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Spin Bike Versus Exercise Bike: Decoding The Ultimate Cardio Tool Conundrum

If you are reading this, then chances are you're either looking to buy a workout bike or you just can't decide which bike is best for you whenever you're at the gym. Well, look no further because we are about to demystify this brain racking spin bike versus exercise bike puzzle for you right now.

Both machines will effectively engage your lower body muscles while giving you quite the cardio workout. However, your choice between the two should vary depending on your fitness goals and lower back health. Before we get into the differences, why would you want to hit the bikes in the first place?

Firstly, cycling is great for lower body strength and endurance. They really engage the quads, glutes, hamstrings, hip flexors and calves.

On the one hand, by increasing the pedal hardness, you cause hypertrophy of the muscles leading to greater gains. On the other hand, loosening up the pedals and increasing the intensity is the perfect way to tone those lower body muscles. It's no wonder why professional cyclists have well-built legs.

Secondly, it is one of the best ways to shred some serious calories. If there is one workout that will have your shirt soaked with sweat in just minutes, it is the bike. A number of calories you burn cycling is astounding.

On average, a 185-pound person can burn up to 654 calories in one-hour cycling at a moderate intensity (12-14 mph). What's more, you can add dumbbells to mix to burn some extra calories while toning arms and shoulders. It makes for a great warm-up session for weight lifters as well.

Best Adjustable Weight Bench For Your Lifting Sessions

I have never been to a gym that lacks a weight bench (and I have been to a lot of gyms). This shows that a weight bench is a really curtail equipment for anyone looking to build some muscles or lose weight. Weight benches can be used for all sorts of exercises ranging from upper body bench press to lower body leg curls.

Whether you are looking to buy an adjustable weight bench for home or commercial use, you have come to the right place. Today we tackle everything about adjustable weight benches including how to select one based on its features.

I will also be telling you what you stand to gain from an adjustable weight bench and as usual, I will be giving you a thorough rundown of the best adjustable weight bench in the market today. Without further ado, let’s get cracking!

Best Ankle Brace For Injuries And Injury Prevention

If you have an ankle injury that's preventing you from walking right, then you probably need an ankle brace? What most people don't know is that ankle braces are not just for when you have an injury. You can count on one to give you balance and support if you have any balancing issues.

Athletes too, especially those who play sports like basketball and volleyball (involving a lot of jumping) are encouraged to wear ankle braces in the attempt to prevent injury.

This guide tackles everything ankle braces, highlighting the different types and most importantly, helps you choose the best ankle brace for your needs. We do this by reviewing the best ankle brace brands as well as matching different ankle injuries to the right ankle brace. To learn more, read some more.

How Many Calories To Gain A Pound? Listen To Your Body!

You find it really hard to gain a pound, whereas your friends desire to be as slim as you. The more calories you eat, the more pounds you get. Remember that there’s no way to put on weight immediately in a healthy way. The only way for you is to gradually follow a strict weight-training routine and provide your body with nutrient and high-calories foods day by day.

But how many calories to gain a pound? How many pounds are enough? The answer is below!

Best Cheap Protein Powder for 2017

In addition to multivitamin, fish oil and probiotics, protein powder is one of staple supplements that everyone can take on a regular basis. Not only does it provide a healthy extra source of protein, but it’s also quick and convenient to use.

I researched over 100 most popular protein powders on the market, and I came up with a detailed and comprehensive list of 5 best cheap protein powders. It’s time to share with you what I achieved.

Do Bananas Make You Fat? I Tell You The Truth

Here we go again, another theory that is making every health and fitness enthusiast go bananas (see what I did there?). You are probably wondering what I’m ranting about, well, it’s the latest myth in town. That eating bananas will make you fat. More so, in your waist area.

Do they really? Do bananas make you fat? My answer is a resounding No! Bananas don’t make you fat. I will be telling you why in a minute. I will also be telling you what exactly makes you fat. So, if you want to go back to having your best morning snack guilt free, I suggest you read on.

How To Get A Smaller Waist Naturally

The search for an hourglass figure by women has never been this real. Every tabloid, magazine and social media page is flaunting sexy pictures of curvaceous ladies. It kind of makes you wonder how they do it right? Well, one sure way of getting a curvy body is by getting a smaller waist and aiming for bigger hips (I already showed you how).

Maybe you are not vain like the rest of us curve craving lasses. Nonetheless, you should bear in mind that having excess belly fat increases your chances of getting some serious health conditions such as a heart attack, diabetes and in some cases, cancer. I, therefore, cannot emphasize enough the importance of maintaining a healthy body fat around your waist.

So, do you want to know how to get a smaller waist? I will be showing you in a bit. First, a little piece of my mind. You may decide to go under the knife in pursuit of a better body. Sure, this might work for a while, until you get back to your old habits and you are back where you started. Maybe worse.

Do it the natural way, it is way safer, less expensive and will take around two months tops to start seeing results. Ready? Here we go.

How To Get Bigger Hips Naturally, Safely And Fast!

Boys like a little more booty to hold at night! Before you get all worked up, I did not say these words, I’m just the messenger. But truth be told, everybody appreciates a woman with curves in all the right places. One of the things that enhance an hourglass figure is having bigger hips.

Unfortunately, if you were not naturally gifted with some gracious curvy hips, you will have to work for them. I will not promise you results in a week (biggest lie ever) neither will I be talking about surgeries and pills. I will be showing you how to get bigger hips naturally, safely and most importantly, with results.

So, how badly do you want to get hips and a curvy body? If your answer is something like, “so badly”, you are in the right place.

How To Get Rid Of Back Fat And Replace It With Some Toned Muscles

We all have trouble areas in our bodies which never seem to lose fat easily. One of the most common trouble areas for many people is the back. This is probably because it is also the most neglected especially during home workouts. I will be telling you how to get rid of back fat but before I get into that, a quick glance at exactly what causes back fat.

If you have that stubborn back flab preventing you from rocking crop tops and tight tank tops, one of the common culprits for this is muscle atrophy. This is when your muscles lose strength and tone and as result end up being tender or replaced by fat. Muscle atrophy is caused by poor nutrition and lack of adequately engaging a specific muscle.

These two (poor nutrition and lack of exercise) are also responsible for causing fat to accumulate in your back. You can also blame your back fat on genes as some people tend to store fat in specific areas simply because this is the hand they were dealt.

The good news is, despite the reason behind your flabby back, you can lose the fat, gain some muscles and get that sexy back, back! The not so good news is that it will take some hard work since it is not possible to lose fat in one specific area. That been said, there is a lot to be done, so let’s go to town ladies and gentlemen!

Losing Weight Is A Mind Game, I Won!

“Losing weight is a mind game, change your mind and your body will follow.” I remember seeing these exact words printed on a stranger’s shirt. At first I paid no attention but later on, it got me thinking, can I really lose weight and just maybe get some curves on my body?

Well, in all honesty, this was not the first time I have thought about losing weight. It was something I had been struggling with for years. If anything, I was obsessed with it. I had tried so many routines to no avail and up until I came across the printed shirt, I had lost hope in ever losing weight.

But this is not a sob story, I’m not about to narrate my struggles with weight loss. I’m not going to tell you that it was the most trying time of my life. I will also not tell you that more often than not, I wanted to quit and stay obese. Instead, I will make this a story about a young woman’s triumph over obesity.

So, if by now you haven’t lost interest and you want to know how a woman in her late twenties managed to shade over 50 pounds in three months, read on. But first, a disclaimer. I am not by any chance a doctor or a health expert. Just a girl who lost a huge amount of weight looking to share her weight loss success stories. Enjoy!