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Gear: Accessories and tech devices for your workout

  • Gear: Resistance cord workouts

    Gear: Resistance cord workouts

    Home workout products made of resistance cords, including stretchy rubber tubing and retractable nylon cables, usually don't get much respect from hard-core fitness freaks. The innovative products below could change that. Often inexpensive and portable, they get the job done and would complement...

  • Home workout devices are now affordable and portable

    Home workout devices are now affordable and portable

    Home gym equipment can fit into your wallet and your home. Or even for a workout at the office or while camping.

  • Gear: Shoes for not-quite-barefoot running

    Gear: Shoes for not-quite-barefoot running

    Barefoot running has become a hot fitness trend thanks to evidence that it can reduce injuries and strengthen feet. But ironically, many "barefooters" prefer to keep their feet covered. Fear of injuries from broken glass, rocks and other sharp objects inspired the invention of the "minimalist"...

  • Gear: A step up in home ellipticals

    Gear: A step up in home ellipticals

    The elliptical trainer and its smooth oval foot pattern was a hit the moment it arrived on the scene in the mid-1990s, but a good one that could stand up to regular home use without rattling apart has never come cheap. That's doubly true of some of the expensive new sub-categories that have arisen...

  • Gear: Bicycles shift into high-tech mode

    Gear: Bicycles shift into high-tech mode

    The latest technology is helping ease the ride for bicyclists with such elements as electric shifting and gloves that ease touch-screen dialing.

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