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You have yet to begin building your home or garage gym. When the pandemic first hit in 2020, all the stores sold out immediately. You rushed to call in and order when shipments came in, but they sold out too fast so you went home disillusioned and still without a way to get your gym-level gains from home.
Now it’s 2021 and you’re looking to bring the gym home once more. Disappointed with last year’s fitness progress, you’re feeling more ready than ever to bring the gym closer than your couch. That way you have no valid excuses for not getting a good workout in.
So where do you start? The best investment you could make upfront is adjustable dumbbells. With adjustable dumbbells, you’re making an investment into a piece of equipment that will carry you through your fitness gains. When you invest in a set of adjustable dumbbells, you won’t have to continue to buy bigger weights as you get stronger. When you already have the option of 5-45lbs, you’re set to build strength for years to come with no additional dumbbell sets needed.
Our Core1 Adjustable Dumbbell sets are sold in pairs. You can easily adjust the weight increments from 5 - 45lbs simply by turning the handle.
The beauty of adjustable dumbbells is that they work for nearly any space. Rather than requiring a whole wall like fixed dumbbells, adjustable dumbbells come with a single stand that takes up very little space. This makes them perfect to add to your garage gym without taking up any of your precious room. It also makes them a great option if you have a space that you convert for workouts, as adjustable dumbbells will easily tuck away with their stand into a closet or cabinet.
Adjustable dumbbells work for any home gym space, including those where noise is a factor. With just one set and adjustment stand you don’t have the clanging iron sound that you get with a traditional rack and fixed dumbbells. They take very little time and effort to adjust. Because of their easy adjustment it makes it super and easy for you to switch up their weight between sets. This is ideal for the home workout, giving you lots of options with one piece of equipment.
With the range of motion that dumbbells offer, they are an absolute must as you are beginning your home gym. They offer limitless possibilities for maximizing muscular development as the wide range of motion allows for your surrounding muscles to strengthen and support the muscle that your workout focuses on. Adjustable dumbbells are also a great option for supersets and drop sets where switching from one weight to another quickly is important.
As you’re looking into making your home gym dreams come true in 2021, adjustable dumbbells are the first step in the right direction. They won’t break the bank, the won’t break your flooring, and they’ll provide value to your workouts for years to come. You could spend $1400 on a dumbbell rack with 16 pairs of dumbbells, which is great if you already have an existing home gym setup with room to spare, or you could spend $400, start your home gym, and add the same value to your workouts for years to come.
If you’re ready to make your 2021 resolutions a reality
Today it is easier and more affordable than ever to ditch your gym membership and build up your own home gym. The benefits of doing so are immeasurable.
Monthly gym fees add up over time so it can easily pay off and be more cost effective to invest in your own equipment. With a home gym you only pay for the equipment that you want and need for your fitness routine. When you invest in your own professional equipment you can guarantee your own access to the best pieces of exercise equipment for your workout routine.
By investing in your home gym, you’re investing in a gym option available to you 24/7. Want to work out in the middle of the night? No problem. Squeezing in a workout on your lunch break? Simple. With total access to your own premium equipment in your home gym you are guaranteeing your daily workout. It’s difficult with driving to the gym to make two trips in a day, but by making a space for a home gym you can easily split up workouts into two or three sessions. If you are already taking the time to drive to and from the gym multiple times a day, then investing in a home gym gives you back all of your travel time.
Not only can you workout at all hours of the night with your own at-home gym, the flexibility of a home gym means that your workout can be whatever you want it to be. There’s no pressure to stick to a particular routine, or specific equipment. Your workout can be even further tailored to you and your personal workout needs.
With your home gym you have the luxury of having your gym completely and totally to yourself. Especially in 2020, this can allow you to workout in the comfort of knowing that this equipment is not going to be used outside of your household. No one else is sweating. No one else is touching the equipment or wearing too much cologne or perfume.
Building up your home gym also eliminates the background noise of others talking or working out. No interruptions or distractions from gym patrons. You don’t have to think twice about anyone having an opinion of you and what you’re doing. There is no one outside of your household you have to share equipment with, so there is no one to interrupt you and chat. No one is hogging the weights and training equipment that you need.
With a home gym you have the complete freedom to customize your workouts to your lifestyle and desires. You can workout in your PJs if you really want to. With a home garage gym you can also get fresh air in a way that you couldn’t otherwise. With a garage gym you can just pull up the garage door and voila! Clean Fresh Air.
Not only is an at home gym open 24/7, but it gets your whole family in on the experience. With a gym you have childcare. With a home gym, it gets your children interested in fitness. At gyms children are in the childcare area. In the garage or home gym they can see what their parents are up to all the time. Having a quality home gym can teach children the value of staying fit from a young age so that they see working out as a natural part of a healthy lifestyle.
Investing in a quality at-home gym means that you can enjoy all of these benefits and perks of an at-home gym for many years to come.
Upper body resistance training is a staple and focus of men’s fitness routines, but should this also be incorporated into fitness routines for women? While women may not want to take the same approach and workout structure as their male counterparts, it is important for women to train the upper body as well as the lower body.
For all-around health and wellness, all muscle groups need to be shown attention. Over-emphasis on one part of the body while neglecting other parts of the body can lead to strain on the joints, rather than achieving a heightened level of athleticism and strength.
Women’s hormones and physiology are different than men, and this determines the amount of strength and muscular development that they can achieve. Women don’t need to be concerned about looking like men when it comes to strengthening their upper bodies. Women naturally have about 1/3 of the amount of upper body muscle that men do. So, whether developed or not, a woman cannot obtain the same kind of muscle structure as a man the same size, doing the same workout. Muscles are also developed by how often they are used and by how much weight is used to train. If you aren’t a professional body-builder and aren’t training like one, you need not fret about looking like one.
Testosterone is the hormone that allows muscle mass to develop more quickly, this causes the difference in muscle mass between men and women. Women have around one tenth the level of testosterone that men do. So when it comes to training, women have little to fear when it comes to achieving the rapid muscle development that men achieve. Biologically, compared to men the same size, women cannot develop muscle at the same pace with the same training regimen.
Getting in a full body workout, and not neglecting the upper body, will result in more muscle mass. The more that muscle mass is increased, the more calories and fat that are burned. So for men and women alike, working out the entire body is extremely valuable for weight loss, and for over-all athleticism.
For women, having a shapely upper body is shown to improve self-esteem. Studies show that resistance training is shown to be more effective for self-esteem improvement in women than simply walking as exercise. It also makes day-to-day tasks easier and prevents injury. Upper body resistance training strengthens connective tissue in the elbows, shoulders, neck, spine, wrists, and hands. This improves joint integrity and stability in addition to preventing injury.
Women also have some advantages when it comes to resistance training. Because women have smaller muscles, they can isolate them more often without worrying about the longer recovery periods that men experience. While women can take advantage of this difference, it is important to be careful when pressing and pulling heavy at the same weights as men at their same size. This is because women have more of a tendency to become arm dominant than men, which can actually complicate strength training and increase the risk of injuries while training.
One of the biggest reasons why women should not neglect strength training of the upper body is that muscle development increases bone strength. When muscles contract against bone, it creates stress that causes bones to strengthen against the contractions. The stronger that muscles get, the stronger that bones must become to handle the muscle contractions.
In conclusion, women who train should also incorporate upper body strengthening exercises into their workout routines to achieve optimal fitness and general athleticism. It isn’t imperative and perhaps not even recommended that women use the same level of weight as a man their same size would be able to use, but women can take advantage of their biological advantage when it comes to isolations and can focus on these to build up their upper body muscles in addition to lower body strengthening exercises.
Khartdavis. “5 Reasons Why Women Should Train Upper Body.” Bodybuilding.com, 7 Feb. 2019, www.bodybuilding.com/content/5-reasons-why-women-should-train-upper-body.html.
“Sex Differences in Training and Metabolism • Stronger by Science.” Stronger by Science, 26 Jan. 2020, www.strongerbyscience.com/gender-differences-in-training-and-diet/.
“The History of Technogym: from Foundation to the Present Day.” Technogym, 11 Mar. 2019, www.technogym.com/us/our-history/.
Technogym is known worldwide for their superb design and innovative technology, but how did they get the position that they hold in the world of fitness today?
It all started in 1983. At the age of just 22, Nerio Alessandri and his brother Pierluigi founded Technogym and began building exercise equipment in the garage of his home. Just one year after its inception, Technogym designed their first full line for strength training, called the Isotonic line. Two years after that, Unica was launched, this was the first product designed for domestic use.
Continuing on their path of innovation, Technogym invented the CPR (Constant Pulse Rate) system in 1990, a scientific algorithm for constant pulse/heart rate training. This became the Hallmark of Technogym products. A couple of years later Technogym introduced their first equipment for rehabilitation into their product range, enhancing users recovery process and aiding in the medical recovery process.
By the late 1980s, Technogym had launched a partnership campaign in the football world and Formula 1, becoming an official supplier of equipment for the athletic training of some of the biggest football clubs (including A.C. Milan), globally renowned sportsmen (like Formula 1 drivers Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher) and by 1990 major sport events like the 1990 Football World Cup.
Today wearable devices are everywhere, but in 1996 Technogym was on the forefront of technology with their development of the Wellness system. This was the first ever solution for managing training through a personal device. It was introduced via the portable TGS key. This was an archetypical example of wearable device. The TGS key was used to activate equipment and keep track of users programs and training data. In 2000, Technogym was chosen as the official supplier for athletic training at the Olympics, a recognition of their worldwide acclaim and superior equipment. In Sydney, more than 10,000 athletes trained using Technogym equipment.
In 2002 Technogym continued to incorporate technology into superior gym equipment and launched Wellness TV: the first TV screen integrated into a piece of fitness equipment. In 2007 this was taken a step farther with Visioweb: the first piece of fitness equipment connected to the web: a breakthrough enabling exciting new possibilities for the wellness experience.
Technogym launched the world’s first “wellness campus” in the presence of the president of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, and former president of the United States Bill Clinton in 2012. Four years later Technogym continued to make waves, as they were listed on the Milan Stock Exchange on May 3rd. In the same year Technogym released Skillmill, an innovative non-motorized piece of equipment that allowed athletes to train indoors for speed, power, and agility.
Technogym was chosen as the official supplier for athletic training for the sixth time in a row at the 2016 Olympics, held in Rio. The Technogym skill line was finally completed in 2018 with the addition of the Skillbike. In 2018 Technogym participated at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, their seventh time as the official supplier of the Olympic Games.
Today, Technogym continues to provide top notch gym equipment to professional training facilities and home gyms alike. Check out our selection of new and used Technogym equipment here at Buy and Sell Fitness for premium equipment at an affordable rate for your commercial or home fitness center.
“Nerio Alessandri.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 6 Aug. 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerio_Alessandri.
“The History of Technogym: from Foundation to the Present Day.” Technogym, 11 Mar. 2019, www.technogym.com/us/our-history/.
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Once our shipment has left the manufacturer, we offer it for sale online due to the overwhelming demand for gym equipment.
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We built our business 10 years ago based on one guiding principal, do what you say you’re going to do, period. With the high demand for gym equipment, many fly-by-night companies have popped up offering deals that are too good to be true. In addition, companies are engaging in price gauging.
At Buy and Sell Fitness we have coined the phrase “Pre-pandemic Pricing” which, simply put, means we are going to continue to offer our current and new customers the fair pricing we have for the last ten years.
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A better look at the best fitness equipment for working your glutes (butt) and hamstrings
With the summer now a mere few weeks away, many of us will now have firmly turned our attention to our physiques and will be looking to really step up our training over the coming weeks in preparation for the summer, and for many, bathing suit season. To achieve the perfect body this year, we’ll need to ensure that no part of our bodies is neglected, and that includes the glutes (butt) and our hamstrings. You might not want a butt like Kim Kardashian, but a little shape is certainly nothing to be ashamed of, especially if we can tone it at the same time. Our hamstrings too, are often neglected in favour of the quads, but again, a toned set of hamstrings not only look great, they’re extremely functional too. Here’s a look at the best fitness equipment required for working both of these body parts.
A barbell and squat rack – Barbell squats are an absolutely fantastic exercise for working the hamstrings and glutes, and are considered one of the most effective compound exercises for adding mass and toning the muscles simultaneously. For that reason, a barbell and a squat rack could come in extremely handy for anybody looking to work these particular body parts. You don’t need to use heavy weights, in fact you can simply use the bar if you wish, just make sure that you use a squat rack for protection, and that you focus on really getting your butt at least parallel to the ground.
Hamstring curl machines – Ok, the clue’s probably in the name here, and yes, you guessed it, hamstring curl machines are indeed used primarily for targeting the hamstring muscles on your upper legs. Hamstring curl machines can require users to either sit up straight, or lie down face forward, depending on the design of the machine, before bending their knees against a chosen weight they selected to create resistance.
Cardio machines – As well as weight machines and equipment, cardio machines are also very beneficial for toning the butt and hamstrings, especially those which can be set on an incline. Stair climbing machines for example, are very beneficial as not only do they burn calories, which will help strip away and give you a leaner and firmer look, but they also work the glutes, hamstrings, and calf muscles, helping to strengthen and tone them. Setting a treadmill to an incline and running or walking will also target these very same areas and burn fat at the same time.
Cable machines – All good gyms will have a cable machine with various handles and attachments and these machines can be very beneficial when it comes to working the butt and hamstrings. For an effective workout, securely fasten an ankle attachment to your ankle, and set the cable pulley as low down to the ground as possible. Whilst facing the machine, slowly raise your leg in the air behind you, making sure to keep your head up straight. This is known as a rear leg lift and you will quickly begin to feel the burn after a few repetitions. After completing your working set, switch legs, and repeat as necessary.
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Fasted Cardio - What is it?
On the surface, it seems to make sense. Exercise first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and your body should burn more fat. After all, without food intake for eight to 12 hours, you’re in a fasted state. With glycogen stores depleted and low morning insulin levels, your body has to turn to other energy sources to power through your workout, and it’s more likely to turn to fat for fuel.
What it is Fasted Cardio?
Many people think fasted cardio is simply training on an “empty stomach,” which they usually think is simply a stomach that “feels empty.”
Well, they’re wrong. Fasted cardio is cardio done while in a “fasted” state, wherein your stomach is empty, but it’s a bit more than that. It has to do with how your body processes and absorbs the food you eat.
When you eat food, it gets broken down into various molecules that your cells can use, and these molecules are released into your blood. Insulin is released as well, and its job is to shuttle these molecules into cells. Depending on how much food you eat in a meal, your insulin levels can remain elevated for several hours (anywhere from 3 – 6+).
When your body is digesting and absorbing what you’ve eaten, your body is in a “fed” or “postprandial” state (prandial means “having to do with a meal”). Once it has finished processing and absorbing the nutrients, insulin levels drop to a “minimum” low (or “baseline” level), and your body enters a “fasted” or “postabsorptive” state. Every day your body moves between “fed” and “fasted’ (or “postprandial” and “postabsorptive”) states.
So, to recap:
• Exercise done during periods where insulin levels are elevated and food is still being processed and absorbed is “fed” training.
• Exercise done during periods where insulin is at a low, baseline level and food is no longer being processed and absorbed is “fasted” training.
Why It Is Beneficial For Burning Fat?
One type of cardio training that gets discussed at a very high frequency rate is that of fasted cardio training. The thinking behind this set-up is that you'll get up first thing in the morning and before downing your usual breakfast meal, you'll head straight for the gym and get in a good 30-60 minutes of cardio first.
By doing so, the hopes are that you'll turn directly to your body fat stores for energy rather than utilizing the current glucose in the system as you would be doing had you have had something to eat prior to doing the session.
Some people are quick to shun fasted cardio however, saying that by doing it you're just going to be setting yourself up at an increased loss of lean muscle mass. Some just don't like the idea period.
Others relish the idea of tapping into that stored body fat easier than before and wake up eagerly every morning without ever skipping a beat to hop onto that treadmill in hopes that it'll mean them waking up leaner the next morning.
What Are The Best Pieces Of Commercial Gym Equipment To Accomplish This?
Treadmills are for the most basic impact exercises: walking, jogging and running. Every quality treadmill has the ability to change the speed and incline.
Stairmaster is actually just a brand of stair stepper machine. The motion of a Stairmaster is similar to climbing up steps, but your body weight is actually pushing the steps down. If the difficulty of the Stairmaster is increased, the steps will fall faster which will cause you to step faster.
The rowing machine is the most underrated cardio machine in the gym. Most people do not understand the correct way to use the rowing machine.
Rowing machines are obviously the best cardio machines for simulating rowing but they are great for cardio as well if you know how to use them.
Top 6 things people look for when joining a gym
1) Quality Equipment with great variety
When looking for a gym, one thing you should make sure you do is go inside and take a good walk around. There are so many different types of commercial gym equipment out there today and you will want to be sure that the gym has the ones you most often use.
If you mostly use dumbbells for your workout, you will want to check and see that they have multiple sets so that you can easily continue your workout if someone is utilizing the weight you normally use.
When looking at weight machines, some of the higher end machines have options that you can change so that you are putting the emphasis of your lift on a certain phase of the exercise (for example the concentric (shorting of the muscle) phase). This may help you to vary your workout routine more and bust out of plateaus.
Other factors to look for in free weight machines are that they have been maintained and don't look as though they will fall apart anytime soon. Many of the older gyms you go into have machines that look like they're from the dinosaur era and might not be the safest thing to be using.
Another good factor to look for is the stretching area. Many gyms surprisingly don't even have one, or only allow a small space for stretching.
Stretching is an important part of your workout and should not be left out.
If the area only accommodates one or two people however, you likely won't be spending much time on this aspect of your fitness routine.
If you are heavy into the cardio exercise, check that the machines are in good condition and offer the latest features. The treadmills should have inclines and many also have heart rate readers so you can track how hard you are working.
Ensure that the bikes all have straps on the pedals as this seems to also be a popular problem in some gyms (people taking the straps off and them mysteriously going missing). If you really enjoy mixing up your workouts, you may also want to see if they have alternate cardio machines such as ellipticals, rowers, and recumbent bikes.
Check On the Crowds
Finally, when walking around the gym, be sure that everything is not too crowded. Once it gets busy and people are all off doing their own thing, you don't want to be distracted during your workout and feel like you have a limited space to work in. This may distract you and cause you to be less focused during your workout, thus setting yourself up for reduced progress and possibly even injury.
2) Friendly Staff
The staff members of the gym should be supportive and courteous, ready to answer questions or spot you on a machine if needed. They are there to help you make the most of your workouts. Before selecting a gym, ask about the certifications of the staff members. Are they qualified to guide you through your fitness routine? If you need a trainer, what are their rates?
Think about the location. Is it closer to your home or workplace and when would you plan to visit? Would you normally go at the weekend from home or on the way home from work? Will the traffic be an issue at these times? Also check to see if there's enough parking available especially at a "center of town" gym.
If it's classes you're after, see if there's a good range. Make sure they have some scheduled for the times you'd normally go. See how popular they are, you'd want the class to have more people there than just you and the instructor.
This may not seem like that much of an important consideration to begin with, but once you are there and working out, if the gym has not been maintained and cleaned on a regular basis, you will find yourself uncomfortable using much of the equipment.
Check for things like fresh towels for people to use while they are working out, numerous spray bottles located around the gym to wipe equipment down after use, as well as ask about how often the gym brings in maintenance people.
5) Hours of operation (open late / early/ 24 hours)
This is almost as important as location. You know when the most likely time is that you'll go and you need to make sure your gym is open at that time.
The beauty of a gym is that everything you need is there. You can run, cycle, row, cross country ski, swim or take an exercise class. If you want to tone or build your body there are weight machines and free weights.
When the workout is done, relax in the spa and Jacuzzi. Then have a massage and beauty treatment or a luxury body shower. Both men and women can be pampered to their hearts content and it's all under one roof. When joining a gym the range of facilities is the important factor but there are other things to consider.
Why Great Abs Are Really Made in the Kitchen Not the Gym
The only way to truly get washboard abs is by losing enough belly fat to actually see them. When people see a great set of abs they often wonder how many exercises and what types is that person doing to get that six pack stomach. The truth of the matter is that to get a really lean stomach you will be spending most of your time in the kitchen planning your meals and a little bit of cardio to speed the fat loss up.
Washboard abs are easy to get with a little planning and self discipline. It's not as hard as you think. The planning part takes place in your kitchen by making sure you have meals prepared or healthy snacks. The most important key with fat loss is keeping your blood sugar stabilized without the up and down spikes. Foods high in sugar cause the body to release higher levels of insulin. High levels of insulin cause fat loss mechanisms to shut down and fat gaining processes to start up. High insulin also reduces natural levels of growth hormone in the body which is another powerful fat burning hormone that occurs naturally.
One of the very first things that you should implement in your kitchen is to stop cooking and eating high caloric foods. The only way that you can tone those muscles and get those six pack abs is when you burn more calories than the amount that you take in. Making your meals out from scratch instead of ordering out will give you the freedom to adjust your ingredients and take away those that may add up to the calorie count.
The amount of sodium (or salt) that you put into your cooked meals also plays an essential part in your dieting regimen. Sodium has a very important role in the process of muscle formation. If you are subjecting your abdominal muscles to heavy workouts, it's very important that you get ample amounts of these substances in your body. However, do make sure that you do not use overly large amounts of salt in your cooking as this can also mess up with your water-electrolyte balance and make you feel bloated and extra heavy.
Many dieting and exercise experts recommend that you take smaller but more frequent meals in a day. This change in eating habit can greatly help you get those six pack abs in no time at all. Eating four to six meals in a day can help promote constant metabolic rate and put your body at a state where it is continuously burning fats all throughout the day. This will help you build more lean muscle mass.
A good diet for washboard abs is going to consist of foods high in fiber, protein, and low in simple sugars. Simply shopping in the outer aisles of the grocery store where the meats, poultry, dairy, vegetables, and fruit are will keep you on target. Keep your shopping in the inner aisles to a minimum as this is where the highly processed foods with sugars and additives reside and they are belly fat magnets.
Eating the right foods all day for washboard abs will have you spending more time in the kitchen and less time in the gym. You cannot simply train more to make up for a bad diet to lose belly fat. That is the most stubborn area of the body and requires manipulation of what you eat.
Buy & Sell Fitness is the Global Leader in used gym equipment and we have all of the tools to compliment a balance diet to help you reach your goals