Category Archives for "Home Gym"

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.

The Best Weight Lifting Belt For Your Workouts

Wearing a weight lifting belt comes with some amazing benefits, but before we get to that, I think it is crucial to address the elephant in the room. You have probably noticed these belts hanging in the corner of your gym and at some point, it has got you thinking, what and for whom are these meant for?

To answer this question, weight lifting belts are used to help anyone looking to lift heavier loads, especially during squats and deadlifts. So, if you intend to lift average weight for progressive training and muscle gain or any other exercise that does not involve lifting such as cycling, wearing a belt is pretty much show off.

This is because your body can support small loads on its own. In fact, lifting small loads and progressing up to a point encourages core development and wearing a belt for this might be counterproductive.

On the other hand, for people intending to lift heavy loads, the mechanism being a lifting belt is that; by wearing a belt, you apply pressure on your spine hence your legs and core are automatically tuned and prepared to support heavy weights.

So, if you intend to lift heavy be it for competition purposes or for self-growth, this article is just for you. In it, I help you chose the right belt and give you instructions on how to wear one correctly. To top it all, I have compiled a list of best weight lifting belts you ought to consider.

The Best Ab Machine For Home Workouts That Will Give You Rock Solid Abs

Studies have shown that in order to progress in your lifting workouts especially squats, you need to strengthen your core. While there are boat loads of exercises that you can use to work your abs at home, using an ab roller is conceivably the best at giving you rock solid abs. Why? You ask. Well because ab rollers not only work your abs but also the shoulders, lower back, and arms.

Moreover, this inexpensive and compact equipment is able to vary your workouts in all kinds of levels enabling progressive training hence better, faster results. In as much as ab rollers come at a pocket-friendly price, it is important to select the best option for you. It is equally important to learn how to maximize your results while using an ab roller.

In this guide, I discuss how to get the most out of your roller as well as features to look out for in an ab wheel. To top it all, I have compiled a list of best ab machine for home workouts that I think will be great for you.


Choosing The Best Recumbent Bike For Your Workout Needs This Year

If your age is catching up and you are finding it hard to keep up with the strenuous upright bike for cardio, a recumbent bike is the best way to go. Or maybe you want a more relaxed workout but still effective. Same answer; go recumbent.

Regardless of your reasons for choosing a recumbent bike for working out, I am here to advise you on the essential features that should be on our bike and whether or not it is a good choice to use a recumbent bike for exercise.

I will also give you a review of five recumbent bikes that I deem noteworthy for exercise both at home and commercially. Have a look at the information provided below before you settle on a recumbent bike for workouts.

The Best Treadmill For Home Use (You Can Never Go Wrong With These!)

​With all the hurdles and responsibilities that life comes with, finding time to go to the gym may be a daunting task. That is why most people opt to bring the gym to them by buying workout equipment such as a treadmill.

If you are faced with a similar predicament, finding an efficient and durable treadmill may be confusing due to the numerous brands in the market. This is where we come in, we have done an extensive research and come up with top five treadmills best suited for home use.

But first, you ought to consider some factors before acquiring a suitable treadmill as well as what constitutes a good treadmill in order to make an informed buy. Before you rush and buy your home treadmill, you ought to consider our guidelines below as well as a list of top treadmills for home use.

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.