Choosing an Exercise Machine

Choosing an Exercise machineGoing to the sporting goods store for a new workout machine can be overwhelming with all of the choices.

There are a lot of factors that you may be thinking of when choosing an exercise machine to buy such as which one will get you the best workout or which one won’t leave you feeling like you got hit by a bus.

The most important question you need to ask yourself however is which one will you actually use?

Choosing a Machine


The treadmill is the most common exercise machine and every gym is littered with them. It is also a popular option for home as it is easy to use and you can get a good workout from it. You can also vary your level of workout by increasing or decreasing your speed and incline.

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Arm Toning Exercises

Arm toning exercisesMost people are unhappy with their flabby arms. In 2012 the most popular plastic surgery was the arm lift. Most of us however are not too willing to go under the knife. Here is a list of a few arm toning exercises you can do to achieve the arms you want.

Tricep Dips

Dips work the triceps and are a great exercise because they can be done almost anywhere. To do a tricep dip, place your hands behind you on the edge or either a chair or bench and keep your knees bent. Dip down and bend your elbows to 90 degrees then lift yourself back up into starting position.

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Easy Exercises You Can Do At Home

Exercise at homeSometimes it isn’t always easy to make time for the gym with your busy schedule and it can be a hassle buying and setting up all new equipment in your home. There is an easy way to stay in shape. Here are a few easy exercises you can do at home. For these exercises you want to try to do 15 to 20 reps of each. When you have been doing these exercises for a while and feel confident enough, you can start to add weights to help burn more calories, speed up your metabolism, and get an overall better workout.


Stand up straight with your legs shoulder width apart and begin to lower your hips. Go down until your thighs become parallel with the ground, keep your chest up, look straight, and stand back up to your starting position. When doing squats make sure your knees do not go past your toes.

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Choosing the Right Exercise for You

Choosing the Right Exercise for YouThere are many different types of exercise out there, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. What you need to do is find the one that is right for you by looking at the type of activity, fees you might have to pay, and what equipment you might need.

When choosing your new exercise routine, you have to make sure that it is actually something that you will want to spend your time doing. If you do not enjoy the activity, you are more likely to quit and your exercise won’t be effective at all.

Consider this – if you don’t like getting wet, wearing goggles, and smelling chlorine, do you really want to swim to get in shape?

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Muscle gain secrets


Muscle growth secretsSomething that people don't realize is that simply any kind of weight training routine will generate positive outcome in muscular mass as long as he worked hard at it, plant for proof all you need to do is pay a visit to a jail, there you will find well built individuals that have achieved large muscle mass without the aid of specialized equipment or physical trainer.

If you train hard at lifting weights and you don't see any progress, the exercise routine or the equipment that you are using may not be the problem, but instead the cause of the stagnant progress might be actually outside of the gym.

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Stretch Band Exercises

Stretch Band ExercisesYou don’t need to purchase a whole bunch of weights to get into shape. Using a stretch band can be more effective than weights because it helps improve your balance and strength and it also provides a full range of motion helping work muscles you might miss with regular weights. Here are a few stretch band exercises you can do to get into shape.

Lunge With Biceps Curl

Start by putting the center of your stretch band under the instep of your left shoe and keep your right foot behind you. Hold your stretch band with an underhand grip and bend your knees to lower yourself into a lunge position while you perform bicep curls. Switch your legs and then repeat.

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Exercise at Home or Gym

Exercise at Home or GymOne of the first and most important parts of starting to exercise is to decide where you are going to exercise. Are you going to work out at home or go to the gym? You will have a lot of things to consider when making this choice. As soon as you do, you can start planning your exercise routine and begin your workout.

There are a lot of good things about exercising at home. It is a lot cheaper than paying fees to go somewhere else. Plus you don’t have to worry about the added cost of travel. The fees to use gyms or other types of fitness facilities can be quite high.

Often, people who pay to go to one of these places are actually paying for a lot more than they will ever use without even knowing about it. When exercising at home, you always know exactly what you are paying for.

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Benefits of Weightlifting For Just 20 Minutes on Your Brain

Benefits of weightlifting on the brainIt is amazing what a short exercise routine can do for your brain. (Look at the video at the end of the article)

It has always been known that weightlifting is very beneficial for overall health, from relieving stress to building muscle mass, but new research suggests that the benefits of weightlifting extend to the brain and that a short workout routine of as little as 20 minutes can improve your long-term memory and increase it by as much as 10%.

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