Exercise Weight Equipment fitness and equipment
What To Look For In Exercise Equipment
Shop around before investing in exercise equipment. Visit a reputable sporting-goods outlet, seek recommendations from friends and health-club personnel, and check ads in sports and fitness magazines. Machines for home use are usually cheaper than health-club models, but can still cost several hundred dollars. If possible, try before you buy, and remember that you don't need fancy equipment to stay in shape.
Rowers give a vigorous aerobic workout that doesn't pound joints. With a piston rower (shown) you pull and push two long rods while sitting on a sliding seat. More expensive fly-wheel models, in which you pull on a bar attached to a chain, more closely simulate on-the-water rowing motions. To avoid injury, start with low resistance and build up gradually.
Climbers work leg and buttock muscles and quickly get the heart pumping in or above the training zone. Resistance, step height, and speed can be adjusted on many models; some keep track of pace, time, and number of steps. Climbers are not recommended for beginners.
Ski machines mimic outdoor cross-country skiing, though even experienced skiers have difficulty finding their balance on them at first. Feet are held in place on sliding platforms, and hands grip either push-and-pull, polelike evers or handles attached to a rope-and-pulley system.
Cycles run the gamut from simple resistance trainers that attach to outdoor bikes to whisper-quiet, air-resistant ergometers that give both arms and legs a workout. A good performance feature: Clips or straps to hold feet in place, so that legs pull up as well as push down on the pedals, working more muscles.
Treadmills allow you to jog or run indoors. The safest models have handrails and let you adjust speed gradually so that you won't stumble or fly off the back of the moving belt. Manual (nonelectric) models cost considerably less than the sophisticated electronic versions, with programmable intervals, "hills, " and video screens.By Neklausk Ne -
Do I need to lift weights in order to lose weight? (Answers: 4) (Comments: 0)
I don't have time to go to the gym to use their equipment on a regular basis, so I just work out at home. However, I don't own any weights and I was wondering if using my own body weight could still help me lose weight. I've seen comments that say you do need to lift weights and comments that say you don't need to lift weights, so I'm a bit confused on who or what to believe. If using my own body weight won't help me lose weight, what equipment should I invest in? (equipment I absolutely need to have!) I'm a college student by the way, so I can't splurge on exercise/weight equipment. Thanks :)!
Get the answers...
Next page: Health Fitness And Exercise
Bookmark/Share This Page:
Exercise Weight Equipment News
Life Fitness: Bodyweight exercises supply workout without equipment - Florida Today
Life Fitness: Bodyweight exercises supply workout without equipment
With the growing popularity of boot camp-style classes and back-to-basics workouts, bodyweight exercises are becoming increasingly common in and outside of the gym. And for good reason! Bodyweight exercises involve simple yet efficient movements that ...
Limited to a Gym Full of Machines? Take Your Pick From 6 Top Options - STACK News
Limited to a Gym Full of Machines? Take Your Pick From 6 Top Options
You'll need to figure out the best exercise machines to build your strength, make the most of your time and get you on track and making progress. Although it's typically better to perform free weight or bodyweight exercises, the machines have their ...
Fitness center endorses exercising for everyone - Press of Atlantic City
Fitness center endorses exercising for everyone
Press of Atlantic City
The Middle Township gym where she and her son, Nick Elisano, work has a dedicated low-impact exercise room near the entrance where newcomers and physical therapy patients can use the equipment at their own pace away from the more strenuous ...
Kim Zolciak's 50-lb weight loss in 4 months due to cardio exercise & diet pills - Examiner.com
Kim Zolciak's 50-lb weight loss in 4 months due to cardio exercise & diet pills
Biermann, 28, tore his Achilles tendon last year and has since stocked their home with exercise and rehab equipment. Kim, a self-professed former couch potato, said she has learned a lot by watching her disciplined husband work out. "The mind of an ...
Strength training and aerobic exercise: Get stronger, leaner, healthier - Insight News
Strength training and aerobic exercise: Get stronger, leaner, healthier
You can do many exercises with little or no equipment. ... "When you're using the proper weight or amount of resistance, you can build and tone muscle just as efficiently with a single set of 12 repetitions as you can with more sets of the same ...
Technogym Wellness Ball - Active Sitting - PC Magazine
Technogym Wellness Ball - Active Sitting
But the Wellness Ball is also fitness equipment, so you can take the exercise aspect up a level by either performing some simple exercises on the ball in the privacy of an office, or simply using the Wellness Ball in your workouts like any other ...
P90x3 Workout Reviews - Late-Breaking News Now In - Yahoo News
P90x3 Workout Reviews - Late-Breaking News Now In
Consumers won't need to purchase any additional equipment beyond what is contained in the Ultimate Workout Kit, but for people who already have some equipment in their home (such as a chin-up bar and a fitness mat) one of the cheaper options is ...