Exercise is critical for any child’s healthy development. The sedentary lifestyle children live nowadays has led to more children being obese. Parents need to be more involved in their children’s lives. Mobile devices, TV and video games have become the children’s companions as parents are too busy and come home late. In order for obesity rates to change, parents have to step up and set an exercise routine. Children learn best by example, so parents can consider joining their kids while they exercise and make the process more fun.
The recommended playtime of children is at least 60 minutes for 3 days a week. An indoor home gym is one of the best gifts you can give a child, considering sometimes you might not be able to take them to outdoor playgrounds for various reasons. Your kids can play for hours on end while in a safe environment. If you had already bought and installed a home gym from Fitness Kid, and you are looking for additional attachments, you've come to the right place. We recommend parallel bars that your kids can use to strengthen their arm muscles.
What Are Parallel Bars?
Parallel bars are typically an apparatus that any gymnast or aspiring gymnast can use to strengthen their upper body. The parallel bars are basically two metal bars that are normally fixed at hand height and fixed to the floor for stability. Fitness Kid’s parallel bars are an addition to an already existing indoor home gym. The children grab both bars, one in each hand, then raise themselves up, swing sideways, pull themselves up or even back and forth.
Why You Should Install Parallel Bars
There are many reasons why you should add parallel bars to your kid’s indoor home gym. The parallel bars improve the child’s motor skills while improving their upper body strength, which includes arms and chest muscles. Playing on the parallel bars also help the child maintain a healthy weight. If your child is recuperating from any sort of injury and has been immobile for a while, the parallel bars are a great way to help improve their mobility skills.
Different Types of Exercises Done on The Parallel Bars
There are different types of exercises both children and adults can do on the parallel bars, as they can carry a weight of up to 220lbs.
- Dips for the triceps
- Leg raises for legs and abdominal muscles
- Modified push-ups for triceps, shoulders and chest
- Modified pull-ups for lower back muscles, biceps and shoulder muscles
Every accessory from Fitness Kid is of the highest quality and comes with very detailed instructions on how to assemble it. There are some basic tools that you might need for assembly which include:
- Plumb line
- Level gauge 3’ in length
- Sep ladder with a height of 5’