Exercise Mats to Take the Edge Off

Posted by admin on Apr 29th 2015

workout injury

You’ve heard the saying, “No pain, no gain.” While it’s not entirely true, it’s safe to say that during any routine workout, the chance exists that you will get hurt in some way. So you stretch, warm up, cool down – everything you can think of to make your workout routine one you can live with for a very long time. But there’s one other key component to a successful fitness routine: a good surface on which to exercise.Maybe you’ve tried doing a workout at home in the living room – on the carpet. Yeah, that’s not going to work. You thought the traffic marks in there were bad before, wait until you’ve been doing Insanity in there for a couple of months! Maybe your home gym is in the basement on the concrete floor. Didn’t know your joints could hurt that much, did you? When the surface on which you’re working out is firm but impact-absorbing, you’ll be able exercise longer, with less joint pain, achieving better results. So forget the living room carpet and don’t try to tough it out in the basement; put 3/8″ to 3/4″ of EVA foam between you and the floor and watch what happens!

A mere 3/8″ of padding can make all the difference in a workout routine. It makes stretching more comfortable and makes more stretches possible. Because the foam is anti-fatigue, you’ll be able to exercise longer with less stress on your feet, ankles, knees, and back. If you’re doing things like Insanity or plyometrics, you might want to consider a thicker mat to take the edge off the high impact activities. 1/2″ of EVA foam will absorb considerable levels of impact and provide stability that stays in place even under the demands of a high intensity and high speed workout. If your workout is going to include martial arts, any kind of take-downs, or is in need of extra padding, you’ll appreciate our 3/4″ foam mats. The extra padding makes landing on the floor something you can expect to recover from immediately.

Working out doesn’t have to wear you out. Take a significant edge off your fitness routine by making sure you have a safe, supportive surface to get fit on. Get the mats that are best for your workout, that meet your needs, and fit your budget. We Sell Mats has exactly what you’re looking for!