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2020 Winter Buyers Guide

The Best Home Gym Gear of 2020

Train naked. Or wear a panda suit if you want—it’s your house!

Inga Hendrickson

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TRX Home2 System Strap ($200)

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TRX pairs audio and video workouts with its signature Suspension Trainer. The routines are tough but accessible, and the padded straps make hard moves more comfortable.

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Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Speaker ($150)

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The Boom 3 pumps out stellar sound to keep you motivated. It’s small enough to transition from kettlebell swings in the garage to backyard yoga when weather allows.

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UrbnFit Pulse Foam Roller ($90)

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This vibrating tool helped ease tight quads and sore shoulders after grueling body-weight sets. Five vibration levels range from gentle massage to hurts-so-good pummel.

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FightCamp Gym Punching-Bag Set ($1,095)

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It takes up a bit more space than an exercise bike, but FightCamp’s startup package includes everything you need to turn your home into an interactive boxing gym: bag, gloves, and more. Sensors track the number and intensity of punches you throw during the app’s streaming workouts.

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Zwift RunPod Sensors ($30)

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Once reserved for the two-wheeled crowd, Zwift extends its video-game-like workouts to runners. After downloading the free Zwift app (Android and iOS), RunPod users can access workouts and link up with other athletes for virtual group jogs, taking a bit of the dread out of “dreadmill.”

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5.11 TacTec Plate Carrier ($200)

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Have you hit a plateau? Try adding a weighted vest to your push-ups, planks, and squats routine. With adjustable waistbands and padded shoulder straps, 5.11’s TacTec is comfortable and stays put from one exercise to the next.

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Vew-Do Zone Balance Board ($200)

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Use the Zone for an extra challenge (and core workout) while doing dumbbell curls and lunges. Or ditch the weights and add the mini roller for an intense balancing act. Once you’re finished, the whole setup stows neatly under the bed.

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From Winter 2020 Buyer’s Guide Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson

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