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What is the difference between a fitness mat and a yoga mat? How to choose? What material is good?

In a broad sense, there is no difference between a fitness mat and a yoga mat. The biggest difference is that the names are different. Both fitness mats and yoga mats have different materials and sizes. We only need to choose a suitable mat for our fitness.

 

1. Is a yoga mat an IQ tax?

To that question, the answer is yes: yoga mats are not an IQ tax.

First of all, the price of the yoga mat is not expensive, it is just a mat to keep you safe while exercising. When we are doing yoga, many actions require kneeling on the yoga mat. If it is less protected, then the damage to our knees can be imagined.

Moreover, the yoga mat has anti-slip, cushioning and other functions, which can play an auxiliary role in our exercise, and the exercise effect may be better. Many professional fitness friends will recommend starting a fitness mat.

2. Are yoga mats useful?

Different from other fitness equipment, fitness mats are a very important auxiliary product for our fitness, and the price range is very large, from dozens to hundreds of dollars, and the choice is relatively rich. So what exactly does a yoga mat do?

Protective effects

As mentioned above, when we do yoga and other movements, the joints of the body often need to be in contact with the ground. There is a fitness mat under the body, which can protect our body well.

Cushioning

There are many types of yoga mats, so they also support various types of sports. Exercises such as skipping rope have a great impact on the knees when landing, and the yoga mat can just make this impact very good. Buffer off, improve the comfort of sports, protect joints and knees.

Anti-slip effect

Another effect is non-slip. Most of the yoga mats have a good grip, which can greatly improve the safety of sports and prevent injuries due to slipping.

3. Which brand of yoga mat is good?

When choosing a yoga mat, the choice of the brand is important, but we must first know what important parameters need to be paid attention to when purchasing a yoga mat.

Material

There are various materials for yoga mats. We often see NBR, PVC, TPE, and rubber.
NBR material has good wear resistance and heat resistance, light weight and cheap price, but the anti-skid and shock absorption are relatively not so good.
The advantages of PVC material are non-slip, wear-resistant and durable, and cheap. The disadvantage is that the cushioning is not very good, and the surface is a bit hard.
TPE material has obvious advantages, full of elasticity, good cushioning and anti-skid performance, and at the same time, it has the advantages of light weight and aging resistance. The disadvantage is that it is not resistant to high temperature and the price is high.

size

Yoga mats are generally larger in size, and the sizes on the market vary. This can be based on the specific needs of your own exercise to choose the appropriate size. If you are mainly doing static exercise, the size requirements are not so strict, but if you are doing more vigorous exercise, it is recommended to choose a larger size.

thickness

The thickness of the yoga mat is generally between 6mm and 15mm. It is not the thicker the better. The too thick mat is not stable enough. As long as it can support our movement well, it has good stability and slip resistance. Can. Because our main purpose is to protect us from injury in sports.

4. Summary

In fact, a yoga mat is an auxiliary tool in our fitness process, which can protect our safety. The materials and functions of yoga mats at different price points are different. Some are suitable for novice friends, and some are suitable for professional training. After reading my recommendation, you can choose the one you like according to your own needs.
But the most important thing is to move, don’t spend money to buy a mat and come back and watch videos! I hope everyone can buy a suitable fitness yoga mat.

 

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