9 Pieces Of Gym Equipment To Torch Fat

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Gym Equipment To Burn Fat

Most equipment at the gym burns the same amount of calories (around 500 to 800 calories per hour), but there are important factors to consider.

The best options are more effective and allow you to get more bang for your buck — and also make sure your form doesn’t suffer.

Here’s a list of my nine favorite pieces of gym equipment to burn fat.

Bike

Cycling is one of the best ways to get a complete workout.

It burns a nice amount of calories and helps improve your endurance. You need have a flat surface to ride a stationary bike.

And if you choose a spin class, you can also improve your balance and coordination.

Ergometer

An ergo is only for those who get bored easily. It’s a good thing to do if you need to still your body and mind because you can stick to a workout routine on this machine.

If you are good at using an ergo, you can do more repetitions than other machines and hence burn more calories. All you need to do is push buttons and pull levers — there’s no swing!

Rowing Machine

A rowing machine is similar to a stationary bike. Both are quiet and give you an effective cardio workout.

Stationary Bike

A stationary bike is one of the most underrated machines at the gym. That’s because it’s easy to overlook when people are clambering over other, more popular pieces of equipment.

Top speeds will vary, but the best stationary bikes will push you up to 15 miles per hour. They are a great workout, and the faster you go, the more calories you’ll burn.

Besides, if you are looking to burn fat, you have to keep your heart rate up. Stationary bikes allow you to do this, and you never know when a little burst of speed will jolt you into losing weight.

Stair Climber

This machine is not for the feint-hearted. A staircase climber requires you to stand on a gripping machine that simulates climbing stairs.

You place both feet on two pedals that are shaped like footholds. You then use your feet to press against the pedals and propel yourself up and down.

Stair climbers are ideal for working the glutes, hamstrings, quads, and calves. It is a tough but effective workout for tackling the winter chub.

This is a closed-chain movement that works both the front and back of each leg, which means working the upper and lower leg muscles at the same time.

And speaking of cardio, you can also use the climber for HIIT workout which means you can target as much muscle groups as there are stories on your apartment block, or even the whole building.

Stair climber vs. a Stairclimber

There are many brands of stair climbers on the market, and they all vary in their ability to deliver.

Rowing Machine

It has been shown that the combination between rowing and lifting can produce a greater increase in aerobic fitness compared with lifting alone. Proper form and intensity are key.

The rowing machine is rather simple. You sit in a seat which slides back and forth on a rail. The resistance is created by a fan, which spins as you dip and pull the handles toward you.

The Ergometer

This indoor rowing machine is used for aerobic endurance training and also in resistance training.

The number of foot pedals is different according to the manufacturer. You can choose between 2, 3 or 4 feet. You can also select the foot pedal, the resistance, angle and length of the rail.

The Air Rower

This piece of gym equipment uses compression to build up resistance. It is easy to find and uses a compact use of space.

The Fan 2 Stroke Machine

This gym equipment uses the resistance from a fan which is fed by a 2 stroke engine. The team rower

A team rower requires smooth movements and a specific number of strokes per minute. The stadiometer

This piece of gym equipment has a spring and a flywheel. It is capable of providing a very high level of resistance.

Customizable

You can adjust the resistance, angle, and length of the rail. The hydraulic rower

Elliptical Trainer

The elliptical trainer will help you burn about 300 calories per hour which is excellent for your metabolism and will help a lot if you are trying to burn fat. However, it is not the kind of cardio that will help you develop your core and upper body which are both fundamental to performing many sports and also keeping your posture and body lean.

Unless you are looking for a piece of cardio equipment in order to trim fat with a very low impact on your knees and ankles, then the elliptical trainer is an excellent choice.

A lot of people tend to go to the gym to work out and they look at equipment as in what piece of cardio equipment to use.

What you must realize is that there is more to working out than just working out. What you are doing in the gym needs to be complimented by the work that you are doing outside.

If you want to see results, then what you need to focus on is working out a lot, and the nutrition factor in.

If you wish to further your workout with more variety, then there are many more pieces of exercise equipment that are available for you.

When you are working out, the most important factor is your heart rate.

If you are working out to raise your heart rate, and you are getting tired too soon, then you need to take a look at what is going on in your body.

Fan Bikes

Fan bike is the closest thing you have to a real bike. It is a good option for people who have gained weight later in life and do not have the ability to put in the hours on the trainer.

However, the fan bike is not useful for the overweight person, because it does not provide an effective heart rate stimulus and also leads to boredom very fast.

Where the fan bike shines, is as a tool for the advanced rider who likes to use it to get from town to town on a bike trip.

You can buy fan bikes in virtually any fitness store. They are usually not rented out at the fitness centers.

Treadmill

A treadmill is used to walk or run on and has a belt which moves so you don’t have to do much effort to push forward or backward. It is a low impact exercise which is good for people with knee injuries and the best exercise to burn calories and lose weight.

It allows you to run at realistic speeds and is on most gyms for you to book time on to use.

It is important to learn how to properly use a treadmill, so if you haven’t used one before you need to do a few things.

First, make sure the incline is not too high because most treadmills are designed to get you off the treadmill as soon as possible, so the incline will get automatically increased.

Set the speed at around 3 miles an hour with an incline of around 2, which is the speed that jogging should be traveled at.

Make sure part of your workout includes the treadmill.

Battle Ropes

Not to be confused with the typical jump rope that you use to play as a kid. Battle ropes are oversized tubes that are a majorly popular workout and fitness tool among functional fitness enthusiasts. These thick, heavy resistance tubes are great for building endurance and strength over time.

They can be used in a variety of different ways such as; doing big circles, doing small circles, doing 25 yds sprints and even doing them while crawling. If you’re looking for a workout and fitness tool that’s going to make you feel like a true badass, battle ropes will do the trick.

You wouldn’t believe how many people are intimidated by them because of their size (they are big and look like baller ropes). Also, I know that many people aren’t aware of how to use battle ropes to get optimal results. So here it is; they are pretty simple to use. If you are using them to build endurance and strength, you are going to want to start out by holding the thick end with both hands and using your core muscles to swing the thin end around big circles to mimic a punch. This will give you a great, full-body workout.

Kettlebells

Kettlebells are great as they strengthen the larger muscle groups. While a lot of kettlebell exercises require a partner, you can do a core workout simply by standing properly and breathing.

Kettlebells also engage the core as part of the movement.

Perform a regular lunge with a kettlebell held in your hands, that will engage your core very well.

If you don’t have a kettlebell handy, a dumbbell can be used as a substitute.

Conclusion

Keeping fit is a life-long commitment, so you probably will be buying more than just a few pieces of equipment.

Luckily, though, the price of gym equipment has been dropping over the years, and there are tons of places where you’ll be able to find the model that is just right for you and your home.

A Quick Start

If you want to dip your toes into fitness, the great news is that getting started isn’t as difficult as it might sound. All you need is a willingness to get active and a little bit of space in your home.

Some people think that although they may love the idea of having a gym at home, the downside will be that they will have to go buy and assemble a complicated machine.

But there are some ways to get around this. For example, if you have the space to store a treadmill or a bike, these are great additions to your home. You will also be adding to the success of your fitness endeavors because fitness experts have determined that one of the best ways to get fit is by incorporating simple fitness regimens into your lifestyle.

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