Understand the Science of Fitness Accessories

Understand the Science of Fitness Accessories

Undoubtedly, traditional fitness exercises and routines can turn out to be monotonous. Amongst the more popular fitness equipment like weight machines, ellipticals, treadmills and stationary bikes – there is another layer of tools that help you achieve your goal. These are the fitness accessories.

They are often overlooked when it comes to workouts as people assume they are just add-ons and nothing more. However, this is not true.

If used properly, fitness accessories can be a game-changer for your routines.

But, there is one problem. The market is full of options. Moreover, to add fuel to the fire, these options have conflicting claims and results. So, it becomes difficult to choose which fitness accessory to use and how. We are going to delve into the science of these accessories.

Understand Your Needs – Self-Assessment

Never blindly follow trends. You need to take your time and see what your goal is. Some people go to the gym to lose weight, others are more interested in building muscle while some are hard-core weight-lifting enthusiasts. So, which one are you?

You need to see what you want for example, if your friend is into weightlifting, he/she should get a lifting strap. However, if you are recovering from some injury and still want to work out, resistance bands are your best friend.

Let’s get into the science of some of the most popular accessories.

1. Wrist Wraps/Supports

These are essential to provide the right compression and support when doing strenuous exercises e.g. bench presses. By taking off the pressure from the wrist, they can save you from injury and strain. Remember to buy high-quality ones like the Wrist Support 910 from Fitness Depot.

2. Ankle Weights

Some exercises might not be effective if done alone like running drills, squats and lunges. Even though you feel the pressure in the legs, adding ankle weights can increase the resistance level to these movements. Thus, increasing the rate at which you burn calories.

The right ankle weights can be used while doing Pilates and yoga too!

3. Mini Pedal Bike

A mini pedal bike runs on the simple rules of physics. It allows you to engage your leg muscles while maintaining proper posture. The pedalling motion works your hamstrings, calves and quadriceps. Hence, leading to better endurance, strength and toning of the muscles.

Some mini pedal bikes like the ones available at Fitness Depot come with adjustable resistance levels. This can help control the intensity level of the workout.

4. Ab Wheel

An Ab Wheel is a powerful fitness accessory that is popular because it targets multiple muscle groups. The main target is the six packs but it doesn’t stop there. A good ab wheel will help engage your core muscles, especially the lower back muscles, transverse abdominis and obliques.

The wheel presents a compound exercise. It works for various muscle groups at the same time. 

Tips for Choosing the Right Fitness Accessory

To ensure that you choose the correct accessory, make sure to follow these steps.

  • Know your goals.
  • Be consistent in using the fitness accessories. You will get results only when you are regular with your workouts.
  • Always go through the user manual of any equipment you get. This can help you use the product effectively and save you from injuries.

Final Words

At Fitness Depot, we understand your needs. We provide a wide range of fitness accessories ranging from battle ropes to benders and expanders. All you need to remember is that it is not about how many accessories you can get your hands on, it is about being consistent and using them properly for effective results.

Kamil Riaz

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