Home Gyms - Home Gym Equipment

 If you don't want to spend money on gym membership, don't want to lose time traveling to and from commercial gyms, but you like to workout at the privacy of your home, you are on the right place.

Need home gym exercise machine? Check these categories:

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Weight Stack Home Gyms

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Free Weights Home Gyms

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Resistance Rods Home Gyms

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Other Home Gyms

Weight Stack Home Gyms

weight stack home gymWeight stack based home gyms take up very little floor space, offer a wide range of workout exercises (most often entire body - chest, shoulders, back, arms, abs and legs) and usually last for a long time.

These home gyms utilize usually only one central weight stack that is used for each different exercise.

Weight stack home gyms use a pulley system to hook the weight stack with desired exercise bar.

They are very safe and durable - only problem is that with having central weight stack, only one exercise can be perform at one time.

On the other hand, multistation weight stack home gym exercise machines have multiple weight stacks, enabling several people to train simultaneously or making possible circular workouts without changing the pin settings all the time.

Of course, multistation exercise machines are much bigger, heavier and costlier. They should be positioned on the strong floors with plenty of space around the machine.

Free Weights Home Gyms

free weights home gymFree weights home gym normally has no pulleys or cables. Instead of having multiple benches and units, there are several stations incorporated into one large frame system around one or two adjustable benches, that requires manually loading weight plates (free weights) at each station.

Although these systems are designed to simulate a free weight workout, there are big differences between lifting free weights using barbells or/and dumbbells (harder and less safe) and lifting weights using free weight home gyms (easier and safer).

Free weight home gyms require more space than single weight stack home gyms, are heavier due to additional plate weight, but they can last a long time and are very safe to use if used properly.

Free weights home gyms enables lifter to isolate muscles more than that would be possible using free weights. This is great advantage if you have certain issues like shoulder problems and you want to bench press. On the other hand, free weights stress more muscles (main muscles and stabilizers) and if you want to bench press, you have to do it with a free, loaded bar.

Also, some home gyms use Smith cages for safer workouts (this is always open to a nice debate) and such machines can use both free weights or weight stacks, or even something else.

If you want to lift weights, go to the gym, otherwise, consider weight stack or resistance rods home gyms. Although free weights home gyms have their advantages, personally I don't like them - but that is just me.

Resistance Rods Home Gyms

resistance rods home gymIn order to provide the resistance, these gym systems use different strength rods. These systems are very compact, use very little space, provide numerous exercises, but they also have some major problems - rods lose resistance over time and they have to be changed from time to time. This can be great problem if there are several people working out with the same rods.

Rods and pulley system are not maintenance free - rods can be purchased and replaced as required, just like pulleys and cables.

Single workout station machines require little space, but anything more leads to increase in size and weight, but still, they are lighter than multistation weight stack or free weights home gyms.

On the other hand, these home gyms can be great choice for occasional trainee just wanting a moderately intensive workout with moderate volume.

Other Home Gyms

total gym xls trainer 1mThis is very broad category of possible home gym exercise machines.

'Other home gyms' include home gyms that don't use classic free weights, weight stack or resistant rods. They use other means for creating resistance, for example - gravity.

Some home gyms look like Medieval torturing devices, but keep your mind open and think out of the box - best solutions are usually the most simplest one, but if you do need something specific, why not try something different.


Need something else, or want to learn more about working out and workout equipment? Check these categories:

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Cardio Exercise Machines

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Racks and Cages

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Accessories

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