No one can rule out the role of right equipment in smooth exercise performance. This article will help you choose the right exercise equipment.
While taking the equipment, we have to take care of many things, in which the most important is our budget, along with which equipment we need because the kind of exercise that is needed to be done, you are going to need the same type of equipment as well as a place where you can easily focus on your exercise. Learn to use equipment properly to avoid injuries that could side-line you temporarily or permanently.
But at the same time, it is necessary to pay attention to some other points as well.
This machine enables you to walk or run indoor, some models offer a flexible, less joint jarring surface or for a motorized treadmill. When purchasing one, look for a strong motor, a belt that's long and wide enough for your stride, a sturdy frame with front side rails for safety, and an emergency stop device. You should be able to adjust the speed and grade so you can walk at a comfortable pace.
2. Cross-country ski machine
This machine lets you exercise arms and legs simultaneously, as you would in cross-country skiing. The sliding motion is easy on the knees. On some machines, you have to move one ski forward to make the other move back. On others, the skis move independently. In addition, certain ski machines use ropes, while others have stationary handgrips. Check out all these types to see which one is most comfortable for you. Look for a wide foot-bed for stability.
These machines provide a low-impact workout that approximates climbing flights of stairs. Some modes have levers with handgrips to work arms, too. Beginners may find stepper machine strenuous, and the motion can be hard on the knees. Look for machines that provide independent foot action and are equipped with handrails and large stair platforms.
4. Rowing machines
Rowing machines work the back, arms, and legs simultaneously, offering as close to a total-body workout as available from a machine. Unless you're used to rowing, the motion initially may feel unfamiliar, and some people find it hard on the back. When purchasing one, consider pulley models instead of piston models for a more realistic rowing experience.
These machines provide a low-impact workout that approximates climbing flights of stairs. Some modes have levers with handgrips to work arms, too. Beginners may find stepper machines strenuous, and the motion can be hard on the knees. Look for machines can be hard on the knees. Look for machines the provide independent foot action and are equipped with handrails and large stair platforms.
6. Ankle weights
These are optional for strength exercises like the side leg raise and hip extension. Look for comfortable padded ankle cuffs with pockets designed to hold half-pound or 1- pound weight bars to add as you progress. Ankle weight sets are usually 5 to 10 pounds. A single cuff may suffice, depending on the exercises you intend to do.
6. Exercise mat
Choose a nonslip, well-padded mat for floor exercise. Thick carpet or towels will do in a pinch.
7. Resistance bands and tubing
Resistance bands or tubing can be used for a full-body strength workout. Attractive features include low cost, light weight, portability, and ease of storage. As with weights, you can measure how challenging the resistance is by how many repetitions of an exercise you can do if less than eight, resistance is too high if more than 12, it is too low. Positioning your hands or feet closer together or farther apart on the band or tube before starting an exercise helps very resistance. Try different positions to learn which make repetition easier or harder.
Bands. These look like big, wide rubber bands. They come in several levels of resistance from very light to very heavy, designated by color.
Tubing. Look for tubing with padded handles on each end. These also come in several levels or resistance from very light to very heavy, designated by color. Some brands come with a door attachment helpful for anchoring tubing in place when doing certain strength exercise.