When it comes to choosing weight loss fitness equipment, you are faced with multiple choices. They range from elliptical machines to treadmills, rowing machines to stair steppers and stationery bikes among many others. Choosing the most ideal machine can be confusing.
Most people exercising for weight loss are easily turned off by exercising. To ensure you actually enjoy your work out routines it is important for you to choose an exercising machine that feels right for you.
Different exercising machines offer different benefits to the user. There are tips you can use when using these different machines to ensure you get the most from them.
Choosing fitness equipment
These machines are known to burn the most calories. When using a treadmill, you can burn heaps of calories with just a brisk walk – you don’t even need to run unless you want to. This machine can be used for varying fitness levels. You can increase the speed or adjust the incline. However, since you are exercising for weight loss, it is ideal to start with walking and advance gradually. We have a heap of treadmills at our shop in Hobart, so feel free to come in and check them out in person.
These are good alternatives to treadmills. You can go for elliptical machines that come with arm components as this also increases the calorie burn. For beginners, it is ideal to refrain using your arms until you get used to the machines.
According to experts, these bikes offer exercising that has the lowest impact on your joints. Many people experience issues with their knees, particularly as they get a little older, so bikes are a great choice! Plus, the bike is another great cardio workout and it’s perfect for multitasking – I have been known to read books while on the bike. You lower your intensity because you’re not focusing on the exercise, but it still does you more good than lying on the couch to read!
Most people think that these machines are only designed for the upper body. Actually, these machines are very ideal for cardiovascular and fitness exercising. These machines require coordination of the arms and legs as much as they need you to use your abdominal muscles. This ensures that you use most of your muscular groups therefore burning more calories. It can be one heck of a workout!
There are several tips you can use to ensure your weight loss training is effective.
- Ensure you choose a piece of fitness equipment that is right for you. This will ensure you enjoy exercising and that you burn the most calories.
- Choose machines that use the most muscles. This ensures you burn more calories per workout.
- Regardless of the machine you end up choosing, always use its exercising variations. If it is a treadmill, incline it to different degrees and speeds. This prevents monotony.
- You do not have to use one machine for the entire workout session. You can change between a bike and treadmill. This increases the muscles you work and you burn more calories. (Don’t forget we have an offer on at the moment, hire 2 pieces of fitness equipment and get a free exercise bike for the duration of the hire. Perfect if you like to mix your workouts up a bit!)