What are they?
Freestanding training units using weights to offer
resistance to a range of body movements. Found in public
gyms, athlete-training centers and now from the comfort of
your own home gym.
How do they work?
A steel frame is set up with a series of pulleys, weights
and cables. Varying exercises can be performed on these
with the weights offering resistance to work muscles beyond
Which is best?
There really is no one size fits all. Test them with
lighter weights first to get a feel for set up. If awkward
or uncomfortable once adjusted, it probably isn’t the right
design for your body.
What does multi-station mean?
A round of exercises is usually called a circuit (i.e.
circuit training) and each action you perform around the
machine is known as a station. Hence, multi-stations means
more than one station can be performed on the equipment.
How many stations will I get?
The more you pay the more variety you get. A basic would
have around 10-15 and that can range up to 70 or more. Ease
of use is much better to start with.
What does a station do?
Each station is designed to work a different set of
muscles. They are also set up with correct technique in
mind, which is very important. Don’t overdo the weights.
Just because you can lift it on the first round, does not
mean you will on the last one if you’ve worked too hard.
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