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Fitness Equipment Information

Blood Pressure Monitor - Is Youre Blood Pressure OK?


The focus on reducing high blood pressure in today's society is more so then ever now we now know that living with a high blood pressure can result in having a stroke or a fatal heart attack.High blood pressure is the most common cardiovascular disease amongst the older generation aged 60 plus - high blood pressure actually effects 2 in 3 in those aged 70 or above and often comes without warnings, lending it the name 'The Silent Killer'.

Do You Know The History Of Trampolines As Exercise Equipment?


The manufactured trampoline, as we know it today, wascreated by two men, George Nissen and Larry Griswold.Around 1935, Griswold, then the assistant gymnastics coachat the University of Iowa, and Nissen, a tumbler on theUniversity of Iowa gymnastics team, "made regular jaunts toBloomington, Illinois where numerous circus people hadtheir winter homes.

Whats The Best Way To Care For Your Trampoline?


Your trampoline can be an expensive item, so it's importantto properly care for it. Here's some useful tips :* Don't Let Kids sit/stand or play with the frame pads.

A Natural History Of Trampolines


Walrus skins - It has been said that the first type oftrampolining was done by the Eskimos who used to toss eachother up into the air on a Walrus skin; something like thesheet used by firemen to catch people jumping out of thewindows of houses which were on fire. In Anchorage Airport,Alaska, there are postcards depicting the Eskimos beingtossed up in a Walrus skin.

Heart Rate Monitors - an Overview


A heart rate monitor is a device that allows users of exercise machines to check their heart rate whilst training. It usually consists of two elements, a wrist receiver and a chest strap.

How Trampolines Can Be Used In Competition


The first competitions were held in colleges and schools inthe USA and then in Europe, with the first WorldChampionships being held in London in 1964. Kurt Baechlerof Switzerland and Ted Blake of England were the Europeanpioneers and the first ever televised NationalChampionships were in England in 1958.

Whirlpool Baths: The Way To Good Health


For hundreds of years, mankind has recognised the soothing, remedial effects of bathing. Several decades ago the medical profession acknowledged the benefits of hydrotherapy and began to prescribe the use of whirlpool baths as an effective treatment of many common physical ailments, a course of action that is now often used in clinics and hospitals around the world.

Use of Lifting Belts During Strength Training Workouts


The decision of whether to use a lifting belt during exercise should be guided by the following information:As mentioned in an earlier article on lower back pain, the deep stabilizing muscles of the lumbo-pelvic region (core) are suspected as having a "drum forming" effect - that is the muscles contract simultaneously in a reflex (no conscious thought required in people without back pain) action to help stabilize the low back and allow forces to be transferred from the lower body to the upper body and vice versa. This action also has the effect of compressing the abdominal contents - composed primarily of water and very little gas; thus the name of this phenomenon is the "fluid ball" effect.

How To Build A $100 Home Gym That Delivers Results


So you want to save valuable time traveling to the gym by building your ownhome gym. Do to the long hours worked, and strenuous commutes,more and more people are opting to squeeze there workouts in by exercisingin the comfort of their own homes.

Cheap Elliptical Trainers - What You Dont Know Can Cost You Big Time


Should you ever consider purchasing a cheap elliptical trainer?It's my position that you should purchase the best elliptical trainer that your budget allows. The elliptical trainers that I recommend all retail above $1000.

Is A Heart Rate Monitor Right For You?


Exercise equipment, like Bowflex, Body by Jake etc., has advanced dramatically over the last 10 years.

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Pedometer


Question: What's small, weighs about an ounce, and comes in dozens of different models? Answer: a Pedometer.Would you have guessed it had I mentioned this item can help you lose weight, decrease your chance of diseases like hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease, and improve your overall fitness? Using a pedometer to count your steps is one of the cheapest and easiest ways available to improve your health and fitness.

Cardio Zone Elliptical Trainers


CardioZone makes a number of similar elliptical trainers, falling into the lower price range than the Nautilus or Octane brands. They have four types of trainers, and each one is suited to different workouts and user needs.

Best Elliptical Trainer - Elliptical Secrets of Success


Thinking about purchasing an elliptical trainer? Wondering how an elliptical trainer can help you reach and exceed your fitness goals? Elliptical trainers are one of the best fitness products to be developed in recent years because they are cost effective yet efficient.This article will discuss the benefits of working out with the various elliptical trainers on the market.

Remanufactured Elliptical Trainers - Are They a Good Deal?


There are on-line distributors of fitness equipment who offer both new and remanufactured or refurbished machines. The most common types of remanufactured equipment are treadmills and elliptical trainers.

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