Workout videos are no new invention and the fact that they actually referred to still as ‘videos’ just goes to show how long they’ve been around. These videos today are DVDs and they are immensely popular for people who are choosing to work out at home. It’s quite a common question that I’m asked as to whether people can get a good workout from a workout video, and whether it is something that can rival signing up for a gym.
It is not possible to answer such a broad question with a simple yes or no answer. There are many different types of workout video and some are certainly better than others. Some involve equipment and some don’t, some are made by professionals and some are not. As with any sort of exercise, if you are not doing it properly then you are not going to receive the full benefits of it, and using a workout video is no exception.
It Depends What Sort Of Workout Videos You Select
There are some types of exercise that a workout video can be very beneficial for. One of the most common types of workout videos is those for exercising abdominal muscles. You must be careful though when choosing which video to follow as some of them do not have the effect they advertise. Remember, there are no shortcuts when getting fit and you will have to put in a lot of effort if you want to see results with your abdominal muscles.
Videos that have been well reviewed by professionals are a good place to start, but make sure you are not just reading these reviews on the website promoting the video. Unlike some other exercises, abdominal muscles can be worked out without much equipment so video exercises can be a good option.
Working out at home is a good option for people who are not able to reach a gym easily. Not being able to get to a gym is no excuse not to remain healthy and if you are choosing to workout at home then exercise videos can be a really great alternative to going to the gym. With high-speed internet available to almost everyone it is even possible to download these videos from the Internet at no charge. As I just mentioned though, make sure that they have been well reviewed, if you are watching an exercise video for free, make sure that you know the reason you do not have to pay for it. Check out the video below from Tara Bright detailing some of the benefits of working out at home.
The Benefits Of The Gym
The real benefit of the gym is that it is capable of pushing you harder than you can be pushed at home. Unless you have a full range of exercise equipment it is unlikely that you will be able to push yourself as much as you could in the gym. For those who want to gain muscle weight then using machines and free weights are the best option and videos will not be up to give you the kind of results that a strenuous workout in the gym can.
Kelvin wears many hats in the fitness and health industry. He believes in a practical, flexible and sustainable approach to bodybuilding. Initially Kelvin had started bodybuilding as a hobby which turned into passion and later, a successful career. He shares his expertise on strength training and body building to help the GFY community.
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