Cross Trainers

Cross trainers or elliptical trainers are stationary exercise machine that enables a person to stand up while working out. It simulates walking, running, or climbing the stairs without adding too much pressure on the joints. It is for this reason that people with injuries can still use this machine to stay fit. It can also be used to perform light or high-intensity based non-impact cardiovascular workout.  Cross trainers are also considered as an example of a weight bearing form of exercise and they also target the person’s upper and lower body

There are a lot of variations of cross trainers nowadays. Some can be self-powered using the user’s motion and some need to be plugged in to adjust motions and/or to supply their electronic consoles and resistance systems. The types of elliptical cross trainers are categorized by their motor or “drive” location. The three types of cross trainers are the “rear drive” type which is also considered as the oldest, the “front drive”, and the latest is the “center drive”.

The parts of the body that cross trainers’ targets are the same with the treadmill- the leg muscles and the heart.  But other than that, there are still a couple of advantages that elliptical cross trainers have compared to other exercise machines. Unlike the other machines which can only target one or two body parts, the cross trainer offers an overall fitness package for the body.

It also maintains bone density through its weight bearing form of exercise and creates a low impact workout by doing continuous elliptical motion. Learning to use this equipment is not hard because its principle is just similar to walking. Performing a whole body workout is also possible because the user can work the upper body muscles holding the handle of the equipment.  Planning and monitoring your cardio workouts is made easy by its onboard computers. The mechanical parts of the equipment are also not that hard to replace because it is simple equipment.

Most of the advanced exercisers think that the cross trainers are less effective compared to doing an aerobic exercises, running, or jogging. They think that since it is so easy and a low impact form of exercise, then it doesn’t give a lot of benefits, but they are wrong. Not because this fitness equipment is so easy and soft, it doesn’t mean that it less effective. Actually, a user who is doing the same intensity workout either by running or by using the cross trainer will feel less fatigue with the cross trainer because it offers a lower rate of perceived exertion. So whether you want to exercise to lose weight or just to increase your fitness level, cross trainers will surely be able to help you achieve your goal.

Vibro Plate

vibro plate

Getting the perfect fit body is one of the fads of today.   There are many different ways to make your body physically good in shape. Amongst all the methods, diet and exercise is the best way to become fit. One of the fitness equipment which is popular worldwide is vibro plate.

Most of us want flat tummies as they are a sure sign of a good lean and fit body besides they look attractive. The best advice would be to observe a healthy diet and do daily exercises. But some of us just cannot manage to take up the exercising as a habit. Thus, it is best to for them to have something like a vibro plate because it is a good way to make their limbs do the workout with no sweat.

Vibro plates are a good alternative for people who don’t have enough time for their daily exercises.  A vibro plate is good for shaping the limbs and melting away the stored belly fat in your tummy and thighs. Moreover, having something as simple as vibro plates is a lot better than doing no exercise at all. So if you at home and do not want to go out for exercises, this is a good way to do some workout at home.

The three main parts that needs working out in your body are arms, thighs and the belly. You need to use the vibro plates in such a way that every limb is stretched out and gets toned. The plates attached under each section are turned on to let the vibration work about. This practice can be done as the rest of your body is at relax mode thus sparing you  investing on tread mills, barbells and all sorts of work out tools. You will feel the results as you continue with your routine regularly.vibro plate

Sometimes doctors and therapy experts recommend its use because it has been proven and tested to burn fat and strengthen the muscles in the body.  Moreover, it has been great help to individuals on wheelchair. Instead of remaining thin and unexercised with the entire body, they are able to strengthen muscles in the upper half of their body. Believe it or not, but a vibro plate can make the muscle cover a heavy workout task within a few minutes.

Such simple and easy fitness equipment is a great option for people who want something easy and effective.  It can give you good benefits of exercises like improved blood circulation and toned muscles without making too much of an effort. A lot of people have doubts about vibro plates do they work or not. They do work but the results can depend on a lot of factors and they can vary from person to person, how you use it, your diet etc

Recumbent Exercise Bike

recumbent exercise bike

Time and weather are just two of the factors that hinder a person to go the gym or to workout. Lot of us are busy with no time to go the gym.  It is also for this the same reason that a lot of people  invest in home exercise equipment like the recumbent exercise bike.

The recumbent exercise bike is one of the most widely used home exercise equipment nowadays. This is preferred by a lot of people because unlike the upright bikes, this one allows the user to lean back, relax and stretch his legs outward while working out. It is also very comfortable and it gives great benefits without enduring too much pain that a lot of us could get from doing strenuous exercise. The recumbent exercise bike doesn’t strain the abdominal muscles so there is no need for you to worry about catching your breath. This machine is perfect for those who want to enhance their cardiovascular wellness routine.

There are also a lot of benefits that one can get from pedaling 30 to 60 minutes on a recumbent exercise bike. Here are some:

  • Increase cardiovascular conditioning.
  • Burn body fat. Spending almost an hour on the bike can actually help you burn almost 1000 calories. It also doesn’t depend on how fast you pedal on the bike but on how long you can keep pedaling. The slower you go on the bike, the more fat you will be able to burn.
  • Strengthen the glutes, the hamstrings, the quads, the hip flexors, and the calves.

Another good thing about the recumbent exercise bike is that it comes with a very comfortable bucket seat that makes it very convenient for a lot of overweight individuals. It also doesn’t give a strong impact on the joints since your feet are on the same level as your body. It also keeps the body well balanced and it can be used by both men and women for fitness purposes.

Most of these machines offer a lot of programs that you can choose from. You can have the manual, heart rate, fitness, and speed.  These programs can help you in your cardiovascular and fitness goals. If you are a little overweight and you need to condition yourself, you can do so on the recumbent exercise bike. A lot of us are easily discouraged when it comes to physical exercises because of the pain that we all have to endure. But such fitness equipment can be quite effective in giving you a good workout anytime and every time.