Yesterday I hit 5 things for under ten bucks I think everyone could benefit from. Today, I have the last 5. These are probably a little less common.
1. A Furniture Slider
Furniture sliders are a great option for gym goers who want to do movements that they see being performed on a sideboard but might not have the $500 bucks to dish out on a board themselves. With one of these bad boys you can easily perform lunge, plank, and push up variations, like the few in these videos:
2. A Towel
A simple gym towel is a great addition to your training arsenal. It can be used for various curl, pull up, and rowing exercises to add more stress to the grip of the lift. In turn, using the towel will help build grip strength.
3. Ab Wheel
The ab wheel is one of the best pieces of gym equipment you can buy for the money. Rollouts have always been a staple in my programs, and will be for the foreseeable future. For 9 bucks you can grab a wheel and have it for the rest of your life.
Get one here.
4. 4 Feet Of Straight Link Coil Chain and One “Climbing Link”
A lot of gyms lack a belt and chain for weighted dips and chin ups. You can head over to a hardware store and grab 4 feet of chain and a climbing link for 10 bucks and you’re all set. It might get a little uncomfortable for anything over 150lbs but it’s really not that bad. Furthermore it’s a hell of a lot cheaper than buying a dip belt.
5. 2/4 Planks Of Wood
If you want to incorporate board work to your bench press training it doesn’t have to break the bank. Additionally, it’s unlikely your gym will have them to use. For well under 10 bucks you can grab a few and cut them to size and use duct tape to put them together to make 2, 3 and 4 boards.