Body fitness is most people’s goal if not everyone’s. We are all after that perfect health condition that will see us free from ailments and with our desired body figures i.e. a well masculine body for men, a curvy and voluptuous figure for the ladies. However, the greatest challenge most people face is how to achieve this goals. The surest way of achieving and maintaining your desired body fitness is through regular gym exercises as well as concentrating on your diet since different gym workouts go with different nutritional requirement.
Fitness equipments needed to exercise.
In the bid to achieve one’s goal of body fitness, a number of gym equipments are required to facilitate the exercising. One may opt to use the commercial gym outlets which charge a membership fee or monthly predetermined subscriptions. Alternatively one may decide to have a home gym equipment and acquire the relevant equipments needed. The choice depends on ones preference and ability to acquire these equipments in the case of a home based gym
The various equipments needed include:
Dumbbells- dumbbell is weight lifting equipment designed for various muscle workouts including the biceps, triceps and the chest muscles. They can be used each in one hand or in pairs. There are different types of dumbbells including fixed and adjustable dumbbells. The former comes with a fixed weight while the latter is adjustable depending on an individual’s preferences. Maintaining a good poster while working out with dumbbells is highly advised to avoid the body from swaying.
Exercise bikes – this is another gym equipment that you will require to enable you workout your body. It resembles a bicycle and has pedals at the side that are pedaled like a bicycle. There are more sophisticated kind of exercise bikes which you not only exercise but also measure the calories burned, your heart rate and the speed & mileage. It strengthens the thigh muscles, helps reduce weight and improves on your heart and lungs function. In addition it does hurt your spine.
Barbell- barbell comprises of a straight medium sized metallic bar and weight plates that are usually placed at the both end of the bar. The weight plates are of different sizes but the weight at the both ends must be equal for balancing purposes. A workout bench maybe required where one lies as he/she lifts the weight or one can simply lift the barbell while standing and move the arms with the upper body being still. One needs to be cautious while lifting the barbell and support from a gym instructor from behind maybe necessary to avoid accidents and injuries.
Treadmills- this equipment has a moving belt that enables one to walk or jog without moving on one place. It’s a relatively easy equipment to use and burns calories much faster than most in-home workouts.
Food supplement required for gym workouts.
As outlined earlier, exercise and fitness equipments are not enough for keeping your body fit. You will need to check on your nutrition and diet. You will need pre-workouts, during workouts and after workout boosters to facilitate the exercise. Proteins are very essential since they are required in the formation and building the muscles. The major sources of proteins are soy, eggs, beef and grains like pea and brown rice. In addition to these, vitamins and energy giving foods are required, not forgetting taking a lot of water too.
It’s evident that for one to achieve body fitness, he/she must exercise and check on their diet since the two are go hand in hand. Excellent body fitness begins with commitment and persistent, be it losing weight or shaping those muscles.