Limited time due to a busy
schedule of balancing work and family can prevent anyone from
regular exercise at the gym. A home gym, however, could just be the
solution to incorporate fitness into your daily routine. With the
variety of fitness equipment available, how do you select which is
right for you? Consider the following during your planning and
Determine your fitness goals. Deciding your fitness goals before
you start your equipment selection will help you make a wiser
purchase. Do you want to perform strength training to reshape your
muscles? Boost your energy or loss weight through cardiovascular
exercise? If you want to strength train, decide the muscle groups
you want to target. Here is a list of the major muscle groups for
you to keep in mind when considering what equipment is right for
Pectoralis major and minor
Deltoids and trapezius
Latissimus dorsi, teres major
and minor, rhomboid (upper back)
Biceps, brachialis (front of
Triceps (back of arms)
Gluteus maximus (buttocks)
Quadriceps (front of thighs)
Hamstrings (back of thighs)
Gastrocnemius, soleus (calves)
Rectus abdominis, obliques
Erector spinae, quadratus
lumborum (lower back)
Before you decide to make a purchase, designate a
place specifically for your home gym. Ensure you have adequate
space to accommodate everything in the home gym. You should measure
the dimensions of your room, (the length, width and height) to have
available when purchasing the equipment.
After you have determined your fitness goals, shop
for equipment, which will help you to meet them. Examples of
equipment for aerobic exercises are treadmills, stationary bicycles,
and stair-steppers. You could even invest in a television to
workout with aerobic tapes or view your favorite show while jogging
on your treadmill.
Strength training equipment can
include free weights such as “dumbbells” or “barbells”, or a
multi-station machine (also known as a home gym). If you plan to
lift heavy free weights you may need a lifting partner. Your
partner will help you check your form and monitor safety. For more
equipment ideas, you could take a tour of a fitness center.
Ask yourself, how much money do you want to spend.
Most fitness equipment can range from $500-$1000 and more if you
want a total body work out. Typically, quality equipment is priced
in the upper range.
A Test Ride.
Always test the equipment before you buy it. Test the machines for
comfort and satisfaction.
Talk to the Experts.
Purchase your equipment from a fitness specialty store. These
stores specialize in fitness equipment and provide a broad selection
for you to choose from. Specialty fitness stores would also employ
certified associates to address your questions regarding exercise
Increase your Knowledge.
Be certain you increase your knowledge of
weight training safety and proper technique to reduce injury. Read
directions for your fitness equipment and follow them.
Remember! Choosing equipment
and exercises, which are fun for you, will help you to keep at it
and enjoy it.
Golds Gym Power Flex
Looking for a home gym with power? The Gold's Gym Power Flex is
simply the most effective strength-training workout available. You
get 65 club-quality exercises in a single machine. The secret to
muscle-sculpting power is a combination of Power Stroke™ resistance
and Swivel Flex™ pulleys. Power Stroke bands provide 210 lbs. of
resistance (with the option to upgrade to 410 lbs.) for resistance
that's more effective than rods and safer than free weights. Plus,
the optimal range of motion of Swivel Flex™ pulleys allow for a wide
range of motion and swift transition from one exercise to the next.
The result is the ab-ripping, muscle-sculpting effect you're after.
Power Flex is so versatile, you'll never outgrow it.
Gold's Gym Power Flex:
• 210 lbs. Power Stroke™ Resistance
• Upgrade to 410 lbs. Resistance
• Swivel-Flex™ Pulleys
• 65 Club-Quality Exercises
• FREE Leg Developer, $200 Value
• High and low Pulleys
• Rowing Station
• Space Saving Design for 3' x 2' Storage
• Free Workout Poster
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