When looking for a new type of workout there are several factors one should take into consideration in order to maximize effectiveness and prevent boredom. A boxing machine like Nexersys can provide many benefits to keep you fit and having fun.
1. Does the workout focus on all major Muscle Groups?
Workouts using a Nexersys boxing machine focus on all key muscle groups, including core, legs, arms, shoulders, chest and back. By requiring balance, precision, and strength it engages all major muscle groups. The core is essential for maintaining balance while the legs are engaged throughout the motion of a kick. Arm, back, shoulder, and chest muscles are essential to the punching and jabbing motion.
2. Is the workout Redundant?
An important aspect of any workout is to avoid repetitive motion. Looped and continuous motions aren’t effective if you’re looking to achieve peak performance. High intensity interval training with a boxing machine allows for a much more effective workout by incorporating constant upward and downward shifts between cardio and strength training. An hour of boxing machine training will allow for a much higher rate of calorie burn than an hour of jogging on a treadmill.
3. Is the workout Fun?
If your workout routine is just that, a routine, then you are more likely to feel that it is something you “have to” do. The great thing about boxing machine workouts is that they provide a fun alternative to a prescribed cardio work out by making it into something you want to do rather than have to do. By creating a variety of motions and adding a competitive game-like feel, you won’t get bored. Enjoying your workout is an incredibly important part of maintaining a fit lifestyle.
There’s a scene in virtually every fighting movie where the aspiring champion spars with the punching bag, practicing for the big fight with that iconic boxing equipment. Sweat flows, expectations rise and the music swells to a crescendo of victory. The hard working athlete is finally ready–and unstoppable. Those moments on the big screen are no accident. Directors and writers know that people live for inspiration.
Nowhere is this more true than with fitness and fitness equipment. If we are inspired, we’ll work harder and faster than we knew was possible. The converse is also true–without motivation, we flounder. We get lazy and complacent, and succumb to a lifestyle of sloth and indulgence. At Nexersys inspiration is our mainstay. With Nexersys, boxing equipment is reinvented.
Because Nexersys is more than just boxing equipment. It’s a sophisticated combination of interactive strike pads, computer generated training feedback, a virtual trainer, and countless mixed martial arts exergames, all designed to make working out more engaging, more inspiring and more efficient. Far from the boxing equipment of yesterday, Nexersys goes well beyond the punching bag. Each strike pad is wired to register the angle and force of each hit. This information is then used to customize the onboard, personalized training program. Your virtual trainer gives coaching based on your individual needs and goals, and recommendations are made based on what your body needs more. What boxing equipment does that?!
You see, at Nexersys we understand that the greatest motivation is fun and progress. No matter what your level of training, Nexersys is the boxing equipment of the future–with videos, exergames, and virtual trainer will make your workouts something to look forward to. As you see yourself building strength and agility, you may catch yourself humming victory music with your arms in the air. That’s OK, go ahead. You earned it!
We believe kids should be fit. That’s why we’re so excited to have our Nexersys fitness equipment on Disney’s A.N.T. Farm. A.N.T. Farm follows Chyna Parks and her friends as they attend the Advanced Natural Talents program at Webster High School.
Chyna and her two best friends, Olive and Fletcher, will be able to use our fitness trainer whenever they want during school hours because the Nexersys boxing machine will be featured throughout the season as the gang’s favorite fitness trainer. Let’s hope that all that training will help Chyna, Olive, and Fletcher in their schoolwork, and in their constant battles with their arch-nemesis and Webster High’s head cheerleader, Lexi Reed.
If you have kids at home and want to get them up, moving, and having a great time, look into purchasing a Nexersys. Get yours today and the whole family can be enjoying exciting home workouts in no time. The training avatar makes exercise seem more like a fun video game, keeping kids interested and engaged. You can even encourage healthy competition among family members with the multi-player competition upgrade.
Check out our Nexersys fitness equipment on Disney’s A.N.T. Farm to see Chyna and friends with our fun fitness trainer.
We’re very excited to announce the inclusion of our Nexersys fitness equipment on Chinese Zodiac, Jackie Chan’s latest film.
When you think of the fastest, fittest movie stars in the world, the legendary kung fu master Jackie Chan is probably right at the top of your list. This powerhouse actor and stuntman has starred in over 100 films and at 58 years young is still going strong. In, his latest film, Chinese Zodiac, a man travels the world in search of ancient treasure in the form of 12 bronze animal heads of the Chinese zodiac.
A preview of the movie is available on Jackie Chan’s YouTube channel. In it you can even catch a few glimpses of Jackie using the Nexersys fitness equipment on Chinese Zodiac’s set. This man, who got his start in the fierce martial arts film industry of Hong Kong, looks like he’s having a good time striking the fitness trainer with strong jabs and kicks. If this boxing machine can hold up to the beating inflicted by Jackie Chan, you know it will be durable enough to provide you with many years of personalized fitness instruction.
You can see even more of the Nexersys fitness equipment on Chinese Zodiac. The film is set to be released on 12/12/2012. If you’re inspired by all of the action in Chinese Zodiac, you can always get your own Nexersys and start practicing your moves at home. You just might be the next Jackie Chan!
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) combines boxing and wrestling with several forms of martial arts to create one of the most powerful and effective fitness programs out there. Whether used for competition, fitness or self-defense, the benefits of MMA are obvious. Not only does MMA give you greater strength and agility, but also it increases balance, hand-eye coordination and mental focus. That’s not to mention the personal confidence gained by developing self-defense skills. That’s why MMA is such a hot topic among personal fitness programs.
Nexersys will be featured on DIY Network’s Man Caves soon. The episode is called “Dojo Cave”, be watching for it!.
Here is a little tease from the DIY Network so that have a taste of what you are in store for:
John Latham is a former marine and professional fighter, but his basement is no contender for any manly activities. John needs to get back in fighting condition, but with the long hours he works, he needs his Dojo to be at home. With the help of Man Caves’ special guest Renzo Gracie, Tony and Jason show John a little martial arts mayhem, with his very own Dojo Cave!
Of course, words can’t completely paint a picture of how awesome this Man Caves makeover actually turned out! This was such a fun experience for the Nexersys team and we were just as blown away as John when we had our first glimpse of his completed dojo den featuring our fitness equipment. We will be watching along with you as John’s story unfolds. Extra bonus: MMA champion fighter, Renzo Gracie will make a cameo! Lot’s of fun times ahead folks. We hope you can join us for the premiere!
The Nexersys next generation exercise system is being featured in sixty second commercials on the Discovery Channel network.
With the interactive competitive excitement of online gaming, the Nexersys fitness trainer provides customized high intensity, accelerated results similar to those of working with a personal trainer. Based on High Intensity interval training used in MMA and boxing (HIIT), Nexersys workouts are made up of rounds including strike training, cardio workouts and core training.
Perhaps you have watched the videos, read the articles, sparred with your shadow and worked on your boxing technique in the mirror. You run, jump rope, do hundreds of crunches. Yet, you still feel like something is missing and that you’re not getting to the fitness level you need. Your little brother isn’t quite big enough to take some soft punches and your buddies would rather drink beer than train. If that sounds like your workout regimen, then maybe buying some boxing equipment is in order.
There are so many varieties of boxing equipment available on the market to help you punch harder, faster and work on your stance and technique. Yet, without a personal trainer to guide your efforts, you could be only gaining minimal benefits from your training. After all, speed bags and heavy bags – while giving you something to strike at – don’t provide feedback on your performance. You may knock a virtual opponent out and even sweat playing the boxing game on Wii Sports, but as far as boxing or fitness equipment goes, one real life instance of sparring would probably find you on your behind.
However, when it comes to boxing equipment, the marriage of technology, gaming and personal training is our forte. When you can’t make it to the gym, your friends are off having their libations, video games are calling your name and your home is absent of personal trainers, then Nexersys can be your solution. You’ll perfect your technique, strike, spar, and make those crunches look sissy like when you power through rounds of video, avatar and gaming with the Nexersys.
Besides, not all those different pieces of boxing equipment will interact with you the way a virtual personal trainer will. Spar with your real virtual self instead of your shadow by checking out Nexersys today. We’re sure you will meet your match.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a wildly popular full contact combat sport. Its roots derive from the ancient Olympic sport of Pankration mixing a combination of boxing and wrestling. The MMA of today has evolved into a variety and mix of styles incorporating grappling, takedowns, striking, and a wide range of martial arts disciplines. MMA training, whether for competition, self-defense or for physical fitness, provides a plethora of physical and mental benefits. One of the most powerful fitness advantages that MMA training provide is that of strike training. Personal fitness trainers and MMA instructor alike will agree that getting the most out of exercise you will need a fundamental understanding of proper forms and technique. Striking is no different.
Striking is one of the most dominant ways to defeat an opponent or improve the confidence in defending yourself. Yet simply flailing away at a punching bag or fitness equipment can not only get you hurt, but you also won’t receive the full benefits of the exercise. (more…)
Hand-to hand combat sports have been around for thousands of years, spawning a long and storied history documented in several ancient cultures. Yet, the grueling sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), as we know it today, is evolving and taking the world by storm. While full combat sports have always been popular in some form or another, it is the mixed martial arts discipline of combining multiple fighting styles that truly separate it from the pack of other contact sports.
The sport of full contact Mixed Martial Arts can trace its roots back to the ancient Greeks and ther introduction of Pankration into the Olympic Games. While the name Pankration sounds like something whales eat, it actually means “all powers” and was thought to have derived from mythological heroes Heracles and Theseus. This no-holds barred style of fighting only had two rules: no biting or eye gouging. Pankration quickly gave way to boxing and wrestling, which took favor in Western civilization, while traditional martial arts styles held popularity in much of Asia and the Pacific Rim. While much of the world trained and fought with a variety of fighting styles, Vale Tudo, a style from Brazil and the notable Gracie family became highly popular. However, in much of the West, this type of fighting — while popular in Brazil and Japan — didn’t gain mainstream acceptance until the enterprising president of the Semaphore Entertainment Group, Bob Meyrowitz helped develop a catalyst for the sport’s popularity we see now in today’s Ultimate Fighting Championship bouts.
Today, the adoption of varying martial arts styles such as Judo, Karate, Catch Wrestling, Muay Thai, combined with incredible advancements in technology, training and fitness equipment, have brought mixed martial arts not just widespread publicity, but a cult following. Joe Rogan, well-known UFC commentator, even suggests that because of these advancements, mixed martial arts had evolved more in ten years since UFC began than in the 700 years that preceded it.
At Nexersys, we’re excited to see and be a part of the future of mixed martial arts.