Are you excited? You’ve gotten a new home gyms system after looking online at various home gyms reviews and you’re looking forward to working out with it. You may all ready have been trying it out like a little kid on Christmas, that is after you figured out how to put it together first. This is great and you are on your way to becoming a fitter and healthier you.
One thing you may not have realized though is that home gyms can be made more effective if you make use of the right accessories to go with your home gym equipment. What sorts of accessories you wonder? Well certainly not a cool pair of glasses or a set of sparkly shoelaces on your tennis shoes. After all you’ll be working out at home where none will see you.
In terms of accessories you can buy a heart rate monitor to help you figure out whether you’ve achieved your target heart rate when exercising. Some pieces of home gym equipment all ready have this device as a part of their repertoire so it may not be necessary for you to buy one. But if you don’t you may want to get one. It will make it a heck of a lot easier than trying to take your pulse, keep exercising and counting heart beats while watching the clock.
Also if you have a treadmill you may want to pick up one of those pedometers. Some treadmills come with this simple measure to help you figure if you’ve run or walked the equivalent of a mile or not. If yours doesn’t you can get a pedometer to measure the number of footfalls you make while using the machine and it will help you to figure up your mileage. Depending on your stride you will have anywhere from 1600 to 2000 footsteps in a mile.