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We’ve been a fan of Zuzka Light for years! If you don’t know who she is, we can tell you a little bit more about her here! Read some of the Zuzka Light DVD Reviews and watch her latest workout video! (more…)
VIDEO REVIEW: Why have millions of people worldwide fallen in love with GymPaws® ProGrips? Well that’s easy to answer… they’re the Best Gloves For Pull Ups! Bodyweight Exercises are the #1 Top Fitness Trend for 2015 and pull ups have become all the rage! (more…)
You want to lose that extra 10 pounds, and we know those are the most stubborn. You decide that instead of sittin your butt on a piece of cardio equipment at the gym 3 days a week, you’re going to mix it up and have some fun. You decide that you’re going to go sweat it out with the masses at a crossfit class. One or two #wod later however you realize that your poor little hands didn’t sign up for this kind of punishment. You need some hand protection quick. You begin your search for the best crossfit gloves women and now not only is your body tired but your mind is exhausted. What’s the difference, what should I pick? Here’s a little crossfit gloves review for you to consider! (more…)
Blue is the color of focus, thoughtfulness, and determination. You are likely a grounded, upbeat, and motivated person if Blue is your color of choice! The color Blue can have a calming and almost healing effect on the body. Blue gym gloves could help you concentrate on your fitness routine. Remembering to focus on the mind / body connection will help you get the most from your workouts. ProGrips™ Blue have a genuine leather palm, and a cool 4 finger loop Neoprene backing.
posted in Strength Training Tips
Machines versus Free Weights
Machines can be used as a learning ground, a smart device to teach you the proper execution of a particular exercise. The only disadvantage is that the rest of the body just sites there and waits for you to finish and move on to the next body part. You will make gains depending on how well rounded your workout is and how rapidly you move from one machine to the next, as well as the weight load you are using.
By using free weights, you enlist most of the body to assist you in the lifting and lowering of weight with most exercise. You have to recruit other muscles to help you lift the load for a single muscle group. Open and closed-chain exercises are what we are talking about here.
Open-chain exercise is just that, an open link of a chain, singular and unattached to the rest of the link system. This is what weight machines will offer. You sit on the machine and extend your legs against the weight affecting the quadriceps only, or you site on another machine and press against the bar that will exhaust only the shoulders. The key here is “only.” These muscles are working alone.
Closed –chain exercise closes that link and promotes the chain to work as a unit, with each link working collectively to carry the load. Therefore, the same muscles that were described above using free weights would require doing a squat. The squat involves holding the weight and stabilizing the body by contracting the middle of the body; as you perform the squat, the entire lower body (butt, hamstrings, abs, lower back, and the quads) benefits, not just the quads. You are getting more work done in less time. Whether you are a hardcore bodybuilder or a weekend warrior, try to get the most from your workout!
Give your body and your brain something to do together. You body will always look for the easiest way to perform (execute) an exercise. Your brain will help the body obtain the maximum benefits by developing your sense of postural balance and building stronger muscles. Don’t go for the quick fix. Focus less on the amount of weight your moving and more about how your body is moving that weight.
Weightlifting requires proper form and proper gym attire. Weightlifting Gloves are key to instill confidence and assure a solid grip. In addition comfortable clothing that allows for ease of movement is essential.
Looking for the best weight lifting grips? Want to know what weight lifting grips are used for? Look no further – we got you covered!
Rather than just tell you what makes Pro Grips the best weight lifting grips I figure I’d rather just explain a couple of exercises that may be most executed using a grip of some sorts. (more…)
Chances are you’re one of the millions who put “get to the gym more often” as one of your New Year’s resolutions. While that’s an admirable goal, you need a basic gameplan to make sure you’re working smarter not harder. Whether you’re a weekend athlete or a true gym rat, let’s review some basics for building muscle in the new year!
As you begin a new routine, it’s important to build a solid foundation. The first month or two focus on building up your abilities, so when you’re mentally ready to hit it hard, you’re body’s primed and ready to go. Pay attention to pain or weaknesses. You first goal should be to address any painful joints or extremely tight muscles. Think of it like putting a coat of primer on your wall. It may take 2 weeks or 2 months, but it’s absolute imperative. Yes you want to be building muscle and working out hard, but don’t be a rockstar.
If you want to put on a ton of muscle this year, building a strong strength foundation is necessary. For example, if you lack bicep and forearm strength you’ll need to focus on getting the smaller muscles stronger before you can jump into pull ups and rows to work the big back muscles.
After you’ve addressed any pain issues, this foundation stage is all about getting ready for the hard work. This is a general fitness time, where you’re focusing on increasing endurance, strength, and power… along with building muscle. Remember… one of the most important strategies with any workout routine, weight loss program, or strength training goal is to keep a solid mind body connection. That means don’t just feel the workout physically, but feel it mentally. Concentrate on the muscle group you’re working and your goals in general.
Assuming you’ve addressed any weaknesses and built up an amazing foundation, now you’re ready to make a strong run towards reaching the goal of building more muscle. Go hard or go home! If you don’t leave the gym everyday feeling completely exhausted, you’re not doing enough. By the end of the day you will likely feel exhausted. In the morning, your muscles will be sore and you’ll feel like you were hit by a bus… but sometimes that’s the price we pay for a good weightlifting program. Good job! Learn to love it because it means you’re building muscle and on your way to a healthier you!
posted in Exercise Equipment, Gym Gloves and Weight Lifting Gloves, Strength Training Tips, Weight Loss Tips
It’s often the color chosen by someone outgoing, aggressive, vigorous and impulsive… or someone who would like to be!
The color Red has been shown to speed respiration, heart rate, and even elevate mood level.
Red weightlifting gloves just might give you that extra boost you need for your workout; to squeeze out a couple more reps or motivate you to get to the gym in the first place!
ProGrips™ Red weightlifting gloves have a genuine leather palm, and a cool 4 finger loop Neoprene backing.
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