How to Create a Home Gym for 9-5ers

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Many people daydream about building a home gym in their house but never do it because they anticipate that it is a hugely expensive and difficult project. But that is actually not necessarily true! The fitness industry has become huge in recent years, and there are so many different options, beyond the latest trend, infomercial-style [...]

How to Use a Roman Chair for Building Abs

How to Use a Roman Chair for Building Abs

                                                          When you see someone on the Roman chair, they’re face down, bending at a 90-degree angle and are lifting their torso upwards. This exercise, the isometric [...]

Gearing Up For Your First Home Gym Workout

Gearing Up For Your First Home Gym Workout

Getting yourself to the gym can be a hassle. You can avoid driving to the gym and waiting in line for your turn on a machine or equipment and get in your full body workout right in the comfort of your own home. With the addition of some home gym equipment, a workout plan, and [...]

What is the Best Home Cardio Machine?

What is the Best Home Cardio Machine?

Even though it is often the most hated part of a fitness routine, regular cardio exercise is extremely important to keep your heart and body healthy. The benefits of cardio are well known, and include: Decreases risk of a stroke Improves memory and cognition Helps to protect against Alzheimer’s disease Healthier skin Helps to control [...]

Must Have Home Gym Essentials

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While super fun, it can also be a little overwhelming to think about what to include when building a home gym. With so many available options, you may feel that you need (or want!) them all. Depending on your space and budget, you really don’t need more than a few essentials to build yourself a [...]

How To Use Smith Machines

How To Use Smith Machines

Many people have seen a Commercial Grade Smith Machine at the gym, or have seen someone using this piece of mysterious equipment and have felt totally overwhelmed or intimidated at the thought of using it themselves. If that’s you, be comforted by the fact that you’re not alone! Even people who have been going to [...]

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 [...]

7 Resistance Band Workouts for Your Legs

7 Resistance Band Workouts for Your Legs

If you are looking for a great piece of compact and effective workout equipment, give resistance bands a try!  Resistance bands are small enough that you can easily use them at home, in the office or even take them with you while traveling. They provide an effective strength-training workout in a short amount of time [...]

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 [...]