Category Archives: The home gym

3 Things to Consider When Buying Sportswear: How To Buy The Best Exercise Clothing.

What to consider when buying sportswear.Wearing the right exercise apparel can make the difference between workout enjoyment and workout misery.  Clothes that rub, chafe, make you feel too hot or too cold can put you off going to the gym or hitting the road.

Here’s our guide to getting it right.  We’re going to look at the right fabric and its technology, how to wear them, comfort and fit. Continue reading

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Do I Really Need a Sports Bra?

Ladies, before you read any further, just look down at your Girls and say “hi”!  Whether you describe them as “firm and fruity”, “spaniels’ ears” or “puppy dogs’ noses” they need your support.  There are few things more disheartening than seeing a woman playing sport or out jogging, with her best assets bouncing like rubber balls.

Here we’re going to look at why we need sports bras – so the answer to the question above is “yes you do” – how to get one that fits well and is comfortable and how to care for it.

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Could POWERbreathe Help You to Better Sports Performance and Health?

What is POWERbreathe?

POWERbreathe is designed to reduce breathlessness, improve fitness and maximise sports performance – all in less than 5 minutes a day.  It boasts giving less breathlessness in 3 weeks and better stamina in 4 weeks.

It is a handheld breathing muscle trainer.  The manufacturers say that it works for everyone no matter how fit or unfit you are and even Olympic athletes use it.

The POWERbreathe device is a valve system giving a calibrated load to breathe against.  Breathing in (inhaling) against the load/resistance forces the valve to open and this exercises the breathing muscles.  The calibration allows you to increase or decrease the resistance making it harder or easier.

The mouthpiece is latex-free.

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The benefits of rowing machines

How rowing machines can benefit your fitness – without getting wet!

rowing machines for home gymRowing machines are the third in the ‘triad’ of low impact fitness machines you will find in the gym, the other two being the spinning bike and the cross trainer. Like the others they offer an excellent way to get fit without stressing and straining the joints through impact with the road or other hard surface. Below are the key benefits you get from using a rowing machine: Continue reading

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Overweight and want to exercise? Try a recumbent exercise bike.

Recumbent exercise bikes can help with your return to fitness

Safe exercise for people who are overweight.Very often people who are overweight but want to exercise are stuck in a difficult position: their weight puts added pressure on their hips, knees and ankles which makes most exercises painful, dangerous or both. As a result they don’t exercise as much as they would like and so the weight doesn’t go away.

If you’re stuck in that loop, have you thought about trying a recumbent exercise bike? Continue reading

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Using an exercise ball to help your fitness

Exercise balls are great for low impact exercise routines

Exercise balls, or Swiss balls as they’re sometimes known were developed in the 60s and were first used in the medical sense to assist with neurological development, particularly in children.  More recently they have migrated into the fitness world and are now common in gyms and the home. Continue reading

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Spinning your way to fitness on a spinning bike

Fancy going for a spin?

Spinning bikes are a great way to get fit and have a good time while you’re doing it.  Cycling is fun and good for you but in the depths of winter or if you live in an area with busy roads it can get too easy to just decide not to go.  So why not try a spinning bike instead? Continue reading

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Using Multi Gyms And Home Fitness Equipment

Home fitness equipment traditionally included the treadmill and the elliptical trainer as the two most popular choices. While many people get the total body workout they are looking for with combination free weights, multi gym equipment is becoming an increasing popular choice of home fitness equipment, for those that want the experience of gym workouts from home.

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Benefits of Weight Benches

For some reason, people are big on highlighting the importance of body function when assuring the necessary stability for weight exercise. However, it is unquestionable that weight benches, a piece of home fitness exercise equipment specifically designed for the purpose of guaranteeing stability when exercising with weights. Let us go ahead then and discuss the chief benefits associated with weight benches (be it while working with wrist weights, or with any other kind of weights).

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Training Logs An Athlete’s Best Friend

You have all the latest in lightweight, aerodynamic gear on the market. You think that you are training hard and yet the results aren’t coming as quickly a you would like. Maybe you haven’t reached the times that you were aiming for this year or maybe you just haven’t reached your goal yet; either way there are simple changes that you can make outside of your training to reach your fullest potential.

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