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Fitness Gear: What Do You Actually Need for a Better Workout?

Posted on January 26, 2019 by Jessica Peters

fitness-gearIt is a great time to be a fitness-conscious person. Not only do you have more workouts to try and specific programs to help you achieve your goals, there are also more gyms and supporting facilities that you can visit to exercise. The growing fitness market means gyms and workout classes are also getting more affordable.

There are also gadgets and gear designed to help you work out better. Whether you want to keep track of your exercises or you want to increase the intensity of your workouts, picking up the right gadgets to support your exercise is the way to go. To help you get started, these fitness items are the ones you want to consider.

A Capable Fitness Tracker

Fitness trackers are perfect for keeping tabs on your exercise. The available trackers can help you monitor your progress while working out, which means you know exactly when you can start with every phase of the exercise program. Wearing a fitness tracker lets you gain more benefits from the workout itself.

There are some interesting options on the market too. The Fitbit Charge 3 is the perfect device if you are looking for a compact fitness tracker that still looks good when worn every day. The stylish design also means you can pair this fitness tracker with any workout outfit you like.

The Apple Watch 4 is also a great option. It may not be a device specifically for fitness tracking – and it only works with iOS devices – but you can still monitor key metrics while exercising. The added features that come with the Apple Watch 4 makes this smartwatch a great all-rounder.

A Pressure Vest

There are a lot of ways you can boost the intensity of your exercises and ease the strain on your body at the same time. Wearing a wide leather belt when weightlifting is a good example of how a simple piece of gear can help you exercise better, harder, and safer.

My personal favorite is those designed to deliver more compression to certain parts of the body like a neoprene sauna sweat vest. The Kewlioo Sauna Vest is highly recommended if you want to multiply the intensity of your workouts without actually adding extra weight or straining your body more.

The gear needs to be able to provide sufficient support while introducing compression to the parts of your body that you want to train. The right sauna vest and suitable exercise routines allow you to build muscle, improve flexibility, and enhance endurance effectively.

Resistance Bands

Resistance bands – also known as power bands – are exactly what you think they are. They are usually made of latex or other durable material and their main function is adding resistance to your usual workouts.

The Flex Active Mini Resistance Band is a good example. The band is compact enough to bring with you everywhere, giving you that extra freedom in terms of when and where you can exercise. It is flexible enough to be used comfortably, but resistant enough to add the right amount of oomph to your exercise routine.

The Flex Active actually has a set of bands with different resistance levels, so you can choose the right intensity depending on your specific goals. On top of that, there are videos and exercise programs that help you maximize the benefits of using these resistance bands as part of your workouts.

There are still so many other things you can get in order to work out better; we will review more of them in future articles. These three simple items, however, are definitely among the first you should own if you are serious about exercising regularly and achieving your fitness goals.


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