Benefits of Gym Foam Bricks & Yoga Foam Blocks

Yoga blocks and gym bricks are growing in popularity across the UK. They are proving to be a very valuable accessory for helping people enhance their home workouts and asanas, adding another layer of difficulty and support to moves.

Although both products are largely similar and easily interchanged, the key difference is in their shape and dimensions. The foam yoga block is a thinner and has a wider surface area (300mm x 200mm x 50mm) more suited to yoga and building flexibility, whilst foam gym bricks are thicker and taller (220mm x 100mm x 70mm) suited for gym work and strength building.

Gym bricks Yoga blocks
Add height to exercises to challenge muscle groups harder Support to help stabilise movements and help keep the body aligned
Help hold onto difficult moves for longer Help modify poses according to personal convenience to increase flexibility
Added grip and friction against the flooring Reduce stress and strain on muscles in difficult asanas

Both blocks are intended to improve the quality of workouts, by providing support at strategic points by placing under your hands, feet, back, or even seat.

Why choose foam blocks and bricks

Foam has been a fundamental component of exercise equipment for a very long time. Foam's physical properties allow for great compression and durability within a lightweight material. There are also two types of foam to choose from. Both are light, easily portable and non-toxic, however, the key differences between them are:

Closed cell foam Open cell foam
Material: Made with EVA polyethylene foam Made with "chip" polyurethane foam
Surface: Smooth Sponge
Features: EVA foam is malleable and soft-to-touch "Chip" open cell foam is eco-friendly and recycled into "cork" style
Closed cell strucuture is airtight, watertight and can be wiped clean Open cell structure offers greater compression for soft, more cushioned support

Choosing between the two foams is simply down to personal preference.

Why invest in new equipment...

Ultimately yoga foam bricks and gym foam blocks have become a staple accessory in many people’s exercise routines. They are usefull, easy to store and are an affordable tool in assisting workouts to ensure you are getting the most out of your exercises.

See our yoga foam blocks and gym foam brick products

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