Everything You Need for Your Interval Training Workout

Stay on top of the interval training game with our favorite workout machines and equipment to make sure you get the most out of your next sweat sesh.


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Speed Jump Rope

Not every exercise in your workout routine has to be complex. The C9 Champion Adjustable Speed Rope is a great way to add another form of cardio to your interval training. Target your core, legs, and lower back for a simple yet effective full-body workout. Designed with comfortable grips to prevent hand cramps, this speed rope comes with an adjustable feature to fit any height. To get more fitness inspiration, take a look at this 20-minute jump rope workout. Make this efficient and affordable speed rope part of your next workout routine. ($5.50; target.com)

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Kettlebell Set

This Kettlebell Set is essential for any home gym, and with so many ways to incorporate the weights into your workout, you'll definitely get your money's worth. Use the 5-, 8-, 10-, 12-, 15-, and 20-pound vinyl-coated kettlebells to target multiple areas of the body. Strengthen and tone by doing squats, windmills, deadlifts, and more for that satisfyingly sore feeling. Wondering how to use kettlebells safely with a baby on the way? These exercises work for pregnant women too. ($230; walmart.com)

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Performance Treadmill

Is running your favorite form of cardio? Interval training on the Proform Performance 400i Treadmill is a great way to change up your workout, especially if you feel like you're hitting a plateau. A variety of features makes this treadmill a standout, like ProShox cushioning to reduce impact on joints, the easy fold-up design to save space, and the iFit-enabled terrain simulations just to name a few. Choose from 18 preset programs, or formulate your own interval training with your choice of sprinting, jogging, and walking combinations. Customize your exercise on this treadmill so you can get the most out of your workout. ($600; scheels.com)

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Adding some weight to your interval training is a great way to push yourself even further. These versatile Vinyl-Coated Dumbbells range from 1 to 15 pounds in a variety of colors. Even if you don't have your own home gym, it's easy to exercise at home with just these weights; you can even get a full-body workout in. Interval training doesn't have to be a very long workout, so it doesn't take much to start toning with these dumbbells. ($5+; jet.com)

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Push-Up Handles

Reduce stress on your joints when doing push-ups. The Perfect Pushup V2 Performance Bars will not only help your form, but the rotating handles provide smoother movement so you can tone your upper body while minimizing joint strain. Engineered with an excellent grip and a bottom tread that prevents any slipping during your workout, these push-up bars can support up to 200 pounds and will take your push-up workout routine to the next level. ($30; dickssportinggoods.com)

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ProForm Recumbent Exercise Bike

Trying out different exercise combinations is part of the fun when you start interval training. Put in the miles on the ProForm 235 CSX Recumbent Exercise Bike that features 18 digital resistance levels. (Try biking in intervals on different resistance levels to push yourself even further.) An oversize cushion seat keeps you comfortable, the mp3 compatibility helps you listen to your favorite tunes, and the EKG grip pulse heart rate sensor lets you track your heart rate during your interval training. Sweat it out with this exercise bike you need in your home gym. ($399; walmart.com)

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Bowflex Max Trainer

Looking for a piece of exercise equipment that can push you to the limit? The Bowflex Max Trainer M3 will do just that. This trainer features two workout programs: a 14-minute Max Trainer workout perfect if you want to burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time and a manual mode. Choose from eight different resistance levels for your interval training and keep track of your heart rate along with other stats on the digital display. The Bowflex Max Trainer M3 is the machine to get if you're just looking for one quality piece of exercise equipment because it's designed to fit in almost any space. ($999; bowflex.com)

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Lululemon Yoga Mat

An essential item that can be easy to overlook is a basic yoga mat. The Lululemon Reversible (Big) Mat is designed with plenty of cushioning so you can stay comfortable stretching, doing ab workouts, and doing other recovery exercises during interval training. It's engineered with an antimicrobial additive to help decrease the chance of mold and mildew buildup, but always be sure to wipe the mat clean when you're finished. Even if you don't have exercise machines at home, this mat is an affordable item you can use to strengthen and tone muscles and work on your flexibility. ($78; lululemon.com)

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Apple Watch Nike+

If you're looking to get even more out of your interval running workouts, the Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 with built-in GPS tracks every mile and much more. This watch is packed with features, like a barometric altimeter and Wi-Fi, and it comes with a lightweight, breathable band, heart rate sensor, and up to 18 hours of battery life. Connect to the Nike+ Run Club app from the watch face and receive motivation from Nike coaches and elite athletes to power you through your workouts. Train, run, and swim (water-resistant up to 50 meters), this watch can keep up with any workout. ($359; nike.com)

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Plyometric Boxes

You can't forget about targeting your legs during your next workout, and that's where these Plyometric Boxes can be implemented into your routine. Basic box jumps are a simple exercise with a big impact, helping you improve your overall leg strength. Constructed with non-skid rubber for a stable grip, these durable plyometric boxes make for a killer leg day. ($174+; jet.com)

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