Types of Home Exercise Equipment
Home exercise equipment is something that virtually everyone wanting to lose weight will eventually purchase. So what types are available?
By far the most sought after and effective equipment to own if you need to lose weight is cardio equipment.
Many people choose not to purchase it – if you prefer to do your cardio training via simply walking, swimming, running, cycling and skipping then purchasing a treadmill may seem redundant.
But on the other hand, having equipment that you can use indoors is extremely handy on those days where you simply can’t or don’t wish to leave the house to exercise.
But by far the biggest benefit of this type of equipment is the built in electronic displays and monitoring that come attached to them. You can track your distance, calories burned, heart rate and much more.
Useful cardio equipment includes treadmills, exercise bikes, rowing machines and cross trainers.
Strength Training Equipment
This is a very broad range category of home exercise equipment. It can range from small $100 machines right up to sets that cost many thousands of dollars.
Some of the strength training equipment that might interest people who wish to lose weight includes abdominal machines, lat pull downs, chin up stations, leg machines and all-in-one home gyms.
Some gym sets will come with weights, but often you need to purchase the weights separately, or purchase additional weights if the provided ones are too light.
You do get what you pay for with strength equipment, and whilst it is generally not necessary to spend thousands of dollars, ensuring that you are buying quality equipment means that you’ll be able to get the most out of it for many years.
This category involves the free weights – the basic weight lifting gear that any weight loss fanatic or fitness fan should own.
Dumbbells, barbells, and individual weights. You can purchase either fixed or adjustable barbells and dumbbells.
The adjustable ones are much more flexible as you can buy individual weights (ranging from very light to very heavy) and stack them up over time as you become stronger. This is certainly the most economic way to invest in weights.
Purchasing home exercise equipment is a great investment into your weight loss goals, and the best part is that you don’t need to spend a fortune to reap the benefits.