Are you eager to maximise your workout? Whether that’s running the extra mile, achieving an extra rep, or another goal, there’s nothing better than pushing yourself. There comes a time where you need to reassess in order to get more from your workout, and to start with, you should look at your exercise equipment.
Are you using the correct equipment? If not, you might be limiting your workout capability. Knowing what the best exercise equipment is can greatly improve how you workout and move you closer to your personal goals. Exercise equipment can have a positive effect on your workout programme, pushing you to achieve more than you thought possible.
Some equipment will make your exercise safer, preventing short and long-term injuries by either protecting you or ensuring you have the correct form. Other items will provide you with better grip, while some will help you to increase your output, tracking what you’re doing so you can see exactly what you’ve done and where you can improve.
Here’s what you need to know when it comes to the best exercise equipment to buy …
Purchasing resistance bands can help you to improve mobility and flexibility, as well as also being conveniently easy to store. Unlike bulky weights which can often get in the way if you’re not using them. Resistance bands are also helpful when it comes to improving the endurance of certain muscle groups and it’s almost impossible to cheat due to the nature of how they’re used to maintain form and posture while using them.
There’s no doubt about it, buying a good pair of running shoes is a must. Not just to improve your performance but also to protect your feet and leg joints.
Using a pair that aren’t created for running will increase your risk of injury to various areas of your lower body as running shoes provide support to areas that are impacted the most when running. You’ll also enjoy your run more as running shoes are designed to give you maximum comfort when your pounding the streets looking to beat your 5k personal best time.
They’re designed to protect you, that alone is reason enough as to why they’re a must-have when it comes to buying exercise equipment.
Lifting Belt and Gloves
Are you lifting heavy weights regularly? If so, then investing in a lifting belt and some gloves would be a smart move. A weight lifting belt will amplify the effects of the pressure on your abdominals, protecting your back and helping you to handle heavy loads. In addition, you may find that purchasing weight lifting gloves will allow you to improve your grip and also have hygiene benefits, particularly important considering the recent pandemic.
An Exercise Mat
An exercise mat is an important purchase if you’re working out away from the gym. For starters, they protect you from the floor, allowing you to focus on your exercise and not what you may or may not be touching on the floor.
Sometimes it’s the smallest items that make the biggest impact. A smartwatch can completely transform how you work out. Whether it’s a premium Apple Watch, FitBit or another brand, wearable technology will help you to see your progress, count those steps, track your heart rate and so much more. A smartwatch will help you to analyse how your workout is going and where you could improve it. For many exercise enthusiasts, it’s a game-changer.
The Best Place For Exercise? The Gym
If you’ve got the best exercise equipment you need then you need a place to use it and that is a Gym Plus location. Whether you’re an avid runner looking to test your running shoes, want to measure your march towards your goals with your smartwatch or are ready to take advantage of our range of free weights with your lifting belt and gloves, visit us at one of our 8 locations.
Find out more about Gym Plus and this month’s limited time join offer HERE.
Written by Craig Shields