Exercise Equipments That Suit Your Fitness Goals

Written by Charlene J. Nuble


Health-buffs that have been using exercise equipments are surely no neophytes on this matter. But newbies on exercise equipment won't have a hard time on knowing which to use. It's just a matter of getting armed withrepparttar right info and sufficient determination to be at your fittest.

Choosingrepparttar 150694 best fitness exercise equipment to meet your needs could be a bit tricky and complicated. Equipments could cost you thousands of dollars. What's worse is that they might just end up collecting dust in your basement. Surely you don't want this to happen so here's a few tips:

Decide on What To Work On. Are you a wheezing kiddo? Plainly stick thin? Could you qualify as an overqualified sumo wrestler? Blue baby? Just decide what you need to improve on. Consulting a physician might help. Or maybe simply looking atrepparttar 150695 mirror will dorepparttar 150696 job.

Canvass Through Friends. You might have a health enthusiast friend like you who have been using exercise equipments for quite some time now. It'll be one fun activity if you could actually convince him to lend you his equipments. If you are close friends, you might even enjoy more bonding time while exercising. If you are just casual acquaintances, consider makingrepparttar 150697 most out of your charm. Stealthily persuade him to lend you those stuff. By hook or by crook! All forrepparttar 150698 name of fitness.

Home Work. And when finally you were able to earn that friend's trust, get your clammy hands on those equipments quick. Get those equipments insiderepparttar 150699 steam room of your house, where you won't mind getting sweaty that is. Figure out how much space in your home you have to work with. Did that exercise equipment fit in that spot? Does it look good against that wall? If not, consider renovation.

The Cool Down - Recover Faster & Avoid Injury!

Written by Brad Walker


Many people dismissrepparttar cool down as a waste of time, or simply unimportant. In realityrepparttar 150635 cool down is just as important asrepparttar 150636 warm up, and if you want to stay injury free, it's vital.

Althoughrepparttar 150637 warm up and cool down are just as important as each other, they are important for different reasons. Whilerepparttar 150638 main purpose of warming up is to preparerepparttar 150639 body and mind for strenuous activity, cooling down plays a different role.

Why Cool Down?

The main aim ofrepparttar 150640 cool down is to promote recovery and returnrepparttar 150641 body to a pre exercise, or pre-workout level. During a strenuous workout your body goes through a number of stressful processes, muscle fibers, tendons and ligaments get damaged, and waste products build up within your body. The cool down, performed properly, will assist your body in its repair process.

One arearepparttar 150642 cool down will help with is "post exercise muscle soreness." This isrepparttar 150643 soreness that is usually experiencedrepparttar 150644 day after a tough workout. Most people experience this after having a lay-off from exercise, or atrepparttar 150645 beginning of their sports season. I remember running a half marathon with limited preparation, and finding it difficult to walk down stepsrepparttar 150646 next day because my quadriceps were so sore.

Post exercise muscle soreness is caused by a number of things. Firstly, during exercise, tiny tears called micro tears develop withinrepparttar 150647 muscle fibers. These micro tears cause swelling ofrepparttar 150648 muscle tissues which in turn puts pressure onrepparttar 150649 nerve endings and results in pain.

Secondly, when exercising, your heart is pumping large amount of blood torepparttar 150650 working muscles. This blood is carrying both oxygen and nutrients thatrepparttar 150651 working muscles need. Whenrepparttar 150652 blood reachesrepparttar 150653 musclesrepparttar 150654 oxygen and nutrients are used up. Thenrepparttar 150655 force ofrepparttar 150656 contracting (exercising) muscles pushesrepparttar 150657 blood back torepparttar 150658 heart where it is re-oxygenated.

However, whenrepparttar 150659 exercise stops, so doesrepparttar 150660 force that pushesrepparttar 150661 blood back torepparttar 150662 heart. This blood, as well as waste products like lactic acid, stays inrepparttar 150663 muscles, which in turn causes swelling and pain. This process is often referred to as "blood pooling."

So,repparttar 150664 cool down helps all this by keepingrepparttar 150665 blood circulating, which in turn helps to prevent blood pooling and also removes waste products fromrepparttar 150666 muscles. This circulating blood also brings with itrepparttar 150667 oxygen and nutrients needed byrepparttar 150668 muscles, tendons and ligaments for repair.

The Key Parts of an Effective Cool Down

Now that we know whatrepparttar 150669 cool down does and why it is so important, letís have a look atrepparttar 150670 structure of an effective cool down. There are three key elements, or parts, which should be included to ensure an effective and complete cool down. They are;

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