The Fitness Enthusiast
When it comes to choosing between a treadmill and a bike for your home gym, the decision can be tough. Both machines have their perks and pitfalls.
So, which one is better for weight loss? And is there a clear winner when it comes to overall fitness? In this blog post, we will explore the differences between these two pieces of equipment and help you decide which one is right for you.
Most people turn to weight training to change their physique. When asked what motivates them, many will say weight loss, increased muscle mass or a more “toned” appearance is the goal.
But beyond the obvious increase in muscle mass and associated weight loss, your body might also change in unexpected ways. A lot is going on in your body when you choose to challenge it in unexpected ways, and this can trigger a lot of changes.
If you want to maximise efficiency with every workout, then compound exercises should be your best friend. These are moves that work multiple muscle groups at once, allowing you to build strength more efficiently.
The opposite of a compound exercise is an isolation exercise, which allows you to strengthen a specific muscle group. If you’re hoping to lose weight while increasing muscle mass, then mastering these compound exercises should form the basis of your workouts. You may also see compound exercises referred to as multi-joint exercises.
The landscape of personal fitness has changed enormously over the last 20 years. Who can remember when the gym was a place for athletes or bodybuilders, and that was it. There was "keep fit" classes for everyone else. And by everyone else, I mean women who wanted a social catch up with a little bit of exercise.
Fast forward to the post-pandemic world we currently have, and fitness is a hot topic for everyone.