The main way to raise strength, agility and stamina is by training at several exercise machines(or rugs) found throughout the game. The first 2 locations to find exercise machines are your garage and Silver's gym, which costs 10$ each time to enter. After "The Choice" one of 2 new locations are introduced, "Prison" and "Russia", which both offer a distinct(and in case of Russia, unique) selection of exercise machines. After returning to the regular map, both versions of the new home feature the same selection of exercise machines, replacing your garage.
Mechanically, all exercise machines except the russian show a full circle for 3 hours, after which partially filled circles are shown. This does actually not mean that the training is less effective. All exercise machines have different runtimes, ranging from as low as 3.5 hours to as high as 7 hours. Russian exercise machines show full circles for 4 hours and last for a maximum of 7 hours, but there are only 4 different ones. The gains of each machine have slight random variation of a few points. It is possible that different things aside of random variation influence training efficiency. The "Skinny" perk will increase the training power of the speed bag by about 10%.
The values in the following tables are based on fresh characters with only the starting perk.
Your home begins with only a rug for push-ups, but additional machines can be bought at the sporting goods shop, most of which appear identical to the gym versions.
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|Russian Chin Up||
- The Russian Chin Up Bar is more heavily slanted to Agility than the regular Chin Up bar.
Chin-Up Bar: Agility, Stamina
Dipping Station: Strength
Press-Up Station: Agility, Stamina, Strength
Punching Bag: Agility, Stamina, Strength