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December 2012

PRE NEW YEARS RESOLUTION WORKOUT
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PRE NEW YEARS RESOLUTION WORKOUT   The below routine is just a guide line and can be changed and repeated as many times as you feel necessary. When working out you need to choose your weight load on a workout to workout basis.   THE ROUTINE For this routine you will need a set of dumbbells (size of your choice), Ezi-curl bar and weight plates (weight of your choice), aerobic step.   Standing Ezi-Bar Curl –Recommended: 3- 4 Sets – 6-8 Reps   Hold the...
WHAT TO EAT WHEN YOU WORKOUT
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  WHAT TO EAT WHEN YOU WORKOUT A lot of people ask the question “Should I eat before or after my workout?” Or “Should I drink water or should I drink sport drinks?” The honest answer is it depends on what kind of exercise your planning to do and how hard you intend to push yourself. In previous blogs I have talked about how your body craves certain foods because it is missing nutrients and how your body needs protein after strength exercises. Here we will go into...
5 TIPS TO KEEP YOU COOL THIS SUMMER
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5 TIPS TO KEEP YOU COOL THIS SUMMER   The only problem with summer finally being her is that it’s so darn hot outside. Here are some tips to help you stay motivated and cool during your workout.   Exercise equipment isn’t effected by the weather. Which means you can workout even if it’s boiling outside. If the room you are working out in however is hot, turn the air conditioner on at least 15 minutes before you workout to cool the room down....
KILLER KETTLEBELL WORKOUT
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KILLER KETTLEBELL WORKOUT Kettlebell’s have been around for a century and are finally getting the attention they deserve. With its unique design and versatility, they offer you all the benefits of a dumbbell, plus more. For this routine you will need a pair of kettlebell’s, in a size of your choice.   The Workout Kettlebell Squat Rotator Stand straight holding the kettlebell in your right hand in the ‘rack’ position, (rest the kettlebell on the back of...
5 WORKOUT PAINS YOU CAN IGNORE
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5 WORKOUT PAINS YOU CAN IGNORE Working out can cause your body to experience hot flushes, dizziness, pains and strains. So how do you know if your body is telling you to stop or to keep going?   Light-headedness This is typically caused by overdoing your workout or exercising on an empty stomach. This is because your blood is rushing to your muscles and away from your head. If this happens, sit with your head in between your legs to get the blood back into your brain faster. To help...
STAY FOCUSED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
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STAY FOCUSED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! December can be a crazy time of year and it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season. Below are a few tips to keep you fit and happy during this busy time.   Enjoy Christmas and New years are all about celebrating with your loved ones and having a good time. This means you are more likely to find yourself consuming a lot more calories. To help stop this try and eat meals which fulfil your hunger needs for longer. This will...
ABS ARE MADE IN THE KITCHEN
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  ABS ARE MADE IN THE KITCHEN Why does it seem that the areas most people want to target, are the hardest to trim down? Unfortunately one of those areas is your abs and this is because abs really are made in the kitchen.   We actually all have a mythical six-pack! The trouble is that it’s buried under layers of body fat that cover our abdominals. A lot of people believe that by doing 1000 crunches and abdominal exercises everyday they will create a six pack. But...
NEW PREMIUM COMMERCIAL RANGE FROM FITQUIP
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NEW PREMIUM COMMERCIAL RANGE FROM FITQUIP  It’s here! Fitquip is proud to announce its new and improved domestic, semi-commercial, commercial fitness equipment! When we first started to import our own fitness equipment we started with the basics; treadmills, cross trainers, strength equipment and exercise bikes. Most of these items were purely designed for domestic home use. But since then we have decided to improve our equipment to incorporate high end domestic,...
FAT BURNING CARDIO ROUTINE
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FAT BURNING CARDIO ROUTINE  This routine is designed to get your heart pumping and help improve overall fitness.   The Workout For this routine I have based it on a Treadmill, however you can apply this to other cardio equipment. You will also require a skipping rope and aerobic step.   Start by using the treadmill to warm up your muscles. Start at a steady walk and increase the speed gradually until you are at a fast walk. Do this for 10     ...
6 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR STRENGTH ROUTINE
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6 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR STRENGTH ROUTINE  Weight training is an extremely important factor in your workout routine. It is an extremely efficient way of burning calories, strengthens and tones your muscles and improves bone density. Below are 6 tips to help make your strength exercises safer and more beneficial for you.   1. Determine your weight load on a day to day basis. Different factors effect the way your body handles each workout, so naturally you need to cater for your...