Light Exercise Equipment Allen TX

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Sports Authority
(972) 509-1992
701 Taylor Drive
Plano, TX
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(972) 540-0962
Craig Crossing, 3190 S. Central Expressway, #100
McKinney, TX
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Academy
(972) 473-6400
3305 Dallas Pkwy, Suite 301 (at Parker)
Plano, TX
 
Academy
(214) 355-3200
8050 Forest Ln (at Central Expwy next to Home Depot)
Dallas, TX
 
Sports Authority
(214) 363-8441
Caruth Plaza, 9100 N. Central Expressway, #123
Dallas, TX
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Simulator, Golf Trade-In Program, Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Academy
(972) 633-4100
4045 N Central Expressway (at Spring Creek)
Plano, TX
 
Academy
(469) 952-5700
1720 West University Dr, Suite 200
McKinney, TX
 
Sports Authority
(214) 387-9215
Stonebriar Center, 2930 Preston Road, Suite 200-B
Frisco, TX
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(469) 374-9336
4245 LBJ Freeway
Farmers Branch, TX
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Academy
(972) 682-3450
3677 Emporium Circle
Mesquite, TX
 

Exercise Equipment

What to look for in a weight machine

By definition, weight machines or multi gyms combine various exercises designed to address each major muscle group in your body. If you are looking for good equipment that will complement your home renovation and/or interior redesign, make sure you have adequate space for a good quality weight machine.

Exercises are divided in 2 groups: aerobic and anaerobic. The first develops your heart and lungs (treadmill and bicycle), and the second addresses mainly the strength and resistance of your muscles (weights or weight machines). Both types are required to achieve good physical health. Most multi gyms or home gym systems come with actual weights, but a few offer other technologies based on spring resistance or power rod / band resistance.

You can exercise biceps (arm curl), triceps, quadriceps (leg press), chest (chest or bench press), shoulders (shoulder press), and legs (leg curl) on a quality multi gym equipment . Most machines come with safety features to avoid accidents, but you should always exercise the utmost care when handling heavy weights, especially with children around.

Before you buy a weight machine, you should:

  1. Determine exactly what you want it for. Are you an athlete? Do you want to lose weight? Are you hoping to tone your muscles? Or are you simply an average person who wants to stay in shape and feel good about your body?
  2. Measure carefully the space available in your house for the multi gym, and make sure you include enough space around it. Failing to provide a sufficient perimeter is a very common mistake that causes numerous headaches.
  3. Determine your budget. There is weight equipment for every budget, so don't worry if you are financially limited. You can find quality weight equipment for little money.

Weight machines range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. However, considering that most people pay an average of $50 a month at the local gym and do not use their membership regularly, you'll soon repay the cost of multi gym equipment for your house.

by Jacques Sprenger

Other Exercise Equipment

Leg Exercise Equipment

Most of us picture bulging biceps and rippling abs when we think of working out. When it comes to total fitness, it's important that we don't neglect one of the most important parts of our bodies: our legs.

A good leg exercise machine is an essential component in every home gym. Not only can strong and lean legs make your body look better, they can also make you feel better overall (by alleviating back pain, for example).

Leg exercise equipment has improved tremendously over the past decade, thanks to a number of technological advances. Some of the most popular pieces of equipment include:

  • Leg Press. There are two different ways to do a leg press – seated and vertical. For both, you use your legs to push a plate attached to weights away from your body.
  • Calf Raise Machine. The calf muscles are often neg...

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Home Gym Accessories

Popular fitness accessories

Here's a bit of irony - as fitness research methodology becomes more sophisticated, much of this high-tech research indicates that a low-tech, back-to-basics fitness program can produce superior results to a fitness plan based on high-tech equipment. This enlightening revelation has inspired a growing interest in fitness activities such as Pilates, jumping rope and aerobic stepping. These activities use fitness accessories that are affordable, portable and versatile, which gives them the distinction of being must-haves for many home gyms . Here are some guidelines for choosing them.

Jump Rope

Not only is jumping rope an excellent aerobic activity, but it's also fun. Plus, jumping rope improves agility and coordination.

Depending on your weight, jumping at a moderate speed of 70 to120 turns per minute for 15 minutes can burn between 150 and 200 calories. Make sure to choose a rope that is appropriate to your height. When the rope is folded in half, it should just about reach your shoulders. While a jump rope is certainly small enough to fit in even the smallest apartment, it's not without its drawbacks. Jump ropes are inappropriate for homes with:

  • Cats
  • Downstairs neighbors
  • Fragile antiques
  • Low ceilings

Foam Roller

Unbelievably simple yet astonishingly effective, foam rollers can be used for flexibility training, balance, core exercise and Pilates. Need a massage? Use a foam roller for a technique known as self myofascial release, which releases muscular knots without adding excessive muscular length. For this reason, athletic teams use foam rollers for warm-ups in lieu of stretching.

Foam rollers are available in various lengths, widths and thicknesses. You can use a half roller for balance training that's similar to a wobble board. However, half rollers can't be used for massage, so they're less versatile. Although standing on a full foam roller is more challenging than standing on a half, with practice, it's an attainable skill.

If you decide to go with the full foam roller, remember that size matters. When lying on the roller, it should be long enough to support both your head and your tailbone.

Pilates Equipment

Here are some guidelines for purchasing Pilates exercise equipment:

  • You get what you pay for. Cheap equipment is flimsy, and "easy assembly" is a matter of opinion.
  • Choose equipment from companies that specialize in Pilates equipment.
  • Take classes from a certified Pilates instructor before using the equipment on your own.

If Pilates equipment isn't in your budget, consider this: Before he invented the reformer, Joseph Pilates used the springs of a hospital bed to create physical therapy exercises. Many of the Pilates elders, who studied with the master himself, claim that Joe could make a piece of exercise equipment out of just about any household product. For example, rumor has it that he created the Pilates ring by using the ring of a keg.

Be creative! You...

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