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Gear: Accessories and tech devices for your workout

  • Carbon-fiber frames

    Carbon-fiber frames

    How low can carbon go? Carbon fiber, the ultra-light, ultra-strong, ultra-shock-absorbing and ultra-expensive frame material once limited to exotic, $5,000 bikes, can now be found on dozens of road bikes retailing for around $2,000. This hot-selling category is made possible by manufacturing efficiencies...

  • Bare-bones gyms on a strap, cable or cord

    Bare-bones gyms on a strap, cable or cord

    "Come on — you can actually get a workout with that?" That was my first reaction to these four products, but I was wrong. Simple and relatively inexpensive though they might be, you can work up a sweat with these low-tech yet innovative strap- and string-based resistance devices. They won't turn...

  • Gear: vibration platforms

    Gear: vibration platforms

    Ways to shake up your exercise routine.

  • Treadmills, ellipticals tap into natural power

    Treadmills, ellipticals tap into natural power

    Nothing would seem to be more "green" than exercise, which gives off sweat and smell but not pollution. But if you get your cardio on a machine, you're not completely eco-clean unless you use one that doesn't plug into a wall socket, which is at least partially powered by fossil-fuel-burning power...

  • A vat of kettle bells

    A vat of kettle bells

    The workout can be changed with different ways to add weight.

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