My wife and I have a small alcove in our basement where we'd like to place some exercise equipment to get the heart rate up during the winter. Given the immutable space limitations, what should we consider? [more inside]
I was using my roommates Profom 750cs Treadmill and now it's malfunctioning. Can you help me fix it? [more inside]
Help me find an elliptical machine for a person who is between 5'1" and 5'4", that will take fairly heavy use by one person, and that doesn't cost a fortune. [more inside]
I have a weightlifting rack which is made of square, 2" steel tubing. What's the easiest way to attach a pullup bar to it? More generally, what are good ways to attach things to it in general? I'm thinking both of pre-made and DIY. Bonus points for suggesting novel things to attach.
I'm looking for a low-maintenance treadmill I won't break within a few years that I can run, jog, and walk on at home at varying inclinations and speeds. Difficultyfilter: Must offer in-home delivery and professional assembly and be able to hold hardcover books up to ~800 pages in thickness, if such a thing exists. [more inside]
If you only had space for one piece of exercise equipment, what would you get? [more inside]
In high school, you (a dude) were an athlete, and in great shape. Then came college, and then graduate school, and then all of the busyness of career, marriage and two small children. Four years ago, you had a brief flare-up of athleticism (ran a 10k, two half-marathons, and a very slow full marathon). Now, things are worse then ever. You are heaver than you've ever been, have no energy, and are not looking so great. You know you need to work out, and watch what you eat, that this needs to be a way of life, no more excuses, there are no shortcuts, and all that. You also just found yourself in posession of a $100 gift card to Amazon.com. How do you spend it? [more inside]
Have stationary bikes fallen out of favor? [more inside]
I want to buy an elliptical machine. What types of things should I be looking for when buying? [more inside]
I want to gain more muscle mass and strength. I don't want to look like a bodybuilder, but I do want to look very fit. (I'm a male nearing 40.) My problem is, I don't have a good gym nearby and I live in a small apartment. I don't have room for a free weight system. Can one build the sort of body that I want without weights or a machine, simply by doing exercises (pushups, etc.)? How reasonable is that approach? If that won't work, what sort of machine should I buy that doesn't take up much real-estate space and is pleasing to the eye. (I've looked into these, but they only go up to 52lbs. Is that enough?)
Need recommendations for home exercise equipment (male, mid-20s). My requirements are (1) cost, (2) compactness, and (3) targeted toward a cardio workout with the ultimate goal of losing weight. I saw this on TV last night, and while it's marketed to a thighs-and-butts demographic, the size, concept, and price range is kind of what I'm looking for. Anyhow, I'd appreciate hearing any advice from happy or unhappy consumers of these types of products.