too.

u/_tenken · 1 pointr/flexibility

do the position in the 1st picture against a wall (so your legs are resting "flat" against the wall. If you cant do that fully then do 1 leg at time up against the frame of a door, with your other leg flat on the ground (because you opened the door -- like a walk in closet, or door to your bathroom)

something like this (which i own) can help you to pull back your toes and get your stretched leg flat:

whenever stretching attempt to go further in small bursts. making stretching a habit will get you there -- stretching is not an "instant" result practice (even at 3 months). Showing up to class, whether it be yoga, pilates, math or science is not enough; you have to do your homework too.

u/insert_expletive · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/p0rcelaind0ll · 1 pointr/ACL

I have been quad setting and leg lifting like it’s nobody’s business. lol I am FINALLY starting to see some definition! :)
These are the straps they use at PT and I liked them so much that I purchased my own. No regrets. They’ve been great and there are so many ways to use them!

u/brettsbigboy · 1 pointr/Rowing

Here it is, your new best friend

u/jaylapeche · 1 pointr/running

We definitely have the same thing going on. I bought one of these. It comes with a book of stretches, but the one I liked the most looks like this. This isn't a photo of me. I just figured it would be easier to show you than try to describe it. Really stretches the groin and hamstring.

u/coolproblems · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

This is the standard fare you'll find at most department and sporting goods stores. Works fine. If you get into it, you can always upgrade to speed ropes or weighted ropes.

u/CheetahSnake · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These are actually a few things from my own wishlist.

Adjustable Weights

Weighted Gloves

Speed Rope

Punch Mitts

All these are great for home working out, granted most of them are geared towards martial arts & boxing which is primarily what I do. The punch mitts require a partner so it might not be the best prize unless there are competing couples.

u/RumpleAndBelle · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

How do I decide which one I want? Lol there is a Book i'd like to read,I am dying to know what happens next. There is a Movie I would like to see and so would my husband and there is a Jump rope I would love to have for working out. About me: My name is Belle, I have a wonderful husband and three kids. Elephant Barber!

u/TheDuckOnQuack · 1 pointr/Fitness

Resistance bands such as these are good, versatile pieces of equipment and they can be used for almost anything.

Jump ropes are also great pieces of workout equipment although honestly, I don't see that many people using them. Still, if you think people would like them, you can get them relatively cheap and they don't take up much space. Something like this would be good although if you decide to buy jump ropes, you should get at least 3 or 4 different lengths. As long as you have a place to hang them up, they should last a while

u/Skivvy9r · 1 pointr/Fitness

I know you asked for ab workouts that don't require equipment, but if you can afford $11 an ab wheel is your ticket to better abs.

u/AngelicBabyGirl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This and this looks fun! :3

This is also great for cooling off after a workout!

u/NonNisiTe · 1 pointr/Fitness

I highly recommend getting Black Mountain Products Ultimate Resistance Bands Set with Starter Guide on Amazon. It costs about $45 with prime. Bands can be combined and can get you up to between 136-162 pounds (bands give a range of weight on amazon).

It allows you to do various workouts and has a door attachment. You can do presses and work your triceps overhead. It all comes in a small black bag that is easy to transport and store.

I am not affiliated with the company, I just really love this product. I have lost about 15lbs since January using these bands while doing P90x. Would have lost more but I had to stop halfway through to free time for exit exams coming up.

Also another great product is the Valeo Ab Wheel. While Abs are made in the kitchen, not through pure ab wheel will work you hard and strengthen your core... not that I recommend getting down on your knees in a hotel room... ick. I don't know if I could even do push ups in one... but I am a borderline germaphobe.

You could also get a jump rope.

Weight loss simply involves expending more calories than you take it. For exercise to be fruitful you need to balance out eating too.

Edit: Added links

u/browster · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

Great, thank you. I'm still new to this, so some of the acronyms are unfamiliar. I found a GHD, which looks like it has the quality you recommend.

I'm not sure what a step platform is, unless you mean something like this. But I don't see how that relates to saving space on weights.

I understand an ab roller to be this. I remember using one of these once and was impressed with how much it seemed to exercise my abs. Good suggestion.

As for suspension system, would that be something like this? Would a weight rack serve this purpose?

u/De1CawlidgeHawkey · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

ProGear 1600 Power Rack w/ Bench
Fitness Gear 300 lb Olympic Weightlifting set
AmazonBasics Dip Bar
Valeo Ab Wheel
TSC Horse stall mat

Various bands

NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill

When it comes to working out, I'm a huge introvert. Being able to stay in my own house and workout is probably the only reason I've been so committed thus far.
Plus, I can get a pump whenever I have an extra minute. It's the best investment I've ever made, bar none.

u/Lunar3 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is awesome I have a few items on my wl. Cook book, An wheel, Ankle weight, I also have yoga pants & other assorted items on my wishlist. Thanks for the contest :) I have set a weight loss goal of 68lbs long ways to go but I will get there.

u/Unibrew · 1 pointr/running

I use this

u/sinn1sl0ken · 1 pointr/Fitness

Buying an ab wheel will go a long way. Seriously; something like this is 15 dollars and will seriously challenge you for a long time to come.

Leg raises and double leg thrusts will target your lower abs, and ab wheels or crunch variations will hit your upper abs well. Do one of each every day for 3 sets of 10-15 reps; 30 minutes a day is probably going to be too long to dedicate to this muscle group; if you train with serious enough intensity you should exhaust these muscles before you spend 30 minutes on them.

u/chugotit · 1 pointr/loseit

This. And I call bullshit on you not having the time to get some exercise during your "busy but sedentary day". Sure, you may not have the time to hit the gym or take a shower if you get sweaty, but you can get more exercise during the day... Walk between meetings or appointments. No time? Park further away and walk fast for a few minutes.

Stuck at a desk on the phone?

Swap your chair for one of these

Get one of these under the desk

If you can make this work in your office and have the funds, I highly recommend this

Sling some weight while on conference calls

My point is that your best chance at success is not to come up with excuses or be a victim. Instead, figure out how to get some exercise, in spite of being busy and having a sedentary job. Sure, it's not the same as freeing up an hour or two a day to 'hit the gym', but if you can get 25% of your exercise requirements addressed without adding a 25th hour to your day, your 25% closer to your end goal.

Lots of little things add up... A little more exercise, a little more water intake, a little more attention to portion control, a little more of your plate filled with veggies. Suddenly, a new you! You can do this.

u/SteveIsAtWork · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

What's the best chair for your back? My coworker has a chair like this Chair ball hyperlink, should I get something similiar?

u/Pardonme23 · 1 pointr/todayilearned
u/jamesmhall · 1 pointr/pics
u/VKilledTInternet · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Perhaps a Ball chair

u/dogsarepeople2 · 1 pointr/Posture

I've been using this exercise ball chair for four months now and I love it. It takes some getting used to at first, but it's really hard to slouch in it.

u/eAthleteLurker · 1 pointr/xxfitness

You should go to a Dr. Sorry, but it's true.
It could be more than just lack to padding (fat). I am and have always been very thin. I all of a sudden have pain in the same area and was diagnosed (MRI) with a bone marrow edema in my sits bone. It's from a number of factors including overuse, inflammation, sitting at a desk, and my mattress needing to be updated. I did strong curves and ride a bicycle 4 times a week, I sit on a Giam ball chair (link below) and got a new (expensive) mattress.
I still have pain when sitting for over an hour so I'm looking at standing desks. I've also had a cortisone shot in the area. All of which has helped.
Go to the Dr and find out what's going on. Plenty of skinny people can sit all day without pain - something likely needs attention from a Dr. Good luck.

u/icos211 · 1 pointr/bodybuilding



Reebok Lite TR (flat sole powerlifting shoe)


Adidas Powerlift 3 Oly/squat shoes, 0.6" heel

You can get the 2's and the originals for cheaper if you look around on the internet a little bit more.

Adidas "Adipower" Oly shoes, 0.75" heel

I've heard most people get these for closer to 80-90 dollars, but I don't know where. Wei Rui is also a good brand for heeled Oly/squat shoes and come it a fair bit cheaper, but are not available on Amazon.

As for wraps and sleeves, I've no experience with them so I can't help much.

u/vatothe0 · 1 pointr/Stronglifts5x5

I have straps that are just a loop of fabric that go around your wrist then wrap around the bar. You still get some grip work along with the assistance.

Basically these. I'd do as many without as I could then strap up.

u/T-Flexercise · 1 pointr/xxfitness

You should definitely see a doctor or a physical therapist, because they might be more help for your specific grip issue. But in the meantime, buy some straps!

Youtube videos will probably be better than a description, but you basically just wear the straps around your wrist at one end, and then loop them around the weight a few times before you grab it. That way, the weight is basically hanging off the wrist, and requires only a very little strength to keep the strap from unravelling. They take grip strength almost entirely out of the equation.

I'd recommend against using them for everything all the time because it will cause you to stop working on your grip strength, but a great way to do it is to lift with normal grip until your grip starts to fail (or you start to feel numbness or pain), then put on the straps and lift more weight without working your grip! It can keep you making progress in the gym without feeling like your grip is holding you back.

u/thriftyfetus · 1 pointr/xxfitness

My boyfriend has these that I borrow sometimes. My wrists are almost 5.5" at the widest point and these work fine, though I'd look for a women's version if your wrists are any smaller than mine as the size of the neoprene padding will prevent the straps from tightening.

u/corezero · 1 pointr/weightroom

Wraps or straps? I got the elitefts normal wrist wraps in 80cm.

I also have some cheapo Harbinger straps, but those are different.

u/Metcarfre · 1 pointr/weightroom

Haha, no worries. I use these, they're fine. The plain cotton ones might be even better from a durability standpoint.

u/PantalonesPantalones · 1 pointr/xxfitness

/u/aor9487 and /u/BabyBlackBear


I like them. I practiced on random objects around my house. They're sturdy but not uncomfortable.

u/BrownGuyInNewEngland · 1 pointr/bodybuilding
u/Tulanol · 1 pointr/Fitness

Manta Ray by Advanced Fitness, Squat Load Distribution Device

Won’t take away the pressure feeling but it will take away any sharp pinch pain.

Generally wide stance low bar powerlifting style squats is easier on the neck.

High bar narrow stance Olympic style squat ( more common with bodybuilders also ) tends to be a bit harder on the neck. And resisting bending forward is a bit more challenging.

Also your height shouldn’t matter that much I am same height as you long legs I managed to squat.
I had a very hard time with narrow feet squats even after focusing on lower back strength.

Some people struggle with this because of pelvis and femur issues. Doesn’t mean they can’t squat though.

u/JVP0lS0N · 1 pointr/Stronglifts5x5

I work out with a buddy of mine who has shoulder problems, he uses one of these to help remove some strain from hanging onto the bar. reviewed it, maybe to give you more insight if its right for you.

u/crankyang · 1 pointr/Fitness

All this pad hate is hilarious. I love these bros calling it a "pussy pad" for "bitches." I guess that really disturbs their homoeroticism come gym time?

Unless you're training for a powerlifting comp where pads, etc. are against the rules, who gives a fuck how you do it, as long as:

  1. you're squating (good for you!)

  2. not hurting yourself

    Hell, use a safety squat bar or a Manta Ray if it works for you and most importantly, gets you to SQUAT!
u/monster_bear_poops · 1 pointr/Fitness

There's some kind of macho BS against using a shoulder pad, which is bullshit. I use a Manta Ray-type thing at my gym, which makes squats waaaaaay more comfortable. I highly recommend one. Makes absolutely no difference on your lifts.

u/Im_hyped_Neil_Funk · 1 pointr/Fitness

This is the one that they have at my local Y:

Pretty pricey but I feel zero pain using it.

u/Nimbis207 · 1 pointr/nSuns

I use a Sting Ray for front squats as well as a Manta Ray for my regular squats. They help me focus on form and not worry about how the bar is sitting. A bit pricey but it was worth it for me.

u/llamatodd · 1 pointr/Fitness

When I was trying to gain muscle mass from 140lbs (66kg) to about 165 (75kg), doing squats was very painful on my lean frame, I didn't have very big shoulders. I used a Manta Ray support and it helped my form and reps improve a lot, maybe it could help you out some more?

Bravo on your hard work and dedication, I'm truly impressed and humbled.

u/josquindesprez · 1 pointr/insanity

I wear five fingers and hop around on this mat:

It slides around on the floor a little bit, but it's worth it so that I don't pound the ground so hard.

u/RV511 · 1 pointr/insanityworkout

Mats I purchased

I got 2 sets and it makes a 6' by 8' workout area that seems to be the perfect size for at least the first 2 workouts (I'm 6'4" for reference). Today will actually be my first day to use them.

u/denimalpaca · 1 pointr/cosplay

3/8" is the way to go. I've been working with the foam for a few weeks now making Blood Dragon armor. You'll also want a Dremel tool with some different heads.

Also this:

u/hipswiggle · 1 pointr/Fitness

I can't help with UK, sorry.

But, you want to examine the maximum load the rack/cage can support. Does it max out at 300lb (whatever in kgs, sorry). If you cheap out on a rack that can only support a small weight, you limit how far you can theoretically progress

Also check out the height of the rack. Make sure it fits in the room you want to put it into.

If you're getting a cage, you'll want to examine the construction of the safety bars and j-hooks. Also see if the manufacturer will let you buy replacement parts if you need them.

Most of the equip I buy has rubber feet on it, plus I'm not worried about the cement floor in my basement. But for you, maybe check out Foam Floor pads example.

u/AgentWD40 · 1 pointr/Fitness

Follow up question: I do my squats and deads barefoot but on these mats I got from Amazon. Would the mat have the same effect as a cushioned sole?

u/LocalAmazonBot · 1 pointr/Fitness

Here are some links for the product in the above comment for different countries:

Link: these mats I got from Amazon


This bot is currently in testing so let me know what you think by voting (or commenting).

u/moresleepplease · 1 pointr/knitting

i am in the process of these I get 24 square feet with 6 tiles for $30.00 Before i have used my mini ironing board.

u/redshrek · 1 pointr/powerlifting

I use IronMind starps. They are very good quality and I have used it to pull up to 700 lbs with no problem.

u/horaiyo · 1 pointr/weightroom

If/when my crappy Harbinger ones break I'll probably buy these.

u/pacman_johns · 1 pointr/Fitness

sounds like you could use some lifting straps for the snatches/overhead squats. i have these and they're awesome. i never do front squats without them (that's the main lift that always destroys my wrists). they really do a great job at relieving all of the pressure i normally feel on my wrists. and the blue is a nice color, so you get some style points, as well

u/discodancing · 1 pointr/pelotoncycle

Hello everyone! Used a code from here earlier, now leaving my own code:

Also if you're considering getting a bike mat, you can save yourself another $30 and grab this one instead. Perfect fit:

Enjoy your new bike!

u/jennifer1911 · 1 pointr/pelotoncycle

Congrats! This is a great way to exercise when you have kiddos at home. I think you'll love it.

As for a mat, I went with one of these from Amazon. I have hardwood floors and this has done a great job of protecting the floor.

For an arm band monitor - do you mean like a heart rate monitor? I use a Garmin chest strap with mine and have had zero connection problems. I love it.

Once you get the bike be sure to check in here and let us know how you are loving it. We've got a fun community here.

u/SleepEatLift · 1 pointr/homegym

Bumpers would be fine without a mat, but a thin fitness mat or rug wouldn't hurt. I used one like this with my iron plates for years, but the price of one of those new is the same as a thick 3/4" stall mat so at that point I'd just get a thicker mat

u/rude119 · 1 pointr/pelotoncycle

I don't know if you meat to ask this question to me since I didn't mention a mat but I would recommend this one from Amazon: Amazon Bike Mat. I purchased my mat from amazon (I think it was this one) when we had another bike before Peloton, I just kept it and used it since the Peloton mat was so expensive and this worked just fine. This one is a bit smaller than the Peloton one but it still works and I have plenty of room for the bike and some kettle bells. The Peloton mat is nothing special, just Peloton branded.


I also found this one from Walmart Bike Mat from Walmart, just not sure the quality of it or if it's as thick. It's also not free shipping unless you get over $35 or ship to store. This one seems a bit bigger than the Amazon one and more on par with the Peloton mat dimensions.


You can also get the weight from Amazon, colors will be a little funky, but much more economical than Peloton weights. You can get a set of 2#, 3#, and 5# weight for about $29... Amazon Dumbbell Set

u/hellomarissa · 1 pointr/pelotoncycle

Vornado mid-sized fan- got mine from bb&b, used a coupon!

Microfiber towels- from Marshall’s/homegoods/the maxx near the yoga stuff. These are my favorite. I ordered some on amazon and they smelled like chemicals.

Those lavender wipes from amazon

Shoes- get them from peloton if you have a coupon, get a second pair from a bike shop or REI. My spouse got Shimano, which cater more to a wider food. Pearls are a bit more narrow. Bontrager are somewhere in the middle.

Cleats- you’ll need a second set for your second shoes, look delta is the same price on pelotons site and in stores.

HRM- I got the scosche rhythm +, I like it! More accurate then my Apple Watch.

Mat- I got the amazon one and it’s great. No issues. I got a second floor covering to set next to my bike too because mine is on hardwood and the shoes are not friendly to that.

Make sure you properly adjust your seat height, seat distance and handlebars. It’ll make a HUGE difference for your performance and comfort.

Another purchase i made to go with my bike is a good meditation pillow and yoga blocks. I do yoga, but needed more stuff that I always used at a studio. I really like using the app on my tablet/phone.

u/yanetors11 · 1 pointr/pelotoncycle

I use this mat for my bike:

I like it and think it still leaves ample room for the bike and feels like it takes up considerably less space even though its only 1/2 foot less in width and 1 foot less length. No experience on my end with the HRM though.

u/Arturo3 · 1 pointr/pelotoncycle

The mat is KEY for the sweat. I have a bike on a mat, over carpet. No wobble. I bought this one on Amazon in March 2018 and no issues.

u/artgood73 · 1 pointr/pelotoncycle
u/iamchuckychan · 1 pointr/ddpyoga

You can consider using puzzle piece mats. This is what I used before using a yoga mat and I still use it when practicing crow and handstands since it gives extra cushion.

u/6890 · 1 pointr/Fitness

>Source some proper-sized 20kg plates

Just put your plates on a small makeshift platform of some kind. I used to use these things when I was lifting with non-standard weights.

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/abuzzooz · 1 pointr/DotA2

there are many models on the net, but from the reviews I read, this seemed to be the most popular one. I was going to buy it for myself but then I started going to the gym regularly for half a year now so now my posture is much better. I might still buy it in the future.

u/zoahporre · 1 pointr/videos

Might be one of these

u/Feelsliketeenspirit · 1 pointr/InfertilityBabies

Hehe it does take some concentration to stay on. You could always get a yoga ball chair which at least holds the ball in place:

That should help a little bit, but try the ball first.

u/DeathByTrayItShallBe · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

For adults haha its supposed to be great for your back and core.

u/Kesadillas · 1 pointr/buildapc

There are chairs that are sort of like exercise balls, they look ridiculous but apparently are really good for your posture

u/girl_fieri · 1 pointr/Fitness
u/robbie_3_rob · 1 pointr/Cloud9

This is a great point. I spent a lot on a nice gaming chair and ended up just giving it to my brother because it didn't really help my back. I now play games on this bad boy

u/CrivensAndShips · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

I’ve had good luck with these: bodylastics from Amazon. You can purchase higher resistance, too. They’ve held up very well since 2017.

u/nankerjphelge · 1 pointr/Fitness

I just got one olympic barbell (7 foot), which covers me for bench, squats, deadlifts, barbell curls, and reverse barbell curls. The rest of the exercises are covered with the adjustable dumbbells, resistance bands and pullup bar. Oh, and I got an ab wheel ($5 on ebay). As far as the bands go, I got a set of bands that allows me to adjust the resistance, like this:

u/kjswiley · 1 pointr/digitalnomad

Exercise bands are the best bet for travel, if you get them make sure they have an attachment that can be used with a door as some kits do not have that piece, then you can work just about every muscle group in your body. They will come with several bands and you combine them to get various weight resistance. Never used the TRX stuff, but it looks like its completely suspension, where bands will provide resistance, not sure how much of a difference that makes, and you might find yourself somewhere that you cannot attach the TRX stuff, with the bands you stand on them, or use a door, etc.

This is the kit I think I have, but you can see the piece for the door, which is the foam circle attached to the strap:

u/lookalive07 · 1 pointr/P90X

Bodylastics are the bands I use and I love them.

u/Fall3n · 1 pointr/P90X

Bodylastics Bodylastics Stackable (12 Pcs) MAX Tension Resistance Bands Sets. This Leading Exercise Band System Includes 5 of Our Best Quality Anti-Snap Exercise Tubes, Heavy Duty Components, and a Travel Bag.

May be a little more expensive but you get what you pay for. I still use bands from the first set I bought 10 years ago. I’ve bought 3 sets over the years just to add to what I already have. Never had a snap or breakage. Customer service and support is great as well.

Id also recommend, specifically the Chiseled show. Great band focused workouts.

It sounds like I’m shilling, but these bands helped me turn my life around and I’m eternally grateful for it.

Edit: I didn’t realize this was the p90x sub my bad. Love p90x as well. German potato soup is excellent.

u/TwistInTh3Myth · 1 pointr/ketogains

Resistance band exercises are fantastic. I use them when I am traveling for work and can not access a gym. I use this brand which actually came with a booklet of various exercises you can do but there are a bunch of different ones and simple google-foo will yield a plethora of exercises to build a workout from.

u/steamed__hams · 1 pointr/Frugal

Not really what you're looking for, but this set of high tension resistance bands is a good deal for what you get. They are guaranteed for life and I think you can put on more bulk with these than you can with bodyweight exercises. I bought these for use when I'm on vacation and nowhere near a gym.

u/rolsskk · 1 pointr/P90X

This is what I have. It's inexpensive, versatile, and comes with everything you need and more to do band exercises in lieu of weights or a pullup bar.

u/Avridt · 1 pointr/dogs

I'm not sure a product exists exactly like that, but you attach EVA floor tiles. You can find them in home improvement, department stores, sport stores, and even discount stores like five below. They are easy to cut with a box cutter and could be attached to a regular gate with some zip ties.

u/koeuniru · 1 pointr/Vive

my hmd and controllers hit the ground a couple times. i think these floor mats would be a very good investment for expensive hmds.

u/S1nc · 1 pointr/P90X

Something like this mat, along with good shoes should let you do some of the plyo moves without disturbing your neighbors...

u/daddyscientist · 1 pointr/homegym

I have these laid on on my garage gym where I don't have plywood or horse stall mats. They're a great value for what you get (6 large tiles).

u/TDz86 · 1 pointr/homegym

Amazon sells floor mats, brand new for $20.

u/aintnohatin · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I havn't had a chance to use a "real" camping sleeping pad before, but I have used these foam puzzle mats and for the low price they provide pretty good comfort under a sleeping bag!

If you can still feel sharp rocks through 1 layer you can easily lay another on top

u/Palmer165 · 1 pointr/homegym

It’s an inexpensive foam (not rubber) puzzle piece mat that I ordered off amazon . This is 3 sets shown.

It’s actually very warm to stand/lay on, even on the cold basement floor. If you leave weights on it (like overnight), it will leave an indentation, but it’s always popped back up. I’m happy with it so far, but it’s too early to give a proper review of its durability.

I’ll upgrade to a plywood platform with rubber mats once I’m in the new house and have a rack, but I’ll likely keep this for floor work (stretching, yoga, etc.).

u/nednobbins · 1 pointr/homegym

That's good to know. I will almost certainly never lift 500 but I'm a fan of some amount of over engineering.

While looking for horse stall mats I came across these:

It looks like it's basically the same thing at the same price but without the smell. Any reason not to use them?

u/WildBlack · 1 pointr/homegym

So far so good, but only been working on it for a day ha.

ProSource Puzzle Exercise Mat High Quality EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles - Covers 24 Square Feet - Black

u/huntingwhale · 1 pointr/Fitness

I got these mats from Amazon and they work great. Comes with 6 4x6' mats. I stack 3 on each side when I'm doing deadlifts in my basement and they work great.

u/DNedry · 1 pointr/Vive

No problem. I bought 2 sets of these. They are the best thing ever besides that they do slide on tile if you move fast, but I fixed that with some tape.

u/chorobes1 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I have made myself a home gym, however the only spare room in the house had hardwood floors. I have bought a bunch of these,

and was wondering if you guys thought they were enough to protect the floor if I dropped deadlift on it? Could I stack 2 or 3 on top of each other and drop safely? I just don't want there to be a hole in the floor from me dropping them.

u/bat1939 · 1 pointr/batman

Hey thank you so much. I use EVA foam. I went to Harbor Freight to buy the gray foam pieces and I bought this for the black pieces. My foam is 1/2" think but you might want to look at 1/4"

u/peginus · 1 pointr/Fitness

These are the ones I bought. 4 sets.

Really though, if you can spare the money you should go for the stall mats from tractor supply co. The puzzle mats are okay, but they're not great.

u/therorshak · 1 pointr/leangains
u/II------II · 1 pointr/Fitness

> Straps

Something Like this from amazon:


Or something else?

Thanks for the suggestion. This could possibly provide the captain hook method to do pulling exercises.

u/baaldlam · 1 pointr/bodybuilding
u/Hotblack_Desiato_ · 1 pointr/xxfitness
  1. OHP = OverHead Press. Usually standing. Occasionally known in the US as the military press. It has a bit more to keep track of, form-wise, but OHP, as I said, creates more REAL strength in people, because it teaches you to use your entire body as a structural support in the lift, which is what happens when you have to move heavy stuff in the real world.

  2. Only degenerates and the morally dissolute use straps to do the front squat. :P In all seriousness, though, it's not an especially good idea because your control of the bar is not very good when using straps. People use them, though, because they generally don't know how to do a proper rack, and lack the flexibility to do so in any case. Why do you want to do a front squat anyway? Do it if you like, but I don't think it's really necessary for you right now.

  3. There are a bunch of videos on youtube about how to use straps or hooks (search for "lifting straps" or "lifting hooks"), but they are very straightforward to use, and don't take up a lot of space. You can get them on Amazon, and same with hooks. As to whether to use hooks or straps? Hooks are easier to set up (just hook and lift!), but can be a bit uncomfortable, whereas straps feel more natural and comfortable, but require some screwing around to set them up right. I'd go with the hooks I posted, though. It looks like they solve a lot of the problems with most hooks.

  4. That depends. I hate to eat soon before I train. I feel full and bloated and gross. If you can tolerate it, go for it.

  5. Yup. You got it.
u/babyd0lll · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

Also, I have these and they work great and are holding up well too.

u/missingwhispers · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

I ordered a lifting straps

to support my hands, and looking for lifting belt, what are the good products to buy?

u/gainzfarm · 1 pointr/Fitness

If you have spare cash you can get a resistance band set. You can do quite a few of the same exercises with them, though probably not as heavy.
[Here's one for example] (

u/spackattak · 1 pointr/ketogains

A couple years ago, a friend of mine picked up a set of resistance bands and suggested I do the same so we could work out together. I ended up getting this set off Amazon, I think they were the best/most reviewed at the time. I had no complaints about the quality, but to be honest, I only used them a couple times because our schedules didn't align and if I'm by myself I'd prefer the gym.

u/Hexariu · 1 pointr/keto

I cannot afford a gym membership either, so I got this:

It doesn't take much space and it is a good quality product.

u/illiadjones · 1 pointr/homegym

Daaayum. I had these before the stall mats and I thought they were good. My husband just didn't like the interlocking thing.

u/TheNewGuyGames · 1 pointr/homegym

If I'm dropping the bar either because of fatigue as you said or as an emergency drop as /u/n00bosaurus_Rex said I'm wondering if my floor will be okay. I imagine bumpers are "safer" for that as well but I have laminate floors that I intend to put this over.

u/devilhanzou · 1 pointr/PSVR

Did you use something like this? Cause that’s a great idea. I notice the more comfortable I get in VR, like from just standing there like a jack ass to using things like rocks and walls in farpoint to duck and cover (and thus look like a total jack ass lol) I tense up and put a lot of pressure on my feet so a little cushion would be awesome!

ProSource Puzzle Exercise Mat, EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles, 24 Square Feet, Grey (Includes 6 tiles)

u/Brows · 1 pointr/homegym

This is what I put down. It's just the base really, There's the platform as you can see and a treadmill is going in, it will be on horse mats. They some mats are going down on the right for a stretching area.

u/helleraine · 1 pointr/dogs

Ditch the carpet and use gym matting instead?

u/level3elf · 1 pointr/vancouver

As others have said, try heavy duty foam pads with electric drums. [This kind of kick] ( is less noisy than the "silent" one. I stack 3 layers of [these] ( There is another drummer in my building that uses a very similar set up too.

u/Mikeyoh13 · 1 pointr/ValveIndex
u/jarediledundee · 1 pointr/funny

These worked wonders for me

BalanceFrom Puzzle Exercise Mat with EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles, Gray

Cats focus on scratching this instead of the couch

u/tahoegiant · 1 pointr/DIY

I am hoping to convert our 1.5 car garage into a hang out room. I am hoping to make part of it for our gym equipment, part of it as a guy's hangout room (old couch and coffee table will go there).

The main things I need to do are:

u/dampmemelord · 1 pointr/cosplayprops

Ok, so if you don't think you can eyeball it, that's perfectly fine. Your going to have to make a top view of Whisper and after you finish cutting out the side view of it, put the top view blueprint where it should be, trace major lines onto the foam, then cut roughly, sand it and make adjustments as needed. You can do this man, and don't be afraid to fuck up, it's your first time doing this, plus if you buy this kind of EVA foam then your fine cuz it's super cheap and u get shitloads for like 20 bucks.
Edit: I used a 3D model of ingame thresh to make my blueprints accurate, so you could use a site like this to get a top view of the gun ( don't do this on mobile)

u/gilbertao3 · 1 pointr/climbing

Try using resistance bands and stretching to strengthen your knee and hip. Doing static holds or maybe different lower body bodyweight exercises might help too.

u/embernadette · 1 pointr/StrongCurves

I have these bands that I really like. I use them outside of BB but I also use them to do a lateral band walk instead of the x-walk. I use them for stretching, for making regular unweighted squats more challenging, etc. I tend to collapse my knees in so having the extra resistence prompts me to push against the resistence instead of collapsing in.

I also use gloves often, but mine don't come above my wrist. I jsut prefer them because my hands get slippery or hurt from the barbels someties.

I also run but I personally don't carry a water bottle, but I know a lot of people use camelback backpacks! If you serach water backpack on amazon, you can see some similar things that are much cheaper. And I'm sure you could fit your keys in there too. For my keys, I have my house key on one of these, so I can easily remove it and just stick that in my shorts pocket.

u/tawa83 · 1 pointr/SexToys

How about pillow under her hips in the prone bone position…wand on the bed between her legs with you on top?

You could put one of those elastic exercise bands around the head of the wand and she can lie on it to keep it snug against her pussy.

u/BijouPyramidette · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

Your whole body is a weight.

Squats and leg kick backs can be done with no additional weights, but you can also get a cheap set of resistance bands if you do want something extra. Something like this can help

u/secondarylaughs · 1 pointr/xxfitness

Both my gym and my physical therapy place use these! I use the blue one for hip thrusts and glute activations. I have these at home but they don't seem to have as much resistance as the others - I pretty much only use the black one for everything

u/kyriya · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Interesting gif. Well I want these. Don't really need it as I can just lift Baby K up and down to get a workout on. But, they'd be fun to have. Plus I could probably make a giant rubber band gun with them at some point.

u/how2dresswell · 1 pointr/AdvancedRunning
u/Pink_182 · 1 pointr/RedPillWomen

I would start a home workout system if you don't like the gyms near yoga mat, set of dumbells, and resistance bands should get you through any home workout to start.

I find 30 day fitness challenges on pinterest and try to complete 1-2 every month. I think having that whole month of things planned helps me. I also set up a reward for it. So this month I'm doing an abs and arms one. If I get 28/30 days done, I will go get a manicure.

I set more weekly rewards too. I love new workout clothes. I have a whole list of things I want. So I set a goal with a new tank or sports bra as the reward. Example for the upcoming week (i run my weeks Monday-Sunday, I know that is weird) I want to run 12 6-minute miles. Obviously not all at once, but over the course of the week. If I do it, then I will be getting this tank. This is a hard one, I've been trying to get it for a few months now, but trying keeps me heading out and motivated.

I would also say find an accountabilibuddy (south park reference anyone?) to try and help keep you motivated. That can be online (me if you want me pestering your inbox) or a RL friend.

u/J0llyGiraffe · 1 pointr/Fitness

I snagged these off Amazon a month or so ago.

Edit: Just saw that YTWL video and these are NOT ideal for that as they're incredibly short.

u/cleti · 1 pointr/weightroom

If you're just using them for pull aparts and warming up, these cheap ones will probably do you just fine.

u/lilelliot · 1 pointr/Fitness

Here's an example poster. Most sets of bands come with handles and a door anchor. I bought this set for less than $40 recently.

u/randybowman · 1 pointr/homegym I got these about a year ago. I like them, comes with some handles too. The red one is showing some wear, but I use it the most.

u/SantoroMT · 1 pointr/homegym

two sets of these. doing X pulls, bilateral rows, extra resistance for DLs, all sorts of stuff

Edit: also, kettlebells from /u/kettlebellkings . I have three sets from them and I love every one

u/ScarlettErza · 1 pointr/poledancing

I bought these
as a rubberbanditz dupe. I couldn't justify the price of 92+ dollars for bands, and for me these replicate the purpose of those. Additionally, it came with some extras in the package as well. I'm relatively hard on my gym equipment and these hold up extremely well and for only being a fraction of the price.

u/Everyothernamewastak · 0 pointsr/Fitness

this has helped me. I don't use the pad anymore since I feel it makes the bar likely to roll. Worth a shot.

u/azoth8961 · 0 pointsr/Fitness

I used to have an issue with bar position when I was squatting as well. No matter where I put the bar it seemed to irritate my shoulders. After looking around I found something called the Manta Ray and never looked back.