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.

Apr 10

Exercise Myth IV

Early morning is the best time for work out training

Fact: there is no specific time that can be determine as best time to work out

The best time to work out is the time when you are actually working out. Although most people are prefer to exercise in the morning because it is easier to perform their exercise program. Any later than that some unexpected events might happen that can hinder them to perform their workout schedule.

Always perform cardio exercise first before doing strength exercise

Fact: it does not matter which exercise that should be perform first

Any exercise sequence is good, people just need to ensure that they perform both type of exercise for better result on the physical program.

Working out with empty stomach can burn more body fat and reduce weight faster

Fact: working out with empty stomach has no effect on the weight loss program’s result

In fact exercising with empty stomach could make people has no energy to perform the training schedule. So, even if people are training early in the morning as soon as they wake up, they should eating something light to build up more energy to work out.

Stretching prior to exercise can improve the training

Fact: stretching before the training can decrease the work out

Stretching before the real exercise will make some tissues and muscles to relax which will reduce the exercise performance and also increase the risk for getting injured.

If there is no sweat, then the exercise is not intense enough

Fact: each people are sweating differently, therefore people should not be bothered on how much sweat that they produced when exercising.

Muscle will become fat if you stop exercising

Fact: muscle has different substance than fat, so it cannot automatically turn to fat

When people stop exercising, their muscle cells will start to decrease causing the muscle become smaller. This will allow body to store more fat to fill the space from the decreased muscle.

Sauna can assist people to burn fat

Fact: sauna will make body to lose fluid because of the sweating

The weight that is lose is due to the loss of water from body not from the fat. The weight will be back in 24 hours from the water that you drink.

 

So, in conclusion after going through all of the exercise myths that have been described, make an improvement to habits, lifestyle, dedication and hard work on the exercise program is the best method to get best result in weight loss program.

Mar 25

Exercise Myth III

Human metabolism slowing down after 30 years old

Fact: metabolism slowing down because people become less active not older

Most people will notice their gaining weight once they reach 30, but this is happen because they have become less active than they usually do. Therefore many people assume that their metabolism is slowing down, and the assumption become popular.

Regular workout will help your body to reduce saving the unwanted and unneeded body fat

Using extra weight in the hand when jogging can improve the exercise result

Fact: this action will increase the chance of getting injured

Many people are always getting impatient and looking for faster result. This action would actually increase the stress to their muscles, ligaments and joints. As results it will increase the risk of getting injury and also the risk of chronic injuries too.

Muscles are heavier than fat

Fact: muscles will use less area because compare to fat they are denser.

Just like one pound of cotton has the same weight of one pound of steel, one pound of muscle is the same weight as a pound of fat. It is the density which is different. Fat will require more space than muscles at the same weight.

Work out at lighter intensity for long time can reduce more fat

Fact: people will burn more fat and faster way if they are training in high intensity

The best method to reduce body fat is to perform interval exercise. In this training people will increase their heart rate for 1 minute then go back to the previous intensity for 1 minute then keep repeating the cycle for 30 minutes long. This high intensity training will produce better result in burning fat.

Jogging is the best method to make the body fit

Fact: there are no absolute method to be fit

The best method to make the body become fit is to perform the exercise you enjoy the most. People will able to be consistent doing their work out schedule if they enjoying it and their body become fit because of the work out.

Mar 08

Exercise Myth II

Exercising 5 days a week for the best results

Fact: the best result will come with the result of full commitment in exercise according to program, yet people do not have to spend 5 days a week in exercise

What people must to determine is the actual realization when they exercising. There are so many people who are eager to exercise when they begin their exercise program and perform full workout during the first 2 week. And after they did not see the result that they hope for by measuring their weight every day, they become discourage and start feeling pointless to keep on exercising and then finally quit.

It is usually will takes around 90 days of regular exercise for beginner to finally notice the result of their commitment.

No pain no gain

Fact: when you feeling any pain, you actually would not have the exercise results

There is a big differences of getting soreness and pain injury. People will definitely getting sore, nevertheless they should not exercising too hard to the point of getting injuring themselves.

Getting professional help whether from personal trainer or other fitness experts could be the best solution if you want for faster and better result in your exercise program.

Just by doing aerobics you can reduce your weigh because your metabolism is improved

Fact: people must perform complete exercise type to get real fat loss result

To lose weight by exercising, people will require to perform combination of exercise such as cardiovascular, strength training and flexibility exercise into their work out program. The combination of exercise will improve body metabolism, so the body fat will burn more efficiently.

The workout must always be performed intensely

Fact: people should regulate the intensity of their training from light to medium to hard and back to light.

Each person has variety of pain tolerance level. When their body are in great condition, they can perform medium to hard training, while they are not in a great shape, it will be better to perform light exercise to prevent from injuring themselves.

Workout training make people cannot sleep at night

Fact: working out will make people to have better sleep

People should finish their exercise around 4 hours before sleeping. Workout can reduce the stress from your body and mind, so people can get rest and sleep easier.

Exercising in a gym is the best method to have great shape

Fact: there are so many ways to have great shape without have to work out in a gym.

People can do jogging, walk or ride a bike around their neighborhood, or doing aerobics in their living room or yards and many other exercise. Although, it will be easier to get motivated when exercising in a gym since there will be companies and friend to exercise together.

Working out raise your appetite

Fact: people would feel less hungry

Most of the time after performing work out people will feel less hungry than they normally would. But, if they feel like eating they should. Although they need to be careful not to damage their exercise by consuming more calories than they should.