Free weights are primarily used to increase upper body strength. But they can also be used to exercise the muscles all over the body and can even be used as part of an effective cardio workout. In short, they are essentials in any good home gym.
But there are many types of free weights to choose from, making choosing the right one potentially tricky for new users. Which weights should you be choosing? Here we look at the main types.
If you want to work out and get into shape in the comfort of your own home, there’s a lot to be said for exercise bikes. These provide all the benefits of a normal bike while you can stay warm and dry inside – and maybe even enjoy your favourite TV programme while you work out.
We have a huge range of second-hand exercise bikes to choose from at Pinnacle Fitness. But which type of exercise bike is right for you? Let’s take a look at some of the main options.
Are you struggling to choose a present for your loved one? Have you considered buying a rowing machine for them? Indoor rowers make a fantastic present for loads of reasons and not only that, you can use it too, as well as the whole family, so it makes it even more ideal.
Here’s why a rowing machine makes a fabulous present:
Steppers and stair climbers are core pieces of gym equipment found in most gyms and fitness centres nowadays. They offer another way to build core strength and cardio fitness. A lot of people go to the gym in order to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. However, you need to do a lot of exercise to lose weight in a gym. In fact, current thinking is that you need to burn more than 3,500 calories to lose just a pound. With that in mind, are stair climbers really going to help you lose weight? What are the benefits of using stair climbers?
If you’ve decided to invest in gym equipment there are lots of things to think about. Second hand kit can be a great choice but you need to know that you’re getting something that’s reliable and safe. There’s lots of choice on second hand selling sites, but how do make sure you’re getting a bargain? The last thing you need is to get your new gym equipment home then realise that it’s unsafe or doesn’t work properly. Here’s our guide to show you what you need to look for in your second hand gym equipment.