Knowledge about your Gym Equipment

Is this your first time joining a gym? Are you blank about the kind of equipment there are and have no idea how to use them? If that’s you, this is exactly the place for you.

It is always better to know your equipment unless you love standing hours like a pumpkin in front of the machine earning humiliation. Following are few of the equipment.

Dumbbells

Dumbbells

They come about in every weight, so there is no way out of this. You can perform your isolation exercises as well as your compound exercises with them. There is no muscle you can’t target with these.

Resistance Machines

Resistance Machines

These are abundant in a gym. These machines are centered on working on a specific muscle such as chest, legs, arms, etc.

It saves you the worry devising a technique because all you have to do is hop in the seat and follow the diagrammatic instructions.

These are very beginner-friendly because they have all the instructions illustrated on the machine.

Pull up Bars

Pull up Bars

Pull up bars are obviously not the best choice for the beginner, but you must not completely forget them.

These are very good to exercise your arms and shoulders. If hold the bars fingers curled towards you will also serve your biceps.

Benches

Benches exercise

Benches are among the very favorites of the gym equipment. It can be used in various ways such as to stand on, bench on, lean on, etc.

The only negative point about benches is that they happen to be very rare in a gym. That makes them precious and obviously you have to queue up for it.

Kettle Bells

Kettle Bells

Also known as girya, kettle bells are something like a canon ball that has a handle. They are made of cast-iron and are commonly used for all ballistic exercises.

These stand out from the other equipment. It may feel strange when you first start using it, but with time you usually get the hang of it.

Barbells

Barbells exercise

Barbells are basically elaborate version of dumbbells. They require you to use both hands and are heavier in terms of weight. They take time getting used to, but once you do they prove to be brilliant equipment.

Cable Machines

Cable Machines

Cable machines often have a scary persona, but when you really look into it they prove to be a very promising tool.

Unlike dumbbells they are set and all you have to do is go and use it. The only negative point is that they are not that great number in a gym, therefore you might have to wait for it.

Racks

These are described as heavy metal pieces that take most of the space at the gym. Along with barbell these help you perform squat, which happens to be very known exercise.

Medicine Ball

Medicine Ball

Medicine balls are not found in many gyms because not everyone is aware of its fun advantages. Not only can you do sit ups on it but you can literally throw it about. Throwing them serves to be a very good exercise for burning calories.

So now you have something close to an introduction. Don’t get scared, once you get into gym you will adjust.