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Home Gyms

Sunday, 05 April 2009

home gymsWell, here you are. Earlier or later, regardless of how old you are, the age is not limited, you know, nearly every megalopolis resident will recollect the school trainer who was appealing to do physical exercises throughout the life since exercises and sport, on the whole, make us healthy. Somebody cared? Everyone failed to attend physical education classes for a good excuse and without it. And now the times comes when our joints creak, our neck crackles, the flab on the tummy forms an ugly apron and we get more concerned about our heart that twinges and stupors every morning. No, no. Quit thinking that your time is up. But it is worth that you let your body know that it is not just support stuff for the head.

There are various techniques to increase vitality of your muscles. And the most popular is morning running and fitness exercises. And what should we do if we want to sleep to death in the mornings; our work schedule is so crazy that you do not know where you are in twenty minutes? Home exercise equipment is an option for you then.

And reasonably we ask ourselves, how to choose the right one? On the whole, you should consider only three parameters including some commercial specifications (price, manufacturer, and warranty), its size and functions.

You want be healthy?

Cardio-equipment is first of all assigned to strengthen cardiovascular system and respiratory system of the body.

A «must» information

  • Aerobic zone
  • Pulse rate

Aerobic zone is the pulse rate equal to 60-80% of the maximum pulse variable that can be calculated at the following formula: 220 minus your age.

As a rule, fat is burnt at the pulse rate within the range of 60 to 70%, muscles grow and get strengthened within the pulse rate of 70-80 % of the maximum frequency. Pulse values depend on the level of training. The rule is that at the beginner level the pulse when exercising should make 60-65 % of the maximum frequency, the intermediate level - 65-70 %, and at the advanced level it should read 70-75 %.

Mechanical and magnetic kinds of Exercise Bike are available in the market. There is another individual sector - stationary bicycles - they are up-to-date though they cost far more expensive.


  • compactness
  • comfort
  • relatively low price
  • bike exercises may be done when watching TV, talking on the telephone or learning a foreign language in the audio mode.


  • Limitedness of exercising - not all the body warms up
  • Back, knees and elbows are excessively strained
  • With intensive exercises (at least an hour a day) Exercise Bike is worn out in a year and a half. The totals we have - we should not save on our health.
  • Treadmill is manufactured as mechanical and electrical machines.


  • Easy to train
  • Once again, when training you may do a lot of useful actions


  • bulkiness
  • a good treadmill machine will cost you no less than two thousand dollars and even the best of them regularly require maintenance of different joints, stripes, lubricating oil and kind of stuff.  In general, you need a male hands available in the house (by the way, the man will move it from here and there to clean under it), either a specialist from the Shop Client Service Team (they can move the equipment as well, as an option).

Steppers are available in two kinds, with adjustable and non-adjustable loading.


  • compactness, option to pile and move away
  • affordable price


  • with functions of the stepper being improved, this machine turns into complicated and  incomplete orbytrack. The simplest type of a stepper is assigned only to train legs.

Elliptical Trainers (orbytracks, skiing trainers) are relatively a new invention in this sphere.


  • good for training of cardiovascular and respiratory systems, with elements of load-bearing training for the upper torso.
  • activates various problematic zones, especially muscles of legs, buttocks and thighs
  • relatively safe for joints
  • variety of prices (from 400 USD to about four thousand) allow choosing the right one to taste and purse


  • orbytrack is similar to treadmill in dimensions

Rowing machines - one of the most universal options


  • effective for growth and tolerance and strength
  • practically all body muscles are involved (legs, hands, buttocks, tummy, back and chest)
  • it is easy to develop and make any rehabilitation program with it


  • dimensions
  • price
  • regular consultation of the instructor is required, otherwise you have all chances to grow unnecessary muscle in unwanted places. For example, your fragile maiden shoulders will be affected.

A group of loading trainers

They are less popular as home gyms since using them, you a priori need trainer's supervision and extra training on the spot, in accordance with his recommendations.

You should know anatomy of a man

Basic medical aid

Loading trainers differ from cardio trainers in that each of them is assigned for a particular group of muscles. There is no distinct classification of muscle-strengthening gyms and they are approximately divided into groups:

With built-in weighs - gyms for newcomers, they are safer and allow working on a concrete group of muscles without involving others. The loads used include flat load maintained in the stake by fixtures and moved by deep stream;

Under the individual weight - a weight of the sportsman is taken as a principal load; the trainer strengthens force, endurance and flexibility. Load level may be changed if you adjust the angle of bench slope or number of loads;

With loose weights - loose bars, weight plates and  dumbbells. When using them, you may easily grow your muscles and improve your movement coordination since you need regularly control balancing and position of the apparatus.

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