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On this site you will find the top rated home exercise equipment and most popular fitness equipment, as well as total workouts to do at home. We have the best home exercise equipment for weight loss and strength/performance. You can use this equipment for Cardio, Strength Training, and Recovery. There are also top rated nutritional supplements for any type of goal. You will need all of these things to be successful with any kind of exercise program, no matter what your goals are. On the Workout page there are posts on easy workouts to do at home or in the gym.

Weight-loss


For weight-loss goals you will need to do lighter cardio and circuit training, doing 10Weight Loss-15 reps and 3-4 sets of each exercise. However you will also need at least one day of the week to do heavier cardio to improve your breathing (VO2) as well. Your body burns more fat in your LIGHTER workouts, and it burns more carbs/sugar when you are working out as hard as you can. That is where most people get confused. You burn more fat at LOWER workloads, but not as many calories, and you will burn more calories at HIGHER workloads, but you will be burning mostly carbs/sugar. There is exercise equipment for beginners on the Cardio Training and Strength Training pages.

With your nutrition you will need to get rid of soda, sugary foods, fast food, and limit carbohydrates. Eat more protein, fiber, and healthy fats. You will burn what you eat, so if you eat all carbs and sugar that’s all you will burn, which will make you store all the fat. Start by just changing one thing in your diet each week and not changing everything at once, if you do that you will not be as successful. Cooking is the best way to ensure that your body is getting the adequate amount of nutrients!

Strength and Performance


For improving strength and performance you will need to start with an even amountStanding Barbell Curl of HEAVY and LIGHT cardio to improve your breathing and to help you become more of a fat burner. You want to burn fat because it gives you more energy than when you burn carbs/sugar. There are a number of programs to choose from for strength and performance, but my favorite is 5×5. You do 5 sets of 5 reps and increase the weight each time. You can also choose an exercise and just lift to failure (until you can’t lift anymore).

For nutrition you will need a lot of protein to help your muscles recover, and amino acids can also help with that as well. You can use a pre-workouts if you feel like you need it to get through a workout, but I don’t use it because I don’t want to have to rely on it  and not be able to workout without it. But there is no harm in the right kind of pre-workout. Creatine is a supplement that can help you build muscle, but only use it if you are working out. You can have extra carbs since you will be burning a lot of calories, but you need complex carbs along with fruits and vegetables.

Please leave a comment below if you have any questions!

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  1. Hi,
    This is very interesting. I didn’t know you burned fat and sugar/carbs at different rates of exercise. Will keep this in mind. What would a heart rate be for lighter exercise?
    Pat

    1. Well that is somewhat of a loaded question.

      Everyone’s heart is different. For example: My lighter Zone 1 heart rate range is 136-143, whereas someone else’s could be 113-120.

      The best thing to do would be to find your target heart rate to get an idea of your Heart Rate Zones 1 and 2. But being in the fat burning zone feels anywhere from easy to moderate.

      To find your target heart rate do this formula…
      220 – (your age) – (your resting heart rate) x (.6) + (your resting heart rate) = Your Target Heart Rate

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