When you are considering home gym workout equipment you need to take in a lot of different decisions like the cost of the equipment, the space it will need and the time you can spend working out on it. When you are looking at exercise equipment you should take each of these point into consideration.
What you should do is figure out what your fitness goals are and then buy something that is specific to that. You should also start off small and upgrade your equipment when needed so that you don’t waste a lot of money and time on something you might not use a lot.
If you want to improve your cardiovascular fitness, then why not invested in a jump rope instead of paying out for the best cardio machine. Even if you need to put on a pair of trainers and go for a run and just have relevant machine to help you in your fitness goals.
Instead of paying out for a large set of weights with a bench you could accomplish your strength training goals with a set of dumbbells. Just be sure to work out all areas of the body to get the best results and avoid imbalance strength.
If space is a problem or you travel a lot most major equipment manufacturer have a separate range of equipment design for that exact purpose just shop around for compact, lightweight equipment.
Your busy life will dictate how much time you can devote to your fitness goals. However you need to do at least 30 minutes of exercise 3 to 5 times a week to get consistent results. You can get a great routine on a DVD and use your own body weight to get the job done.
Types of cardio Equipment
These are good for walking and running indoors and work with an electric motor. A good treadmill will give the user a wide selection of speeds and height adjustments to simulate going up hill. Most of these machine come with an on-board computer so that you can monitor distance, calories burned and your heart rate.
These are good if you have a bad knee because they provide low impact on the joints. The intensity of these work out vary on the resistance setting you put it on and these machine are more weight bearing that work the body as a whole.
You can burn a lot of calories in these full body movements. Most of these machine use a flywheel with a chain and handle. Machines like the Stamina rowing machine use a roller system and adjustable cylinder resistance arms that simulate real rowing motions.
Strength Training Equipment
For strength training you can use dumbbells, barbell, weights with a bench or a all in one home gym. The aim for all of this equipment is to target different muscles to build strength. The best way to decide which one is for you is to look at you fitness goals and look at the benefits of each equipment weather it match what you want to do.
You need to take you time and decide on the best piece of equipment for you and it should center around a fun, exciting, result getting routine that you can do day in day out so that you wont get bored. Make it to hard and you might not follow through, to easy and you could not enjoy it. Only you can decide what is right for you. Shop around look at everything start small then upgrade as you need.
What is your fitness goals? Do you want to build muscle or lose weight? I love hearing from my readers so why not leave me a comment below of what you fitness goals are and how are you going to accomplish them.