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P90X Chin-up/Pull-up Assist Band Review

If you’re really looking to get into great shape, chin ups are probably the best all around means of working your upper body; they engage your shoulders, arms, back, and countless other smaller supporting muscles. Chin ups are, quite simply, the ultimate exercise if you’re looking to sculpt your back.

If you’re anything like me, however, you hate chin ups. I know they’re good for me and I know that I should include them as part of my weekly exercise regime, but I don’t. There is just something thoroughly depressing about only being able to do so few of them that stops me from wanting to get up on that bar.

I tend to workout at home, I have a great chin up bar, but it just sits there gathering dust. When I first installed the bar, I tried using a chair to assist me in doing chin ups, but it was impractical and hurt my back; that’s when I gave up.

The P90X Chin-up Assist Band might just be a piece of equipment, however, that is beginning to change my mind about chin ups. It’s a great piece of gym kit that makes chin ups more accessible for the beginner.

How does the P90X Chin-up Assist Band work?

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Altus Athletic Speed Jump Rope Review

The very idea of skipping is something that fills a fair share of people with dread. Just imagining taking out a jump rope tends to conjure up images we would rather forget from childhood.

This is exactly how I used to feel, until I did a bit of digging and found out that jumping rope is one of the most effective forms of cardio exercise that one can perform. Jumping rope not only adds a much needed bit of variation to your exercise regime, but it also is a great, low impact means of burning calories, helping greatly in the battle against weight loss.

I’ve been jumping rope now for about 5 years as part of my regular training regime and I don’t see this changing anytime soon. Jumping rope is a great way to perform a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) session, alternating between one minute of hard work and one minute of rest, which has been proven to increase your metabolic rate, thus burning fat more efficiently.

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Nautilus Recumbent R514c Exercise Bike Review

When it comes to making the decision over whether buying a large piece of exercise equipment or paying a monthly gym membership represents better value for money, the decision is never a straightforward one.

Over the years, gym fees stack up and you can end up paying an astronomically high price, over the long term, for access to high quality exercise equipment. Buying a large piece of exercise equipment, on the other hand, is a large one off investment; so many people are put off by this.

With people’s monthly incomes being forced to stretch ever further in these recessionary times, many gym goers, myself included, are sacrificing a few months of monthly gym fees for the long term investment in a good quality piece of exercise equipment.

When making such a purchase, however, it’s important to do your homework. So, if it’s a solid, worthwhile investment in a home exercise bike that you’re looking to make, the Nautilus Recumbent R514c Exercise Bike could be just the bike for you.

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ProSource Resistance Exercise Band Review

I don’t frequently use resistance exercise bands as part of my workout anymore, but there are certainly times in my life when they have proved useful to me.

Around five years ago now, I dislocated my thumb and broke my scaphoid playing rugby. It was an excruciatingly painful injury and one that ultimately kept me out of the sport, and from lifting weights properly, for about three years. That’s when I first discovered the benefits of resistance exercise band training and it was an absolute life saver.

Unable to comfortably grip and lift weights, and bored of doing press ups, resistance exercise band training really gave me another outlook on muscle toning. I could run during these three years, but I’ve always been an avid lifter, so, with my options limited, discovering this new type of training was a great thing for me. It gave me a way to keep my muscles toned and was an integral part of my rehabilitation program.

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Running Sucks! Review

If you ask anyone who exercises regularly whether they like to run, a majority, like me, will greet you with an overwhelming no. We all know that running is a necessary evil if you’re keen to lose weight, get trim and improve your cardio fitness. The very idea, however, of throwing on your trainers and pounding the streets for hours on end is usually enough for you to find some excuse not to do it. I know it is with me.

This is why Jennifer Jolan’s book, Running Sucks, is such a great find.

Unlike other books on running, Jolan’s book is not filled with page after page of useless training routines that make outlandish claims, in terms of their effectiveness, but it is instead based entirely on changing everything about the way that one runs.

How does Running Sucks work?

Running Sucks isn’t your run of the mill fitness training guide and it’s certainly not for everyone, and nor does it claim to be.

The book is targeted specifically at women who detest the very thought of running and are short on time. Its target audience is those women who begrudgingly make running a regular part of their fitness regime, but would rather not, if only there was another way of losing weight.

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How to Lose 5lb in 30min - Kutting Weight Sauna Suit Review

If you’re anything like me, you’re always on the lookout for new ways of making your training time more effective. I can’t say that I’m a frequent user of sauna suits, but I have a couple of friends who are amateur boxers and they swear by it. Naturally, I have tried their suits a few times and you can’t argue with the results. You sweat infinitely more than you would during a regular training session and wearing a sauna suit is a great way to lose weight fast.

If my boxing buddies have one complaint, however, it’s regarding durability. A lot of sauna suits simply aren’t durable and have to be thrown away after a few months. So, after coming across so many positive reviews of the Kutting Weight sauna suit, I have to admit that I was intrigued to find out more.

How does the Kutting Weight sauna suit work?

Made from 2.5mm thick neoprene, and triple reinforced, the Kutting Weight sauna suit is designed for those who are looking to lose weight quickly. Like any sauna suit, the Kutting Weight sauna suit works by trapping heat and moisture, which encourages profuse sweating.

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