If you are a fitness freak, then you are probably already equipped with all kinds of gym gear. If you are a fitness enthusiast, then you might want to recheck your possessions.
Those who are getting started or resuming their workouts after a while will possibly need to upgrade their gym gear. Here are five types of gym gear every fitness enthusiast should own and use.
This is a quintessential requisite and most people will buy a few shorts, tees, bikes and socks, perhaps headgear and wristbands too. The objective should not be to buy just about any type of shorts or tees.
The material you choose matters more than anything else. You must choose gym apparel made of materials that can absorb a lot of moisture while allowing your skin to breathe.
There is no dearth of materials that can really hold their form and even weight when you sweat profusely but they may not allow your skin to breathe normally. You need moisture absorption and breath-ability.
There are various types of fitness tech available today. From watches to bands, chest straps to apps, there are many solutions at your disposal but you must buy the most reliable fitness tech that suits your workout routine.
You can always use a band or a watch if you are running, jogging or walking. The band or watch would be ineffective and essentially futile since the motion of the hands or arms have nothing to do with the calories burned or the impact of the workout during a bench press or squat or some other exercise that is not running, jogging or walking.
Even the bands or watches that you use should be calibrated properly. Do not go with the factory settings or even the standard recommendations of the manufacturers. You must figure out the specifics pertaining to your workout.
Use your heart rate and other relevant data to know how much calorie you are actually burning. The generic math does not work for everyone. It usually does not work for anyone.
An unspecified calculation of calories burned without factoring in heart rate, body mass index and surrounding conditions during the exercise including heat or cold and humidity will be speculative and unhelpful.
You must have some home gym equipment even if you have a membership. Not many people like to work out at home. Some people lack the motivation, some lack the space and some are more comfortable with the recurring membership fee than the substantially higher cost of buying home gym equipment.
Whether or not you have a membership, have a few essential equipments so you can work out whenever you want. You do not need a treadmill or a cross trainer, a multi gym station or some fancy installation.
Some barbells and dumbbells, yoga mats, adjustable sit-up bench and perhaps adjustable rods for pull-ups and parallel bar exercises can be an amazing investment. These simple equipments can be more than sufficient to help you lose weight and develop a sculpted body.
Consider buying foam rollers. Some rather affordable home gym equipment can be extremely handy. Battle ropes may be a little difficult to install inside your house. You can always have a tire in the backyard. There are several exercises you can do with a tire. They would have a marvelous effect on your body. Foam rollers can be useful for workouts and they are therapeutic.
You will need to work on the knots in your muscles, more specifically soft tissues. As and when you work out, burn a lot of calories and experience niggles here and there, use the foam rollers to relax the targeted muscle so the tissues can get untangled and you would feel much better.
Foam rollers can assist in recovery and will help you to sustain your exercises. In due course of time, you can extend the period of workout or try more intensive exercises.
Get a pair of running shoes if you jog every day. Walking shoes would suffice if you do not run and avoid cardio at the gym. If you do some cardio and train with weights, cross training shoes are the best option. Always have the perfect pair of gym footwear depending on the type of workout.