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The 5 Best Leg Stretching Machines [Reviewed]

Leg Stretching Machines

Leg stretching machines or, as they are often known, hamstring and groin stretching machines, are an exceptional way of increasing your flexibility. They are often used by martial artists looking to increase their flexibility and kicking height (Source). But many people with tight abductors and sciatic problems also make use of these unique pieces of exercise equipment.  Some […]

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The 5 Best Pool Bikes [Ranked]

Pool Bikes

Aquatic exercise is a trending phenomenon, particularly in United States because it is low-impact and has numerous health benefits (Source). In particular, pool bikes, which are stationary aquatic bikes, are ideal exercise equipment for fitness training & physical rehabilitation (Source). These ergonomic pool bikes provide similar cardiovascular benefits to spinning classes, which are all the rage now, […]

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The 5 Best Leg Curl Machines [Ranked]

Leg Curl Machines

Leg curl and leg extension machines exercise leg muscles on different sides of your legs. Leg curls work on the back of the leg (Source). This posterior leg exercise requires that you sit or lie down as you bend your knee (Source). Leg extensions require that you straighten your leg against weighted resistance, exercising the muscles on […]

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The 5 Best Balance Trainers [Ranked]

A balance trainer resembles a bisected yoga ball. It is an innovative style of fitness equipment that is able to provide high-intensity cardiovascular workouts, strength training, and is specifically engineered to improve your flexibility and balance. In design, what it actually is is a rubber dome that is built into a circular rigid platform. They can be […]

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The 5 Best Bike Repair Stands [Ranked]

Serious bicycle riders know the importance of good bike maintenance. A regular schedule of maintenance is important to keep your bike in good condition (Source). Very basic maintenance doesn’t require much equipment, but for more involved maintenance, a bike repair stand becomes a necessity (Source). Performing these repairs yourself saves money in the long run by reducing […]

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The 5 Best Chin-Up Bars [Ranked]

In this post, we examined five of the best-selling chin-up bars.  A chin-up bar or pull up bar is a device that can be attached to the wall, hung in a doorway, or is part of an exercise machine. It’s used for exercises that require users to pull themselves up with their arms, thus building upper body […]

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The 5 Best Portable Basketball Hoops [Ranked]

In this post, we ranked 5 of the best-selling mobile basketball hoops. These maneuverable basketball systems allow people to play or shoot basketball in places with limited space, such as a driveway or backyard (Source).Contents How do they work?Most portable basketball hoops have a hollow base users fill with water, sand, or other material to weigh […]

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The 5 Best Home Gyms [Ranked]

Home Gym

Home gym machines are designed to provide an all-in-one workout solution. They can all provide the following common exercises: ab crunches, rows, leg extensions, lat pull downs, chest presses, pec flys and leg presses (Source). While somewhat complex to assemble, these exercise machines are capable of replacing or supplementing expensive gym memberships (Source).  The Mary, Bowflex PR1000 and […]

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The 5 Best Rowing Machines [Ranked]

A rowing machine is a style of indoor exercise machine that mimics the feel of rowing a watercraft. They can be a great solution for muscle toning, weight loss, enhancing cardiovascular stamina, targeting both upper and lower sections of the body (Source). They are popular home workout solutions because they are generally compact and portable- though the high-end […]

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The 5 Best Dumbbell Racks [Ranked]

Dumbbell Racks

Dumbbell storage racks are a simple and neat way to organize your weights. They usually come in 2-tier layouts like the CAP dumbbell rack, 3-tier like the the Marcy, Body Solid, XMark Fitness racks, or in a vertical rack like the Fitness Republic dumbbell rack.  When purchasing one of these dumbbell weight racks, there’s a couple things […]

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