Utilizing Weights in Your Fitness Routine
This entry was posted on July 30, 2015.
Weights are a great way to build physical strength and gain muscle tone and definition. They can be used virtually anywhere since they require no plug-ins or large spaces to operate. Here are some of the many advantages to adding weights to your fitness routine, today.
Increased Strength and Balance
Weights increase your strength and balance a lot quicker than using a resistance exercise machine. More muscle groups are used than with fixed weights on a machine.
As you get stronger, more weight can be added. Or if you need to use less weight, it is easy to remove weight from a free weight or simply pick up a lighter one. With weights you can also mimic natural movements more easily than with a machine. Free weights are not attached to a machine so they require more effort to maneuver and lift so you get fit faster.
For those that are on a budget, free weights can be a great option. They are very inexpensive and a great way to get started with an exercise routine.
Portable and Space Efficient
If you travel a lot, weights can be part of your exercise routine that you can take with you. They don’t take up a lot of space in your home or vehicle and can be easily stored away when not in use.
Weights offer a wide variety of exercise options so it is easy to mix up your routine so you never get bored. As you get stronger, you may want to do more exercises than you do at the beginning. If you add a weight bench in, you can get even more variety in your fitness routine.
At Fitness Expo we can help you decide which weights are right for you. This is very important because so many people try to start with too much weight at first. This can lead to frustration as well as strain on your muscles and joints. Let us help you figure out where you need to start. We offer a complete line of weights and benches so there is something for everyone.