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LEBERT EQUALIZER BARS

I’ll admit, I love getting new fitness equipment – to use personally or with my Personal Training clients – the way some women love buying shoes.  Maybe it’s weird, but new and innovative ways to exercise are very exciting to me!  That being said, some fitness equipment designed for home use are downright ridiculous – I won’t list them, but let’s just say *cough* Shopping Channel *cough* has some products that make me laugh; I sometimes watch the sales pitches late at night for pure amusement.

The good news is, my latest addition, the Lebert Equalizer Bars is a serious piece of fitness equipment that can get you real results. Actually, it’s 2 peices, as the product comes with 2 bars that you can work in a variety of  ways. I put off purchasing this particular item for a while because I thought, really, what can this do that free weights/TRX Suspension/Rip Trainer/Resistance Bands, etc., can’t?

I was pleasantly surprised that you can do an entire body workout using this product.  Depending on the positioning of the bars and/or your body placement, you can make the exercises easy if you’re a beginner or more advanced if you are looking for a real challenge. But what I really love about them is they weigh about 8 lb. each and can easily be taken to the park for a fun outdoor workout, or stored out of sight when you are done using them.  The weight of the bars also makes them useful for some traditional weight training exercises – initially I thought it was a little strange to be using them for bicep curls or shoulder press, but I realized it worked the muscles in a unique way that I think people will find enjoyable

Check out this cool video showing several different ways you can use the bars:

Some of the exercises shown in the video can obviously only be done if you have more than one set of bars or in a group setting, but even when working out alone there is a tremendous variety in the movements you can do.  If you’ve been looking for a simple, inexpensive piece of home fitness equipment that won’t take up a lot of space, then this one is definitely for you.

Here are the Product Specifications:

As I mentioned Each Equalizer bar weighs about 8 pounds.  The bars come in 3 colors – yellow, pink or lime.  While I have a hard time using fitness equipment that is pink (shiny silver or black are my go-to fitness equipment colors), the yellow was the least girly of the 3 so I went with that.  But hey, if you want to go pink and matchy-matchy with your workout outfit, please be my guest – if you feel good, you will use it, right?

The dimensions are 28-1/2 inches high by 25 inches wide, although you can purchase the “Lebert Big Boy T-Legs” separately to make the bars a few inches taller if you are over 6 feet tall.  I am 5’10 and do not have an issue with them as is, but I can see if I was any taller I’d want that extra height.  It has been tested to support up to 400 pounds of body weight so this isn’t some flimsy piece of garbage that will break, even if you have a lot of weight to lose!  The Equalizers can easily be stacked together, taking up little storage space.

Package includes 2 Elebert equalizer barsqualizer Bars, a Beginner/Intermediate Workout DVD with Marc Lebert (the creator of the Lebert Bars, among other useful fitness products) and a laminated poster depicting proper form for some of the more popular exercises.

Click HERE to purchase or if you just want to learn more about what the Lebert Equalizer Bars can do for you.

 

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TOP 25 WORKOUT SONGS

Workout musicIf you workout, you know how important it is to have really good music playing – the “right” song can make you run that extra mile, lift that last rep when you feel like your muscles are going to give way or just make you keep going even if you feel like you’re going to pass out.  The “wrong” song can bore you, leave you feeling weak and tired and make you give up way before you are ready.

Everyone has different tastes and styles of music that give them that extra pump so I’m not writing this to tell you my playlist is better than yours.  You may think mine sucks and even if you agree with many of them, I’m certain there will be some snickering at a few of my choices – Justin Beiber? What? Selena Gomez? Hey don’t judge me, sometimes I think I’m still a teenager full of angst and I’m okay with that!  I’ve also got classic (and totally cliche) workout music from the Rocky Soundtrack because frankly you’re not an exercise fanatic if you’re missing those.  There’s a mix of oldies but goodies and newer songs but they all have one thing in common – an awesome beat and sometimes even better lyrics.

When my headphones – that would be Bose SIE2i Sport Headphones only, baby – are in my ears and my Ipod nano is clipped to my shirt playing these songs, I am unstoppable…..so if you ever catch me at the gym and I totally ignore you, rest assured I’m so lost in the music, the lyrics and the pounding rhythm, it wouldn’t matter who or what was in front of me because I’d be completely oblivious.  My advice is just snap your fingers in my face to get me out of my trance happy

Here are my most often, top 25 go-to workout songs, in no particular order: (Click on the song to listen in Itunes)

Cooler Than Me (Single Mix) – Cooler Than Me – Single

Far from Over – Frank Stallone

More (RedOne Jimmy Joker Remix) – Usher – Single

Robot – Miley Cyrus Can’t Be Tamed

Beggin’ – Madcon – Single

Fancy Footwork – Chromeo

Walking On a Dream – Empire of the Sun

Danger Zone – Top Gun (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Beauty and a Beat (feat. Nicki Minaj) – Believe

International Love (feat. Chris Brown) – Planet Pit

Amnesia (Radio Edit) – Ian Carey & Rosette – Single

Ghosts n Stuff – Deadmau5

It’s Time – Night Visions – Imagine Dragons

Turn Me On – David Guetta (feat. Nicki Minaj)

Safe and Sound – Capital Cities

Africa – Cryzp

Naturally – Selena Gomez and the Scene – Kiss & Tell

Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) – Journey: Greatest Hits

Training Montage – Rocky IV (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Love Is a Battlefield – Pat Benetar – Best Shots

Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue – Fever

Higher – Taio Cruz – Rokstarr

Club Can’t Handle Me – Flo Rida

Eye of the Tiger – Rocky IV (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Stayin’ Alive – The Best of N-Trance OR Stayin Alive – Capital Cities – Kangaroo Court – EP

By the way, if I had to choose only one song and nothing else, hands down it would be Separate Ways by Journey.   A close second would be Far From Over by Frank Stallone  – the movie Stayin’ Alive may have sucked but if that song doesn’t get you in a workout groove, nothing will.  So there you have it.  And now I’d love to know…..what’s on YOUR workout playlist? Share in the comments below.

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