If we owned a gym and money were no object, this is the gear we’d bring in. The good news: some forward-thinking gyms have already done it.
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2. VMX rope trainer
This machine lets you simulate pulling a rope from above, below, or somewhere in between, giving you a kickass way to build your back, arms, shoulders, and core.
3. Jacob's ladder
Unlike treadmills and stationary bikes, on which you set speed, elevation, or resistance, this machine goes as fast as you do. Longer steps speed it up; shorter ones slow it down.
4. Keiser Air300 squat
Thumb-operated controls let you quickly increase or decrease resistance, while the pneumatic technology allows you to do high-impact exercises, such as jump squats, without having to land with a loaded barbell on your back.
5. TrueForm runner
Motorized treadmills train you to run on motorized treadmills. Self-powered machines from TrueForm and Woodway, with curved surfaces and frictionless belts, translate better to outdoor running.
A version of this article originally appeared on MensHealth.com