Exercise Equipment

Exercise Equipment

Exercise Equipment
Exercise equipment such as ankle weights, elliptical machines, exercise bikes and treadmills can aid you in achieving your fitness goals. Each piece of equipment targets certain areas, so it is important to research which one is best for your fitness requirements.

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    A child can begin weight training at the onset of puberty (traditionally 13 to 14 years of age), says Gabe Clements, C-ATC at Centerpoint Medical Center. When a child begins weight training the key is to focus on technique and not on the amount of weight lifted. Light weights and body weight exercises are the best to begin with. Overall physical health, coordination and flexibility are great focus points with the younger lifters.

    This content originally appeared online at HCA Midwest Health.
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    Treadmill trouble

    You may be misusing your treadmill if you're not seeing results. In this video, Dr. Oz guest Dr. Mike Clark reveals what you should be doing on your treadmill if you're trying to lose weight.


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    How do I perform a kettlebell swing?
    The kettlebell swing is a great total body workout. Watch James Wiggins, of Memorial Hospital Jacksonville's H.E.A.R.T Fitness Center, demonstrate how the kettlebell swing works the glutes, shoulders and abdominals. 
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    Ask one of the trainers standing around to get you started-every treadmill is a bit different and I have gotten on a few that were more complicated than they needed to be, so don't be shy. Safety comes first. I see people using the treadmill wrong daily. First stand up straight- 75% of the people I see slouch. Now that I have brought it to your attention you will notice as well. The entire time remember that string pulling from the top of your head elongating your spine and keep your stomach taut. This is a great time to wear the belt I mentioned in # 16. Now float your feet on the belt. I should barely hear you stepping. This forces you to use your muscles not your joints. Keeping your arms at right and use them to help propel you forward. Now variety is key. Each time you get on try something new or one of the treadmill class at your local gym or check out YouTube it has some very creative ideas.
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    Using free weights-that is, dumbbells and barbells-can help improve your sense of balance, because they develop your proprioception (your ability to balance) as you handle them.

    Weight machines don't have the same effect because the weights are attached to a fixed surface, so they you don't develop your balancing ability as you lift them.
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    Rebounder Exercise
    If you're highly coordinated, one of the easiest ways to work your heart is with either a jump rope or a mini-trampoline called a rebounder. You know about the jump rope, but for a rebounder, you can store it under your bed, pull it out, and do mini, joint-safe cardio sessions by hopping and jumping on it for the allotted time. (Take a quick lesson before using it, so you can learn the safety rules.)


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    Medicine balls are weighted balls ranging from one to more than twenty pounds. These resistance balls have been used for decades by both athletes and fitness enthusiasts. They are portable and ideal for power training, in addition to training your core.
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    Sometimes called stability balls and Swiss balls, these large, durable, air-filled exercise balls come in different sizes and colors. While most people use them for ab training, many incorporate free weights with ball training, using the ball as an unstable surface to strengthen the core muscles while working other body parts. It can be utilized for so many different workouts that everyone from boxers to the elderly use balls.
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    Start in the basic push up position with one hand on the ball; make sure to keep your core engaged and your spine in neutral alignment. Perform a push up and as you come up to fully extended position place both hands on the ball and perform another push up with both hands on the ball, as you come up to the fully extended position again, transition the original hand off the ball so now only your other hand is on the ball. Perform one more push up again making sure to keep your core engaged and spine neutral.
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    A result from peripheral artery disease (PAD) may be claudication which would be the result of swelling/pain of the lower limbs.  When these issues are present, often times your physician may administer a treadmill test that may help trigger these painful areas to be able to diagnose further.  Following the test, physicians will be able to assist you and recommend further steps that should be taken.

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