Sports Fitness Equipment

December 9th, 2011 No comments

Welcome to Sports Fitness Equipment HQ. We want to be just what our names says, your sports fitness equipment headquarters.

On these pages you’ll find honest reviews of the latest and greatest workout machines, as well as links to where you can buy these products for less than you might expect. We’ll be looking at just about anything that can help you get in shape. That includes elliptical machines, treadmills, stair climbers, rowers, ab machine and more; just about anything designed to make you look and feel better.

But enough about us. This site is about helping you get and stay fit. So let’s start taking a look at some of the great products out there.

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Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 Inversion Therapy Table Review

December 29th, 2012 No comments

The Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 Inversion Therapy Table was invented by someone who suffered from terrible pain for years. Roger Teeter’s company now manufactures some of the best inversion therapy tables available today and they are all tested to comply with strict medical and clinical standards.

Roger Teeter has been back pain free for many years and you can be too. Inversion therapy is logical. By inverting the body, pressure is removed from the lower spine, flattening it and increasing the space between the vertebrae. Pinched nerves and sciatica because of squashed discs can quickly be relieved and by performing a number of different exercises the back can be strengthened and can repair itself more easily.

People swear by their Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 Inversion Therapy Tables. They not only work like magic on many sufferers’ backs they can help to relieve headaches and other related muscular pain and strengthen muscles. Back pain sufferers often have incorrect posture so other parts of the body also become painful.

The EP-550 accommodates the body comfortably for better mobility and a greater range of motion. The foot platform is adjustable as are the tether straps. The machine also offers preset angles of 20° 40° and 60° along with custom angles, so you can be in the most comfortable position possible while you exercise and decompress.

An instructional DVD is included with the Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 Inversion Therapy Table that will help you through every step of setting up the machine correctly, and also offers a number of back strengthening exercises for you to follow.

With regular use anyone who has persistent back and related muscle problems will benefit and that includes sportspeople and workers who perform repetitive motions every day.

The Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 Inversion Therapy Table accommodates people up to 6’ 6” tall and those who weigh up to 300 pounds.

Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 Inversion Therapy Table

Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 Inversion Therapy Table Features

  • Reduces back and other related pain, strengthens and improves posture
  • Gently stretches the vertebrae to relieve pressure on discs, ligaments and trapped nerves
  • Safe, comfortable and adjusts exactly to the user’s requirements
  • Complies with medical/clinical equipment standards
  • Sturdy construction, 5-year warranty

User Review

My back hurt so bad after slipping on ice, I thought I’d have to shoot myself to relieve the pain! I was told that the only remedy would be an expensive and risky operation or maybe having to take heavy-duty painkillers for the rest of my life. I was about at the end of my rope when a colleague told me about inversion therapy.

After studying many of the reviews I settled on this Inversion Therapy Table, and I’m glad I did.

You may need some help to get it adjusted to the way you want it and I needed help to get on and off it in the beginning – I was hurting that much. Knowing what degree of inversion you need is difficult to gauge at first but the DVD helps a lot.

I began feeling the results within a couple of sessions and only two weeks later all the pain is gone. I’m continuing to use it regularly to strengthen my back.  I don’t have health insurance and this is a far better alternative to paying for a chiro, surgery, cortisone injections, pills and all the rest of it. I’m one happy (back pain-free) customer!

Bottom Line

No pills, no surgery and no expensive drugs and therapy the Teeter Hang Ups EP-550 Inversion Therapy Table is a natural way to cure back pain.

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Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike Review

December 17th, 2012 No comments

The Schwinn 240 recumbent exercise bike is made by a name we all know and trust. For a company that produced one of the finest bikes, it was obviously a natural progression for them to move into the field of exercise bikes. They’re doing well too. All their upright exercise bikes are built of sturdy materials and are adjustable and ergonomically designed for the feel of a “real” bike ride.

If you’re worried about purchasing a recumbent exercise bike rather than an upright it’s probably because you’re worried about your back and neck.  A recumbent bike can actually be much kinder to your back because they have excellent lumbar support. You can also target more muscle groups with an incumbent.

Everything on the Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike is built for ease of use, comfort and ergonomics. And the seat, handlebars and console are fully adjustable so you enjoy the best exercise experience.

The Schwinn 240 has a 20-pound flywheel offering 16 easily adjustable levels of resistance and includes 17 workout programs, 8 course profiles and heart monitoring through the handlebars. Watch your progress on the Backlit, multi-color console to see how many calories you’ve burned, your level of resistance, time spent and distance traveled.

If you can’t afford a top-of-the-line recumbent exercise bike you’ll get the same exact workout and you can save hundreds of dollars.

Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike

Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike Features

  • 16 resistance levels, 20-lb flywheel with Eddy Current Brake resistance
  • Adjustable handlebars, seat and console for comfort
  • Water bottle holder, magazine/tablet rack and underneath storage shelf for towels etc
  • Easy to read monitor for watching your progress, includes miles, time and calories burned
  • 275 pounds max user weight

Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike User Review

If you love cycling but not in the rain or you can’t cycle because the roads are just too darned dangerous, then you will really love the Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike.

It definitely goes head to head with other more commercial exercise bikes. I was considering a Precor but at nearly $3000 I decided it was just too far out of my price range.

I did a lot of research trying to find just which recumbent bike would do as well and I have to admit I was influenced by the Schwinn name.  I was never disappointed with my Schwinn road bike (until someone stole it) and the Schwinn 240 is proving to be just as comfortable and reliable.  All the different levels of resistance and the various built in programs are great. I use a different one every day and I can say I am definitely fitter and feel a lot healthier and stronger.

It took nearly a whole day for my husband to put the Schwinn 240 together for me.  We don’t call him Speedy for nothing! But when he’d finished I knew straight away this was going to become one of my favorite things.

Now if only I could get his butt off the couch and onto it!

Bottom Line

The Schwinn 240 Recumbent Exercise Bike is an excellent machine that rivals other commercial quality machines which cost many times more – and you’ll get the same results.

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