Lets say you have under $1000 and you want a full home gym that will keep you totally fit, a big-bang-for-your-buck gym so to speak.
In framing my thoughts I am thinking of tools that allow you to exercise aerobically and anaerobically to build your aerobic conditioning, to perform power training, strength training and core training.
Tool number 1: The Kettle Bell Figure $75 max
For men the 35# kettle bell, for women, the 20# or 25# kettle bell.
The range of exercises you can do with this tool impact your overall strength of legs, shoulders and core profoundly.
Tool number 2: The TRX Allow $200 max
- This exercise is wonderful for core strength and offers several excellent upper body and lower body isolation activities.
Tool number 4: The X-iser Stepper - Allow $400
This wonderful tool allow you to perform short bout high intensity exercise as well as core, hamstrings, gluts, shoulders, and calf muscles. This is an excellent tool that emphasizes short bout high intensity exercise for type two muscle development
Finally, tool number 5: The Concept 2 ERG - Allow $900
I include this because it is a great inexpensive total body tool that allows wonderful fitness development. Matching this with a kettle bell for instance, will give you an outstanding home gym.
Ultimately, the best exercise there is is the one you actually do. But these are the best tools I have found for overall body conditioning that are both effective and efficient as well as inexpensive.