The question of the day, about gym equipment, should be as simple as one can make it. The equipment you will need for your home gym depends on what you are going to use it for and how often. Learn more about gym equipment ideal for the home
If you are using it for exercise and trying to build up muscle, you may need more equipment than someone just wanting to build their stamina and endurance. In addition to the exercise equipment you will also need a strength training machine, an adjustable bench press, leg press and resistance bands. Depending on the intensity of your workouts and the amount of people at your home gym you may also need cardio equipment like treadmills and elliptical trainers.
If you have a young family members, you may want to add an elliptical trainer to the gym. They are great and fun way to get the family involved in exercise. You will see more variety in the exercise done by the kids when they are involved in the workout with them. An indoor trainer is less noisy and can accommodate an older family member without being out of the range of the younger children.
Even if you do not have children or a large family that you can use an elliptical trainer, you still have a choice when it comes to the equipment you need. For example, there are body machines available that you may want to consider. For example, a half-back extension machine is perfect for stretching and toning the upper body while the lower back is getting worked out.
To use the machine you simply lie on the inclined platform and lift the handle bar, which causes the lower back to extend as far as it can to the sides and back. This exercise works the abdominal muscles and the lower back, just as much as the front-lying crunch does, but the weight is spread out over a larger area.
Because the weight is spread out over a greater area, it is less exerting on the joints and less damaging to the muscles. This machine can be used with body weight exercises such as crunches or in combination with any of the exercise machines that you already have in your home gym.
An upright press machine is another piece of equipment that you may want to consider. The weight is fixed to the body or in some cases is lever-barred. The machine can be adjusted so that it is up against the wall or an overhead cabinet.
The bar on the machine can be placed at various heights for different people. With proper training the machine can even be used for exercising the abs or the glutes.