DS Compact Body Rack- Review

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This bodyweight rack is extremely easy to set up and use. It arrives flat packed (everyone loves a flatpack!) and is easy to assembly, that even I didn’t need the wife for this one. It is nice and compact, reaching 226cm high – so you won’t be skimming the ceilings (I don’t and am 6ft 4). It is 99cm wide, allowing for ease of placement in most areas of your house or apartment. The frame is constructed of 100% steel and weighs in at 42kg. It can handle a maximum weight of 130kg (287lbs) so you know it is going to stand firm.

This piece of equipment is designed to target a lot of upper areas of the body, which allows you to give those legs a rest after leg day! This rack allows you to perform a wide range of exercises, for example; chin ups (underhand, overhand & neutral grips), dips, press-ups, and core strengthening (leg/knee raises).

I have personally found this to be a very useful bit of kit to have in my home gym, as it is so versatile. Since getting this equipment I haven’t had the need to consider joining a gym and wasting my money each month on a gym membership or having the hassle of leaving the house to work out. This means I can fit my workouts in easily, leaving me more time to do other things. Whats the cost? £119 from Decathlon, but I’m sure there are other providers who may sell this product so I would recommend shopping around first. Was it worth it? Absolutely! – I love it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Review – Wireless Powerbeats 3

The Wireless Powerbeats 3 are perfect for making you feel free when it comes to working out, or just simply going for a jog. There’s nothing worse than getting into a tangle with wires whilst running down the street or visiting the gym. These earphones will definitely get you into that zone when listening to your favourite tracks. I find myself pushing that extra little bit harder due to the amazing sound quality penetrating through my ears, they certainly allow you to drop some beats.

They are really easy to use, just by pressing and holding the button in on the earphones they will switch on and a light will appear to show you they are on. Then, all you need to do is switch on your Bluetooth through your mobile device, and you are ready to experience high quality sound.

With a very impressive 12 hours battery life once fully charged, this is going to allow you to workout or just enjoy your day without interruption. Even a 5 minute charge is going to give you 1 hour of juice. They are water resistant which is great for those of you who like to work up a sweat either running, doing cardio hit sessions, or giving it your all in the gym. You can receive calls through them and chat away (I’ve never had issues with call quality through them), control your music, also asking Siri anything through active Remote Talk. The price varies, but I think they are very reasonable and you can get a bargain when shopping around online.

What are the downsides? One small thing personally for me, is once I start to warm up the wire tends to stick to the back of my neck. This causes one earpiece to start slowly dropping out of my ear which can get annoying. Obviously everyone one is different so it might not even happen to you, however its something worth taking on board.

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Review – Fitbit Charge 2

For my first review I have decided that the Fitbit Charge 2 is well worth talking to you about. I have owned one of these for the last 6 months and will never look back. As I have found a passion for fitness, this has definitely inspired and motivated me to keep going.

Ok, so what do I think is so good about it? It is very lightweight, and adjustable depending on how tight you like to wear your Fitbit. The face is small, not bulky, so I’m not always catching it on everything, as I can be kinda clumsy at times. I love the fact you can change the straps with a variety of different colours to match your wardrobe and the features are amazing once you have connected the Fitbit to your smartphone/iPhone. From monitoring your heart rate, to tracking your steps, you can also make note of your calorie and fluid intake throughout the course of the day. It  will even give you an insight to your sleeping habits, as it will monitor you while you sleep, this has made for some interesting conversations with the wife in the mornings!

Now for the bad bits…although the things I find frustrating are available if you want to splash some more cash for the more recent model I’m still going to talk to you about them. The first thing is it not being waterproof, there is nothing worse than stepping into the soothing steam of a hot shower to suddenly realise you’ve left your Fitbit on and having to rush out in a panic, certainly not good for the heart rate figures! The final thing that has disappointed me is not being able to answer calls through it, instead, you can see that someone is calling, which is helpful, but again the heart rate figures go through the roof while you fumble through your gym bag for your phone.

To sum up, the Fitbit charge 2 is a great starter fitness watch if you want to monitor your heart rate through the burn of your cardio sessions and don’t want anything too protruding off your wrist, that will interfere with your workout. Its smooth, lightweight and easy to use and doesn’t put too big a hole in your bank balance.

You can find it here on Amazon!

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

This is the start of my journey into the world of reviewing items I have tried and tested. I will highlight the pro’s and cons, saving you time and stopping you potentially wasting your money!

There is nothing more annoying than bringing home your new purchases only to find the reviews you relied upon have turned out to be a load of marketing rubbish. In life I am someone who does not mince my words and I like to tell it how it is, therefore please expect honest and straight to the point reviews that will help you to weigh up whether the products are the right ones for you.

My interests are within sport, health and fitness and I plan to review a range of products available in these categories to help you make good choices that will enhance your lifestyle and free time away from the shackles of work.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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