Unfortunately, most people buy exercise equipment with good intentions, and within a few weeks regret their decision. You may be one of the rare few who gets their money's worth from a home equipment purchase, such as a treadmill or elliptical trainer, but for most people, less is more. If you want to invest in two small pieces of fitness equipment that you won't regret buying, I recommend the Perfect Push up and an Iron Gym.
Neither item will break the bank, and for most of us, push ups and pull ups are at the foundation of a well-rounded strength training routine. Add some cardio (walking, running, biking) and some Core work, and you have a pretty complete home fitness plan. Even if you can't do a single pull up, you can off set your body weight on a chair and crank out a few pull ups with ease. It's the best way to begin.
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