A Thick Exercise Mat Reduces Impact on Your Joints
Whether you use your exercise mat for crunches, stretching, or P90X , you need a thick exercise mat that can absorb impact shock and provide cushioning between you and the floor during exercise.
Pogamat XL and Pogamat XXL are both 6.5mm thick and made out of a PVC and polyester material that will cushion your joints while supporting you at the same time. The Pogamat XL is 27″ by 78″ and great for aerobic activity, where you are experiencing an increase in heart rate that you can sustain over a longer period of time. Examples of aerobic activity include sit ups, crunches, and leg lifts. Aerobic activity increases your endurance and cardiac health. Since anaerobic activity often involves repeating exercises many times, it is important to have a thick exercise mat to cushion your back and joints.
The Pogamat XXL is 48″ by 78″ (4 feet x 6.5 feet), a better sizer for higher intensity anaerobic activities. During aerobic exercise there is sufficient oxygen intake needed to sustain the current level of activity, while anaerobic exercise requires more energy than oxygen can provide, and your muscles begin to break down sugars, resulting in higher lactic acid production. Anaerobic activity will not only help you burn fat but also help you gain lean muscle mass. Examples of anaerobic exercise include jumping squats, weight lifting, and isometric exercises. It is even more important to have a thick exercise mat when you are performing anaerobic exercises, as the impact on your joints is greater.