Gyms are clearing out weight machines to make way for equipment that puts the focus on function.
TRX Fitness Strap
The TRX is not only the most compact and economical home gym money can buy but also introduces all-important instability to almost any basic exercise, like a push-up or a row. "For those exercises alone, it's worth the price," says Boyle. "It gets the whole body working as a unit and is fully adjustable, so you can make it hard or easy. Plus, the rotating handles are shoulder-friendly."
Try: TRX Push-Up
Credit: Photograph by Michael Pirrocco
With both feet suspended in the loops, an arm's length above the ground so your body is parallel to the floor, perform a push-up as described previously. (Or try rows, as described before.)