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Learn more about fitness equipment

Let’s start with a list of equipment that you can use in most gyms.

Endurance machines
Dumbbells
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Dumbbells
Cable machines
Raise the bars
Grid
Banks
Cardio equipment
Medical balls
Endurance machines

Most gyms will give you a variety of these, and some will have you using different muscles. Some examples would be the chest press or hamstring machines. These machines allow you to train your muscles without thinking too much about your technique. This is because the machine is in a fixed position. All you have to worry about is whether you have to push or pull. They are great for beginners as you can jump into the seat, read the signs usually placed on the tool and get started.

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Dumbbells

You can use dumbbells to do isolation exercises and compound exercises that will make you sweat. Dumbbells come in all weights and sizes, so there’s no excuse not to use them. Use bicep curls to aim for your biceps, squat with them by your side for a more challenging squat, or do a wooden dumbbell as a full body exercise. There are no limits with dumbbells and you can hit any muscle with them with the right exercise.

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The kettlebell, also known as the girya in Russian, is a cast iron weight (similar to a cannonball with a handle) that is used to execute ballistic exercises that combine cardio, strength, and flexibility. If utilized appropriately, this equipment can provide an excellent workout. The kettlebell is unlike any other piece of clothing, which explains why it has stayed fashionable for so long. They can be a little awkward at first so you need to be patient and play with them. First, I’d recommend trying a kettlebell swing to get an idea of ​​the unusual shape of the weight, and then trying sumo squats and kettle bell extensions. Once you get the hang of it, you can try using the kettlebell to make it complicated. Overall, a great device.

Dumbbells

Dumbbells are very similar to dumbbells in that you can do most of the same exercises. The bar is much larger and requires both hands to do most of the movements. Large movements are performed with a barbell, e.g. B. Olympic lifts. These take some practice before getting too involved with the weight, but are great for gaining total body strength and vigor.

Cable machines

Most beginners avoid cable machines because they feel like they don’t know what to do. The truth is that it is easier to use cables than dumbbells. Why? Because just like with resistance machines, the cable is already set up so that you only have to work on the technology and the angle. You can do all of the basics on a cable machine, curl, bench press, squat, etc. You will mostly see people doing triceps throws as it is difficult to achieve the same movement with other devices. The only downside to cables is that there is usually only one gym, which means you usually have to wait. Always do an alternate exercise in case you get stuck in line.

Raise the bars

As a beginner, you won’t be in a hurry to warm up, but don’t forget about them entirely. Pull-ups are great for lats, shoulders, and arms. Changing your grip so your palms are facing up will also work those muscles, but put more emphasis on your biceps. If you’re lucky, you might have a pull-up assistant in your gym. If not, practice negative pull-ups. To do this, jump on the bar and slowly lower yourself down. This will work the muscles needed to perform the pull-ups and will attempt some full pull-ups over time.

Grid

These are the heavy looking industrial metal pieces that take up a lot of space in the gym, but for good reason. Racks are primarily used to perform the barbell squat, a very popular exercise. It allows you to upload the weight so that you don’t have to lift the weight off the floor (which drains you of a lot of energy before potentially big lifts).

Banks

A bank can be used in many ways. It is used for sitting, leaning, walking, and cuddling. The downside to the bank is that most gyms don’t have enough of them and just like with cables, you end up waiting. In this case, most of the bench exercises can be done standing up.

Cardio equipment

Most often there is a treadmill, rowing machine, elliptical machine, or bike at the local gym. On these machines you can improve your stamina, burn calories, and work your heart hard. Most would think that a cardio machine is the best fat burning machine, but it is not. Weight training can burn as many calories as possible on a cardio machine. If your main cardio goal is to burn calories, don’t limit yourself to more than 20 minutes and do an interval workout or a Fartlek workout.

Medical balls

These can be used in a number of different ways and are great gear. Most gyms don’t have a huge selection because most people don’t know what to do with them. The balls can be used for situps and most compound movements and can literally be thrown. How much equipment can you throw away without getting banned from the gym, not much. So why not try it? Find a flat wall where you can throw the ball against the wall, pick up the ball, and repeat. Throw the ball off your chest like you were a netball player. You can also try powerful hits by hitting the ball against the floor, picking it up, and repeating it. These are great exercises for burning lots of calories.

You shouldn’t be afraid to try something at the gym and if you’re not sure, ask a staff member, a PE teacher would be happy to help as they don’t do much on their shift anyway. Everyone starts low and has no idea what they’re doing, and that goes for men who are now wearing vests too. Try it out and do your best.

Is there a particular topic that you would like to read about? Leave me a message and I’ll see what I can do. In the meantime, stay fit, stay healthy.

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