Home Gym Exercise Equipment
One of the reader, Khushi sent me this image, asking the pros and cons of this machine. I promised her that I will write on it. So you see, I am fulfilling my promise Ohh well that machine is called the Home Gym Exercise Equipment
This probably is the machine with which I started weight training, ages back . Before I get onto the pros and cons of this machine, let me first discuss a few other things about the home gym equipment. It has a seat to sit and a weight panel, packed with weights. Each weight in the weight panel, has a circular shallow space, where a rod can be inserted to fix the amount of weights that one wants to lift.
It can be used to weight train the upper and lower body muscles, in isolation. As in, you fix yourself on the seat, fix the amount of weights that you want to lift and then use either your leg, back, chest muscles’ strength to pull the weights. Simlpaam
Now the exercises with Home Gym Equipment
1) Lat Pull Down
Pect fly for the chest (sagging breats).
Pect fly for Pectoalis muscles. It works the trapezius muscles also.
See image below for lattisimus dorsi and trapezius muscles
In both the above exercises together, biceps and deltoid muscles are also worked, to a lesser extent though. Check out the image for deltoids.
3. Leg Raise
The only cardio workout if you row for atleast 4000m
Pros of Home Gym Equipment
1. You get to workout all the major muscles of your body.
2. Isolation exercises are very good for building strength.
Cons of Home Gym Equipment
1. The position is fixed so your range of motion is limited.
2. Since you are fixed at one place, you work on muscles in isolation and you do not get to engage more muscles.
3. No cardio except if you do a lot of rowing
It is good equipment to use once in a while. One can get easily bored with its regular usage since there are only certain fixed number of exercises that can be done on it. No creativity you see ..Haan certain compund exercises can be done with it separately.
If you know of any other exercises that can be done it than please do add them
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