Blog entries in 2009/12
New Bodyweight Exercises Added 26-12-2009
We're slowly building up our exercise directory at Fitstream and have just added seven of our favourite bodyweight based exercises, complete with illustrations, instructions and tips with no fitness equipment in sight!
If you think bodyweight training isn't challenging or is ineffective then give one of these exericses a try! You can add some into your existing training regime to mix things up a little and they're also great for when you're on the road and don't have the luxury of a gym to help stay in shape.
Visit our bodyweight exercises now for more detail.
DIY Bamboo Bike 22-12-2009
A new Brooklyn based company lets customers build their own bikes by hand from bamboo during a guided weekend workshop.
Bamboo Bike Studio are the company behind the idea who advertise that one weekend is all it takes to "assemble the components, and roll away with a custom-fitted ride, tuned to your body and cycling style". All this made from a renewable material growing in their backyard, a material which is not only stronger and lighter than steel, but also easier to work with.
We love this idea, not just because it's eco friendly or for a worthy cause (All proceeds directly support the first bamboo bike factories in developing countries) but because we've always been drawn into the appeal of building our own fitness or strength equipment where possible. Using something to shape your physique, build strength and get in shape that was put together with your own two hands inherently appeals to us and the Bamboo Bike Factory take this to a new level.
For more information on Bamboo Bikes, the weekend bike-building workshop and their prices, check out the website at Bamboo Bike Studio.
Weighted Vest Available to Buy! 16-12-2009
We've now added our Fitstream Weighted Vest to the store and it's available to buy now.
The vest comes loaded with 10kg weight plates but you can buy additional weights to load up to 30kg!!
Weighted vest training will increase the intensity of your workouts and help develop your speed, explosive power, strength and stamina. It's also a great way to maximise the benefits of any bodyweight training programme, continue those gains, and promote the development of lean muscle-mass and the burning of fat.
The vest is suitable for all kinds of training such as:
- Weighted running
- Weighted Bodyweight exercises
- Acceleration training
- Agility and speed training
- Weighted walking
- Comes with 10kg plates. Loadable up to 30kg.
- Heavy duty durable design
- Comfortable to wear
For more information on weighted vest training and the benefits read our weight vest guide.
For more information visit our store but we're selling out quick.
Click for the Fitstream Weighted Vest.
Gymnastics Rings Available in Store 12-12-2009
The Fitstream Rings are now available to buy in our store. These gymnastics rings have been designed from the ground up specifically for fitness and strength training.
The Fitstream Rings can be used at home by passing the straps over bars, beams, or rafters and securing using the buckle, which is also used to height-adjust the rings for various exercises.
With the Fitstream Rings you get everything you need to start ring training right away. If you have your doubts about bodyweight training these rings will shatter those uncertainties and redefine your strength training workouts.
A solid construction, light-weight design and easy-adjust format - the Fitstream Rings are available to buy now from our store.