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Things to Consider When Buying Home Fitness Equipments



There are a hundred lots of home fitness equipment nowadays that are sold in the market. Do not make the mistake in buying something and then regretting why you bought it after a day or two. Home fitness equipments vary and you should always have one good reason to buy it. Don’t believe on everything commercials tell you about the equipment. Some equipment may seem easy to use on television but n fact will not really work for you. Try to ask yourself first of these questions before you grab your wallet and buy that equipment.

Do you need it? The equipment should suit your interests and needs. The activities that you will do with that equipment should be challenging and something to enjoy on. Buying equipment is never a guarantee that you will use it especially if it is something new that makes it harder to use. Make sure that you already know the equipment and that it is something that you already tried in a fitness club. Start from buying small equipments that are aligned to your interests.

Can you afford it? Don’t be fooled with the thought that you will be forced to use something because you spent too much money for it. Expensive equipments are never an assurance that you will use them or that they are effective for you. Always consider how much are you willing to pay for certain equipment. Also ask yourself iif it is worth it. Always check on the quality before you buy equipment. The price may be too low but consider that the quality can also be low. Or it may be expensive but then the quality is not that good. You can try choosing on cheaper alternatives but not sacrificing the quality of the equipment.

You may also want to check out for some used equipments. Most of the time, this is where you find a better deal. You can even find equipments that do not seem to have been used at a very low rate. Or you can find the equipment 3 months old but the price is almost half the original.

Do you have enough space for it? This is often what buyers forget to consider. Try to consider first where to place a treadmill before buying it. Before you buy something, make sure you know where you will place it. Your place may not accommodate the equipment. Plan ahead and make sure that the equipment can be placed in your home without causing any hassle.

Is it safe for you? If you have existing conditions, be sure to check with your doctor to make sure that the equipment will be safe for you. Some equipment may be painful to use and might cause harm to your body. So make sure to try it first be fore you buy it.

It also suggested that you first consider if a gym near you already has that equipment. You can save money by just registering to that gym and use that equipment compared the price you will spend if you will buy that product.

Buying fitness equipments should be bought with consideration. Do not buy by impulse. Always ask the opinion of a professional gym instructor before you buy something.


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Can You Build Muscle And Lose Body Fat At The Same Time?



One question I am continually asked is, “Is it possible to lose body fat and gain muscle at the same time?” My answer is an emphatic YES!

First of all, to build muscle, you must constantly overload the muscles in the gym. Heavy training is of utmost importance. Even when you are on a calorie-deprived diet to lose body fat, you must be mentally tough and continue to train heavily to preserve and even build muscle mass. And, as I’ve discussed several times already, back up heavy training by eating high-quality protein on a consistent basis.

Also, check out: 3 Ways to Create a Proper Workout

To lose body fat and still gain muscle, you must really watch your diet closely. Keep your daily caloric intake below your maintenance level. When you reduce your calories, be sure to keep your diet high in quality protein. Most of your calories should come from your carbohydrate consumption. Of course, watch your fat intake.

Here is how I suggest you manipulate your carbohydrate consumption: For a couple of days, eat only vegetables for carbohydrates then go back to grains like rice, potatoes, and pasta for a couple of days. Rotate in this manner and see how quickly you start melting the fat. Because carbohydrates give you energy, this may become difficult at times. Nevertheless, it is a very effective strategy.

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Is HIIT the Only Workout You Need?



It’s a few months into the new years and already your New Years resolutions have been broken or forgotten. And that’s to be expected. Most resolutions are made to be broken, it’s an aspect of shooting for the stars so you can land on the moon. But when these resolutions have to do with weight loss and exercise, breaking them might result in more than just a bruised ego. That’s why it’s so important to find a workout regiment that’s built for the modern life, and more specifically, your life. Most workouts call for carving out huge chunks out of your day to go to the gym. Whether it’s cycling, weight lifting, or
Zoomba, what should take and hour and a half can end up taking three or more hours out of your day. All the hassles and time drains add up, and going to the gym seems like an Olympic event in itself. As the starting cost creeps higher and higher it becomes harder and harder to make yourself go, no matter how much you want it.

What about a workout that compresses those hours of exercise into a convenient, time-efficient training regiment. You’re in and out in less than an hour and you feel better, healthier, and look forward to your next workout.

HIIT (also known as High-Intensity Interval Training) provides just that. It takes away out all the unnecessary junk and time-wasting rituals of other exercise regiments and leaves just the meat. A good analogy would be an NFL game. An average game can take hours even though there are only 13 minutes of actual playtime. HIIT takes out all the commercial breaks and timeouts, leaving you with just the workout. So can get in, get shredded, and get on with your day. The high intensity of this workout also provides its own unique benefits, not found in other exercise regiments.

Studies have shown that because it’s intensity, HIIT exercises trigger a much greater human growth hormone response. This facilitates both recovery time, burns fat, and increases muscle growth. HGH (as it is commonly known) is also colloquially known as the youth hormone. It’s used by Hollywood stars and beauty models to maintain low body fat and keep skin looking healthy and youthful into old age. A casual look at any beauty magazine or celebrity magazine will show the amazing benefits of HGH. But the real stuff can cost you thousands and can lead to unexpected complications. The best way to get HGH is to make it yourself, by engaging in strenuous exercise.

Part of the reason men age better than a woman is their maintenance of physical activity into middle age. When measured via blood tests, middle-aged men who are physically active have a much younger HGH profile than sedentary men of the same age range and it shows with their better skin, lower body fat, and higher energy level.

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Sports That Cheer You Up



Any bit of fitness helps our mood. Weights are fun, but there are a few sports that will cheer you up when you need it the most. We are talking break up and losing a job type of cheer. Before the athlete in you starts doubting these, give them a try and watch your inner sunshine come through.

1. Pole Dancing

Force yourself to go to a poll dancing class, specially when you don’t feel like it. The routines are full of challenges, which will focus you onto something other than your current problems. It also forces you to release sensuality you did not know you had. Worth the try. Promise.

2. Rock Climbing

Who is the boss? Who? You are!

Rock climbing is one of the most exhilarating experiences you should treat yourself with. It forces you to focus, to think, plan, stretch, climb, grab, sweat. One session and your problems will be history.

3. Good Old Kick Boxing

Overwhelmed by problems that seem to pile up? Kick them out of your mind, literally. Kick, kick, kick away, every worry, every feeling of sadness. Kick boxing is like fighting it out without the remorse. Trust us, you will not apologize to that big bag, you will thank it.

4. Hip Hop Dancing

We promise you this: you will have fun. Attempts to follow the choreography are up to you and your hip hop skill, but the fun is guaranteed. You will jump, move, shake, bounce and have the time of your life. The trick is to enjoy the music like nobody is watching you.

5. Trapeze 

Even adrenaline junkies have a rush of fear when on a trapeze. A beginners class will  be enough to rush troubles out of your veins. When the fear is gone and your body starts feeling safe, the experience is one of the most amazing you will ever have. It is basically flying (with a net underneath)


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