If you gained weight during quarantine, you’re not alone. The average weight gain during pandemic lockdown averaged between 10 and 25 pounds. But now that things are opening up and restrictions are lifting, it’s time to drop the weight and get back in shape. Here are three high-tech fitness gadgets to help you lose those pandemic pounds.
Paying for It
Although you can find discounts, high-tech exercise equipment comes with a higher price tag. Even a single piece of equipment can cost you hundreds if not, thousands of dollars. For this reason, you need to think of them as a small investment. If you want to get in shape but can’t afford your favorite exercise equipment, a loan is your best bet. Though you may be on the fence about getting a loan due to your student debt, you can look into a consolidation. Consolidating debt means combining multiple balances into one payment. A private lender is a great option to make this happen. You can get a loan with lower rates and to have a near-accurate estimation of your monthly payments, you can use a student loan consolidation calculator.
A Rowing Machine
The rowing machine is the perfect piece of exercise equipment for people looking for efficient results with little impact. This machine allows you to get a full-body workout while simultaneously contributing to your weight loss. By full-body workout, we mean this machine stimulates your glutes, abs, biceps, deltoids, quadriceps, calves, and upper back. How this machine works is that you sit in the seat, place your feet on the footrests and pull on the handle. The handle is connected to a chain and weight, which can be adjusted to fit your physical needs. Just remember that the more resistance you put on it, the harder it will be to pull. Always take things slowly at first and pace yourself.
Whenever someone talks about exercise equipment, one of the first things that comes to people’s mind is the treadmill. In fact, it is one of the most commonly used cardio machines for weight loss. Treadmills are devices you can walk, power walk, jog and run on. Unlike a rowing machine, a treadmill’s impact depends on how you use it. Walking, power walking, and light jogging are low intensity while running is high intensity. A treadmill is a great way to start building stamina, so you can lean toward more high-intensity exercises. However, if you’re using a treadmill for the first time, you need to make use of the handlebars. It’s to guarantee your safety should you accidentally trip while building up endurance.
If you’re looking for a balance between the high intensity of treadmills and the flexibility of the rowing machine, then an elliptical machine is your best friend. Also known as an air walker, this device works your legs, glutes, chest, quadriceps, biceps, triceps, and back all at once. You can set the resistance to tone muscles, lose weight faster and it’s perfect if you’ve recently suffered an injury.