How to stay fit when you can’t visit the gym
Build muscle and burn fat without leaving the house.
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For anyone who likes to stay active, the current crisis is pretty frustrating. However, there are ways to maintain fitness, build muscle, and burn fat without leaving home. These home gym and workout products are specifically designed for that purpose—now with up to 84 percent off MSRP over at the PopSci Shop.
This full-size bench comes with medium resistance bands, meaning you can bench press without weights. You can perform military press, seated rows, curls, and incline presses thanks to the adjustable back, and the bench folds for storage. It’s worth $249.99, but you can grab the PWB now for $210.99.
This bundle includes two medium resistance bands (up to 50 pounds of resistance) and matching handles. The handles can hold up to three bands at once, meaning you can work against serious resistance in numerous positions. Normally $49.99, this combo is now $42.99.
Push-ups are a great exercise to perform at home. Rated at 4.1 out of 5 stars on Amazon, the Push Up Machine enhances your workout by correcting your form. As a result, you activate all possible muscle groups. Usually priced at $129.99, the Push Up Machine is currently $89.99.
Designed to emulate all the bulky equipment in a gym, BodyBoss 2.0 helps you perform a complete workout at home. You can complete over 300 exercises with this device, with a range of difficulty. It raised $1.7m on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and you can grab it now for $179.99.
Ideal for improving your aerobic fitness, the Cordless Jump Rope lets you skip without the trip. In 10 minutes, you can burn the same energy you would use in a 30-minute run—and the smart rope will count every calorie. Normally $29.99, the rope is now just $20.99.
This platform is effectively the Netflix of virtual fitness classes. As a subscriber, you get 24/7 access to live streaming and on-demand content from some of the world’s best trainers. The content covers yoga, cardio, strength training, specialized workouts, and even nutrition. Normally $499, lifetime access is currently $79.
Speaking of nutrition—Eat This Much helps you create a meal plan for the week in seconds, based on your tastes and dietary needs. Rated at 4.7 stars on the Mac App Store, the app even provides a grocery list. Order now for $29 to get a one-year subscription, worth $58.
Another great option is Plan to Eat, which lets you collect recipes and ingredients for future home dining. The app creates a shopping list of everything you need and provides step-by-step cooking instructions. It’s rated at 4.8 out of 5 stars on the App Store, and you can get a one-year subscription now for $19.
This cordless percussion massager uses Theralite heating technology to ease pain and discomfort in tight muscles. The Prosage Thermo also has three intensity levels, with a maximum of 3,200 percussions per minute for rapid relief. The massager is currently 25% off MSRP at $149.99.
Designed to increase blood flow and reduce lactic acid, the Muscle Blaster V2 is perfect for post-workout massaging. It has five different settings, meaning you can find the ideal frequency, amplitude, and torque. Normally $299.99, this massage gun is now $259.99.
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