Monday, 20 March 2017

A Guide on How to Buy Weight Lifting Equipment

There are a couple of things to consider before you go on to purchase your weight lifting equipment—and they are especially important if you are buying online and setting up a gym at home. Here are a few tips:
  • Do your research -Take a look at product reviews and see what other customers have to say. Read the product description to find out what the equipment is made of. As with anything that you are about to try for the first time, you have to do a little searching and reading. 
  • Buy from a reputable shop - Purchase your gym equipment from a shop that is not only authorised to sell genuine products, but is also manned by experts who know thing or two about what they are selling to their customers. Read up the shop’s history and testimonials. Check if they perform installation services and how fast they can deliver.
  • Measure your space - Take note of the dimensions of where you plan on placing your gym equipment. Most of these machines need a minimum amount of room for maximum efficiency and safety reasons. Measure the height, width and length of your available space and compare them with the actual measurements of the products.
  • Try before you buy - If you can, then test out the equipment before you buy it. If not, go by the reviews.Some online shops accept returns and exchanges, which is highly useful if you are having it delivered to you and can’t test it before buying.
  • Go for adjustable - If your home weight lifting equipment will be used by multiple users, buy something adjustable and adaptive to various sizes and capabilities. Buy barbells that can be easily adjusted with a push or lifting a pin; same goes for presses. For kettle balls and dumbbells, purchase various weights to accommodate novice to expert lifters.

4 Reasons Why a Rowing Machine Gives the Perfect Workout

You have probably heard that rowing is the perfect exercise—and for many people, it truly is. If you don’t like running, spinning, and other such activities, then rowing might be the right match for you. It’s a great workout for anyone of any fitness level. Here are four reasons why:
  • It’s efficient - If you are exercising because you want to lose weight, then there is no better workout than rowing. The entire body is used as you perform the movements (contrary to the popular belief that you only make use of your arms in rowing). Most people consider rowing to be around 60 percent a lower body exercise and 40 percent an upper body workout. It also works out your core because resistance comes from all directions. You can burn up to 800 calories in an hour of rowing—that is twice the amount you could burn spinning!
  • It is safer and helps prevent injury. Rowing puts less stress on the joints which decreases the risks involved in exercising. This workout can also improve your posture as it engages the back muscles. Of course, you need to use proper technique to get the most of the workout without overexerting yourself.
  • It is convenient Rowing can be done at home—no lake necessary. There are tons of affordable rowing machines available in the market. Rowing is user-friendly and suitable for all ages. Most rowing machines also have adjustable resistance for beginners to experts. If there is no gym equipment store near your area, then its best to purchase online and have your rowing machine delivered right to your doorstep. When buying online, ask about the shop’s return and exchange policy.
  • It’s great for your health - More than weight loss, rowing also strengthens the cardiovascular, circulatory, immune and respiratory systems. This endurance workout won’t only make you leaner, but also stronger and healthier overall.