Fitness Equipment for Home Gyms
As medical advancements provide us with more detailed
knowledge of our bodies, we become more focused on ways to maintain
our health. Fitness equipment of all kinds can now be found in department
stores, on television infomercials, and in homes across the country.
If you don t own a piece of home fitness equipment, then you probably
know someone who does.
Personal fitness is the style, and having equipment
at your disposal is a social requirement. Since fitness equipment
takes such a prominent role in the health movement, let s take a
moment to familiarize ourselves with various pieces of common fitness
One very important type of home gym fitness equipment
focuses on cardiovascular health and fitness. First, we have the
rowing machine, or ergometer. Often called an Erg by serious rowers,
this machine provides a cardiovascular workout for the entire body.
Very few pieces of readily available fitness equipment can make
this claim. Using the arms, back, legs, and abs in each movement,
the rowing machine provides a uniquely balanced path to cardiovascular
The treadmill is one piece of fitness equipment
that needs no introduction. This alternative to outdoor running
provides more cushion during your workout to reduce the risk of
knee injury. Also, running is still considered one of the most effective
types of cardiovascular exercise.
Finally, the elliptical is becoming a very popular
alternative to the treadmill. Running has been labeled a dangerous
exercise due to the strain is puts on the knee, and the elliptical
eliminates the inherent pounding felt by runners. Ellipticals provide
a lower body workout similar to running which will raise your heart
rate through an exercise similar to cross-country skiing. Many models
also offer a place for your arms to add a bit of cross training
to your workout.
If you are familiar with these more popular fitness machines, then
you are ready to tackle any gym. A fitness machine can help you
accomplish your health goals and often provides a more focused workout
than other exercises thanks to the science that went into the machine
If you are planning on beginning a fitness routine, try these
machines out, find your favorite, and enjoy the road to good health."
Peter Emerson firstname.lastname@example.org
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