Home gym on a shoestring

A few CHOICE buys will give you an effective home gym that costs less than $100.
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Strength training is vital for physical health. The recently revised US Physical Activity Guidelines  specifically recommend at least two sessions of strength training per week, with a session that works all major muscle groups typically taking between 20 and 30 minutes.

CHOICE found that with a little shopping around, some creativity and just $100, you can establish your own home gym based on resistance bands and/or free weights for your basic workout, and some optional extras for added benefit.

Please note: this information was current as of November 2009 but is still a useful guide today.



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