Trampoline Exercises: Taking Your Workout to New Heights

Having a small, trampoline at home may seem like a toy to some, but it can actually be your ticket to the perfect heart-pounding, fat-melting, and calorie-burning cardio workout. Trampolines have an amazing ability to improve your cardio health, as well as shape up problem areas, like your calves, thighs, and glutes. Their small size [...]

Home Gym Guide – Free Weights vs. Machines

Free weights vs. machines, is a question many have asked themselves during their weight training journey. For those looking to develop their own home gym it’s more than just a question of which type of equipment will deliver bigger gains, it can be a question of economy, space, and results. Today we’re going review the [...]

Kettlebell vs. Dumbbell: Which One is Right for You?

Kettlebell vs. Dumbbell_ Which One is Right for You_

The kettlebell’s arrival on the U.S. fitness scene induced excitement and skepticism. Sure, it looks different than the standard dumbbell but how unique can it really be? They both fall under the category of free weights, and each can be used for many of the same exercise staples, but that’s pretty much where the similarities [...]

What to Choose: Elliptical vs. Stationary Bike

Elliptical vs. Stationary Bike

Cardiovascular exercise is an important component of every exercise regimen. Your heart is a muscle that is working all the time to pump blood throughout the body. With regular exercise, the heart doesn’t have to work quite as hard to do its job, which will lower your blood pressure and resting heart rate. Regular cardio [...]

How to Use a Foam Roller

How to Use a Foam Roller

A foam roller is an incredibly versatile piece of equipment that serves many important roles during and after your workout. Foam rollers were once used exclusively by personal trainers, professional athletes and coaches as a way of stretching and helping muscles recover. However, in recent years this practice has been brought into the mainstream with [...]

Super Bands vs. Resistance Bands

Resistance Bands vs. super bands

Resistance and super bands have become one of the most popular pieces of home fitness equipment. And for good reason; they help you get a great workout, are relatively inexpensive and can easily travel with you to the office, park or vacation destination. Unlike free weights, resistance bands provide resistance through the entire movement, making [...]