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Make Every Workout Comfortable For Your Body

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If you are a big fan of exercise and you are taking up a certain activities, you will be quick to learn that almost every sport or sport – like activity requires certain equipment which makes training much more comfortable and enjoyable. Naturally, you can always consider taking up your exercise without the given equipment, but having the equipment necessary for your training is certainly going to make it a lot easier. Depending on the activity you chose to take up on, you might choose different accessories and pieces of equipment which are going to ease your training.

For which activities could the equipment be considered useful?

Some of the most popular activities most people choose to pursue are yoga, Pilates and aerobics. Any of these activities might require you to buy some extra equipment, which you can certainly purchase in specialized stores. The most popular choice for a comfortable workout is an exercise mat, which is usually made out of foam and could be found in several colors, for your convenience. It can be used as the support for any sort of exercise, not just Pilates or yoga. Even if you decided to do some working out from your home, you could buy one of these and use them as a supporter.

Where could I find them?

You can find these sorts of mats virtually anywhere. The option which would bring you the most convenience would be ordering one online and having it delivered to you, but you can also head to a Pilates exercise equipment store or any other sports equipment store, where you will be able to find either this particular mat, or at least a version of it, which would be the most similar to what you are looking for. Overall, they provide perfect support for your spine and help your body not get damaged while you handle the exercise routine.

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Posted by on September 22, 2014 in Fitness Equipment, Health & Fitness

 

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Help Your Muscles Endure Heavy Workouts And Improve At The Same Time!

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If you are working out often, you must know that your muscles tend to get overactive at times and it might be painful at times. While working out directly improves your health, sometimes, these muscle overworking can lead to chronic pain. If you do feel that sort of pain, but you don’t know a way to stop it, you can use a Foam Roller and achieve what is called a ‘self-myofascial release’. This is typically a special treatment designed to inhibit the muscles as well as reduce the pain one would feel, but now you don’t have to get treatment for those cases, as you can get one of these foam rollers and achieve the effect yourself.

Where can I find a foam roller?

These can be found pretty much anywhere. They are a part of the standard issue Pilates equipment, so each store which provides that sort of equipment should be able to offer you one of these as well. If the area you live in doesn’t produce or sell these, you can still get them online and have them shipped to your address with a small fee. There are all sorts of exercises designed to be done with these rollers. Some are even performed along with having a Half Foam Roller, which is said that it improves your balance. Both of these are used in exercise, and there are specific methods you can use to be able to achieve the desired effects on any part of your body. If you aren’t familiar with these and the way they work, if you are in a Pilates or aerobics class, you can ask your instructor to give you some advice, as he will most likely know what it is and how is it used for best effects. Otherwise, the person who sells it to you might be able to offer a few tips as well.

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2014 in Fitness Equipment, Health & Fitness

 

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Use Foam rollers to provide strength to body muscles

Foam rollers have long been used for rehabilitation clinics as a multipurpose tool to improve core stability, pro prioception, balance, soft-tissue mobility and body awareness.  Now these versatile devices are being used in fitness and weight loss centre, Pilates mat classes, athletic training centres, yoga studio and physical therapy clinics.

Athletes and physical therapist used Foam rolling technique to inhibit overactive muscles. It is called a self-myofascial release (SMR) technique. This type of stretching utilizes the concept of autogenic inhibition and use to improve soft tissue extensibility.

By using Foam rollers you can add a new dimension to different type of workouts because they are ideal for weight loss and training sessions of all ages and body types.  Many personal fitness trainers and group fitness instructors are using foam rollers into their training programs.

This technique can  be useful for many muscles, including: gastronomies, piriformis,, latissimus dorsi,  adductors, , hamstrings, quadriceps,  hip flexors, thoracic spine (rhomboids and trapezius), and TFL. By using foam roller and half foam roller you can improve your muscle strength.  Physical therapist used this technique by rolling this Foam rollers are   under each muscle group until an effected tender area is found. After finding tender are they maintain the pressure on the tender areas for 30 to 60 seconds.  Researches shows that foam rollers have the same effects as deep-tissue massage done.

Form roller : – Foam roller is a equipment that is used for foam rolling. This equipment consists of a foam cylinder of various sizes; most common dimension is 12 inches long, with 6 inch diameter. You can find longer foam roller up to 36 inches in length. This longer foam roller is used to produce rolling over certain muscles in the back side of body.  Different densities of foam rollers are available in market and they are denoted by their colors. .

People should start form rolling with a softer foam roll because they have tight muscle and severe trigger points which can be injured easily. White color rollers are typically softer and suitable for beginners, while blue and black rolls tend to be much firmer and used by experts.

Application of foam rollers :-

  • Basic positioning and alignment
  • Core stabilization
  • Strength training
  • Balance training
  • Flexibility

When you start work out with foam roller or half foam roller it might be hurting for some days. Because your muscles will be stretched but it will be a short term pain. After frequently uses your body will be used to for stretching.

Foam rollers not only give magical effect to athletes body but also beneficial for dynamic stretching, strengthen the knee, core work and exercises to target

If you use Foam rollers in correct way it may release tension, stretches and tightness between the muscles and the fascia. Main reason of this tension or tightness is repetitive moving patterns such as running, resistance training or other repetitive sports/actions. Foam roller and half foam roller can help improve flexibility, strength of muscles and range of movement, and they minimize the risk of injury.

 

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Easiest massaging therapy by massage balls

Ancient people used to message or compresses their body parts with help of different type of materials. A massage ball is not used for a compress. Massage balls are used as a massage aid. A massage ball helps to stimulate the body in different ways. It provides variation to the simple compress technique. Most of the massage balls have porcupine type’s structure with having spines all over the outer surface. Although these spines are not as sharp as a porcupine’s quill. Massage bas available in two forms hard massage ball and soft or pilate massage ball. They are made by different type of materials.

The massage therapists use different-sized and type of massage ball for different regions. All type of message balls are used for different purpose. The massage ball has very important use and that is for self massaging. With help of massage ball you can give yourself a good massage with anybody’s help. It self massaging are cost effective, faster and you can do it any time whenever you have time. Many people used the massage balls into their daily fitness routines.

Types of massage balls:-

  1. Foot message ball: – it is the most commonly used massage ball. The foot massage ball looks like a dumbbell and it is designed as a double ball with a short straight length in-between. Application is very simple; you simply sit on a chair and roll your foot up and down on the ball.
  2. Massage exercise ball: – various sizes of message balls are available in market such as small golf-sized ball to really massive size balls. The biggest ones are called massage exercise balls. For using this ball you need to simply lie on the ball by allowing your back to arch backward. It is little difficult exercise but it improves blood circulation to parts of the spine and helpful in back ache.
  3. Spiky massage balls: – it is used by massage therapists to stimulate the skin and underlying soft tissues. Main purpose of this stimulation is to get a therapeutic effect. They applied spiky massage balls vigorously so that they can provide a relaxing effect on muscles and soft tissues. You can use this massage therapy by yourself and get therapeutic benefits at home
  4. Pilates balls: – Pilates balls are used by yoga students. The Swiss ball or Pilates ball is one of the most popular props used in yoga and fitness studios. Pilates ball workout programs are used to provide strength your body and give a toned shape to your body. There are several sizes of Pilates ball are available in market you can choose your ball according to your body size. This ball comes along with ball pumps.

This massage balls are easily available and nominal in price. But you should be very careful when you use massage balls because if you will choose wrong massage ball such as softer ball in place of harder one or vice versa you will not get good results and harder balls may cause of your pain.

 

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Improve Your Golf Game With Pilates

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Proper Pilates practice is an excellent way to strengthen your core, improve balance and increase flexibility – all of which will improve your golf swing. A simple foam roller Pilates equipment is all you need to perform exercises that improve your core strength and balance, making you much more stable during your golf swing. Pilates exercises build all your muscles evenly to reduce the risk of muscle injury and increase flexibility in your hips and shoulders, increasing the length of your drives. Pilates also improves your stamina and endurance, allowing you to practice and play for longer periods of time.

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Health & Fitness

 

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What is Pilates?

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There’s a very good chance you have heard someone in your life talking about Pilates, it seems that no matter which way you turn, from professional athletes to new moms, somebody is espousing the incredible benefits of this exercise regime. But why is it so popular? And should you try it?

Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century, who wanted to increase his student’s flexibility, strength and stamina. The popularity of Pilates slowly grew over time until there was a huge explosion of interest in the late 90’s and 00’s. However Pilates has proven itself to be a highly effective method of exercise and not just a flash-in-the-pan fad. Interest in Pilates continues to grow as people all over the world find out its amazing benefits.

Pilates using stretching, strengthening and light resistance exercises to improve their core strength. Many people of all types of fitness levels have seen significant increases in their posture, strength, flexibility and even circulation. Bad backs and neck pain can also be vastly improved with Pilates. Because of the focus on strengthening your core and spine, one benefit of Pilates is that you can become very aware of your body and how you hold yourself and you will find yourself correcting your posture and body naturally in everyday life. How you sit, stand and move will change and you will find all those little aches and pains will start to disappear. Pilates is excellent for all types of people, especially for those who sit or do computer work all day, as posture can become very awkward bent over a desk all day.

A lot of work can be done on a floor mat in a group class, but there is equipment that can be used, like a Pilates ring. The Pilates ring is commonly used by squeezing it lightly between the hands or legs to provide a light resistance. Using the ring while changing positions means the body will have challenges to balance and will have to use its core muscles to adjust.

Another key piece of Pilates Equipment is the reformer. The Pilates reformer is a large padded seat with a frame and foot bar. It uses a series of pulleys for your legs and arms to provide that all important resistance which is key to building strength and improving flexibility. Using the reformer is usually best done with a professional trainer until you are comfortable enough with its use.

Pilates is a great form of exercise with many health benefits just make sure you have the right equipment on hand in order maximize your time spent doing it.

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2014 in Health & Fitness

 

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The best self-massage tool by Spiky Massage Ball – 7cm

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Spiky Massage Ball – 7cm – $9.20 

Spiky Massage Balls to apply any part of the body. Use for massage, relaxation exercises, hand therapy and reflexology.

  • Used to release tight, uncomfortable muscles
  • Use for sensory therapy, manual massage and reflexology
  • Great for tired feet and hands.
  • Small enough to take with you anywhere.

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Posted by on April 14, 2014 in Health & Fitness

 

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