July 29, 2011 | Filed Under Benefits of a Regular Workout, Product Information | No Comments
We’ve seen what the Gripad weightlifting gloves can do; from rowing to Pilates, and many things in between, the Gripad gloves are as eclectic as they are loved. The gloves can be used for weightlifting, free weights, Yoga, spinning, and much more. They aren’t just for weightlifters at the gym – The gloves are so much more. Here are two final workout crazes that the Gripad gloves go perfectly with…
CrossFit – CrossFit is a carve your body out of muscle sort of a deal. Its strength is in its diversity of exercise methods. There is weightlifting, power lifting, gymnastics, rowing, plyometrics, medicine ball training, sprinting, and more all rolled up into one nice little ball. It’s a unique fitness program that involves lifting strange objects, climbing rope, running, jumping, and other strenuous but calorie burning activities. With all of the strange items to be lifted and the amount of strain that will be put onto your hands and wrists, it is imperative that you have protection. The Gripad weightlifting gloves are the perfect addition to this rigorous and intensive training. Without blisters and calluses, you will be able to focus on improving endurance, shedding pounds, and creating muscle with the CrossFit program.
Ellipticals – Elliptical machines at your local gym help to simulate walking, running, and climbing without having the same high impact issues involved as if you were actually doing those things outdoors. Coming into being during the early 90’s, the elliptical machine allows for the user to keep his or her feet on the pedals with no high impact reverberation as found in running, or even walking. The machines, thus, decrease the risk of impact injuries by providing low impact exercise for the user. And again, the Gripad gloves will provide you with a sweat proof, non-slip handhold that will improve your performance without ruining your hands.
The Gripad gloves are not just for weightlifting. They truly are so much more. Check out Gripad’s website and buy a pair today!
July 25, 2011 | Filed Under Benefits of a Regular Workout, GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves | No Comments
The Gripad weightlifting glove can be used for free weights and the weight machines at your local gym – We all know this. The glove can also be used for Pilates and spinning classes as well. But there is more – The Gripad lifting grips are an eclectic glove that offers you protection in even more exercise settings…
Yoga – Yoga combines mental, physical, and spiritual disciplines in order to find inner peace. Originating in India, Yoga has swept the world. In the United States, practitioners of the exercise have reported improvements in musculoskeletal health, as well as mental well-being and overall improvements in mood, anxiety levels, and much more. There are different Yoga styles to choose from: Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Bikram, Iyengar, and more. Each of these styles, while based off of the same poses, has a different emphasis for the user. With the Gripad gloves, there will be no slippage on the mat and no excess sweat thanks to the Neoprene infused layer protecting your hand. And the best part about it is you won’t even know you have a glove on your hand. It covers your palm and a little bit of your fingers but provides the protection you need to tackle even the toughest of poses.
Rowing – Rowing can be a fantastic form of exercise, in the gym or on the water. Specifically, at the gym you can use all four limbs and work the major muscle groups as well. The rowing machine can be a great machine to burn a large amount of calories and lose weight effectively. And you can burn calories in less time than you would on a stationary bike. That being said, the repetitive movement can cause your hands the same sort of stress as lifting weights without gloves. The Gripad gloves solve this quandary by protecting your hands from calluses, blisters, and slippage. Try a new activity today but protect hands with the Gripad weightlifting gloves – The gloves are more than meets the eye!
July 22, 2011 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves | No Comments
We all know Gripad weightlifting gloves are great for the gym. But what else can they be used for – What other activities are they a perfect fit for..? In our multiple part blog, we’ll take an extended look at why the Gripad weightlifting gloves are so eclectic…
Pilates – The Gripad weightlifting gloves can help with reducing the strain on your hands and wrists during these exercises – They are a perfect addition to the Pilates regimen. Pilates was the brain child of Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century and focused on the mind’s ability to control the muscles.
Pilates itself is a melding of both mind and body. It increases strength, endurance, flexibility, and tones the body during each workout. Adherents focus on their quality of breathing, proper body alignment, and proper breathing methods, among much else. Pilates uses a floor mat or a variety of different pieces of equipment to turn a body into something chiseled out of stone. In doing so, it increases your core strength and stability without adding extra bulk to your frame. Over the years, it has become even more popular as a way to shape your body while providing true piece of mind as well – In 2009, over nine million people took part in Pilates exercises, which was a 456% increase from 2000.
Spinning – Have you ever heard friends talking about the workout you can get from a Spinning class? You simply set up shop in a fitness studio with a group of other riders. A stationary bike awaits and an instructor leads the class through distinctive workout phases such as warm-ups, sprints, climbs, and more. And with the Gripad lifting grips, you can effectively keep your hands sweat free and cool. There’s no slippage and you’ve got a steady grip on those handlebars. In a class where you are pushing yourself to your limits, the gloves would be a handy addition to your biking equipment.
July 20, 2011 | Filed Under GRIPAD Weight Lifting Gloves | No Comments
Is it the Neoprene layer that wicks away sweat to keep you hands dry as you lift? Is it the perfect fit for both men and women? Or is it the fact that you can work out without feeling like you have actual gloves on your hands? What is it about the Gripad weightlifting gloves that has America – and the world – talking..?
The Gripad lifting grips offers maximum protection without overwhelming your hand like regular gloves. In the Gripad testimonial pages, users consistently say they prefer Gripads to gloves. But what does this mean? Gripad weightlifting grips aren’t gloves? To the users themselves, it means they don’t look or feel like any other gloves you’ve ever tried on. They aren’t bulky and they don’t get stiff like leather gloves would after a workout. The Gripads offer full protection without making you realize you’re wearing something over your hands – They’re gloves, but they’re not.
Mike S., a Gripad user, calls the workout gloves the best he’s ever used, hands down. So what makes Gripad lifting grips so special apart from the great grip, small size, and ease of use? For one, your hands will be dry the entire workout thanks to the Neoprene layer of protection built into the fabric of the glove. No slippage – Just a great grip for even the heaviest of weights. You can also say goodbye to calluses, blisters, odor, and the like with Gripad gloves. From the testimonials, you can see firsthand the effect the gloves have on users. Calluses disappear and workouts become more comfortable. The gloves are easy to purchase and are quick to be delivered. And the overall, genuine trend that’s found in the testimonials pages is this – The fact that so many Gripad buyers are willing to be turn around and be salesman and marketers for the glove. They love them so much they are willing to spread the good word.
So, in the end, it’s all of these little things that help to add up to one great glove that will make your workouts easier, smoother, and more fulfilling. Give Gripad a try today!
July 17, 2011 | Filed Under Benefits of a Regular Workout | No Comments
Have you ever heard the old term “use it or lose it?” That old saying can be applied to our muscles, bones, and even our bodies. When we don’t exercise, not only weight, blood pressure, and endurance levels can be affected – Our peace of mind and body structure can weaken over time. Exercise is such an important part of our daily lives that going without it can be dangerous. Here — in part 2 of our look at what a lack of exercise can do to your body – we’ll look at its effect on bones, strength, and our overall mental well-being.
Strength and your bones – Over time – as we age – we lose both muscle mass and bone density. With a strength training program, one can turn the tide against these effects. But without one, your muscles and bones will weaken and may lead to osteoporosis and potential for further injury as you grow older. Strength training, specifically, will stress your bones, which will in turn increase bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis as you age. Strength training can also reduce your risk of injury, control your weight, boost stamina, provide energy, and help to reduce or improve chronic conditions/diseases. Exercise is thus an important and vital part of not only our bodies, but our minds as well.
Your mental well-being – Speaking of our minds, exercise can help to confer a sense of happiness and a feeling of contentment as we look at our new and improved bodies in the mirror. Without it, though, we can lose everything that exercise provides: strength, happiness, mental well-being, proper eating habits, and more. And without the natural painkilling high known as endorphins that come from rigorous activity, we may suffer in the mental health department as well. Exercise is a very important factor is keeping us happy, motivated, content, and involved in life – So if you’re not exercising, start small and start slow. In the end, you’ll be happy you did.
July 13, 2011 | Filed Under Benefits of a Regular Workout | No Comments
Up until this point, we’ve discussed why exercise is so good for you. But what about for those people who don’t have a regular exercise regimen that they follow..? What are the possible detrimental side effects of not exercising on a regular basis? In part 1 of our look at what happens to your body when you don’t exercise, we’ll take a look at weight, blood pressure, and endurance issues related to a sedentary life.
Endurance – Whether it be through running, walking, weight lifting, or any fitness program, exercise has the ability to confer a higher endurance level for the user. Whereas household chores, climbing stairs at work, or any other physical form of everyday activities can be a breeze when you’re in good shape, try doing those things after a period of no exercise. Your endurance level will effectively be curtailed, as well as your overall energy output. If you can’t get to the gym or participate in strength training on a particular day, try a walk with your dog, a bike ride to the store, taking the stairs at work, or any other activity that keeps your fitness level up and your body burning calories.
Weight and blood pressure – Try this on for size… When you don’t move, you burn fewer calories per day – Duh, right? But here’s the kicker because without the exercise helping to shed both fat and calories for the day, you can gain weight very quickly. An excess of 500 calories per day added to your diet can turn into a gain of 1 lb. per week, which then snowballs into 4 lbs. per month added to your frame. With this weight gain, you have a higher risk for such diseases as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and more. In addition, if you’re overweight, exercise can be difficult on your body, actually stressing bones, muscles, and joints due to the extra weight you may be carrying. Thus, exercise is an important factor in how you feel, your health, and over fitness level.
In part 2, we will discuss bones, strength, and mental health and the effects of little or no exercise on each…
July 10, 2011 | Filed Under Exercise, Workout Routines | No Comments
Here are a few more ideas that will hopefully help to stimulate you to keep plugging away at that workout routine of yours. While these fixes aren’t necessarily exercise related, per se, they are interesting ideas that can help to improve your overall outlook on exercise and give you an impetus to continue your hard work…
Chart all your progress – By keeping a diary or journal of your activities, you can look back in a month’s time and see how far you have actually come. Even a chart of your runs, lifts, or other exercises can help you to stay on a proper schedule, meet the goals you have set for yourself, and be consistent in your methods. Each time you pass these, you’ll see the real progress you’re making and this – in and of itself – will push you further on your path toward true fitness. You’ll actually see the gains you’ve been making.
Try measuring and not weighing – This makes pretty good sense when you think about it. Weighing yourself on the scale could be a demoralizing affair. You step up and see you’ve gained weight after a few weeks of working out. What’s this..? Well, it could just be the muscle you’ve packed on during your lifting sessions in which you actually added weight to your body. Or it could be the fact that it takes a while for you to see the results from your work. Instead of the old scale method, simply use some measuring tape. You can measure your arms, chest, waist, legs, and more. This will show improvement for you faster than the scale would and may actually help you to stick with your particular exercise regimen as well, once you see the results.
In the end, a variety of little things go into whether or not we enjoy – and stay with – our exercise methods. If you’re having difficulty maintaining your regimen or it’s become a slog to get through your exercises, give these two little additions a try. It may just light a fire underneath your feet and get you going toward better health, body, and mind.
July 8, 2011 | Filed Under Exercise | No Comments
Do these items remind you of your daily exercise ritual..? The run everyday. A walk that retraces the same steps from the day before. A bike ride on a stationary bike, the garage door your only viewpoint. Any of these sound like you..? If so, you may be in an exercise rut. Fortunately, here are three ideas to help you break free, create a little bit more fun in each of your routines, and in the end, get fit and have fun doing it.
Exercise with an activity you enjoy – This could be anything from basketball to yoga – dancing to golf – and anything and everything in between. A regular sporting activity can offer a much needed break for a stagnant routine of the same cardiovascular activity everyday. It’s all about creativity. Say you’re tired of your stationary bike sessions in the garage..? Move that bad boy indoors and watch your recorded TV shows or newly rented DVD’s while riding. Do things that spice up your fitness activities. It can be a pick up game of basketball or a treat you promise yourself after your workout – Anything that keeps you on the path toward true fitness and better health.
Make it a social affair – This could mean bring a buddy along to help push you during your weightlifting or cardio sessions. Or, it could pertain to a group exercise session such as spinning, swim class, running club, and others. Either way, it’s about getting out with your friends and getting fit. Sometimes, the lone runs and bike rides are good for us. Other times, the competition, camaraderie, and chance to spend time with friends makes the group option the better one. In the end, it’s about doing what works for you. If that’s working out alone, so be it. If it’s group sessions, great. What it comes down to is what do I need to do to keep this workout regimen going strong? You don’t want boredom or the same daily routine to get in the way of you reaching your fitness goals.
July 4, 2011 | Filed Under Affiliate Program | No Comments
What’s an affiliate you ask? Well, joining the Gripad Affiliate Program will allow you to help others to find out the wonders of the Gripad weightlifting glove. As part of the affiliate program, you will effectively market the gloves to the general public – and in doing so – will get paid for each new customer you bring us. Come again..? Here’s how this whole thing works…
A visitor you help send our way via referral will click on an affiliate link from your site or through an email message to get started. Their IP address is logged into our site and a cookie is placed in their browser. If and when the visitor decides to order, their purchase will be registered as a sale for you – It’s that easy. Gripad will review the sale, approve it, and you will receive your commission payouts on the 15th of every month via PayPal if your balance is at least $100. That’s how easy it all is – You send Gripad business and you get paid for your efforts.
There are some rules and regs in which everyone needs to follow, though. To become an affiliate member, users must have access to a PayPal account in order to receive their commissions for sending in new customers. As well, US residents must enter a US Social Security or Taxpayer ID number. For international residents, one can simply enter “International” in the required field during sign up. And lastly, one cannot receive affiliate credit for referring yourself.
It’s really that easy. While spreading the word about your favorite products, you get top dollar for every new client referred to us. In addition, Gripad offers one of the highest conversion rates in the industry. What this means is that per each visit by a customer, we should get the highest rate of those who end up signing up for hosting. So, what’s not to like about the Gripad Affiliate Program? You send customers our way and we pay you for it. With our simple Gripad Affiliate Form to fill out, you could be referring new customers in as little as five minutes time. So try it today – You’ll market a great product and get paid for your time!
July 1, 2011 | Filed Under Workout Routines, Workout Tips | No Comments
Balance lifting – Is balance lifting – done standing up, on a Swiss exercise ball, or even on one leg – more effective than a lift done stabilized on a board or seat..? In certain instances, yes. But in many cases a lifter will have to lower the amount of weight in which they are using on the exercise ball. Thus, you will get less out of the exercise even if you are working a variety of muscle in the process. For a change of pace and a way to work your abdominal muscles, the exercise ball is fantastic. For chest and shoulder routines, perform those on a stable surface in order to lift the most amount of weight possible.
Stretch after your warm up – It’s been found that stretching before a workout has very little effect on saving your body from injuries during said workout. Although stretching and warming up have been together for as long as we dare to remember, it’s actually more beneficial to stretch after a good warm up. The warm up is what actually prevents injury for your body by increasing blood flow and preparing your muscles for the hard task ahead. Do the warm up and wait to stretch until after for the best possible results and the least likelihood of injury as well.
Mix your workouts up – As with anything, if you do the same thing everyday you might just get bored. Okay, you’ll definitely get bored. So try something new – Be adventurous. Instead of a running, bike. Instead of chest or shoulder exercises, try rowing. Change up your routine to fight off the boredom or laziness associated with doing the same routine day in and day out. As well, change your strength training regimen about every two weeks and try different forms of cardio instead of the same one every single day. Your body will thank you and you’ll become even more fit in the process.