The Dollar Store Workout: A Home Gym for $20 or Less

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Kimberly Dawn Neumann on Apr 19, 2012 at 1:20PM

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The Dollar Store Workout: A Home Gym for $20 or Less

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Gallon Bleach or Water Bottles

You know how tired you get lugging heavy bottles home from the store? Time to capitalize on that. One-gallon bleach or water bottles can make great dumbbells. “You want a weight that will tire your arms after 12 to 15 repetitions…and these jugs are probably one of the heaviest items in the dollar store,” says Hoffman. “You can do a ton of exercises like lateral raises, biceps or hammer curls, back rows, chest flies, dead-lifts and so on.” They even have built in handles! If you find the plastic to be a little hard on your hands, you could always make a pair of gym gloves by buying a pair of gardening gloves for a $1 and cutting the fingers off.

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