Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tips on effectively using your Fitness Equipment

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Treadmills have come a long way since they were first patented in US about 100 years ago! They are now incredibly popular because of their ease of use, there are however cases where misuse can lead to injuries. We bring to you a list of tips that can help you use the treadmill effectively:

- As with any exercise, warm up is a must to loosen up your muscles

- The body should be kept upright: The prime task is to prevent our legs from staying on the belt so that the danger of imbalance and the resulting trip over are avoided.

- One must not permit the knees to be straightened, they should always be bent

- Refrain from moving your legs forward: If legs are ahead of your body then it imposes a braking force just like the one you experience when your heels strike the ground when running; this imposes an extra strain on the muscles

- Prefer using thin soled shoes while running on a treadmill; barefoot is best

Elliptical machines are popular since they eliminate the strain on muscles due to the impact of heels on the ground but at the same time provide similar feeling of running as on the ground:

- Generally, elliptical machines have the capability to adjust resistance; when you start, keep the resistance low so that you don’t burn up all your energy right at the start and your muscles also get time to loosen up to meet additional challenges

- When you are a newbie it is difficult to keep yourself engaged with the elliptical machine for long so you may use entertainment like listening to music to distract yourself

- Make an elaborate set of challenges or benchmarks that you plan to achieve, this will eventually boost your determination and confidence

Exercise equipment encompasses a complete range of products available to improve fitness. These fitness equipments include both the cardio and strength workouts. There are a lot of people who want to bring these fitness equipments to home in a bid to improve their strength, we recommend you to follow the following tips before making your choice

- Check that the equipment comes with a proper warranty card

- Check that the company provides a proper after sales division

- Do not get fooled by the promise that the fitness equipment will reduce fat in the stomach or thigh or any particular part of body, as there's no such thing as focused fat reduction

 


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