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Gym Equipment For Home Fitness: The Bench Press

Gym Equipment For Home Fitness: The Bench Press

There is lots of gym equipment you can use at home to stay in shape and many different things that you can do once you’ve purchased a good selection. However while there are literally hundreds of pieces of home gym equipment, few of us can afford to stack our homes with them – and most of us wouldn’t have the space even if you could afford it. At least to start with you need to slowly build up the gym from nothing, and you need to start with a few essential basics that can let you get started without breaking the bank. That’s where the bench press comes in – as the single most useful piece of training equipment you can purchase and as a perfect foundation to build on later. Here we’ll look at what the bench press is, and why it is such a valuable training tool.


Workout: Increasing Jump Ability

Workout: Increasing Jump Ability

The way this is accomplished is by utilizing the muscles that are used for jumping and thereby toning them for your maximum power during your jump. These jumping exercises are known as plyometrics, and are known to be the most effective means of how to increase jump abilities. There are other exercises, as well, that can help you jump higher if that is your goal.

Just as when you start any type of exercise routine, there are considerations that you want to take into account before beginning any type of jumping training program. You know your body better than anyone and you also know the fitness level that you can handle. This will prove to be important information, as the level of training you can tackle will have much to do with how much your body can handle and how often. You will want to consider what types of exercises will be best for your body shape and the level of fitness that you want to achieve.

Sprinting: The Ultimate Fat Burning Exercise

Sprinting: The Ultimate Fat Burning Exercise

Sprinting is considered by many as the ultimate exercise. It not only increases athleticism by building fast twitch muscle fiber, it is highly effective for fat burning. Performing sprints a few times a week can replace long cardiovascular workouts on treadmills or ellipticals. The key to getting the most out of your sprinting sessions is to perform them at 100% intensity.

Sprinting increases size of the mitochondria, the part of the cell which stores energy. This makes the body more efficient at releasing energy and thus it has less propensity to store body fat for energy. This means that sprinting not only oxidizes fat, it also prevents the body from storing new fat.