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Hit Hard And Fast With The Best Punching Bag

I think it’s about time we acknowledged boxing and martial arts as an excellent form of strength training. To be good at this, a high-quality punching bag is vital. But here’s the problem, how do you know which punching bag to buy? Too light and you will not be doing your body any justice while hitting a bag that’s too heavy will undoubtedly lead to injuries.

There is also the issue on which material to go with when buying a punching bag. If you are planning on buying a punching bag anytime soon, stick around for some in-depth information on picking the right one.

I also did some serious legwork and came up with five of the best punching bags available today. Put your boxing gloves on and get ready to challenge your workouts.

Best Sneakers For Flat Feet (Put Your Best Foot Forward!)

Half the people who have flat feet don't pay attention to the need for proper footwear. This can result in injuries to your legs and in some cases, your lower back too. In case you are not sure whether you have flat feet or not, this post is about to help you find out.

I will also be reviewing everything flat feet including treatment and proper footwear. As a bonus, I have five of the best sneakers for flat feet lined up. Keep reading!

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.

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.

Best Wrist Wraps – Everything You Need To Know (Read Before Getting A Pair!)

Wrist wraps and weight lifting belts are the most misused equipment at the gym. I see many people wear them wrong and for all the wrong reasons. I already talked about weight lifting belts in my previous article so if by any chance you missed it, you can get it here.

Back to wrist wraps. If you have seen these being used at the gym, you probably thought it was show off, right? Well, you couldn’t be more wrong!

Wrist wraps are (for lack of a better term) wraps worn on the wrist (not the forearm, never the forearm!) to keep it straight and give you a firmer grip while lifting. If you are wondering why I am insisting on the forearm, it is because I often see people wear them on the forearm instead of the wrist. The problem with this is, wearing a wrist wraps wrong is as good as not having one.

I will be explaining this and much more about wrist wraps in this guide. As a bonus, I have come up with a list of best wrist wraps that any serious athlete ought to consider. So, before you buy that wrist wraps, I suggest you read this.

The Best Balance Board For Maximum Core Stability And Great Coordination

The first thing that probably pops into your mind when you think of a balance board is, what is it and do I need it? Well to answer this, a balance board as the name suggests is a board (for lack of a better word) usually made of wood or plastic that is used to enhance your balance.

It can be used for workouts to increase the intensity, by professional athletes such as surfers for practice or even general balancing exercises. Other than advanced balancing capabilities, a balance board can result in many more benefits than meets the eye.

Balance boards come in many shapes and sizes hence can be easily categorized into four types which I am going to expound on in this guide. To add to this, I will help steer you in the right direction by giving you the secret to acquiring the right board and a list of the best balance boards.

So, before you dismiss the idea of a balance board, read through this guide for everything you need to know about them. You never know, it may be just the boost you need for your workout!

Best Meditation Cushion For Your Meditation Needs

Meditation is an activity that benefits both our mind and our body. Through it, we are able to clear our thoughts and reduce the stress that we have in our mind. However, have you ever wondered how you would be able to get the most of it? If not, then you might as well consider purchasing a meditation cushion to ease discomfort while you are engaging in it.

Nevertheless, there are tons of meditation cushions out there, so how can you ensure that you would be able to purchase one of the best? To help you out, we have listed down the best meditation cushion that not only has great functionality but also will not overstretch your pocket.

Best Waist Trimmers For Shaping Your Tummy

The struggle for getting a flat tummy and abs is real. While exercise and a diet is the right way to go about this, there is no shame in seeking a little help along the way. Waist trimmers help in the process of trimming your abdominal region while working out. I know the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear about waist is, do they really work?

Well, if you want to get the answer to this question plus the science behind waist, just read through this guide. You will definitely find the results surprising. To add to this, I will take you through the features to look out for when buying a waist trimmer and a list of arguably the best waist trimmer belts in the market.

The Best Pull Up Bar For Advanced Upper Body Workouts

I have to admit, it is quite rare to find pull-up bars at the gym. Maybe this is why many people are not familiar with pull-ups. Or maybe it is the complexity that comes with performing this workout. No matter what your excuse is for skipping on pull-ups, this exercise comes with a boatload of benefits not only for your upper body but your whole body as well.

That said, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of acquiring an efficient pull-up bar for performing pull-ups and other exercises that can be done with this equipment.

You are probably thinking, “I can install my own using a rod and some cement.” Well, you could, but how long do you think your rod will take before it gives in to your weight? Pull-up bars are quite affordable and come able to support your weight and then some.

The best part of purchasing a pull-up bar is that it comes with ergonomic designs and flexibility allowing you to work out more and with lots of variation. If I have won you over to acquiring a pull-up bar, you will need to know the different types of pull-up bars and the best pull-up bar be it for your home or gym.

In this guide, I will be talking about this, plus what to look for when buying a pull-up bar.