5 Accessories For A Better Workout

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Finding time to work out is hard enough, so it is important that each workout is done as efficiently as possible to achieve maximum results in less time. Here are 5 easy to get accessories that you can use to maximize your next workout.

Wearable Weights

By adding weight and resistance to your body as you exercise, you force yourself to exert more force thus building your strength and endurance. The extra exertion of force in your workout also helps you burn more calories and adds variety to your routine. Ankle weights and wrist weights are the most popular form of wearable weights and are especially good for stationary exercises.

Biometric Clothing

Level up your fitness tracking and be on-trend with wearable tech. Depending on your focus and budget, you can buy shirts, leggings or even sports bras equipped with sensors then measure heart rate, muscle activity, breathing rate and other measures of workout intensity. These measures are likely to be even more accurate than your typical smartwatch, allowing you to get more accurate results and real-time feedback.

Stability / Exercise balls

Posture and core strength are key elements of a fit physique. Exercise balls maximize targeting of your core and can be easily integrated into many exercise routines.

Fingerless Gloves

These are a gym must-have. Frequent weight lifting or use of certain machines can quickly lead to uncomfortable callouses. Using fingerless gloves will protect your hands whilst still ensuring you achieve a good grip.

Pesticides And Chemicals

Coffee is one of the heaviest sprayed crops in the world. This is not to be taken lightly as these harmful chemicals and pesticides have shown over the years to cause serious harm.

Coffee Stimulates Hydrochloric Acid Production

Coffee on an empty stomach first thing in the morning encourages the production of hydrochloric acid. HCI is designed by the body to assist in the breaking down of food but if stimulated without due reason, the body may begin to find it difficult to produce when large meals are consumed. Coffee causes the relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter, causing this small muscle to remain open. Therefore, allowing hydrochloric acid to burn the lining of the stomach.

Over Consumption Can Cause Stress

The abuse of coffee promotes the release a stress hormone by the name of cortisol. This encourages the body to go into “fight or flight” mode.

Headphones & Mobile Wristbands

Music can be a great motivator and help make workouts more enjoyable. A simple pair of adjustable headphones is a great accessory especially for workouts like running, jogging and weightlifting. Use with a mobile wristband to keep your phone, iPod or mp3 player nearby but not in the way. Or better yet, invest in a pair of wireless headphones and a smartwatch or fit band that plays music.

With persons making less money while working longer hours, a usual gym membership has become somewhat of a fairytale as so many of continually tell ourselves it is real but come to find out we can’t afford it or we simply don’t have the time.

Luckily yet again we find that human intervention has always seemingly been at the root of our problems but still within the solution as it seems the kettlebell was created to fit those needs.