22 Jul Home gyms are great way to tone, strengthen muscles
It is not enough to get regular cardio exercise such as walking, running, riding a bike, etc. It’s also important to do strength training exercises to help maintain and even build muscles. Although cardio is great for heart health, it does not do a lot for muscle building.
As we get older it can become harder and harder to keep good muscle tone. Starting at age 40, people lose an average of eight percent of their muscle mass per decade.
It doesn’t have to be that way, though, if people of virtually all ages perform regular strength training exercises they can improve muscle tone and even strengthen bones.
A Home Gym is an excellent way to get good strength training workouts. These machines usually have one or two weight stacks, with fixed arms and hand grips. They can be bulkier and more expensive than Functional Trainers.
Most movements on a Home Gym follow a set plane, such as military press for shoulders, bench press for chest or leg extensions.
Home Gyms are great for beginners as they are generally regarded to be easier to use, but they can also benefit experienced lifters.
They can be a good complement to lifting with free weights because Home Gyms will keep you on a controlled lift and do a good job of isolating specific body parts.
At Home Fitness has home gyms for sale from manufacturers such as Torque Fitness, Inspire Fitness and Life Fitness.
At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at firstname.lastname@example.org