Archive for the ‘Exercise Equipment’ Category

How to Prepare Your Home Gym for the Second Wave of Quarantine

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
yoga during quarantine

Staying fit during quarantine doesn’t have to be complicated. After all, you’ve already gone through quarantine once. 

While the first time may have caught you off guard, there’s no reason the second lockdown should too. This entry into the Get Swole During Quarantine series provides some great tips for shoring up your home gym NOW, in case another pandemic hits in full force.

Having a well-equipped home gym can be the key to success! Don’t worry! You don’t need fancy, expensive things. 

Basic equipment, such as dumbbells and resistance bands are enough, but even those can be replaced. 

Sounds interesting? Keep reading to find out how to prepare your home gym for another quarantine.

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5 Undeniable Benefits of Installing a Home Gym

Monday, March 2nd, 2020
Home Gym

Finding the time, motivation, and money to make the most of your gym membership can be a hassle. However, you can stay on top of your fitness goals with ease by installing a home gym. Get yourself an online personal trainer from the likes of Caliber Strong and you will be onto a winner!

From time and cost savings to added convenience, here are five undeniable benefits of installing your own fitness center at home: 

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The Benefits of 24×7 Gym Membership – Why Lock Doors?

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

To maintain a healthy lifestyle along with the busy day to day life, a person needs to exercise in any way possible. Running, walking, Yoga, and many other types of exercise provide an easy way to maintain one’s health. However, working out in the gym is a much-preferred option for anyone. Working out in a gym has a lot of benefits and a 24×7 gym membership might be the way to go.

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What Accessories Do I Need to Make a Decent Home Gym?

Thursday, January 30th, 2020
home gym accessories

Waiting until there is a free dumbbell or joining the queue to use the treadmill can be very frustrating. Aside from the sweaty atmosphere and testosterone-filled space, you have to deal with monthly subscriptions. I guess you are tired of it all and want to have your decent home gym. Good for you. Don’t raise your hopes just yet. Home gyms are not for everyone.

If perhaps, you draw motivation from the crowd, then a home gym might not be the best for you. Otherwise, a home gym is the perfect way to get in shape and stay in shape without the hustle and bustle of a commercial gym. You get to exercise whenever you want and in your own way. 

Here is a shortlist of what we consider to be the most important equipment to build a decent home gym. Most equipment, when possible, should be adjustable so you can get the most flexibility out of each piece.

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How to Bench Press Safely Without a Spotter

Saturday, August 31st, 2019
Heavy Bench Press

A major concern for all of us big-shot men is how we can bench press when we are training alone. Chest day has always been an important day in the weekly training regimen. It might fall on a Monday, a humpday, or even a Friday, but it is and has always been one of the most exalted workout days of the week for those training with a partner, buddies, or teams.

This is a day when we can walk in the gym with our chests puffed out.

This is a day when we can train those all-important show muscles… the pecs.

This is a day when we can perform the “manliest of exercises”… the bench press!

Let us examine some alternatives to bench pressing flat with a spotter.

(Of course for those of us who already know how to bench press, the bench press is really no big deal. There are about 7 other exercises I’d rather do than bench and at least 5 other goals that are more important to me than having a big chest or a big bench… but I digress… this article is about bench pressing after all.)

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TRX Suspension Training – 5 Reasons Why You Should Use It

Monday, August 12th, 2019
TRX Suspension Training

Have you ever tried TRX suspension training and been swung from the rafters before? If not, you might have probably heard or seen about it, but you haven’t paid attention to it. This training has been becoming one of the fitness trends and is becoming well-known for its simplified-less-equipment approach based on seven basic movements: hinge, lunge, plank, push, pull, rotate, and squat. I bet you might be willing to have a go. 

What is TRX Suspension/Resistance training? 

TRX or Total Resistance eXercises training, also referred to TRX Suspension training,  was initially developed by a former U.S. Navy SEAL Randy Hetrick. He created this training to keep his subordinates fit while doing their naval services in the remote areas of the world. This training focuses on developing one’s balance, flexibility, core stability, agility, and strength simultaneously. 

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Complement Your Free Weight Strength Training With Machine Exercises

Thursday, June 27th, 2019
Cardio workout

Strength training has so many benefits, from giving you the physique you’ve always dreamed of to reducing your risk of many health problems. A lot of people who are serious about weight training will often opt for either free weights or machines, believing that one is better than the other. However, incorporating both into your workout routine offers the most benefits, and that includes the often dreaded cardio machines.

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8 Features to Consider Before Buying a Running Shoes

Thursday, June 20th, 2019
running man

Finding the right pair of running shoes is more than going to the nearest shoe store and picking up the first pair you find. It requires you to study its features that will help you to run smoothly. You can’t just wear a pair of your old sneakers; running shoes, as opposed to regular sneakers, need to provide you comfort and avoid any foot or back pain.

Consider these features below before you buy the perfect pair of running shoes.

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All The Gear And No Idea? Gym Equipment You Actually Need

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Gym memberships aren’t for everyone, some people prefer to train at home by themselves. Having made that decision, it can be really difficult to decipher what equipment you actually need to achieve the goals you’ve set. Any good salesman is going to convince you that you need to set up an Olympic grade weightlifting gym in your garage. For most people, this is very unnecessary. Don’t get swindled into buying a bunch of gym equipment you don’t need. Sidestep the noise, and understand what gym equipment you actually need.

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Reasons Why You Should Not Ignore Your Mini Trampoline At Home

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
trampoline rebounder

You have been slacking most of your adult life and your stomach folds are getting harder to ignore. Then you tell yourself it’s enough as you try to think of ways to lose weight. Little did you know, you have been ignoring the answer to your problem – the rebounder your mother bought you back in your “active” days.

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