Home gym equipment 

Are you tired of driving back and forth to the gym just to get a workout? Are you looking to set up your own home gym? If the answer is yes, you have clicked on the right article. In this article, I will show you how to set up your personal gym, e.g which equipment to buy in order to make it a gym. Here are my suggestions.

Weight plates and barbell

The exercise combination with this device is endless and, therefore, deserves a first place in my list. You should buy 3 to 5 sets of different weights in case you get stronger. You should also look for a rubber coated, hexagon shaped dumbbell as it will prevent the dumbbells from rolling around and prevent any damage to the floor if you accidentally drop them.

Of course you will need something to attach those plate to and hence, the barbell. You should buy a sturdy one, preferably Olympic standard as this will train you the most. You should also buy a barbell with a diameter suitable for your hands so that you can hold it more easily.

Power rack

A versatile piece of equipment. With this piece of equipment, you can combine it with many types exercise, from weightlifting, parallel bar to even pull up. Besides, it will be of great help when you want to practice heavier weightlifting or leg exercises since there are no one to help you when you are training at home.

Weight bench

A device great more a diverse range of exercise. You could use it for ab training, weight training or even attach a pull up bar to it and many more. You could choose from the list of the best weight benches on the market or you could just buy used one for economic purpose.

A jumping rope

This thing will give you a hell of a cardio workout with all the up and down motion. It also works on your coordination as well. If you are new to this form of exercise, any type of rope will do just fine. If you are more advanced, get a light weight rope to train your speed and a heavier one to train your power.

Trampoline

A fun and very effective exercise. Rebounding on a trampoline will seriously train your body balance and coordination as you will need to use all body parts to stay standing on a trampoline. It will also train the muscle area from your stomach down to your feet

A stereo system

It does nothing directly but it helps keep you going for longer. Research shows that with the right music playing in the background, you will train much more effectively and much longer as well. This is because your heart will beat to the rhythm of the music in play.

That should be everything you are going to need in my opinion. If you have anything more to add, please leave a comment below. Thank you for reading this.

How to choose a reverb pedal

playing-guitarPlaying guitar is a really great hobby. Being able to play your favorite songs with your guitar is really interesting. And it can be really nice to try something new sometime. Maybe a little bit of reverb? You don’t have to be a professional artist to add some reverb to your guitar performance. The reverb pedal changes the signal of your guitar and makes it sounds like you are playing in a different environment. There are many different types of reverb and they can sound very different. For example the Hall, Room, Spring, or Church reverb. So how do you choose a reverb pedal?

Budget

BudgetThe first thing to consider is how much would you spend for your pedal. A good pedal for average and semi-advanced users would cost you about $150. For example, you can grab a TC Hall of Fame Reverb (which is really good for its price) for about $120. The more advanced reverbs will cost you about 400$. And normal reverbs usually have prices around $50-$100. So depends on your requirements, choose the one that suits you.

Features

There is some features to consider when buying a reverb pedal.

Stereo

Are you using your pedal with a single amp? If it’s true, a mono IN and OUT is fine. But if you are using two or want a pedal for recording, go for stereo. You’ll find much different between those two.

Reverb modes

Common reverb pedals offer one or two types of reverb effects. You can find many of them in the store. These pedal has a single control knob and is really easy to use. On the other hand, there are pedals with multi reverb effects. They can offer 10 different kinds of reverb, each reverb has its own unique sound effect.

Quality

This is a really important factor that most people usually forget when buying their reverb pedal. You pedal may sound great with all the amazing feature. But if it does not have a good build quality then none of that is matter. How can you use it if the pedal’s quality is bad? So pay attention to this matter. Check your pedal before you buy it. Is it well constructed? Does it feel compact when you hold it? And does buttons and knobs work well?

Other factors

Do you like how your pedal looks? If you don’t like it, there is a chance that you wouldn’t use it. And does it fit you or the size is too big? Bigger pedals usually have more function and the smaller pedals are easier to use, you must maintain the balance between these two factors. And the battery capacity is an important factor too. If it’s too short, you might want to have a reserved power source.

Conclusion

It is nice to have a reverb pedal, especially you’re playing guitar. It can enhance your performance and add unique styles for your playing.

Buying guide: Chair massage pad 

Have you ever feel pain, sore or just uncomfortable sitting in your car on your way home after an exhausting day of work? Now imagine you are sitting on a massage pad, completely different right? With today technology, you can enjoy all the massage treatments on your chairs. From the simple but relaxing vibrating massage to rolling and kneading massage. And even the Shiatsu massage technique can be performed by your chair massager pad. All your pain and tiredness will disappear leaving just relax feelings. And the best part is that these pads are portable, you can bring them to your office and put on your working chair. You can even use them on the couch. What more can convenient can it get?

 

Apart from that, many people may not know how to choose a chair massage pad. In this post, I’m going to share some of my knowledge about choosing a massage pad. The first thing to keep in mind is that massage pads were made to do what massage chair can do without spending too much money (e.g. the full body massage function). A good massage chair pad should have all the important functions from the massage chair. It must be able to make you feel relaxing, ease and soothe back pain, and reduce fatigue.

The good thing when you choose a massage pad is that it is much more portable than the normal massage chair pads and they are much cheaper too. They are easy to use and if you can find a good massage pad, you can have a great time using it. The only downside to this is that you can’t have a full body massage on it. Your body weight is a major factor when you buy a massage pad. If you are too heavy, you should consider buying a massage chair for the best experience.

Here are some of the most trusted brand that you can find your massage pad:

  • HoMedics has been the leader in the chair massage pad market. Their quality has been proven for many years. And they always keep on improving their products.
  • Brookstore is a leading brand when it comes to Shiatsu massage pad with heat feature.
  • Gideon is famous with their 10 points vibrating pads that focus deep on your back muscle and tissues. Their products vary with so many different choices.

And here are factors that you should consider when buying a massage pad:

The first factor is your budget. The $50 and lower price range usually offer vibration massage pads only. The more function it has doesn’t mean that it is better. Don’t believe too much on the advertisements. If you want a Shiatsu or kneading massage pad, you must pay at least $100 or more. You get what you pay for, right?

Your height can sometimes be a problem. If you are too short or too tall, the pad will not fit your back and the massage experience won’t be as good as it can be. And like I said, your weight can also be a problem. Too much weight can damage the pad’s structure and function. Choose massage pad with a solid build to avoid that.

And consider the product’s massage area too. It would be pointless to buy a massage pad if it can’t reach the vital area. The massage pad should cover you lower back, back, shoulder, and neck. It should be able to get the kinks and knots out with ease and comfort.

Check the return policy, especially when you buying online. You won’t be able to say what will happen. What if you don’t like it, you will be stuck with it and waste your money.

Some people may feel pain and sore after some first uses. Don’t worry, this is a common effect. Just like you get muscle pain after the first time when to the gym. The pain will go away after a few times. If it doesn’t, contact the producer to get support.

And remember too much massage or too intense massage could hurt your back. Too much of a good thing is not always good.

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