Mirror Gym – A New Way to Train?
The concept of mirror training is not new, but it was only recently that it became popular. There are many reasons why people started using mirrors in their homes to train. Some of them include:
1) They want to see how they look without having others looking at them.
2) They want to show off their progress or achievements.
3) They want to keep up with friends and family members.
Mirror training is a great way to motivate yourself when doing exercises like push ups, pull ups, squats etc. You don’t have anyone else around your body while you perform these exercises which makes it easier for you to do them.
However, there are some drawbacks to mirror training. One of the main ones being that you may not get the same results if you use mirrors for other exercises such as curls or leg presses. Also, you will need to adjust your routine so that it doesn’t interfere too much with each other. For example, if you’re doing push ups and chest press then you’ll probably have to stop those exercises when someone comes over to watch what’s going on.
The advantage of training at home is that you have all the equipment you’ll ever need. However, you may have to get up from the comfort of your couch in order to do so (especially if you have weights). But this is really a minor thing compared to actually working out at an official gym.
Another advantage is that you can spend as much time (or as little time) training as you want. You could do an intense full body routine in 20 minutes or you could spend hours lifting weights. This freedom is great for those that have busy lives or just want to do a quick workout after work to get their minds off of things.
If you’ve been putting off exercise for a long time due to other demands on your time, then this is the perfect solution for you. It doesn’t matter if you’re too tired to go out because all you need is a few weights, your body, and a wall.
You know you need it so why not start today?
Come on, let’s do this!
Putting the Fun Back into Fitness: The importance of play and community in staying fit
Fitness is not just about looking good or competing in sports. It is about feeling good. When we are fit we feel good about ourselves. Confidence is one of the by-products of regular fitness and a confident person is a positive person.
They are likely to try new things, which will lead to a more enriching life. I believe that exercise and keeping fit should be fun.
If you find jogging boring then why do it, when there are so many other ways to keep fit?
Take up a new hobby that will get you moving.
Remember the saying “nothing ventured, nothing gained”?
Play is just as important for adults as it is for children. As we grow older we seem to lose that sense of fun and learning something new and this is reflected in our activity levels. It seems that as we grow older and become more “seasoned” in our jobs, we stop challenging ourselves and doing things that we don’t know how to do or are afraid to do.
If you’ve ever seen a child try to ride a bike then you will have noticed that they don’t know what fear is. As soon as they fall off they immediately get back on again, until eventually they manage to balance and then slowly start to pick up speed.
Sources & references used in this article:
The importance of putting the fun back in to youth sports by CC Young – ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, 2012 – journals.lww.com
The meanings of sport: fun, health, beauty or community? by Ø Seippel – Sport in Society, 2006 – Taylor & Francis
The fun culture in seniors’ online communities by G Nimrod – The Gerontologist, 2011 – academic.oup.com
MuscleMemory: identifying the scope of wearable technology in high intensity exercise communities by K Oakes, KA Siek, H MacLeod – 2015 9th International …, 2015 – ieeexplore.ieee.org
Not just for fun! Social play as a springboard for adult social competence in human and non-human primates by E Palagi – Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 2018 – Springer
Children’s perspectives on public playgrounds in two Swedish communities by M Jansson – Children Youth and Environments, 2008 – JSTOR
Relay race to fun & fitness. IDEA members help kids do what comes naturally: play and move their bodies by J Keller – IDEA Fitness Journal, 2006 – go.gale.com