Every kind of accessory is available in the market, often very gender specific because men and women essentially have different workout regimes. Therefore, the accessories are also different as per the purpose to be solved.
Different kinds of Fitness Accessories: Heart Rate Monitor: As the name suggests this monitor keeps a tab on one’s heart rate while exercising suggesting the speed at which the workout should be done, rather a measure of how the heart is responsive to the intensity of the exercise. Often these heart rate monitors calculate the calories burnt during the workout which not only keeps a tab of intensity but is also an excellent motivational factor. These monitors come in all forms and sizes, which include straps, bands or even wireless devices that not only track the activity but also transfer it to a data-storing device.
In fact, with the advancing technology these activity trackers are also available in forms where they track an entire day’s activity and the effective calorie count apart from of course keeping a tab on the individual ‘s sleep and accordingly gives relevant suggestive outputs.
Body Weight Scale: This accessory is relatively a common one, the only recent development being that this scale can gauge/calculate the composition or in terms of weight and fat content which can be a motivator or absolute repressor.
Stability Ball: These huge plastic/related material balls are a common sight in all kinds of fitness centers including gyms. The stability ball actually has greater significance than what can be expected out of it. These balls are instrumental in strengthening the core and balance, which is often overlooked in the otherwise gym workouts.
Music Players and Shoes: The kind of distraction one finds in music can be very liberating and if these music players are accessorize such that they do not interfere with the rigorous exercise then there is nothing like it. In addition, shoes play a very important role as the sole undergoes constant wear and tear and therefore an ideal pair of shoes is very important.
There are various accessories, which are specific to men. For instance, we can associate only the masculine class with weightlifting and weight lifting belts are a very common accessory, which gives support to the midsection of the body while using very heavy weights. Gym Chalk is another unusual accessory that heavy weigh lovers do not miss on, because they provide the necessary grip to hold the weights during times of sweat and hence perform better. The other kind, which is also helpful, is a lifting strap. Of course, the weights themselves like dumbbells etc are considered as accessories.
Ideally, these are a runaway success because they make a work out regime a pleasurable experience or in the least enhance it and make it worthwhile.