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Cunningstunts Cunningstunts
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Home gym advice

Normally using a YMCA, but not as much as I need to.  The nice thing is I can put the kids in child watch or let them play in block room.  Bad thing is they get sick every time they go.  Also my wife is having trouble finding time to go.

We were talking about buying some exercise equipment but I hate buying this type of stuff.  It's expensive and I know little about it.  I like the stuff they have at the gym but that costs way too much.

Right now kind of up in the air if I should get an exercise bike or a treadmill and a trainer.

Neither of my bikes adapt well to trainers but I could change the rear tire on one for the winter.  My wife's hybrid bike will go on one no problem - has a conventional 10x135 QR and 700c road tires.  I fit her bike but we'd need to adjust and switch saddles to both use it.  I could put a QR on her seatpost and set up a saddle for winter for myself.  Not a huge investment of time or money.  Or I could buy two trainers?

I like a treadmill too but I need one with a good incline.  Pretty much all I do with those things is set it to max incline and climb until I feel like I'm going to pass out.  That does the best training for what I like to do.

Any thoughts on this?  I have a dry basement, so space isn't really a huge issue.  No idea what my budget is, but I'm pretty sure a family membership to the YMCA is over 100 a month (we got a discount the first two years), so say $1200 a year?\

Thanks in advance.
JasonWx JasonWx
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Not being a hater here
But from my experience and my friends experience..All home gym equipment turns into expensive coat racks..

Better to go online and do Insanity or P90x ..Those work out are the real deal..
"Peace and Love"
Cunningstunts Cunningstunts
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Totally agree.  Last stuff I had never got used.  But in all fairness it was a shitty Nordic Track, and I never liked those things anyway.

I'm really thinking we'll use trainers.  You ride your real bike and they are small, and you can't hang a coat on them... don't know though.

Don't know what insanity or P90x is, but I'm not looking for extreme.  I won't do that either.
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I second the video workouts.  I have a friend that does insanity and she has a banging body.  
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Google those work outs..I also do T25...They are only as extreme as you make them.. And Insanity has hot chicks in the vid..
"Peace and Love"
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tjf1967 wrote
I second the video workouts.  I have a friend that does insanity and she has a banging body.
Pics please.
JTG4eva! JTG4eva!
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You trying to get Harvey more warnings?
We REALLY need a proper roll eyes emoji!!
Cunningstunts Cunningstunts
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JTG4eva! wrote
You trying to get Harvey more warnings?
I'm sure he'll be fine, but I'll probably be getting served with my divorce papers if a picture actually appears.
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Jump rope... It's cheap and effective. In addition to general cardio enhancement, you'll build shoulder, triceps, and calf endurance in a very short period.  Once you have mastered the technique, it becomes very meditative.  All of my workouts start and end with rope sessions.  

Don't waste your money on expensive equipment.... this coming from a guy who's wife insisted on building a large component of the YMCA (aka a Swimex) into our house...
 
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All good feedback, keep it coming.

There's an issue for my wife.  She wants to workout before work while the kids are still sleeping.  She can't be jumping around in the living room.  The kids are asleep right upstairs and will wake up (we have a small house).

Basement might be OK but I'd have to set up a monitor or TV down there for vids.  

Don't know if I could jump rope in the basement though.  The ceiling is kind of low... have to test that out.  I don't think I'd hit my head but the rope might hit the floor joists.
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