November 24th, 2012
If you want to improve your cycling performance, then watt training is the most precise tool you can use to monitor, assess and achieve better results on the bike. Watts identifies exactly how hard your pushing your body, in the case of cycling it’s how hard and fast you push on the pedals. Watts measurement is unaffected by independent factors such as fatigue, altitude and caffeine intake which can affect your heart rate. Therefore heart rate is not as precise as watts in assessing your performance. Watts does not lie and you can compare your results from one workout to the next clearly identifying whether you’ve under performed or your fitness levels have improved.
MyHomeFitness.ie now supply watt power meters on our spin bikes to help you monitor your indoor cycling peformance.
October 26th, 2012
Here are a few tips to remember when embarking on your first kettlebell workout;
- choose a weight that you are comfortable with, that means being able to do the exercise 10 times using correct form.
- Always warm up before kettlebell training. Ensure your joints are ready and flexible.
- Correct form is very important with kettlebell training. Ensure your using proper technique as this will help avoid injury.
- Ensure you have sufficient space when working out as kettlebell exercises are functional and dynamic and require the user to move about freely.
- Gradually increase the weight of the kettlebell as your ability improves.
- Like warming up, cooling down is essential so always stretch after your workout.
Best of Luck!
September 3rd, 2012
Suspension training is becoming more and more popular for people who want a new and fun way to work out. Training with a suspension trainer means you don’t need to fork out on dumbbells and machines and yet still achieve your fitness goals be they better core stability, flexibility, power, balance, stamina and strength. The key to suspension training is discipline in sticking to the exercises and increasing the difficulty of the exercise as you get better. Do this and you’ll achieve your desired results!
April 21st, 2012
The crosstrainer is an excellent piece of fitness equipment for weight loss, toning up and injury rehabilitation hense it’s popularity. When choosing a crosstrainer always consider some important factors ;
- stride length – the longer the stride, the better the range of motion particularly for taller individuals.
- resistance levels – the higher the resistance capability, the more challenging your workout becomes.
- programmes – the more programmes available, the more variety there is added to your exercise routine.
March 15th, 2012
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March 3rd, 2012
One of the best training tools for strength and conditioning is the medicine ball. Medicine balls are particularly ideal for sports like Gaelic football and hurling where you can mirror key movements within the sport, like explosive jumping with the ball in hand to develop power in the legs and rotational movements with the ball held out in front to improve core strength. You can also improve balance and flexibility holding the ball overhead while doing lunges. Medicine balls are in expensive and take up very little room in your gym yet can help achieve amazing results…
January 7th, 2012
Whether your goal is to burn unwanted fat after the festive peroid or improve your cardiovascular fitness for your chosen sport, then heart rate training can help you get real results with maximum efficiency. Too often people begin a training programme with a specific goal in mind like weight loss only to push themselves to hard in the beginning resulting in burn out and in the end they end up achieving no results. If your goal is weight loss, then you need to train at 60% of your maximum heart rate. If your training for improved aerobic fitness, then you need to train at 80% of your maximum heart rate.
For someone who is 40 years old their target heart rate zone is calculated:
220 – 40 = 180 (maximum heart rate)
180 x .6 = 108 beats per minute (60% of maximum) *fatburn zone
180 x .8 = 144 beats per minute (80% of maximum) *cardio zone
At MyHomeFitness, all our cv equipment have inbuilt heart rate monitors!!
December 10th, 2011
Before partaking in your next weights session, consider foam rolling to massage tight muscles and soothe severe trigger points by simply using your bodyweight on the foam roller to apply pressure to sore spots. As a result, you’ll feel much more loosened, flexible and warmed up.
November 9th, 2011
MyHomeFitness.ie now bring you Body Image Elite. This range of fitness equipment is specifically designed for sports teams who want to develop a facility for improving the key areas of sports performance; power, speed and agility in their athletes. See link: http://www.myhomefitness.ie/pages/body-image.html
November 9th, 2011
If your a keen runner or cyclist, training in the wintertime can be treacherous given road conditions, bad weather and shorter daylight at this time of year. At MyHomeFitness.ie we supply a range of home treadmills, spinbikes and indoor bike trainers that allow you to train just as hard but in the safety of your own home!