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11 Amazon Buys to Build a DIY Home Gym for Under $250

AmazonBasics 20-Pound Dumbbell Set with Stand

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Dumbbells are a go-to piece of equipment for so many exercises, so having a set is essential. This is a great starter set since it has three different weights and includes a stand to organize them. ($25;

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ProBod Resistance Loop Bands

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The ultimate in small-space-friendly workout equipment, these resistance bands (aka booty bands) can be used for both upper and lower body workouts and are more challenging than they look. ($10;

(Not sure how to use them? Check out this booty bands workout that targets your butt, hips, and thighs.)

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Gaiam Total Body Balance Ball Kit

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Great for core work and stability moves, this balance ball makes a perfect addition to any home gym setup. ($16;

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Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar

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Working on finally nailing that pull-up? Installing a bar like this in the doorway of your home workout space will get you one step closer. ($24;

(Related: How to (Finally!) Do a Pull-Up)

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Synergee Gliding Discs Core Sliders

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These versatile sliders can be used on hardwood, tile, or carpet, making them suitable for workouts anywhere in your home. Try using them for core-blasting mountain climbers or reverse lunges. ($10;

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CAP Barbell Vinyl Coated Cement 15-Pound Kettlebell

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There's a lot you can do with a kettlebell, making it a must-have for any DIY gym situation. ($20;

(If you're new to kettlebells, scope this full-body kettlebell workout that turns you into a total powerhouse.)

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Limm Jump Rope

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So you don't want to splurge on a treadmill or rower for your home gym—understandable. But clocking in at just 10 bucks, a jump rope provides an efficient and seriously effective cardio workout. ($10;

(Mastered the basics? Try this creative jump rope workout that burns a crazy amount of calories.)

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The Step High Step Aerobic Platform

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Getting an aerobic step might seem old school, but this adjustable-height one works well for split squats, box jumps, and incline push-ups. ($51;

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AmazonBasics 1/4-Inch Yoga and Exercise Mat with Carrying Strap

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Whether you use it as a spot to stretch after your sweat sessions or as a little extra cushioning between you and the floor when you're doing planks, a soft, squishy yoga mat will be your new gym BFF. ($16;

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Yes4All 10-Pound Weighted Workout Bar

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Add a little extra weight to your squats and lunges or do some upper body work with a classic body bar. ($27;

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AmazonBasics 10-Pound Medicine Ball

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For all the Russian twists, ball slams, and goblet squats your heart desires. ($30;

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