Sep 21

Treadmill, Great Exercise For Busy People

These days many people are adapting to a fast-paced lifestyle. From the growing business of fast food chains, to instant food, gadgets and gizmos, people are almost always on-the-go. These changes have brought benefits to one’s kind of lifestyle but the need to take care of one’s health remains a top priority, and a treadmill can do wonders.

As what most doctors say, exercise must be part of our regimen in our everyday activity. This practice is one way of boosting our immune system and in keeping us healthy and fit. But with our busy schedules, allotting time for an exercise proves to be a tiring task while going to gyms and health spas is quite very expensive to maintain.

Treadmill exercise is very practical equipment at home for very busy people. Treadmill is often used as a sporting machine since it allows various body motion and movement, like running, walking, and jogging while staying in one particular area. This kind of workout does not require a very large space. Moreover, it makes one’s exercise regimen more fun and comfortable as you are confined in your own home.

The treadmill was likened to a tread wheel. A device used to grind grains or pump up water and is being operated through treading steps by a person or an animal.

The advantages of a treadmill as a home exercise runs from its practicality of use to its special computer features that monitors heart rates, step counts, calories burned, pace motions and many others. It gives one the option of either walking or running with different speeds. The treadmill machine is not very complicated to use, nor is very expensive as compared to gym and spa registrations.

Treadmills are very good as cardiovascular exercises. With the latest feature of heart rate monitors, one can clearly take note of the gradual increase of heartbeats, which denotes that you are on your way to burning body fats and calories. It can also increase your wind resistance, therefore gradually increasing your body’s resistance and endurance.

This indoor machine also reduces the gravity of impact as compared to outside streets and pathways, therefore reducing ankle strains, knees and lower back pains. It also offers a multi-tasking activity like watching television or read a magazine while using the machine.

But most importantly, a very busy person can use this treadmill at their own pace and time, plus within the comforts of their respective homes

Aug 11

Great Exercise With Great Fitness Environment

To ensure the best results, you need to be happy with every aspect of the environment of your gym. You need to be inspired by the look of it as you approach and you must be comfortable with the layout inside.

Gym environments range from the remote country club with sweeping driveway, spacious gym, giant studios, juice bar, restaurant and social areas to smaller scale ‘exercise only’ options where sometimes even a changing area is seen as a bonus.

On a very practical level, are the changing rooms clean and hygienic. Are the facilities air ­ conditioned, and does the air-conditioning work? This may not seem like a big consideration if you are joining a gym in January, but come the summer, you will wish you had checked.

Ineffective cooling in the gym can make a workout very uncomfortable, or worse put you at risk of overheating or dehydrating. Choose the environment that suits your needs and that you feel most comfortable in.

Check out a variety of different size facilities and choose the one you can most clearly imagine yourself physically inside, walking around and working out in.

Opening Hours

Most health clubs appreciate that the majority of people need to exercise either before or after work and their opening hours reflect this. Many open at 6.00 a.m. or 6.30 a.m. and will stay open until 10.00 p.m. or 10.30 p.m…

There are even some 24 ­ hour gyms springing up to make working out accessible for everyone, no matter what their working pattern or lifestyle. There are still some facilities that open for shorter hours, for example some local council services are only open from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. so take care to check that your gym will be open when you want it to be.

Atmosphere

Your gym has to have an atmosphere that suits you. The look and layout of the building is one thing, the feelings that you get from the place are another thing entirely. Does the gym exude a no-nonsense approach to getting fast results or does it feel more gentle and supportive?

Which are you most comfortable with? Consider what kind of atmosphere is going to draw you to the gym, even when you might not feel very enthusiastic, and will encourage you to get the most out of your exercise.

Finances

Money is always a consideration when joining a gym, but rather than focusing on the amount that you will be spending, think about what you will be getting for the money. Where are you going to get the best value for money?

Obviously, you cannot buy fitness, but you can invest your money wisely to ensure you get results with your fitness program. You can join a gym for a relatively small amount of money these days, just be sure it is a gym you are happy to go to regularly.

Rather than focusing on the regular monthly fee for a health dub, think about how much each visit will work out costing you. A relatively low monthly membership ends up looking expensive if you manage only one visit every three weeks because you do not like the gym.

If you feel you need to spend a little more to get membership to a gym or health club that offers a little extra, and this little bit extra will encourage you to get there more often, think about how this affects the cost per visit.

If the monthly fee is slightly higher but you visit the gym twice a week then you will certainly be getting more value for money out of your membership. Money is a consideration but it should not be a barrier to joining a gym.

Focus on what you will get from your gym membership rather than what you will pay for it and you will think of all sorts of ways to come up with the money. You could probably save the amount you need each month by giving up a few visits to the coffee shop or passing up on a couple of nights out.

Jul 14

Rowing Machine And Stair Climber For Your Home Gym Equipment

Home Rowing MachineMany people own one or two fitness equipment in their homes so they can trained or at least perform cardio exercise whenever they like to. But, choosing the suitable exercise equipment for home is not as easy as it seem.

In most gyms, you have the freedom to use any fitness equipment that they provide in the gym. But, you will not have such luxury at your home since there are limitation on the training space and your budget. So, you have to be careful when choosing your home fitness equipment.

One of the fitness equipment that is less desirable to choose for the home fitness equipment is the rowing machine. But, this type of fitness machine is actually one of the most common fitness equipment that you can find in most gyms.

There are many advantage that make the rowing machine should also be consider as one of the options for home fitness equipment. Rowing movement is an excellent workout that is good for cardiovascular exercise.

This is because the resistance aspect from the movement gives as well as it use more muscles when exercising more than when exercising with a stationary bike or a treadmill. People will exercise more with natural movement with less time than when using different type of cardio equipment.

Other advantage of rowing machine is that this cardio machine has lower price compare to stationary bike or treadmill. This is because the rowing machine has less electronics parts and less popular compare to other cardio equipment.

A decent rowing equipment can become great investment for home fitness equipment since they are durable and do not require many moving parts and low maintenance. Therefore the owner does not need to spend too much on maintenance cost.

One of the biggest disadvantages with this equipment is that the rowing machine requires more space than other fitness equipment. But some latest models are fold able, so it can be store easily when it is not use.

Other great fitness machine that is often chosen as home fitness equipment is the stair climber. This fitness equipment could give great exercise, because the machine utilizes the body weight for resistance than other fitness equipment.

Since this fitness machine give very intense exercise, most people have difficulties using it for the first time, therefore many people lose their interest with the stair climber.

Although the stair climber is also less popular like the rowing machine, the price for this fitness equipment can more expensive than the rowing machine. This is because the stair climber has more electronics parts and moving parts compare to the rowing machine.

These two fitness machines are the less favorable fitness equipment that is chosen as home gym set. This is quite unfortunate actually, since those equipment provide excellent cardio exercise more than other cardio machines with reasonable price. So, why don’t you try to give it a try for your home fitness equipment.

Jun 10

Starting Position In Kneeboarding Sport

As a rookie at kneeboarding sport, you surely will find it difficult to play it for the first time. But, this boat towed game is really an exciting sport to play. For started you can use a kneeboard for practice.

With this board, you do not have to balance your weight with your leg just like water ski or wakeboard, since you will doing it in sitting position. The position will provide you with low center gravity, so you can balance your weight easier.

There are two basic positions when starting the kneeboarding sport which are; the abdomen start and the low buoyancy start.

The Abdomen StartThe Abdomen Start

This is the most basic position to start the kneeboarding sport. This position is also called the belly start. To do this position, you need to lying face down with your abdomen on the top of the board and facing forward to the board’s nose.

The board’s nose must sticking out of the water surface. Put one of your hand on the board’s side and the dominant hand is on the other side of the board while holding the rope tightly. When the boat begin to move to drag your body, you must pull the knees and put it to the knee pad on the board.

When you are doing this, you should not bend your back forward to maintain your weight on the rear of the board. This will prevent the front tip of the board from going down the water surface which can flip your body out of the board.

After you manage to balance out your body and the board, use the hand that is not holding the rope to strap the knees to the board. While strapping the knees, you need to maintain the arms extended and bent slightly instead making it straight. Therefore, you can adjust your balance quickly when your body bouncing on the water surface.

The Low Buoyancy StartThe Low Buoyancy Start

In this position, you already in sitting position on the board when waiting the boat to pull your body. With this, the board is slightly sink from the water surface. This position will let you strap your knees to secure position before you begin to kneeboarding.

You can whether strap your knees when you already in the water or before you entering the water on the swim platform, on the boat or on the shore. When you have secure the knee strap, jump in the water along with the board strapped to your knees.

This position is more suitable for beginner because it need less effort to balance the board as the boat start pulling your body. You must maintain the balance to prevent from flipping over the surface.

You can do this by moving the arm to the front and back when surfing across the water surface. You need to keep the position while balancing the board’s nose to pointing slightly out of the surface.

Just like in the abdomen start you need to maintain the arms extended and bent slightly instead making it straight.