OK, this is something I’ve been amassing gradually. During this period of time while I’ve been waiting for my new local gym to open up, I’ve been doing short-term workout agreements at places like Golden State Crossfit and I’ve also been attempting to gain the ability to do Crossfit-style workouts at home. To that end, the most effective set of tools you can get yourself is a set of plates, a bar, dumbbell handles and a kettlebell handle.
Usually fitness gear is expensive, and the more expensive you go, the better the quality. However, not really with free weights like these. If you scour garage sales, chances are you will find a set. And places like Play It Again Sports and thrift shops are also gold mines for this sort of thing.
Some people will tell you that you have to buy Olympic bars to do it right. Not necessarily…
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