fitnessbytes: screw gwynnie and build a home gym!

fitnessbytes: screw gwynnie and build a home gym!
August 4, 2010 WES FERGUSON

Oh Gwyneth Paltrow! This bitch is forever being spotted leaving the gym. Don’t stone me, but I actually don’t mind her. Still, there’s no point in spending some astronomical sum to workout, like that gym of hers. You can get a full-body workout without ever setting foot in one, actually.

Getting equipment is easy and totally affordable. There’s a slew of stuff to choose from, but you only need a few basics.

1) Dumbbells. Easy! Everybody knows what those are. Don’t go too light, it should be a challenge.

2) Jump rope. Another easy item. Simple, cheap and effective; there are several jump rope exercises that work coordination, balance and core muscles. Double Dutch already, girlfriend!

3) Balance ball. About $20, the ultimate ab machine – and it doubles as a home office chair!

4) Dyband. This is that rubber tubing thing that stretches. I don’t generally use it, but I still have one. If I were cutoff from the gym, like after an earthquake (a total possibility in L.A.), I could still get a well-rounded workout before I inevitably die without supplies and my cat eats me.

Build a home gym & stay beautiful {w}

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