Home Gym and Fitness Equipment Facts

June 26, 2007 by  
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By Kent Glines

At some point in your life you’ve thought about purchasing a home gym. Why didn’t you? Perhaps it was monetary or you just didn’t understand the benefits. In reality a home gym is a great addition to any house. Most people consider the home gym to be one piece of exercise equipment so the user can do multiple and different exercises on one machine. In most cases this is true, however a home gym can be so much more. It’s not necessarily just one piece of equipment anymore. It can also consist of a set of dumbbells, barbells and free weights.

Some of the benefits to having your own home gym are:

1. It’s open any time you want to use it.
2. There are never any waiting lines to use the equipment.
3. There are not any ongoing membership fees.
4. You’re in control of your own environment like TV or stereo.
5. You won’t catch any germs from other people so you won’t get sick.

Types of Equipment

If you do decide that owning your own equipment is the best thing for you, the next item on the agenda will be to decide exactly what type of equipment you need. To help you decide which way to go with your own equipment, you should consider what your goals are. One important point to remember is that you can always add more equipment at a later time. Advances in home gym equipment have evolved from the chrome monsters of 10 years ago to the sleek machines of today. Let’s take a look at some of the options that are available at this time.

Cardiovascular Machines:

1. Elliptical machines are for cardiovascular workouts and are excellent since they work both the upper and lower body.

2. Treadmills are one of the most popular types of exercise machines however they only work the lower body.

3. Rowing machines are also excellent pieces of workout equipment if you want to get a full body workout.

4. Recumbent bikes are also a good way to get a lower body workout.

5. Stair Steppers, AKA Stair Climbers will get your heart racing with its lower body workout.

6. Ski machines give both the upper and lower body workout.

There are more and more cardiovascular machines coming onto the market almost daily. Just watch the late night infomercials to see some of the newest.

Weight Machines to build and tone muscles:

1. Bowflex is a full workout machine, which uses flexible rods for resistance instead of weights. Very popular!

2. Body Solid makes several different types of weight machines including their “Leverage System”.

3. Pro Gym, Weider, and a host of others manufacture multi-station home gyms designed for just about any budget.

Consider this: When you purchase a complete home gym package like a Bowflex system for example, you may want to hire a personal trainer that is familiar with your particular equipment for a couple of sessions, just to help you to get started off on the right foot.

A home gym is one of the best ways to start out on the fitness path. There is one and only one drawback when you decide to purchase your new home gym equipment. The drawback is that there is an endless number of different brands and models to choose from. One of the biggest advantages to owning your own equipment is that you can decide when YOU want to exercise since you’ll be open 24/7.

Kent Glines has been a personal trainer who has achieved more than typical results with his clients by sticking to most of the common supplement and exercise basics.

More information about Fitness Equipment and Home Gym Equipment can be found at www.bodybuildingdiscount.net

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