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One of the things that annoys me the most about going to a health club is needing to wait in line to use the strength training machines. The "Body Solid EXM1500S Single Stack Home Gym" brings the health club to you, and that means not having to wait for someone else to finish his or her workout in order for you to get to work on your own fitness program.
This gym works using a pulley resistance system that uses real weight that is held on a stack. By simply changing the pin, you’ve set the desired weight for your exercise and the gym offers plenty of different exercises for both your upper and lower body.
Whether you are simply trying to tone your muscles or add muscle mass, the "Body Solid EXM1500S Single Stack Home Gym" will give you a workout that rivals what you can get at any health club.
Looking at the Body-Solid StrengthTech EXM 2500S Home Gym reminds me of the weight machines that I would use during weight training for high school sports.
The only difference is that this gym combines all of the movements that I would move from machine to machine to do and makes them available on a single unit.
How Does the Body-Solid StrengthTech EXM 2500S Home Gym Work?
The Body-Solid StrengthTech EXM 2500S Home Gym uses cast iron resistance and is able to accommodate many exercises; including lat pull, chest press, leg curl and extension, row, tricep extension, ab crunch and more.
This gym is set up like a typical weight machine that can be found in any gym. Most weight machines only focus on a single exercise however, while the Body-Solid StrengthTech EXM 2500S Home Gym provides much more versatility.
I really wish that I could afford all of the high end exercise equipment that I see on the market, but I can’t. When it comes to saving space and money, Best Fitness had me in mind and created the BFMG20 Sportsmans Gym.
This gym is compact and will take up less space in both my home and my wallet. It is designed for a limited space and a limited budget, yet it does its job pretty well.
How Does the Best Fitness BFMG20 Sportsmans Gym Work?
This gym uses a weight and pulley system and works the upper body, back and legs through a variety of exercises. The resistance is controlled by a stack of plates that weigh 150lb.
The low height of this machine makes it friendly for basements or rooms with a low ceiling height. If you are looking for a machine simply for general fitness and strength training, the Best Fitness BFMG20 Sportsmans Gym might meet your needs.
Nothing seems more convenient to me than to be able to take my gym with me wherever I go. The Weider X-Factor Door Gym is a gym that conveniently mounts to any standard door, allowing you to take your workout to any location that has a door.
While the concept is great, the quality of this gym seems to come into question upon further investigation.
How Does the Weider X-Factor Door Gym Work?
The Weider X-Factor Door Gym conveniently attaches to any door and uses resistance to give you the same type of workout that you are able to accomplish with weights. Included are three exercise DVDs and a chart that diagrams 50 different exercises that you are able to perform with either the handles or ankle straps, depending on what area of the body you wish to target.
The bands provide up to 220 pounds of resistance and provide a full range of motion so that you are able to get a complete workout.
It takes 5 minutes to set it up and put it on the door.
I’ve always dreaded the thought of having to assemble a home gym due to the fact that I am less of an engineer than I would like to admit. It is for this reason that the Powerline BSG10X Home Gym appeals to me– the gym comes in a single box and 90% of the assembly is completed right out of the box.
Aside being practically pre-assembled; this gym is compact, versatile and well-built and has received quite a bit of praise.
How Does the Powerline BSG10X Home Gym Work?
Powerline prides itself on how quick this gym can be assembled, with claims that you can begin working out in as little as 30 minutes after opening the box.
Small Footprint – Dimensions
The unit has a compact frame and only takes up an area four feet wide and six feet tall. It is 70 x 42 x 80 inches and weighs 344 pounds. It will fit nicely in rooms with short ceilings.
I can no longer use the excuse that I am too busy at the office or unable to leave home to go to the gym when it comes to working out because if I have a door, I have a gym with the Body By Jake Tower 200 Full Body Exercise Gym.
At least, that is what the description tells me, but there is a bit of controversy going around about whether or not this product meets its claims.
How Does the Body By Jake Tower 200 Gym Work?
All you need is a door to set up this resistance based equipment that allows you to use its elastic bands to perform various movements that build and tone muscle. Included are instructions and a DVD workout that you can follow to get into a rhythm until you create your own workout routine. The entire premise of this exercise program is to use resistance training to simulate a weight lifting regimen.
Endorsed by Chuck Norris, the Total Gym XLS accommodates both beginners and seasoned fitness masters alike. I always appreciate a gym that is tailored to help beginners get started without expecting them to adjust to the program overnight.
The idea of gravity based resistance allows anyone to get a great workout on this machine, regardless of previous fitness experience.
How Does the Total Gym XLS Work?
The Total Gym XLS works by using your own body weight as resistance. By adjusting the incline you are able to increase or lower that resistance. This is a great feature for anyone who is looking to start off from square one, as it allows you to gradually build strength and increase the resistance over time.
This gym can be used for a full body workout or to target specific areas and the DVD and exercise chart that is included provide you with plenty of exercises to get started right away.
Demo - What Exercises Can You Do With the Total Gym XLS?
For some reason, I always had fun on elliptical cross training machines. I am unsure of whether it is because I feel like I am floating on air or have the freedom to go forward or backward, but I’ve always enjoyed working out on them at the gym.
The Life Fitness Club Series Elliptical Cross Trainer is like having a gym style cardio machine in your house.
I am always cautious of any advertising that claims you can get in shape with little to no effort at all.
With the Bowflex Blaze Home Gym, you are able to reach your fitness goals and do so in only 20 minutes of high intensity workout, three times a week. Those 20 minutes are extremely productive however, and require plenty of effort.
The main reason I’ve never liked treadmills is the high impact toll that they take on my feet, legs and ankles. Nautilus must have been reading my mind when they designed the T516, because this treadmill is sturdy and provides enough of a cushion to your step to absorb all of the impact that normally leaves your knees feeling like they’ve been rattled.
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