Home Fitness Equipment: How To Buy A Heart Rate Monitor

Heart Rate Monitors Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals Safely and Quickly. Here Are A Few Of The Many Models Available.

MyZone Switch Heart Rate Monitor

Heart Rate Monitor For Wrist-Arm-Chest

MyZone Switch Heart Rate Monitor Available On Perform Better

MyZone Heart Rate Monitor Belt

Heart Rate Monitor Belt

MyZone MZ3 Belt Available On Perform Better

FITCENT Heart Rate Monitor Arm Band

Heart Rate Monitor Arm Band

FITCENT Heart Rate Monitor Arm Band Available on Amazon

FITVII Slim Fitness Tracker

Heart Rate Monitor Watch

FITVII Heart Rate Monitor Watch Available on Amazon

Features To Consider Prior To Purchase
  • Accuracy
  • Compatibility to fitness apps, gym equipment, Bluetooth
  • Updates
  • Out-of-target zone warning signal
  • Features: Blood Pressure, Calorie Tracker, Memory, Pedometer
  • Waterproof
  • Battery Life and Type
  • Manufacturer
  • Price
  • Warranty
  • Customer Reviews

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Virtual Fitness: How To Do Step-Up-To-Balance Bicep Curl To Overhead Press

Step-Up-To-Balance Strengthens Core, Thighs, Biceps and Shoulders

Dumbbells are sold by Power Systems, Perform Better and Amazon

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There are 4 moves. 1) Step up on to platform with left leg. Stand on left foot as you do each exercise. 2) Perform 1 dumbbell curl. 3) Perform 1 dumbbell overhead press. 4) Lower weights and step down. Move slowly throughout each move.

EXERCISE GOAL: Maintain stability
MODIFICATIONS: 1) The higher the platform, the harder it is to maintain stability. Use a lower platform if needed. 2) Stand on one foot while performing the exercise without the platform. 3) Reduce the weight by using smaller dumbbells.

EQUIPMENT: Dumbbells, Platform, or Step

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Virtual Fitness: How To Do Plank Slide Outs

The Plank Slide Out Is A Bodyweight Exercise That Strengthens Core, Shoulders, Upper Back, and Arms
  • Get into an all-fours position on your mat.
  • Place a plastic sliding disc under each hand.
  • Lift into a plank position with hands under shoulders and arms straight.
  • Feet about hip width or slightly wider. Toes curled under.
  • Lower down to the down position of a push-up.
  • Slide right arm forward into a straight line. Return right arm to start position.
  • Repeat the same movement with left arm.
  • Push-up with arms straight. Bend elbows and lower down.
  • Continue repeating the sliding exercise for desired repetitions.
  • Plastic Disc Sliders/Gliders
  • Exercise Mat

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  • Perform the exercise on all fours sliding the disc 4-6 inches, or less from shoulder.
  • Eliminate the push-up.
  • Move arm forward to tolerance performing quarter or half slides.

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EXERCISE DOs and DONTs – As with all exercise programs, when using exercise videos that appear on this site, you need to use common sense. If your muscles are weak, either do the modifications, or don’t attempt this exercise if it’s too difficult for you. When starting an exercise program, be sure to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider

Home Fitness Equipment: How To Buy An Exercise Bar

Weighted Workout Bar

Weighted Workout Bar By Fitness Republic

Sold By Weight

Available on Amazon
Weighted Body Bar

Weighted Body Bar

Sold By Weight and Length

Available at Perform Better
Versa Bar/Aerobic Bar

Versa Bar/Aerobic Bar

Sold By Weight and Length

Available at Power Systems
Features To Consider Prior To Purchase
  • Durability
  • Storage
  • Price
  • Online Instructions or DVD
  • Weight and Length Options
  • Color Coding
  • Warranty
  • Manufacturer
  • Specifications
  • Shipping Fees
  • Customer Reviews
  • Materials

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Virtual Fitness: How To Do A Stability Ball Dumbbell Combo

Stability Ball Dumbbell Combo Is A Core Stabilization Exercise The Strengthens Back and Shoulders

Stability Balls Are Sold on Amazon, Perform Better and Power Systems

Dumbbells are sold by Power Systems, Perform Better and Amazon

There are 5 moves in this exercise. Lie on the stability ball with feet hip width. Hold dumbbells with a pronated grip in the start position with dumbbells under shoulders. 1) Slowly bend elbows into a right angle while lifting dumbbells up. 2) Keep elbows at right angles and move weights up aligning dumbbells with ears. 3) Straighten elbows while pushing dumbbells forward, arms forming a straight line. 4) Pull elbows back to a right angle. This is the same position as # 2. 5) Lower dumbbells to the start position. Repeat additional rounds as desired.

TECHNIQUE: Keep shoulders away from the ears. Push front of the hips into the ball by maintaining glute muscle activation. Remain stable during each movement.
MODIFICATION: If the ball is too large, or the weight too heavy, you’ll have difficulty with stabilization. If your feet don’t touch the floor, select a smaller ball or remove some of the air.

EQUIPMENT: Stability Ball and Dumbbells

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