Gym equipment names and Pictures

Gym equipment Information

 

Beginning an exercise routine can be challenging at the beginning. Entering and environment which is uncomfortable mental and physical. Looking and some many different machines with no idea what they all do.

Below we have put together a guide to help you through what some of the most popular exercise and machines that are used in today’s gym.

Gym equipment names

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If you are thinking of building your own home gym please have a look at our home gym guide.


Total gym

Name of machine: Total Gym/Multigym/Home gym/Pilates reformer


Description: This a multi cable system using your bodyweight as the load. The exercise on this machine are intergraded exercises using the whole body.The main aim of this machine is to help develop your body to handle         everyday tasks.


Muscles used : The whole body


 


Average Cost : The cheap end starts around $200.As you add the different tool the price increases. Up to $1000


Where to Buy: Walmart and Amazon have a full range of the lower end and higher end products.


Recommended Product: Total gym 1400


Must read:  Our in depth guide of this product 


Video Demo of how to use a total gym


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Squat station

Name of the Machine: Squat Rack/Power Rack/Squat Station


Description: This station is the key support for developing lower body strength. The key exercise this is used for is the squat. Which is also know as the physical independence exercise thro life. If you lose to ability to squat the ability to just stand up is lost.


Muscles used: Whole body is used. Force is drive thro the legs.



Average Cost : The average cost ranges from $500 to up to $1500.Power cages tend to be cheaper then the rack due to the making of the frame. The rack then to handle a lot more load. But both are great bits of kit.


Recommended Product: Valor Fitness BD-9 Power Squat Stand


Must read: Our in depth guide of this machine 


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Olympic Bars

Name of the Machine: Olympic Bar


Description: One of the most multi purpose pieces of kit it the gym. Which a number of exercise can be done. The true Olympic bar weights 20kg but start as low as 10kg.Plates can be added to the bar to varies the range and movement


Muscles used: Whole body is used.


 


Average Cost : The average cost ranges from $50 to up to $300.The key thing to check is how thick the bar is and the grip.


Recommended Product: Titan 60″ Barbell Solid 2″ Olympic Plates Weight Bar Bench Press Chrome


Must read: Our in depth guide of this machine


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Pull up bars  

Name of the Machine: Pull up/chin up Bar


Description: Best bit of equipment to develop your pull pattern and back strength. The total gym and lat pull down are a great bit of kit to aid beginner to developing the pull pattern


Muscles used: Back, shoulders



Average Cost : The average cost ranges from $50 to up to $200.The key thing to check is how thick the bar is and the grip.


Recommended Product: XMark Commercial Multi-Grip Wall Mounted Chin-Up Pull-Up Bar XM-9025


Must read: Our in depth guide of this machine


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Lat pull down machines

Name of the Machine: Lat pull down machines


Description: This bit of equipment to develop your pull pattern in an open chain.The total gym is a great bit of kit to aid beginner to developing the pull pattern.


Muscles used: upper/lower Back



Average Cost : The average cost ranges from $50 to up to $200.The key thing to check is how thick the bar is and the grip.


Recommended Product: Valor Fitness Lat Pull for BD-33 Heavy Duty Power Cage


Must read: Our in depth guide of this machine


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Rowing Machine

Name of the Machine: Rowing Machine


Description: A full body low impact muscular endurance exercise. This is an excellent for HITT session and developing Cardio vascular endurance without loading the joints of the body.


Muscles used: Quads and upper back mainly



Average Cost : The average cost ranges from $300 to up to $900.The key thing to check is the drum is clean so you can set the drag factor to aid the performance of the machine.


Recommended Product: concept 2 rower


Must read: Our in depth guide of this machine


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Kettlebells

Name of the Machine:kettlebells


Description: A full body functional exercise system created by the Russians. Dragron doors is a great reference for kettlebells.


Muscles used: Mainly the posture chain of the body



Average Cost : The average cost ranges from $20 to up to $100.The key thing to check is the grip quality and the balance the kettlebell weight


Recommended Product: RAGE Fitness Competition Kettlebell


Must read: Our in depth guide of this machine


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Exercise Bikes

Name of the Machine: Exercise bikes  


Description: low impact exercise bike stimulating the aerobic system using the lower body.


Muscles used: quad and aerobic system



Average Cost : The average cost ranges from $100 to up to $1000.The is the key things to check is the weight of the bike to handle standing up and the adjustable pedals and handles.


Recommended Product: Belt Drive Indoor Cycling Bike


Must read: Our in depth guide of this machine


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Stability Ball

Name of the Machine: Stability ball 


Description: The first stage of any exercise is forming a stable base before moving. Due to the live we living in and don’t move as much. Our stability levels have dropped. The stability ball is the best piece of equipment to improve our stability.


Muscles used: Full body integration



Average Cost : The average cost ranges from $10 to up to $60.The key thing to check is the load limits to each roller


Recommended Product: Exercise Ball (Multiple Sizes) for Fitness, Stability, Balance & Yoga


Must read: Our in depth guide of this machine


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Foam Roller

Name of the Machine: Foam Roller  


Description: Perform exercise can over load the tissue of the muscles and create tension and affect the progression of the plan. Foam rollers can aid the recovery of the muscle and aid repair. To help keep the journey alive.


Muscles used: Full body integration



Average Cost : The average cost ranges from $10 to up to $60.The key thing to check is the load limits to each roller


Recommended Product: Fit Nation Foam Roller for Muscle Massage with Exercise Book, Ultra Strong Solid Core Muscle Roller for Deep Pain Relief in Your Aching Legs and Body. Ideal For Runner Cyclist Cross Fit Athlete


Must read: Our in depth guide of this machine


video Demonstration of usage



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Suspension Training

Name of the Machine: TRx trainer  


Description: TRX is an acronym for a suspension based exercise system and is known as Total Body Resistance Exercise. … It is known as TRX Suspension trainer.


Muscles used: Full body integration


TRX


Average Cost : The average cost ranges from $80 to up to $150.The key thing to check is the load limits to each roller


Recommended Product: TRX Training – Suspension Trainer Basic Kit + Door Anchor, Complete Full Body Workouts Kit for Home and on the Road


Must read: Our in depth guide of this machine


video Demonstration of usage 

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Elliptical Machine

Name of the Machine: Cross trainer 


Description: Elliptical machine are a low impact machine to aid in the development of the cardio vascular system. It  is designed to lower the impact on the ankle, knee and hips joints, while aiding the development of the aerobic system.


Muscles used: Full body integration and aerobic system



Average Cost : The average cost ranges from $100 to up to $100.The key thing to check is the load and height limits to each machine


Recommended Product: Sunny Health and Fitness Pink Magnetic Elliptical Trainer


Must read: Our in depth guide of this machine


video Demonstration of usage 

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Resistance bands

Name of the Machine: Resistance Bands  


Description: Resistance band are great for increasing strength quickly due to the consent tension through the movement. Easy to use and transport


Muscles used: Full body integration



Average Cost : The average cost ranges from $10 to up to $100.The key thing to check is the load and height limits to each band


Recommended Product:Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands with Instruction Guide


Must read: Our in depth guide of this machine


video Demonstration of usage 

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weight benches

Name of the Machine: adjustable benches 


Description: Adjustable benches are perfect to aid the development of muscles in an isolated environment aid with stability. Meaning more load can be used to aid with fat burning and raising the metabolic window.


Muscles used: Full body integration



Average Cost : The average cost ranges from $80 to up to $800.The key thing to check is the load and height limits to each band


Recommended Product: Bowflex 3.1 Adjustable Bench


Must read: Our in depth guide of this machine


video Demonstration of usage 

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Cable crossover machine

Name of the Machine: Cable crossover 


Description: This would be my number one buy for a home gym. The range of exercises you can do on this machine is endless. Targeting both end of the goal setting range muscle building to developing movement


Muscles used: Full body integration



Average Cost : The average cost ranges from $500 to up to $2000.The key thing to check is the load and height limits to each machine


Recommended Product:Caribou III Home Gym & Smith Machine


Must read: Our in depth guide of this machine


video Demonstration of usage 

 

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