Everyone is always looking for the latest gadgets and gimmicks to get fit quickly. Only 6 percent of the population actually use gymnasiums so this leaves a broad interpretation of fitness and also what to use to increase this fitness level.
The biggest market for fitness products is that of the home consumer who is bored and wants a new way or piece of fitness product to assist the process. Most people associate fitness as being hard or involving pain. In fact you could ask almost anyone if they had a bad experience doing a fitness activity and everyone could at some stage answer yes. So what are the best products, how can we use them to get results and what are they good for?
The first thing you need to look at is what area of fitness you want results in. Most people will look at fitness products for weight loss first and then look at something that makes them look good but then gives them some strength gains as well. Unfortunately there is no such thing as spot reduction so many of the gimmicks for these products are just that and do not give you a quick fix or long term results.
The principles of fitness are Cardio, strength endurance power speed and flexibility. There are others but these are the main ones that will get the body to look and feel better.
For the best results you should look at fitness products that give you results in more than one of these areas and then you are on your way to getting those results.
Cardio fitness products are products that involve an increase in heart rate intensity which in turns burns more calories and stores of fat. But this needs to be done over a period of time (Cardio endurance) to keep the fat burning going after the exercise is finished. These can be tread mills steppers, rollers etc. Strength fitness products are anything that incorporates lifting or something with a weight. And these are generally the best exercises to do but they can also seem the hardest as quite a bit of effort is required to do these with intensity. If it is too hard the exercise becomes boring or it creates a bad exercise experience and people will not continue to do it.
There are many flexibility tools out there and many target the abdominal region saying you can receive a six pack or reduce your stomach and waist size. What they do not tell you is that unless you do this for a period of time and use other types of exercise or fitness products as well as with a healthy eating plan the results will not come and can in fact weaken the back because there are too many crunching moves that are not supporting the back muscles through the range of movement. Fitness products here that are popular include the ab roller ab cruncher, some skiing movement machines and so on.
So what works and what does not when it comes to fitness products? Anything that gets people active and moving is a bonus so all of them have merits as they create an action plan to move the body. Just be aware that most products are paid advertisements that do not give you the entire real story. Do not look at gimmicks! Use a product that gives you results in or can be used in various ways to target the key areas of fitness. Be aware that all results will be limited unless we look at changing to a healthy way of eating as well as exercising. Take a look at fitness products like the BOSU, Stability Balls, resistance bands or tubing and you have the template for undertaking exercise programs that give you results with a minimal outlay of cash and it is portable and can be used in your own home instead of looking at fancy fitness products in a gym.
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