Talking About Home Gyms

The continuing evolution of home gyms

The days of bulky workout machines jamming up spare rooms in the home entirely are gone.

Over the past two decades, fitness and exercise have become extremely popular concepts in the world. So many people continue to visit ever-popular sporting goods stores to put together their personal version of the best home gyms. They try and base their design around the idea that convenience for them will encourage increased cardio workouts and activities.

English: DeBarra Mayo in workout gear 1987. Ph...

English: DeBarra Mayo in workout gear 1987. Photo presented as validation of DeBarra’s physical fitness level. Photo scanned from snapshot in DeBarra’s files. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Unfortunately, sometimes these designs of different equipment come to stand for unfulfilled workout plans.
The large and often bulky machines wind up serving as hangers for clothes and the carefully designed workout rooms become functional laundry rooms.

Trends have recently undergone a shift. There has been a positive evolution in workout machines, as well as in the concept of exercising away from the typical gym. Involved in the world of fitness for decades, the triathlon coach Jim Kirwin has been also a big part of the exercise evolution. For a variety of reasons he recommends various alternative methods in place of the standard indoor cardio machines, and he promotes these ideas to those athletes he trains. Kirwin says that “he does not like the utilization of machines for aerobic activity as a general rule. I think people lose interest and become bored, unless in fact they are an extremely disciplined individual”.

There is still a place for strength machines, but for many people today weight training has moved on to a variety of new methods of resistance workouts and freestanding weights.

Bikes, elliptical machines and treadmills still remain in homes but have lessened in size and advanced to now encourage workout plans and statistical data which are organized to provide incentive to workout. Kirwin also notes that ” an ever growing number of fitness experts and advisers are advancing down the road of circuit training“.

I like to encourage and advise people to utilize their personal body weight to do exercise.

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Getting A Lightly Used Home Gym

Getting A Lightly Used Home Gym

When it comes to buying anything used or second hand, the Internet offers pretty much the best way to shop. If you’re looking for something small, Amazon.com may be the best place to shop because the entire transaction is handled online and there isn’t the threat of having to meet the seller in person and exchange funds. But what about if you want to order something so big that it would require a fortune to have it shipped across the country. For instance, if you wanted to order a second hand home gym, you might not want to pay the steep fees to have all those weights shipped to you.

Instead, you could use a site like Craigslist but then there’s the prospect of having to exchange money with a stranger. If you use Craigslist, you’ll want to meet the other party in a busy, well lit area and be sure to inspect the home gym before you give them any money.

Perhaps the first place you should check when searching for second hand home gyms is the Internet but the local papers and classifieds may offer you a viable solution. The advantage to using the Internet is the fact that you can search for exactly what you’re looking for as opposed to waiting for the item to become available in the classified section. EBay also offers you a chance to buy a used home gym but the sheer weight of it may make the shipping costs pretty high. Like with all things, you should shop around when looking for a used home gym and you should be able to find what you want for substantially less than you would find it for brand new.

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Free 6 Week Workouts For Women

Free 6 Week Workouts for Women

There are two very popular varieties of free 6 week workouts for women available on the Web. The reason for their success is simple: They both employ varying degrees of cross fit and High Intensity Interval Training.  Judging from the success of these two types of workouts, combining the gym regimen with outdoor exercises and sports is the trick to losing 20 or more pounds in a matter of weeks.

English: Kim Kardashian Fragrance Launch, Glen...

English: Kim Kardashian Fragrance Launch, Glendale, CA on February 22, 2011 – Photo by Glenn Francis of www.PacificProDigital.com (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Move over, gym buddies, its time to get out, smell the roses, and get loads of fresh air while toning muscles  and burning those calories. These techniques have worked for Chloe and Kim Kardashian, with Jessica Simpson hoping to join the bandwagon, too. A word to encapsulate these two  techniques is, boot camp.

The first one is called The 6 Week Walking Workout designed by Chris Freytag. You can download the detailed regimen from http://www.prevention.com/fitness/fitness-tips/preventions-6-week-walking-workout. The highlights of this fitness plan are fat-burning cardio and dozens of flexibility drills. The results are as good as the positive, self-confident attitude it instills in every new recruit.

Then there is the Ultimate Fitness Workout developed by Valerie Waters. The six-week exercise program switches between cardio routines and body-sculpting circuits. Download the details at http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/best-workout. Key to the success of this technique is to allow adequate rest in between the two groups of exercises, in order to allow the muscles to develop without any interruptions. Whatever you choose, you stand a big chance of trimming as much as four inches from your waistline.

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Personal Development Is Important For Everyone

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Personal Development Seminar (15) (Photo credit: TijsB)

We all want to be happy and healthy both inside and out. In order to make this happen, we all need to strive for our own personal development. This could be losing weight, being successful in the business world, or having a tight knit family including a successful marriage.

Most people are under the impression that these are things that simply happen. However, unless you are willing to work for these things, they will never happen for you. Today is the day to start changing your life.

In order to achieve your own personal development, consider making it a personal goal to compliment someone every day. This is something that they will appreciate and you will feel good about yourself afterwards.

Personal development is something that we are going to have to work on every day for the rest of our lives. It is important to avoid negative people if at all possible. It is also important to do things to keep yourself stress free. For instance, daily exercise is a great way to reduce your stress levels and also to make your body look amazing. Meditation is a great way to gather your thoughts so that you can decide where you are going to go from here.

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Lose It All With The Timothy Ferriss Slow Carb Diet In His Book 4-Hour Body

The 4-Hour Body

Has anyone ever considered losing 20 pounds of fat in 30 straight days without any exercise at all? Well, if it seems outlandish to you, then you should read this amazing book by Timothy Ferriss, 4-Hour Body, which illustrates the author’s best slow carb diet to achieve the amazing weight loss of 20 pounds in 30 days with perfect examples and techniques to go about it.

The 4-Hour Body is a successor to the author’s previous hit book called the 4-Hour Workweek and is a bigger hit compared to its predecessor amazingly. In the 4-Hour Body, Timothy Ferriss talks about all the related technology, (yes there are software tips in the book) for everything from physical care, to the intake of a balanced low carbohydrate diet and sleeping.

In the book, Timothy Ferriss writes about avoiding all white carbs that build into piles of sugar inside the human body as a way of losing desired fat in no time at all. James P. Nicolai, MD, medical director of the Andrew Weil Arizona Center confirms Timothy’s approach as a healthy and effective way to weight loss.
Timothy Ferriss used himself as a guinea pig to test all the claims that he makes in the book for weight loss. He stresses that it worked for him.

Apart from Ferris himself, there are a number of other people who have benefited from Ferris’s approach to weight loss and confirmed the effectiveness of the Timothy Ferriss’ diet plan in the book. Including a number of nutritionists, dietitians and health workers from around the world.

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Melts Fat Away – 3 Tips For Easy Weight Loss

The ugly truth is that the only way to lose weight and keep it off is with discipline. You must use more calories than you intake in your diet. Here are some ideals that will help you.

1. Challenge Your Friends

One of the best ways to be accountable to yourself is to share your goal with others. Start a weight loss challenge with a group of friends. Set goals together, have weekly weigh ins, and share tips and recipes. Create a facebook group and goad each other into meeting at the gym for workouts. A member of our group negotiated us a special deal at the gym – no startup cost, no contract, free childcare – because we were all signing up and they would never have had our business if we each had to pay $200 to walk in the door. Set goals and chip in for a small prize. We are rewarding the loser of the most percentage lost with a $20 gift card. We are also charging a dollar at each weigh in to members who gain any weight from the previous week.

2. Use an App

There are terrific apps for smartphones to help you log the food you consume, and calories you burn. You can link your food diary with your friends so they can see the food and exercise you log. The best way to be accountable is to have to enter everything you put in your mouth. I actually find that I can resist temptation a little easier because I know that my friends are keeping an eye on me. The apps are so smart you can scan the barcode of foods you purchase to make it easier to enter them. They have a huge database of foods, and you can add your own recipes. One of the greatest things about using an app is being able to plan. You can enter things you want to eat ahead of time and see if it adds up or sends you over your limit. If your grandmother puts a big plate of fresh brownies in front of you, you can whip out the phone, enter the treat and then decide if it is worth it. Maybe Gran’s brownies are so good you will eat one and then head back to the gym to burn it off!


3. Drink Water – But not With Meals

Replace most of your drinks with water. Your body is thirsty and canned sodas do nothing to quench that thirst. Log your water consumption in the fitness app too that way you will be reminded to drink enough. Remember that about half the time you think you are hungry and head for the fridge you are reacting to thirst. Have a glass of water with a slice of lime or cucumber and take a few minutes to enjoy it. You will slowly train yourself to reach for the water instead of the peanut butter and a spoon! Just remember not to drink while eating. A big glass of water with meals may seem like a great idea to fill you up and keep you from over eating, but it will also dilute your digestive enzymes and acids making it more difficult for your body to process the food. You will end up bloated and uncomfortable.

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