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Best Equipment Available For Cardio Exercises And Workouts At Home!

Updated on June 4, 2014

In our current world of fast paced life, extra work, and needing to save money, many people have found that exercise is hard to fit in. However, getting good cardio home workouts is a great way to save on both time and money.

The best, and possibly the easiest type of exercise to get at home is a good Cardio workout from home. Cardio workouts from home can help lose weight, stay fit, build lean muscle mass, and most importantly help you become more healthy! Cardio workout equipment can range from nice treadmills or ellipticals that you can walk on while watching TV, or even easy to store jump ropes or workout balls.

Below you will find an excellent breakdown and explanation of some of the best cardio workout exercise equipment available, a price range you can expect to pay for them, and how difficult their cardio home workouts are.

Cardio Home Workouts With Ellipticals, Treadmills, And More

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There are several different home exercise machines that you can use for cardio workouts. The most commonly used machines include ellipticals, treadmills, and stationary bikes. The biggest seller of these three currently are ellipticals. These machines give you the movement of both treadmills and stationary bikes, yet without the uncomfortable seat of the bikes and without the impact to your knees that you will have from the treadmills.

A simple 30 minute workout on an elliptical can help you burn as much as 400 calories, leave your knees free of soreness, and give you an excellent cardio workout that you will be glad to repeat throughout your week. Some of the new models are equipped with amenities such as iFit technology, radio speakers with MP3 player hook up, and even fans that can keep you cooled off while you get healthy.

Ellipticals and Treadmills come in many different levels with different amenities, but you can expect to spend between $400 and $1200 for a good model, depending on what extras you want.

Best Cardio Exercises With Low Cost Exercise Equipment

Many people don't want to use the large exercise equipment like the treadmill, or they want to suppliment their exercise routine, and need some low cost equipment that can help them do so. Some of the best cardio exercise you can get will come from the simplest equipment.

One of the best workout aids, by far, is the exercise ball. These come in many sizes and weights. The smaller, weighted balls, sometimes called medicine balls, are great to work out legs, back, abs and arms. The larger, air filled balls are great for many different exercises that can improve balance as well.

Other low cost exercise aids include, but aren't limited to jump ropes, dumbells, and stretch bands. Some of these are used in exercise routines such as P90x and can bring excellent results. These workout aids can cost more, but you should be able to get any of these for $20-$50.

Cardio Home Workouts With No Equipment!

Some of the best exercise that a person can get for Cardio or weight loss is simply at the tip of your fingers these days. You can get a great workout, strengthen your heart, and shed pounds with many different typse of workout videos online. A simple search on Youtube for workout video will bring plenty of possibilities. From step classes to Yoga, to simple calisthenics, you do not necessarily need big equipment to simply stay fit or lose weight.

Some fitness instructors have placed their whole series of workouts online that you can simply watch on your computer while you get fit. There are also a multitude of DVD's you can buy or rent. Most of these workouts are taylored to fit into a short time frame so you can do them before starting your day, or when you come home in the evening.

Any of the videos on Youtube are, of course, free to watch, but if you elect to buy some workout DVD's to follow at home you should expect to spend around $10 a piece for them, but could easily get them for less on Ebay or Amazon.


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      jdavis88 5 years ago from Twitter @jdavis88hub

      Love my elliptical! The treadmill is just too plain of a feel for me. thanks for the comment!!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I think out of all the ways to get in shape the BeachBody programs - P90X which I already finished twice and TurboFire which I have started - are some of the most effective for weight loss. Now I am a bit of a fitness freak. I have a huge box of workout supplies... although sadly I seemed to have lost the plug for my exercise ball when I moved. I also have the Total Gym at my collection as well as a few of the fad exercise equipments (like The Red). We also had an elliptical machine, a cheapy at one point, but I didn't like it because it felt unstable. Which just goes to show me that cheap doesn't work with the bigger equipment. We ended up selling it cause it was too scary to use. Now - I am looking to invest in a treadmill. One day - because I would really like to some day be called a runner!

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      Ron 6 years ago

      Great hub, especially for beginners.

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      zorritta 6 years ago from New York

      Very extensive! Thanks for the info