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Strength Training For Beginners: 10 Essential Items For Getting Started

Strength Training For Beginners: 10 Essential Items

Do you want to start building strength but aren't sure how to start? Follow this guide to strength training for beginners so you can know what items to buy.
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08/06/2018 15:14 Matt Matt News,

How to Build the Perfect Home Gym

Are you tired of paying expensive fees to go to your local gym? Then be sure to click on this article. Here you'll discover what you need to set up a home gym.
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So have you just discovered how that friend of yours built those super big muscles in merely a few months? Yes, kettle bells can do wonders and now that you wish to try them out, you are on the right path to achieving greatness.

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medicine ball


Over the past few years, the workout and fitness fields have undergone changes of epic dimensions. Sterile workout sessions dominated by boring exercises have been replaced by a new generation of exercises. Though the debate between traditional exercises and these new generation ways may never cease, the fact remains that researchers have used science-based metrics and proved that modern exercises can bestow immense benefits on fitness enthusiasts, athletes and everyone. The gym equipment industry has also responded appropriately and come out with tools, accessories and equipment that can suitably help people do these exercises. Medicine balls that belong to this new generation of gym equipment are considered incredibly versatile because they can help users of all types, regardless of whether they are into strength training, overall conditioning or power training.

Three categories of medicine balls are generally available and they are rubber medicine balls, wall balls and slam balls. In fact, Fitness enthusiasts and more particularly, the Crossfit lovers seem to have a great liking for these accessories because they bestow a good number of benefits, especially for core body parts and abs. Of course, they are popular among gym-goers, fitness enthusiasts who like doing their exercises at their homes and athletes as well. But finding the right medicine balls may be a tricky proposition because a number of companies say that the accessories they supply are the best. It is in this context you must choose a company like BodyRip for buying the right medicine balls that can perfectly fulfill your needs.

Medicine balls of various sizes are available at BodyRip. Further, the company helps in selling and buying wall balls, slam balls and rubber medicine balls online at the best prices that cannot be seen anywhere else in the whole of UK. Not only that, customers can get great deals and discounts for all the genuine GYM equipments at BodyRip.


Benefits of doing exercises with rubber medicine balls, wall balls and slam balls

Explosive power

When you throw the balls, you use what is known as a "thrusting movement" and this increases your explosive power.

Build Strength

Medicine, slam and wall balls are good replacements for free weights and so, you can use them effectively when you do exercises like squats, sit-ups and lunges for building strength. Especially, when you use slam balls and do dynamic exercises, you strengthen the body parts like the shoulders, arms, quads, glutes, abs and the back.

Cardiovascular health

When you use these balls and do your exercises, you make dynamic movements which means you are working your lungs and heart, thus enhancing your cardiovascular health.

Functional fitness

Exercises that involve these balls enhance your functional fitness because they involve almost all your muscles and joints. For example, when you throw your wall ball, you will be moving the entire body. William Imbo, Associate Editor of BoxLife Magazine and also a Crossfit trainer says that wall squats and throwing exercises are particularly functional.

Hand-eye coordination

Exercises that involve medicine, slam and wall balls can enhance your hand-eye coordination. Especially, when you throw wall balls, you will be keen not to miss catching the balls and so, will try to use your eyes and hands efficiently.

26/09/2016 07:48 Ellie Johnson News, Exercises,



Every person who goes to a gym or health club may have his or her own individual fitness goal. Some people may opt for cardio exercises to improve their cardiovascular health, a few others go for weight-training and yet a few others aim at strength training for increasing their lean muscle. Earlier, there were not many equipment and so, people were finding it difficult to achieve their unique fitness goals. But now, suppliers like BodyRip are correcting the flawed approaches of earlier times by designing various types of equipment that help users achieve their individual and specific goals without any issues.

Among the various gym equipment BodyRip offers, dumbbells stand out because unlike many other equipment, they help in doing joint-isolation exercises like biceps curls, shoulder raises and chest flyes. Dumbbells can help in doing multiplanar and full-body movements as well. Similarly, for those who are looking at flexibility and cardiorespiratory fitness, dumbbells are a boon. Let us look at some of the benefits you can derive by using dumbbells.

Dumbbells Sets

1. Dumbbells are easy to use apart from being versatile. This means you can do a variety of exercises using them. You can vary the pace and the number of repetitions according to your needs.

2. If you aim at muscle building, you can opt for heavier dumbbells. BodyRip offers various types of this versatile equipment. The varieties they offer include Neoprene covered dumbbells, those made of Chrome, Vinyl and Plastic, Fixed Weight dumbbells and Adjustable and whole Dumbbell Kits. So, you can choose the ones that may fulfill your fitness goals.

3. Weight Loss

There are many people who look to reducing their weight. They can use dumbbells and design suitable aerobic workouts that can help them burn their calories. These workouts will raise their heart rate as well. By doing these aerobic exercises, they can reduce the risks of ailments as well as conditions like diabetes, stroke, blood-pressure-related issues, heart diseases, lower-back pain and so on. It has been proved that these weight-loss workouts using dumbbells will improve the strength of the muscles and the heart also.

4. Muscular Endurance

Muscular endurance is very important for sports people. So, sports people must necessarily use dumbbells for improving their muscular endurance. With their improved muscles, they can play their game for a prolonged period. Especially, sports people who are into tennis, volleyball, soccer, etc. must have dumbbells of appropriate weights in their fitness equipment kit. They can increase the pace and repetitions according to the level of their needs. In fact, sports people who play tennis, soccer and volleyball must do more repetitions of dumbbell workouts than those who are into body building.

5. Bone Health

Athletes and sports people face a lot of risks of bone fractures. Only by increasing their bone density, they can reduce these risks. Dumbbells are ideal equipment that can help in increasing the bone density.

As people age, their bone density diminishes. So, seniors can improve their bone health by doing dumbbell workouts. Dumbbells can be used in any posture, thanks to their versatility. This means people can do dumbbell exercises lying down or sitting.

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If you are aiming at strength training and want to have sure-fire results safely as well as efficiently, barbells should necessarily find a place in your arsenal. Contrary to hard-to-shake notions, increase in weight and strength is a gradual process. In this process, the first reaction of your system is your muscle tissues will get torn down. After that, they will rebuild themselves to become stronger than before. Barbells will help you add to your weight and strength progressively. 


The length of barbells is generally between 5 and 7 feet. However, companies like BodyRip offer tools of 4 ft. to 7 ft. length. BodyRip also offers curl and super curl types of barbells. Further, weight plates in various designs that include polygonal, round, tri-grip, etc. are offered with their 1" Standard and 2" Olympic barbells. Their tools are made of high-quality cast iron and they are vinyl-coated as well. Apart from having a wide range of barbells with various designs of weight plates, the company offers suitable collars also for preventing the weight plates from sliding. This means the barbells they offer can be used safely, regardless of whether you use them for Olympic weightlifting, weight training, or power-lifting. 


Physical Benefits


Barbell exercises help in increasing your bone density. A good bone density level is the invisible weapon that can protect you from being affected by osteoporosis. There will be more muscle and less fat on your body, The website, IDEAFit, also points out that health risks such as diabetes, heart ailments, etc. come down drastically with resistance training using barbells. ACE also says that by lifting weights using barbells, your system will move food faster and so, you can keep health issues like colon cancer at bay.


Mental Benefits


When you become stronger with barbell exercises, you will feel more confident. The website IDEAFit interviewed a number of women who did resistance training with barbells and these women reported increased confidence and capabilities. They also said that barbell exercises fuelled their drive and so, they were able to do tasks with less efforts. With their confidence boosted up, they now have a positive attitude. Their sleeping habits have improved also, resulting in improved productivity.

While it may appear that there are significant physiological differences between women and men, there are no reasons to believe that there is a gender bias for doing barbell exercises. This means there need not be any dramatic differences in the approach of women and men.

Heavy weight-training

Since barbells are great tools for heavy weight-training, they are highly recommended for competitive and Olympic power-lifters. Of course, even those who want to build their body can also use the tools to a limited extent. 


Some of the best benefits of barbell training are:

1. It is a simple tool and hence, learning the basic lifts is easy.

2. Thanks to the stable and fixed weight of the barbells, they may not deviate from their normal motion range. Remember, if the barbell deviates when you are lifting heavy loads, you may be seriously injured.

3. Progression is unlimited in a barbell which means you can keep on adding weights to it according to your needs.

4. A barbell is a more versatile tool than weight machines. You can train every muscle of your body, thanks to its wide range of resistance. Further, you need not spend a fortune for buying a barbell set. On the contrary, if you go for other resistance equipment, you have to buy a number of tools which may prove to be an expensive proposition.

5. Barbells are simple tools and using them is easy as well. John Sifferman, a fitness professional, also endorses on Physical Living, about the safety aspect of barbells. Since they are sturdy tools, their life-span is quite long.

6. The adaptability and functionality aspects of barbells are amazing. You can keep on adding weights to them. You can use them for strengthening any part of your body including your spine, the lower portion of your body and the legs.


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People with a chiseled body will certainly turn quite a few heads. Such people may inspire you also for doing your workouts. If you have made up your mind to do regular workouts and more specifically at your home itself, you must immediately look to buy the best home gym equipment. But since the market is full of gym equipment, you may be too overwhelmed to make your choice.

You must first take into account the physical shape in which you are in, while choosing the equipment. If you are not able to assess your physical condition yourself, you can take the help of qualified professionals to check you thoroughly and guide you in this regard.

Another factor you should take into consideration is your budget. The best home gym equipment brands are available in a wide range of price options and so, it may not be difficult for you to choose the devices that come at your budget.

Whether you want to buy the best home gym equipment for weight loss or for some other purpose, you have to buy those devices that suit your requirements perfectly. Of course, you have to go through an unabbreviated process of researching for finding these devices.

Space in your home is an important criterion that has to be taken into account because you will be squandering your hard-earned money if you become too ambitious and buy a bigger device that cannot be accommodated in your home. Experts advise that there should be minimum headroom of 10 feet in your home. Further, you must have good ventilation also for doing your exercises comfortably.

Similarly, you cannot afford to overlook the safety aspect. In fact, makers of the best home gym equipment brands take all possible measures for providing you with safe devices.

In short, the factors you must consider while choosing home gym are your fitness goals, your budget allocation, the space in your home and your current physical shape.

You may prefer to have home fitness equipment to achieve your fitness goals because instead of commuting back and forth to a gym, you can do your exercises at your home. In fact, you can derive a number of benefits by deciding to do your exercises at home.

But for choosing which devices you must buy, you need not visit the home fitness equipment stores. Thanks to the convenience the Internet offers, you can do your research from anywhere. Of course, reputed home fitness equipment stores have top-notch websites because they are committed to perfectly catering to the expectations of their discerning customers.

But there are a few factors you must consider while choosing the devices you need.

1. Home fitness equipment price is one of the most important aspects you must consider while making your choice. Nowadays, devices at various price ranges are available and hence, by doing a focused research, you can find the ones that suit your budget.

2. Secondly, your choice of the equipment must depend upon the space at your home. The general rule of thumb is at least 10 feet of headroom should be there in your home. While measuring the size of the machine as well as the space in your home, remember that the measurements may differ from one position of the machine to another. Not only that, some of the devices may come with certain accessories that may also occupy space. You must therefore take into account all these aspects while deciding if a machine can be accommodated in your home.

A new beginning in your fitness journey

Once you consider the home fitness equipment price and the space available in your home and decide on the right equipment, you can construe that it is a new beginning in your fitness journey. In fact, by deciding to do your exercises at home, you will be deriving many benefits.

Chances of you doing more workouts are high because you need not waste your time commuting to the gym. Further, you can have a lot of flexibility which means you can do your exercises whenever you want. After all, humans are fickle-minded and so, flexibility in deciding when you should do your exercises will help. Experts also opine that exercise sessions of short duration will not tire you much but at the same time, may bestow good health benefits as well.

If you have to go to a gym, you have to wear special clothes for it. On the contrary, when you use your home fitness equipment for doing your exercises, you can wear any outfit that is comfortable.

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