Home fitness equipment traditionally included the treadmill and the elliptical trainer as the two most popular choices. While many people get the total body workout they are looking for with combination free weights, multi gym equipment is becoming an increasing popular choice of home fitness equipment, for those that want the experience of gym workouts from home.
With more options available in the market, multi gyms are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their design and features, to meet customer demands. Looking to buy the perfect multi gym for your fitness requirements can be hard. Doing your homework, before you go in search of your ideal multi gym equipment, will help save a lot of time and money in the long run.
Multi stack gyms are the most popular multi gyms used for home fitness. They look and feel like gym equipment and are a stack of weights attached to a pulley system for easy lifting. You change switch between weights by moving a pin to the weight you want to lift. They have the advantage of letting you know exactly how much weight you are lifting, so you can keep track. Newer multi stack systems are more compactly designed to occupy a smaller footprint, and come with newer features like protective covers for weight plates, comfortable seat settings that can be adjusted to suit your body type and easier weight changing ability.
When buying a multi gym system, trying it out at the store is essential. It should feel comfortable when you sit on it and should include weights starting from 10 pounds to 200 pounds for varied exercises. A quality multi gym should give you the option of at least 12 varied exercises without having to change the machine configuration. The base should be stable and there should be no movement when you sit on it or lift weights. The cable or pulley system should feel smooth and should not make any noise when you are lifting. Most multi gym equipment is designed for standard heights ranging from 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet 2 inches. If you are taller or shorter than this, ensure that the seat can be adjusted to give you a comfortable workout.