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Gym mats are multi-purpose protective items which are used to help protect you when your completing different floor exercises. From sit ups and press ups to abdominal crunches and tricep dips, products like this Sure Shot 'Multi Purpose Gym / Judo Mat' give affordable protection to people keen to exercise at home. I bought my mat for £45.00, and I know sports direct are currently stocking the item at its current competitive price. For someone like me who is hoping to build a thorough collection of gym related items, the mat is a vital element which promotes safety and is a responsible platform from which to exercise. The mat adopts both a soft and flexible feel with a durable overall structure. I have owned mine for 2-months now and it has been used 3-times a week without any hint of wear and tear. Similarly, the softness / protectiveness of the inner material hasn't deteriorated in the slightest - so the resistance to impact from body parts is still at 100%. Made predominantly from high density chip foam, the materials used are of high quality, lifting the price, but also the safety rating of the product. It's durable PVC cover resists piercing whilst remaining relatively soft and flexible - this material also has anti-slip qualities to its base to prevent the mat moving around on harder surfaces. Dimensions: Length: 2 metre Width: 1 metre Thickness: 40mm The length of the product is the same as a standard single bed, but the width excels that of a single bed slightly. This allows for sidewards movement when completing exercised which might require this. The thickness (40mm) makes it comfortable to lie down and perform sit-ups - and it also allows users to lie on their stomachs without irritation. The thickness isn't sufficient enough (nor the surface area large enough) for gymnastics moves to be landed upon it - the product will not stop you from sustaining injury! One bonus which having the thickness kept to a minimum is the fact that the product is kept light-weight and its construction costs low. Overall I can see no real reasons not to buy one of these mats. They are available in two colours - green or red tatami - and come highly recommended from past purchasers who have written good reviews about it online and it magazines. Although the title says Judo, there's no reason not to use this mat for anything exercise / sport related, provided your not diving onto the thing from height.
Sure Shot Multi Purpose Gym / Judo Mat 0901MP1 - 1m x 1m x 40mm Green Tatami