Home gyms require resistance and training equipment. Weight training is an ideal way of conditioning body muscles and to bulk up your body. Using weights would complement other exercise regimes such as aerobics and cardiovascular work outs. Equipment for weight training at home should be able to give the service required and not crowd your living space.
When selecting weight machines for your home it is crucial to consider equipment that would occupy less of your space. Such machines are generally those that have several stations for different exercises. This may sound complicated but such equipment actually cost less! To exercise with weights, it is critical to be able to vary the amount of resistance to suit your requirement and prevent injury or overload.
There most common type of weight equipment is one that has weight stacks. These commonly come in a five pound weights that can be stacked to vary the total resistance. Other designs include a pin that joins the weights to a series of levers and pulleys that increase or decrease the desired weight to be lifted. Another common design of home weight training equipment has hydraulic pistons. It works almost the way a hydraulic lift does. By adjusting the movement of the fluid through chambers, the force required to raise the weight can be varied. The fluid is adjusted using valves connected to the chambers to open or close the respective compartments and alter the pressure need on the fluid.
Movable rods are another common type of weight equipment on domestic machines. The rods are attached by cords to a lever. When several rods are attached together, the weight is varied by the number of rods that can be pushed or pulled. A similar type of weight to this design is flexible bands. The number of bands or the thickness is used to vary resistance.
As with any weight training equipment, safety measures must be taken into consideration. It is important to know that your overall health is most important.