What Is The Best Indoor Gym Equipment?

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Posted on: 24 April 2015 by John Carry

There are plenty of reasons why people prefer to exercise indoors – their workout is not dependent on the weather, for example, nor on the time of day – but have you ever considered what the best indoor gym equipment is?

There are plenty of reasons why people prefer to exercise indoors – their workout is not dependent on the weather, for example, nor on the time of day – but have you ever considered what the best indoor gym equipment is? There is such a variety on offer, so we understand your hesitation. We have outlined our favourite equipment here; the next time you visit the gym, you should have a fairly good idea of what to jump on first.
  • Treadmills
    Did you know that one of the best cardiovascular workouts you can get comes from simply walking, jogging or running? A treadmill will allow you to do any of these workouts indoors. Most even offer programs that keep your exercises fresh and exciting, as well as allowing you to increase the intensity and calorie burn potential as required. It is believed that using a treadmill can help you to improve your heart health.
     
  • Exercise Bikes
    You will find bikes in two different formats – recumbent (which places you in a seated position, perfect for people with lower back problems) and upright (which places you in an upright position, much like riding a traditional bike). Whilst exercise bikes offer a similar cardiovascular and calorie burning workout to treadmills, they have the added benefit of offering a low impact workout that is easier on your joints.
     
  • Multi Gyms
    There is a variety of multi gyms currently on the market, allowing you to choose one that meets your budget and spatial requirements. This type of indoor gym equipment specialises in the provision of a full body resistance training workout (in other words, weights). The equipment is completely adjustable, allowing you to workout every part of your body with relative ease. It is recommended you do this twice a week.
     
  • Exercise Balls
    This relatively simple and inexpensive piece of equipment actually offers hundreds of exercise routines that can be used to target each area of your body. The ball can be used to do wall squats, crunches, leg lifts, oblique training, modified pushups and back extensions (to name a few). A ball is especially useful for strengthening your core muscles (including your abdominals and lower back), so is a fantastic investment.
     
  • Ellipticals
    Many people consider exercise bikes and ellipticals to be quite similar, as they both utilise a cycling motion and provide a low impact workout. As you stand on an elliptical, however, you are also provided with weight-bearing exercise (which helps to build bone density). This equipment also offers you the ability to increase the intensity and calorie burn potential, as well as the speed (which you control by pedaling faster).
We hope that this article has provided you with some valuable information regarding the best indoor gym equipment. The next time you visit the gym, you should have a fairly good idea of what equipment is going to provide you with the best possible workout – and it should come as no surprise that you may have to wait until it becomes free. Which machine are you most looking forward to using? The treadmill, exercise bike, elliptical, multi gym or exercise ball?
 

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