The Use Of A Weight Bench To Improve Fitness Levels

by Darryl on October 7, 2010 0 Comments

A weight bench is an incredibly versatile piece of fitness equipment that is useful for doing a variety of upper body exercises. It is great for supporting the body while doing crunches, sit ups or for oblique angle push ups. Mostly it is used to focus on building muscle in the chest, shoulders and arms.

Still, the weight bench is best utilized as a support structure for those wanting to lift weights in the form of dumbbells and barbells and there are a wide variety of exercises that can be performed. Before you begin any form of exercise routine it is important that you check with your doctor to ensure that you have a clean bill of health.

Other equipment that is hand to use while exercising is a good quality kidney belt to protect your lower back and a set of leather fingerless gloves to provide ...

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Items To Seek Out When Purchasing An Exercise Bike

by Darryl on August 23, 2010 0 Comments

An exercise bike is a fantastic piece of exercise equipment to help you get and stay in shape without having the costly expense of a monthly gym membership. The issue that an individual will face though is not knowing what things to seek out in the exercise bike to find the most appropriate one for your needs. When you understand what functionality to look for, the task of selecting the right spinning bike for you is going to be easier than you thought possible.

The first item that should be sought out is what kind of workout programs are going to be available for the bike. Knowing this information can help you determine if the programs are ones you can achieve, but also if they are going to allow you to start utilising the bike straight away with a professional quality program.

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Do You Have A Poledancing DVD?

by Darryl on June 18, 2010 0 Comments

Poledancing dvd have become very popular lately. Why is that? Maybe because pole dancing will potentially be in the next olympics. Or perhaps it is because many more people have been pole dancing lately, both men and women. Could it be because these people don't want others to know that they are pole dancing? Whatever the case is, pole dancing dvds have become very popular recently.

So do you have a pole dancing dvd? Pole dancing is something that is thought to have originated in circuses during the 1920s. It is thought that it started with the circus tent poles being used as props.

Pole dancing is a performance art that combines dance with gymnastics and aerobics. It was not until more recently that it evolved into the burlesque form of dance which became more acceptable in the 1950s and widely appreciated in the 1980s in both Canada and ...

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Abs Workout Equipment: Strengthen Your Core And Save Your Back

by Darryl on May 24, 2010 1 Comment

If you want to work out your abdominal muscles, there is a lot of new abs workout equipment that can help. Which one is best for you will depend on your personal preferences and budget. The important thing is to get started doing abs exercises.

Everyone should be sure to get a good abdominal workout. It is about much more than how you look, although this may be your particular concern, especially if you are a woman. They are really critical, though, because they help in core strengthening.

One of the keys to a healthy lower back is to keep your core strong. Many people who end up having problems experience them because their abs are not strong. When abs are not strong, the reciprocal back muscles are unable to relax. The constant tension eventually may result in spasms, pain and worse.

Naturally, abdominal exercises like crunches can just be ...

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Building your home gym

by Darryl on December 18, 2009 0 Comments

Congratulations you have or are contemplating making the big decision to invest in your fitness and health in building your home gym. Congratulations your health and new more vibrant body will thank you for many years to come. When you come to this decision as I did 4 years ago there are a lot of things that you must consider. Hopefully we will get you thinking in the right direction and make this process more an enjoyable experience and hopefully a lot less ...
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Exercise Ball: Your Abs’ Best Friend

by Darryl on December 8, 2009 1 Comment
The exercise ball has become one of the most popular exercise equipments. If you’re not familiar with its name, chances are you’ve seen it – either in infomercials or in the display windows of exercise shops. They are the oversized plastic balls that you can use to perform all sorts of exercises. They are also a great choice for people looking to tone their abs.



Benefits of Using an Exercise Ball

  • It Works Multiple Muscle Groups at the Same Time – Aside from working your abs, an exercise ball also works on the other muscles that you would use to keep yourself sitting on the ball.
  • Works Your Core – The Exercise Ball can be used to not only work the main muscles of your abdominal area, but will also work your core. Other equipments aren’t able to give out such results.
  • It Can Make Exercise Fun ­– If you haven ...
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Heart Rate Monitor for Cardio Exercises

by Darryl on November 18, 2009 0 Comments
Using a heart rate monitor when doing cardio exercise is one of the best ways to plot your progress. When doing a cardio workout, your target heart rate should be somewhere between 50% or 75% of your maximum heart rate level. Those parameters are known as 'the zone'. Keeping your heart rate at the ideal zone helps you burn the optimal amount of calories, without endangering your heart health.

Calculating Your Maximum Heat Rate

The American Medical Association reports that your maximum heart rate should be around 220 minus your age. If you are 35 your ideal maximum heart rate should be 185 and your exercise heart rate should be somewhere between 93 and 139.

There are various zones when it comes to heart rate. Here are some that you may want to focus on

Warm Up (Healthy Heart Zone) - 50 to 60% of maximum heart rate
• Fat Burning (Fitness ...
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