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Guide to buying an Abs Exercise Mat
Exercising in the home is becoming more and more popular. You can do many different exercises at home, be it from DVD’s or using the latest fitness methods on the Wii. Most of these form of exercises use forms of floor exercise. So if you are exercising in the home and doing floor exercises your floor might not be the ideal surface. This is where an exercise abs mat comes in to its own.
An exercise mat is useful whether you are doing yoga, pilates or other forms of floor exercises. Exercise ab mats have multiple benefits. If you have a hard surface in the area that you exercise, such as a wooden floor, then an exercise abs mat protects your body from the hard floor while performing movements and holding poses for periods of time.
Secondly as well as protecting your body an exercise mat will also protect the surface. So if have carpet in your exercise area the abs mat will protect the area from sweat and also wear and tear from moving on the carpet.
So if you are thinking of buying an exercise ab mat you should consider what is going to be the main purpose of the mat as this will determine other considerations such as which type of ab mat, thickness of mat, material of mat.
Type of Exercise abs Mat
There are different types of ab mat available on the market. Some suit particular types of exercise while others are generic exercisemats for any type of exercise. As mentioned if you are looking for a mat try and think of what type of exercise it will be used for. This may narrow down your choice and you can then look at other considerations such as thickness, size and colour.
Pilates is becoming a more popular type of exercise and is an exercise which can be performed easily and comfortably in the home. An exercise mat for pilates will enhance your exercise experience. Pilates mats are quite thick to support the body when performing exercises like the rolls that pilates includes. A pilates mat is usually about half an inch thick offering good support to the back. A pilates mat can be quite firm as well again to provide good support to your body and to make sure that you are getting the most of the exercise rather than using cushioning to bounce.
Yoga has been a popular form of exercise for many years and provides a good all over body workout. There are many DVD’s available and using an exercise mat during yoga will give your body the support it needs and protect your floors when working out. A yoga mat can be similar to a pilates mat and can be made from different type of material such as PVC, rubber, mesh or material. A yoga mat is also used for cushioning the body but is also made to aid traction when performing exercises that require feet or hands to touch the floor but not slip.
Regular Exercise ab Mats
Pilates and Yoga aren’t the only form of exercise that abs mats can be used for. Traditional exercises such as sit-ups, push-ups and squats can be enhanced by using an exercise mat. Regular ab mats might be made of foam or a soft cushioning covered by a material such as PVC. If you are looking for an ab mat for sit-ups then make sure the length of the mat will accommodate you including your feet as this will aid grip and protect the floor if your whole body is on the exercise abs mat