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Exercise Gear For The Home Office

Last month, I moved my Concept 2 rower from my garage into my office...like literally right next to my desk. For some reason I couldn't bring myself to walk 30 feet to the garage during lunch or whenever to get some exercise. I've also added an ab mat and a pair of 25lb dumbbells. I find that I am more likely to intermittently hop out of my chair and do a set of something in between calls, or even on calls where I don't need to be on video or won't be saying anything; just listening.


So to my question: What have people similarly found success doing when it comes to exercise gear or routines ACTUALLY IN your home office (actual office, bedroom, whatever).


If it's a piece of gear, an included Amazon link would be fantastic. Trying to roll into 40 in the best shape of my life...not feeling like I'm at death's doorstep. ๐Ÿฅด

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MrMotivation
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Sales
Peloton, resistance bands, Pull Up Bar, and the adjustable dumbbells from BowFlex. That got me through quarantine, but I am definitely someone who prefers to work out in a gym. If I had a massive garage, that would probably change
MMMGood
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Senior Account Executive
All great ideas...I think the resistance bands will be an add soon. Stuff that I can put under a desk or into a drawer are ideal for space savers.ย 
BigMeech
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Coors Light Advocate
Full band set, perfect pushup things, a chair, and a pull up bar. You can literally hit everything with those (perfect pushups are optional, my wrists were fried after a few months of pushups).

I have a full workout plan mapped out I can send you if they ever open up DMs on here lol.
MMMGood
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Hell ya. Those are all fantastic..and yes, if/when they add DMs, would love to get that.ย 
BigMeech
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The overlooked part is cardio - literally just do like 20-30 minutes a day (I just go on walks, don't have to do anything crazy).

I lost about 5 lbs over quarantine
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Salespreuner
Big Shot
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Regional Sales Director
Love this list
SalesPharaoh
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AM BDR
Invest in a foam roller to self massage your back
Corpslovechild
Opinionated
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Inbound Sales Manager
Foam rollers are the best invention. Try using a baseball or a Lax ball as well.ย 
MMMGood
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Senior Account Executive
Oh yes...and a theracane! Keep that lactic acid buildup away!
poweredbycaffeine
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Kettlebells are the greatest tool in the gym. You can squat. Press. Curl. Extend. Counterweight. Do ab work. Everything with one piece of equipment.
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
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Senior Account Executive
Youโ€™re absolutely right! Great recommendationโ€ฆ Iโ€™ll just have to watch the clearance on a fully extended swing. Otherwise that will be one heck of a drywall repair!
poweredbycaffeine
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Russian swings will do just fine!
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ghost_dialer
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Yoga Matt & a laptop/tablet. I've found some killer HiiT workouts on youtube that are all body weight.ย 
MMMGood
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Senior Account Executive
Definitely into body weight workouts. No prep needed! Thanks!
Bittersweet0326
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Bands are the go to for me. I can set them up anywhere basically to hit any part of the body.ย 
MMMGood
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Senior Account Executive
Chalk another up for bands! On Amazon now! lol
Chep
WR Officer
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Business Development Team Lead
Honestly the Nike Run Club app has done wonders for my life and it's free, but highly recommend trying the guided runs if you don't like running. The coaching is so awesome
MMMGood
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I donโ€™t like running. Haha.ย 

But Iโ€™m willing to try based on your recommendation!
1nbatopshotfan
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Bowflex combo dumbbells. Take up minimal space and go from light to heavy. Yoga for stretching, or laying down after a deal falls though. How you use that is up to you :-)ย 
MMMGood
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Senior Account Executive
Definately checking out those dumbbells. Iโ€™ve seen them before and love the concept and versatility! Thank you!ย 
MMMGood
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Oh...and if a deal falls through my โ€œyogaโ€ is taking place at my bar, not in my office. Just saying.ย 
1nbatopshotfan
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Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
Hahahaha I respect that move.ย 
Coffeesforclosers
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Did the reverse and moved my elliptical to the newly renovated garage turned gym, and now hit it less than when it was 5 feet away. I hate myself lol
MMMGood
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Put it back! Put it back!ย 
Coffeesforclosers
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Director Sales and Market Development
no way man, garage is sick. Its cool, fat is the new skinny. Lol
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Salespreuner
Big Shot
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Regional Sales Director
Push up bars, resistance band and ofcourse solid chair โœ…
MMMGood
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Senior Account Executive
Nice. Thank you!
Salespreuner
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JustGonnaSendIt
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Your Mom's Man on the Side
So, I may be out of the norm here, but I have a full Rogue 6-post squat rack on a 12' x 8' platform in the room next to my office. Multiple barbells, over 500lbs in iron, resistance bands, bench, accessories, etc... Essentially a private strength training gym.

I have dogs to walk / run for cardio.

Nothing primes you for the day like squatting a few plates while listening to Lamb of God and tweaking on your PWO of choice.

I run a 5-day split on my lifts so that I get to all the major compounds at least 2x week, and the ones I'm trying to level up harder get hit 3x week.

Not for everyone, but damn is it an effective way to feel like you're on top of the world every workday.

Rinse and repeat for 2 quarters and you'll be pleased with the results.

@MMMGoodย research Mark Rippetoe, Pavel, John Sullivan to get started if you're interested.ย 

No better time to start the gains than today!
Corpslovechild
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Inbound Sales Manager
Peloton, peloton app, and a yoga mat is all I need but then again, my dream of being a bodybuilder died a long time ago when I got a desk job...ย 
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