23 February 2017 Comments Off on Kettlebells-Exercise Equipment For Flexibility Training

Kettlebells-Exercise Equipment For Flexibility Training

When I was new to the gym, I mostly used dumbbells or barbells to train my arm muscles. Later that I knew a new exercise equipment called kettle bells. What is kettle bell? Kettle bell—or also called girya—is a weight, usually made using iron or steel, whose form resembles a small, iron ball but with a handle on its upper part. It is mostly used not only to train arm and hand strength but also to train flexibility of shoulder, back, and upper arm. It also helps to do endurance training for thighs and lower back,as well as facilitates you to increase the strength of your hand’s grip.Although by nature kettle bells work like dumbbells or barbells (because these are all exercise equipment made of weight), kettle bells are specifically designed for high-intensity training. Several exercises that are most facilitated by kettle bells include clean and jerk, swing, and snatch. For better results, kettle bells should be used through lots of repetitions. Some people even work their muscles using kettle bells for simultaneous repetitions and take a short break after.

One of the best exercise using kettle bells is called kettle bell row. This works best if you have two kettle bells, so you can work your both hands. First, you put your kettle bell in front of you, like several inches in front of your toes. Bend your knees while keeping your back straight, and hand over your arm to pull the kettle bell up, closer to your body. Don’t forget to keep your elbows close to your body while pulling the kettle bell. After pulling it until touching your stomach, lower the kettle bell (but not putting it back to the floor) and repeat. This exercise is good to train your back, arm, and shoulders.The kettle bell is also a good and affordable exercise equipment you can have at your home. The exercises involving kettle bells do not need large space, so they can be performed safely at home.

23 February 2017 Comments Off on Affordable Exercise Equipment For Your Home

Affordable Exercise Equipment For Your Home

There are times when you feel like you just want to drill a hole that connects your home to the gym, or even when you feel so lazy to go to the gym but feels like exercising. Why not purchasing some home exercise equipment? Although limited, home exercise equipment can help you to fill your spare time at home for exercising your muscle.Here are several affordable home exercise tools you can install or use at your home just easily.Pull-up bar, or sometimes also called chin-up bar, is one of the most affordable home exercise equipment. Mostly there are two types of chin-up bar available at the store: the one you have to hook around your door bar, or the one you have to tighten across the door space. You can do various chin-up exercise just at your home.

If you are an avid exerciser, dumbbells should just easily be your must-have exercise equipment at home. Usually, there are two standard types of dumbbells: adjustable dumbbells (dumbbells with consist of a metal bar and several weight plates that can be installed or removed from the bar) and fixed-weight dumbbells (dumbbells that are made of a solid, one-formed weight). However, several stores now provide a more customized type of dumbbells, whose weights can be adjusted using an indicator.Are you also into martial arts or boxing? If so, you should have punching bags at your home, but if you are not, you still should consider having one at your home. Not only that it is affordable, it also is a good cardio exercise equipment. It can be an alternative to the treadmill, which is way more expensive. Punching bags are usually available in two types: the one that stands from the floor, and the one that hangs from the ceiling using a rope.