Gym Membership Fees https://www.gymmembershipfees.com Find Out How Much Gym Memberships Really Cost Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:09:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 Fast And Slow Twitch Muscle Fibers: Which Is Which? https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/fast-and-slow-twitch-muscle-fibers-which-is-which/ https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/fast-and-slow-twitch-muscle-fibers-which-is-which/#respond Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:09:42 +0000 http://www.gymmembershipfees.com/?p=7322 Scientists have classified muscle fibers into several categories but these can be grouped into two major types, namely, fast-twitch and slow-twitch fibers. Knowing the difference between the two can mean the difference between effective and ineffective workout plans. Why? Your body’s reactions to exercise will partly be affected by the type of dominant muscle fibers […]

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Scientists have classified muscle fibers into several categories but these can be grouped into two major types, namely, fast-twitch and slow-twitch fibers. Knowing the difference between the two can mean the difference between effective and ineffective workout plans.

Why? Your body’s reactions to exercise will partly be affected by the type of dominant muscle fibers present. You will then be able to apply the appropriate training strategies that will maximize both your body’s efficiency and your workout enjoyment.

Here’s how to determine which type of muscle fibers is dominant in your body and how to maximize their potential through the right training.  

Fast-twitch Muscles

People with fast-twitch muscles like physical activities that require shorts bursts of explosive energy and movement, such as sprinters, football players, and weight lifters. The movements are also based on explosive power and strength although these cannot be sustained for prolonged periods.

This isn’t surprising as fast-twitch fibers produce more force because of their shorter time required to reach their peak force. But these are also faster to become fatigued partly because of the lower amount of blood present.  

The specific training techniques that will maximize fast-twitch muscles include:

 

  • Go for heavier weights to recruit a greater number of muscle fibers in each movement. Ask a personal trainer at the World Gym, however, since you want to avoid placing your muscles under extreme stress.  

 

  • Perform short bursts of power- and strength-based movements, as well as go for explosive actions. These may be weight-based exercises with kettlebells and barbells or bodyweight exercises.  
  • Limit the number of repetitions for each exercise. The fast-twitch fibers become tired faster so it’s best to do so for maximum effectiveness.  

Most important, let your body rest for 60-90 minutes between each explosive movement to let the muscle fibers recover first.

Slow-twitch Muscles

People who like endurance-based exercises and who find them easier are likely to have more slow-twitch muscles. These include marathon runners who can sustain their movements for prolonged periods.  

Slow-twitch fibers have more blood in them so they can create their own source of energy, as well as contain mitochondria that use oxygen in the creation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP).  Thus, they can sustain force for longer periods but they can’t generate as much force as fast-twitch fibers.

The exercise techniques that will maximize their potential include:

  • Perform exercises with sustained isometric contractions requiring minimum joint movements, such as side plank, single leg balance, and front plank.
  • Use lighter weights but with higher number of repetitions and slower pace.
  • Consider circuit training in challenging the muscles.  

You can rest for shorter periods, such as 30 seconds, since slow-muscle fibers use aerobic metabolism as fuel.  

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Measuring Your Progress Sans A Scale https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/measuring-your-progress-sans-a-scale/ https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/measuring-your-progress-sans-a-scale/#respond Fri, 06 Jul 2018 00:43:25 +0000 http://www.gymmembershipfees.com/?p=7294 The scale is considered as the standard measurement for determining your weight loss or gain, such as in building muscle mass. But while a scale will provide a good idea of where you are in relation to where you were in weight, it doesn’t tell a complete story! Many people will even be discouraged by […]

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The scale is considered as the standard measurement for determining your weight loss or gain, such as in building muscle mass. But while a scale will provide a good idea of where you are in relation to where you were in weight, it doesn’t tell a complete story! Many people will even be discouraged by their apparent failure because the numbers aren’t increasing or decreasing as they want them to be.

Why not try a different approach toward tracking your progress instead of relying solely, perhaps even obsessing over, the numbers on a scale? Here are three alternative ways to do so and the best thing is that all of them are super-affordable!

Tape Measure

This is especially useful on a weight loss program when you’re aiming for inches lost around your waist, hips and thighs. You can make a before-and-after log using a tape measure so that you can monitor the number of inches lost around these areas. You can measure every week, if necessary, so you can make adjustments to your diet and exercise plan.

There’s another benefit to using a tape measure: You have an affordable yet effective tool to build a more proportionate physique! You can plan a workout schedule at Powerhouse Gym, for example, so your chest-and-hip proportion follows the Adonis ratio.

Progress Photos

In the Internet Age, we have several so-called fit inspirations on social media and you can take your cue from them. You may be hesitant about taking photos of your out-of-shape body from many angles but the photos are a great way to get visual confirmation of your progress.

Of course, you can always see your progress in the mirror but there’s a problem with it – the changes in your body may not be as obvious. Photos, in contrast, provide a more objective view of your body and, thus, a better reference point for comparisons from one week to the next.

Just be careful about taking photos in the same positions, time of day, and clothes as well as the same lighting and angles. Keep in mind, too, that your audience is yourself so you don’t need to fool the camera, so to speak, with your best angle. You can keep the best angles, if you want, for posting to social media.

Test Your Benchmarks

As you lose weight through cardio and strength training exercises, you will also observe improvements in your stamina and strength due to increased lung and heart efficiency. You should test such improvements in a more objective way, too, so that you don’t have to rely on a scale all the time.

By testing your benchmarks, you can determine how far you have come and let it be your motivation. You may, for example, test your stamina by increasing the distance and incline covered on the treadmill, as well as test your strength by increasing the weights or number of repetitions.

In the end, a scale is useful but it isn’t the be-all and end-all of your fitness journey!

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Bodybuilders Need Running, Too!   https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/bodybuilders-need-running-too/ https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/bodybuilders-need-running-too/#respond Sat, 30 Jun 2018 12:17:19 +0000 http://www.gymmembershipfees.com/?p=7289 Many people including athletes and coaches believe that bodybuilding and running are mutually exclusive. But this isn’t so because each discipline, if you will, has a positive effect on the other such that bodybuilders will actually benefit from regular running! Don’t listen to the people that tell you otherwise, too – and there will be […]

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Many people including athletes and coaches believe that bodybuilding and running are mutually exclusive. But this isn’t so because each discipline, if you will, has a positive effect on the other such that bodybuilders will actually benefit from regular running!

Don’t listen to the people that tell you otherwise, too – and there will be many of these voices. On one hand, there’s the view that running will result in faster muscle loss. On the other hand, there’s the idea that bodybuilders will be like a fish out of water (i.e., gasping for air after a few miles) while on long-distance running.  

Read on and discover the lessons that you can learn by adding running to your lifting program.

Nutrition Is Important

There’s no need to change your diet if you decide to add running to your fitness program. Just stick to your high-protein, high-complex carbohydrates diet with moderate healthy fat intake and you should be just fine.

A low-protein diet, in contrast, will contribute to muscle loss but this is true whether you’re on an exclusive bodybuilding or running program. Protein, especially sourced from chicken, turkey, and red meat, is a must for maximum muscle growth and, thus, minimum muscle loss.  

Running Improves Lifting

Strength doesn’t equate to stamina! For this reason, you will likely have more difficulty in achieving your goals because of reduced lung capacity. You can’t perform another set, for example, because you’re already too winded.  

With regular running, even on a treadmill at a Gold’s Gym location, your stamina will be significantly improved. This is because your lung’s capacity and your heart’s efficiency have also improved, a fact that manifests itself in the gym’s weight room.  

But it isn’t just in the stamina department that running is useful. You will also find that your recovery period between sets is faster! You can perform more repetitions on your legs and back, among other larger body parts, which means better muscle development in these areas.  

Due to your heart’s improved efficiency, your body receives better blood flow, too, especially to the injured muscle fibers (i.e., micro-tears). The improved blood flow, in turn, helps in the removal of lactic acid and toxins while also transporting essential nutrients to the muscle fibers.  

Plus, many weightlifting exercises mimic the effects of running so there’s a merit to the recommendation for bodybuilders to become amateur runners.  For example, performing heavy squats is similar to running a mini-marathon.

More important, running is a cardiovascular exercise with numerous benefits for the overall health of your lings, heart and blood vessels. Your blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar functions will be better for it – and that, my fellow bodybuilders, is reason enough to take up running!  

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Asides the Treatment of ED, Does Viagra Online Have Other Health Benefits? https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/asides-the-treatment-of-ed-does-viagra-online-have-other-health-benefits/ https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/asides-the-treatment-of-ed-does-viagra-online-have-other-health-benefits/#respond Fri, 29 Jun 2018 18:12:41 +0000 http://www.gymmembershipfees.com/?p=7286 Viagra Sildenafil is undoubtedly the poster drug for erectile dysfunction. This medicine was first introduced to the public as a cure for ED by Pfizer. However, its benefits go beyond just correcting this disease. Mind you, this drug was originally meant to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It was designed to control enzymes […]

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Viagra Sildenafil is undoubtedly the poster drug for erectile dysfunction. This medicine was first introduced to the public as a cure for ED by Pfizer. However, its benefits go beyond just correcting this disease. Mind you, this drug was originally meant to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. It was designed to control enzymes in the blood vessels to produce more nitrogen oxide. However, patients in the clinical tests kept mentioning the side effects of experiencing erections. Viagra immediately attained huge popularity when it was introduced as remedy for erectile dysfunction, earning billions of dollars for Pfizer every year. Some researchers continued studying the purpose of Viagra Generic, and this lead to the discovery of the plethora of benefits that this drug contains.

So, let’s take a look at the different benefits of Viagra as outlined by Meds4sure:
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Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

This is probably one of the most promising benefits of Viagra. Besides treating erectile dysfunction, it is also important in the treatment high blood pressure in the blood vessels supplying blood into the lungs. This condition is also called pulmonary hypertension, and it can be fatal. Premature or newborn babies born with this condition have shown considerable improvement when treated with this drug. Pulmonary arterial hypertension is commonly noticed in premature babies, due to difficulty in breathing. Although, oxygen can be directed into the lungs via artificial respiration, there isn’t enough blood supply to the various parts of the lungs to allow the flow of oxygenated blood to reach the rest of the body. Therefore, Viagra widens the blood vessels to ensure the smooth passage of oxygenated blood into other parts of the body.

Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure

Also referred to as heart failure, this condition occurs when the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the requirements of the body. Heart failure is a serious condition that requires strict medication and less physical activities in order to avoid heart failures. However, these medications cause erectile dysfunction in those with heart failure. Therefore, Viagra is definitely the right medication to use for this condition as it lowers the blood pressure and heart rate during strenuous activities such as sex.

Prevention of Gastroparesis in Diabetics

Gastroparesis is a medication condition that’s common in diabetics. It is a medical condition in which food stays longer than necessary in the stomach. In an healthy individual, the contraction of the stomach pushes the food down into the small intestine. This action is possible through the aid of the vagus nerve. Damage to the vagus nerve leads to gastroparesis, which causes the muscles of the stomach and intestine to work improperly. Scientists have discovered that Viagra can help people with gastroparesis by relaxing the stomach muscles. Furthermore, it helps to keep the blood sugar levels at a steady rate.

Prevention of High Altitude Sickness

High altitude sickness or high altitude edema is frequent in those who climb mountains or places with high altitude. In this medical condition, fluid accumulates in the lungs, and breathing becomes difficult. The breathing becomes shallow at this stage, and the face gradually turns blue from lack of oxygen. Viagra Sildenafil can reverse this medical condition by increasing the levels of nitric oxide in the blood vessels supplying the lungs. This helps to reduce the accumulation of fluid in the lungs. Hence, breathing becomes easier. Mind you, always get a doctor’s prescription before using viagra for any of these medical conditions.

Compression ofa Uterine Lining

A thick uterine lining is vital for the attachment for the successful attachment of embryos. Some women are unable to successfully carry pregnancy to term, due to the fact that their uterine walls are too thin for an embryo to attach. Recent studies on Viagra in a group of women with a thin uterine lining, showed that their chances of successful pregnancy increased after treatments with this drug. Sildenafil thickens the uterine lining by increasing the blood flow to the uterus. Studies also show that viagra helps to dilate the blood vessels with minimal side effects. Viagra increases the chances of women to become eligible for in-vitro fertilization. Mind you, this treatment is most effective when administered via the vagina rather than taken orally. This ensures that there’s a higher concentration of the drug in the circulatory system of the uterus. In addition, this method of delivery comes with minimal side effects.

Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is undoubtedly one of the most debilitating conditions that can affect the immune system. This medical condition commonly affects young adults. Multiple sclerosis destroys the coordination of the body, as it affects the way information is transmitted from the central nervous system to other parts of the body. When treated with Viagra Generic, an increase in grey matter of the brain is observed. Consequently, this will reduce and prevent the neuro-degeneration of the brain.

Improvement of Memory and Learning Capability

Several studies support the fact that taking Viagra increases the learning capability and memory of the user. Although, the true mechanisms of how this works, is still unknown. However, according to the American Institute of Health Research, this drug improves the flow of blood into the brain. Thus, it improves glucose processing in the brain and leads to higher memory retention.

Prevention and Treatment of Raynold’s Syndrome

This phenomenon is characterized by the formation of gangrene which is formed from the inadequate supply of blood to the fingers. Successful treatment of this infection with Viagra showed a complete eradication of this condition.

Treatment of Backpain

Viagra has shown a tremendous impact on reducing back pain in men. Back pain or scatia occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed due to various factors. Research has shown that Sildenafil can eliminate the discomfort and pain of neurological conditions like diabetic peripheral neuropathy. A daily dose of this drug increases the recovery rate of the damaged sciatic nerve. The effect of Viagra as a pain reliever deeply stems from its ability to dilate blood vessels. Lastly, it improves blood circulation to the lower back and pelvic region.

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Becoming Stronger, Running Faster and Longer https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/becoming-stronger-running-faster-and-longer/ https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/becoming-stronger-running-faster-and-longer/#respond Thu, 28 Jun 2018 19:33:54 +0000 http://www.gymmembershipfees.com/?p=7283 Weight training should be part of your marathon training plan – and that’s a fact! Keep in mind that the stronger your muscles are, the higher your stamina will be so the faster and longer you can run. There’s also the fact that weight training is crucial for your overall health, as well as for […]

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Weight training should be part of your marathon training plan – and that’s a fact! Keep in mind that the stronger your muscles are, the higher your stamina will be so the faster and longer you can run. There’s also the fact that weight training is crucial for your overall health, as well as for your easier transition to your after-marathon workout.  

But don’t just lift weights any which way at Gold’s Gym either because of the risks of injuries, not to mention that your weight training may not be suitable for your runner goals.  Here are a few tips to remember when you want to become stronger so you can run faster and longer.

Get the Right Timing for Lifting

Keep in mind that your first priority in marathon training is running so lifting weights should be scheduled around it. The best rule: Schedule your strength training on days when you’re only doing short runs, never when you’re on long runs.

This is because long distance running is a physically draining activity. Thus, adding weight training to the day’s activities will subject your body to extreme stress resulting in decreased conditioning. You will likely, unfortunately, find yourself dragging your feet due to your weaker state toward the end of your marathon training program.  

A few more tips about scheduling your lifting sessions:

  • Rest for a day between your weight training sessions to allow your body to recover from the stress.  
  • Rest for a couple of days, too, from all your workouts for the same reason.

The rest period is crucial in your success as a marathon runner as it’s the time when your body recovers from its injuries and builds its strength and stamina.  

Choose the Right Exercise and Frequency

As a runner, your main goal in weightlifting is preserving lean muscle instead of building bulk. You must then carefully choose the right types of exercise and the right frequency for doing them.

  • Hit each major muscle group one to two times per week. Don’t lift weights one too many times in a week to prevent overstressing your body.  Your main objective is to perform as few weightlifting exercise as possible yet still hit all the major muscle groups.
  • Keep your overall training volume low.  
  • Focus more on compound exercises, which puts stress on several muscles with a single movement, than on isolation exercises. The latter can tax your reserves so you will have a longer recovery time and lesser energy for your runs.   
  • Limit yourself to only two sets of compound exercises in every workout. You will then be able to complete the range of exercises yet minimize the chance of overdoing them.   

And don’t forget to perform leg strengthening exercises for obvious reasons! You should formulate a plan with your running coach, too.

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Marathon Training On A Treadmill For First-Timers https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/marathon-training-on-a-treadmill-for-first-timers/ https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/marathon-training-on-a-treadmill-for-first-timers/#respond Sun, 24 Jun 2018 22:22:25 +0000 http://www.gymmembershipfees.com/?p=7280 Keep in mind that road running and treadmill running aren’t the same although there may be a few similarities. But if you can’t run on the road in preparation for your first marathon for any reason, then you should do the best with whatever is available – and the treadmills at LA Fitness are available […]

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Keep in mind that road running and treadmill running aren’t the same although there may be a few similarities. But if you can’t run on the road in preparation for your first marathon for any reason, then you should do the best with whatever is available – and the treadmills at LA Fitness are available no matter the weather!  

Here are two useful tips that will make your treadmill running a more suitable training for your first marathon.  

Add Difficulty

In general, running on a treadmill is significantly easier than running on a road for many reasons. First, you can run faster and easier on a treadmill because the treadmill belt assists in better leg turnover. Your feet aren’t fighting against an immovable surface, so to speak, when you’re on a treadmill, too. 

Second, you aren’t dealing with the natural elements when you’re running on a treadmill. In contrast, road running means that you have to adjust your stride for environmental factors including wind, heat and humidity, and even rain. You will not be getting the important weather conditioning on a treadmill, in short.  

Fortunately, you can compensate for these points in two ways, namely: add speed and incline. You can’t do anything about the weather conditioning but you can definitely control the level of challenge!

For example, if you run a 9 minute mile on a road running session, then you can set the treadmill for a 14 minute mile. You may also set the incline at a higher level so you’re pushing against gravity, as if you’re running uphill.

Your main goal in both instances is to create a similar feeling of physical exertion experienced in road running, albeit on a treadmill.  

Add Weight Training

Road running is known as an endurance event so it initially doesn’t make sense to add weight training to your treadmill training. But it does because strength training is essential for general conditioning that, in turn, becomes crucial in fighting off the fatigue during a marathon’s later stages.  

For general conditioning purposes, we suggest lifting weights two to three times every week, which will compensate for the absence of physical stress on your body’s soft tissues. Every other week, add a leg workout followed by treadmill running, which will mimic the feeling of fatigue during a marathon, too.

Many treadmills also have a Hill Program that can be used in building your strength and stamina for a marathon. Add it to your training, too, every other week so you get a feel of marathon running albeit indoors.  

But treadmill running has its limitations for your marathon training. You should also train for road running so that your body can adapt to its unique demands.  

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Don’t Regain The Pounds Lost! https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/dont-regain-the-pounds-lost/ https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/dont-regain-the-pounds-lost/#respond Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:43:57 +0000 http://www.gymmembershipfees.com/?p=7276 Many people struggle with maintaining their weight loss success and it isn’t hard to see why. The weight can easily creep in until you realize that, like it or not, you are back to square one! If it’s any consolation, you aren’t alone! Studies have shown that as much as 95% of weight loss dieters […]

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Many people struggle with maintaining their weight loss success and it isn’t hard to see why. The weight can easily creep in until you realize that, like it or not, you are back to square one!

If it’s any consolation, you aren’t alone! Studies have shown that as much as 95% of weight loss dieters regained their lost pounds within one to five years. More disturbingly, more than 75% of dieters gained more kilos than they lost while on a weight loss diet.

Fortunately, there are safe and effective ways that can be adopted to keep off the excess weight! Here are a few of them although we have to say that it’s always best to discuss your customized long-term weight loss plan with your personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness.  

Think Complete Lifestyle Changes

When it comes to sustained weight loss, a healthy diet is obviously a must but it isn’t the only factor in the equation. Instead of thinking restrictive diets, think about making healthy lifestyle choices in both the physical and mental aspects. Of course, a healthy diet consisting of more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, among others, in moderate portions is necessary.  

Be sure to add other aspects of a healthy lifestyle done on a consistent, even daily, basis including:

  • Exercise regimen consisting of moderate cardio, strength and flexibility exercises done at least five days in a week, 50 minutes each day (American College of Sports Medicine). Hitting the gym is a great idea.  
  • Sufficient number of hours sleep as part of an effective stress management plan
  • Body image acceptance since it’s important to acknowledge your body’s unique design and limitations

Daily Movement Matter

Many people who regain their old weight mistakenly think that the exercise requirement is daunting – it’s 250 minutes every week, at least, after all. But you don’t have to be overwhelmed by it because it neither has to be physically strenuous nor be heavy on your schedule.

You can add up walking the blocks to your office, climbing the stairs, and playing with the kids as part of your daily movement/exercise. Just don’t forget to hit the gym, too, for more physically demanding exercises.  

Furthermore, you should also build up your strength because the more muscle mass you have, the more calories that your body will burn. You must then work all your major muscle groups at least two days in a week, preferably under the supervision of a personal trainer in a gym.  

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How to Choose a Gym Towel https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/how-to-choose-a-gym-towel/ https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/how-to-choose-a-gym-towel/#respond Fri, 15 Jun 2018 01:08:41 +0000 http://www.gymmembershipfees.com/?p=7273 Whether you’re availing of the Bay Club guest pass or have been a member for years, you know how important it is to have towels. You use one to wipe sweat off you and another to clean the machine once you’re done using it. But how do you pick out the one towel that is […]

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Whether you’re availing of the Bay Club guest pass or have been a member for years, you know how important it is to have towels. You use one to wipe sweat off you and another to clean the machine once you’re done using it. But how do you pick out the one towel that is right for your workouts?

Buying towels is easy, and gyms have them too. But you’ll want to mull over the following before making that purchase.

Material

The most ideal material for gym towels is cotton as the fibers are very absorbent and dry quickly. If you spend a lot of time in the gym then you’ll appreciate the fact that cotton dries quickly, is easy to clean and dries right away.

Cotton is also long lasting so it’s an ideal towel. But it is not the only option as you can also go for cotton / polyester blend, microfiber or linen. There are also synthetic types available.

Absorbing Power

Pick a towel that has good absorbing power so sweat comes off quickly. The more loops a towel has the more efficient it is in absorbing sweat. But you need to strike a balance and make sure that it isn’t as thick as your bathroom towel.

Thick towels are susceptible to water retention, and that extra weight will be felt in your gym bag. When washing gym towels, don’t use harsh cleaning detergents or chemicals as it could damage the fabric.

Size and Weight

Towel weight is determined by fabric density. The thinner the towel the lighter the density. You don’t need the towel to be so light it is flimsy, but you don’t want it too heavy it is hard to wash. Think of the size and weight carefully when you’re packing your gym equipment.

Softness

Fiber length indicates how soft the towel will be. This also tells you how absorbent the material is. Long fibers make for soft towels, but they are not very absorbent. Standard length fibers is suitable for gym workouts, and make sure that it is soft and gentle if you have sensitive skin. This is important as you’ll be wiping your face with it.

Conclusion

We should never take towels for granted as they’re essential for hygienic purposes. And as we have shown here, you’ll want to make sure you pick only the best types of material to get rid of sweat easily.

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The 5 Best Gym Workouts for Muscle Building https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/the-5-best-gym-workouts-for-muscle-building/ https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/the-5-best-gym-workouts-for-muscle-building/#respond Mon, 11 Jun 2018 11:59:30 +0000 http://www.gymmembershipfees.com/?p=7267 Flywheel prices have reached the point that anyone can get to the gym to pump iron and gain muscles. But which of the dozens of machines is the best for strength gain and muscle building? We narrowed the list down to the following. Chest Press for Upper Body As the name suggests this machine is […]

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Flywheel prices have reached the point that anyone can get to the gym to pump iron and gain muscles. But which of the dozens of machines is the best for strength gain and muscle building? We narrowed the list down to the following.

Chest Press for Upper Body

As the name suggests this machine is designed to work out your triceps, biceps and chest. The motion is akin to push ups and is suitable for beginners. This approach is suitable for toning and sculpting your arms and will aid your compound workouts too.

Rowing Machine for Cardio

It increases cardiovascular endurance especially the posterior chain. It works out your upper and lower body and is good for those who spend a lot of time hunched in front of a computer.

Hanging Leg Raise for Hips

This is the ideal machine to strengthen your hip flexors and core. It is easy to use and is effective in working out your abs as well as your legs and thighs.

Cable Biceps Bar for Arms

This works out your arms and is more effective than dumbbells for muscle and strength gain. The cable provides balance and keeps your arms from swinging wildly. There is no need to hurry with the lifts, and you will actually gain more by doing the lifts slowly.

Triceps Pushdown for Triceps

Also known as the cable triceps bar, it is of course aimed at the triceps. What makes this a good workout machine is it lets you switch the grip via a straight bar, a rope or V-bar. This versatility means you can perform a lot of different moves. By working out your triceps you’ll develop the strength required to do push ups, gain balance and do pull ups.

Tips for Beginners

Take your time when using these machines. It is best to get a personal trainer or develop your workout routine and incorporate these. Start with a set and a few reps and then work your way up slowly.

Learn how to use each machine before adding more reps and sets. It is important that you assume the right approach to gain maximum benefits and avoid injury. Do that and you will get the results you are looking for.

Conclusion

Working out is the best way to get in shape, burn fat and add muscle. But it’s only going to work if you’re using the right equipment. With the exercise machines list above you can’t go wrong.

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7 Steps to the Ideal Personal Trainer https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/7-steps-to-the-ideal-personal-trainer/ https://www.gymmembershipfees.com/7-steps-to-the-ideal-personal-trainer/#respond Thu, 07 Jun 2018 22:03:52 +0000 http://www.gymmembershipfees.com/?p=7264 If you’ve been scanning the Gold’s Gym personal trainer cost you’ll notice that it’s more competitive than before. However you need to look beyond the price and also consider other factors before deciding on a personal trainer. Certification and Credentials Certified PTs have accreditation from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the National Academy […]

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If you’ve been scanning the Gold’s Gym personal trainer cost you’ll notice that it’s more competitive than before. However you need to look beyond the price and also consider other factors before deciding on a personal trainer.

Certification and Credentials

Certified PTs have accreditation from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) or the The American Council on Exercise (ACE). Certification means they passed the necessary exams and have proper certification.

Knowledge

This is tied in to the trainer’s experience. The more knowledge the trainer has, the quicker you’ll be able to progress. An experienced trainer also makes sure you’ve got the posture and stance correct. Incorrect posture can hinder your progress or even cause an injury so a knowledgeable PT is a must.

People Skills

This refers to the way the PT handles clients and their motivation methods. Some personal trainers like PTs who offer encouragement and support at every turn. Others want their personal trainer to show more tough love, i.e. scream if necessary.

Everyone has their own preference when it comes to the PT style, so talk to the trainer and get an idea of their personality and if it suits you. Even if you’re not actually training, conversations will give you an idea of their approach to workouts.

Approach to Working Out

We refer to the trainer’s philosophy, i.e. their beliefs about working out and how they develop a regimen. Will you be doing a lot of routines on machines or free weights? Will the focus be on specific muscles or several at one time? Talk to them about their workout philosophy and if you agree with them.

Skills

Some personal trainers specialize in certain areas like running, strength training, flexibility, aerobics, yoga etc. Others are more of the all-around variety. One is not necessarily superior to the other as it depends on your particular needs.

Number of Clients

A trainer with lots of clients may present scheduling problems. To avoid issues, get an idea of their booking schedule and determine how advanced you must set an appointment.

Progress and Improvement

Keep a detailed record of your progress. This is the best way to determine if your trainer’s approach is working or not.

Conclusion

Apart from the stuff mentioned above, you should also trust your instinct. Experience and knowledge count a lot, but you also need a PT that you’ll be comfortable working out with.

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