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It’s beginning to look a lot like…Christmas, yes, but also a new wave of the pandemic. This may be another winter of working out at home. And you know it’s way past time for you to upgrade your gear. In fact, it’s a good thing you waited till now — because Amazon is on the same page.
In preparation for the onslaught of shoppers looking to improve their home-exercise spaces, the retail giant just slashed prices on tons of tools, from hand weights to a multifaceted workout bench! If you were hesitant to get your gear on before, consider this a sign to do so now.
Below are five great picks from the fitness equipment sale at Amazon. Don’t wait thill the eleventh hour to grab your favorites. Stock up now, and you’ll be ready to hit the ground running (or lifting) when New Year’s resolutions kick in.
Weights on the floor are a surefire setup for stubbing a toe (or worse). This little pyramid of dumbbells is neat, safe and organized — and it gives you choices, with color-coded weights in 3-pound, 5-pound, and 8-pound options.
Reports one happy customer: “I started a workout program and needed weights for some of the routines. I found this product and read the reviews and was sold. I have never owned dumbbells before and didn’t really know what to look for to buy them. I love the great feel of them. The stand was as easy as 1-2-3 to assemble!…Love my dumbbells and stand!”
The dumbbells come in a pair of 20-pound weights and suffice for any type of training or exercise you take on. Other highlights include contoured handles for easy handling and four locks to ensure they don’t slide off.
Says a five-star reviewer: “[I was] looking for reasonable free weights during the pandemic. Found these on line and couldn’t be happier. Solid, easy to hold, and a good price.
“This item definitely was exactly what we were looking for,” said another, of these these dumbbells. “We didn’t have money to buy expensive metal ones, but these give us a workout and do the same as the metal ones for a cheaper price. Would buy again….”
Exercising with a weighted ball helps you build core strength, improve coordination and mix it up a bit, when it comes to cardio. You can choose any weight you want — there are options in this line from four pounds to 100 pounds. This 15-pound version is great for those beginning to build a fitness practice. And when you need more challenge? Do more reps!
“I’ve been trying to build a very budget conscious home gym…” says one thrifty shopper. “This is a heavy rubber ball. You can slam it, use it as a medicine ball, or as a wall ball…. The rubber is grippy enough to hold and isn’t slippery. It feels like it has sand in it, which has a nice feel because it doesn’t want to roll much. It feels very durable and is about the size of a basketball, and feels very sturdy.”
Work arms, legs and core. This bench can sit at an incline or lie flat, allowing for curls and presses of every ilk, challenging everything from biceps to quads. There’s even a place to store a barbell. Wrote one shopper: “I’m very happy with this bench. It took a little while to put together but the finished product is very sturdy and easy to move around. I felt it was a great value for the price.”
Kettlebells all but sold out when folks pivoted en masse to home workouts in 2020. If you’ve had a set on your wish list forever, you’re in luck. For $56 you can get this kettlebell trifecta (10 pound, 15 pound, and 20 pound), with wide easy-to-hold grips.
Says a satisfied customer: “Just exactly what I was looking for to enhance my workouts from home. The grip is great and doesn’t slip….”
“Thumbs up all the way,” says another five-star reviewer. “Love the size and easy grip! They seem really durable and great quality.”
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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