Getting a good health is not enough. We as humans should maintain it and improve it. Exercise is one of the vital factors for improving our health. It keeps us in good shape and it will improve our health for the better. Below are listed 10 equipment that every gym should have
A barbell is a piece of exercise equipment used in weight training, bodybuilding, weightlifting and powerlifting, consisting of a long bar, usually with weights attached at each end. Many fitness categories use the barbell to engage the nervous system to gain strength. Many exercises can be done using the barbell, such as bicep curl, bench press, Olympic weightlifting, over head press, deadlift, and squat. Standard barbells are usually an estimated weight of 20 kilograms (44 lb).
2. Kettle-bell Set
The kettlebell is a cast iron or cast steel ball with a handle attached to the top . It is used to perform many types of exercises, including ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training. They are also the primary equipment used in the weight lifting sport of kettlebell lifting.By their nature, typical kettlebell exercises build strength and endurance, particularly in the lower back, legs, and shoulders, and increase grip strength.
3. Pull-Up Bar
A pull-up is an upper-body strength exercise. The pull-up is a closed-chain movement where the body is suspended by the hands and pulls up. As this happens, the elbows flexand the shoulders adduct and extend to bring the elbows to the torso. Pull up bars are designed to help you strengthen your arms, shoulders, back, lats, hands, and even your chest. If you incorporate leg raises, you can work your abdominal muscles as well. And some portable pull up bars offer even more muscle working options like dips to work the triceps.
A treadmill is a device generally for walking or running or climbing while staying in the same place. It enable the user to set up an exercise regime that can be adhered to irrespective of the weather.User progress such as distance, calories burned, and heart rate can be tracked.treadmills continue to be the largest selling exercise equipment category by a large margin.As a result, the treadmill industry counts with hundreds of manufacturers throughout the World.
5. Spin Cycles
A stationary bicycle (also known as exercise bicycle, exercise bike, spinning bike, or exercycle) is a device used as exercise equipment. It includes a saddle, pedals, and some form of handlebars arranged as on a (stationary) bicycle. Exercise bikes are used for exercise, to increase general fitness, for weight loss, and for training for cycle events. The exercise bike has long been used for physical therapybecause of the low-impact, safe, and effective cardiovascular exercise it provides. The low-impact movement involved in operating an exercise bike does not put much stress on joints and does not involve sporadic motions that some other fitness equipment may require.
6. Rowing Machine
An indoor rower, or rowing machine, is a machine used to simulate the action of watercraft rowing for the purpose of exercise or training for rowing. Indoor rowing has become established as a sport in its own right. The term also refers to a participant in this sport.
Indoor rowing primarily works the cardiovascular systems with typical workouts .
7. Fitness Ball
An exercise ball, also known as a Swiss Ball, is a ball constructed of soft elastic with a diameter of approximately 35 to 85 centimeters (14 to 34 inches) and filled with air. The air pressure is changed by removing a valve stem and either filling with air or letting the ball deflate. It is most often used in physical therapy, athletic training and exercise. It can also be used for weight training. A primary benefit of exercising with an exercise ball as opposed to exercising directly on a hard flat surface is that the body responds to the instability of the ball to remain balanced, engaging many more muscles.Those muscles become stronger over time to keep balance. Most frequently, the core body muscles — the abdominal muscles and back muscles — are the focus of exercise ball fitness programs.
8. Training bench
A weight training bench is a piece of equipment that has a resemblance to a normal bench, but is designed for use in weight training. The bench press is a core fundamental exercise for developing upper body strength. You’re not only working your pectorals (chest), you are also working your anterior deltoids (front shoulders), triceps brachii, and latissimus dorsi ( back ) .
The dumbbell, a type of free weight, is a piece of equipment used in weight training. It can be used individually or in pairs, with one in each hand.Dumbbells are often used for joint-isolation exercises such as biceps curls, chest flyes or shoulder raises. Using dumbbells for full-body, multiplanar movements, however, can provide a variety of different strength outcomes. It also offers many benefits for cardiorespiratory fitness and flexibility.
Add smaller equipment items like a rollout wheel for abs, a wooden bar for upper body stretching, and bands and tubes for rehabilitation and ‘soft’ resistance exercises (especially good for working the glutes).
Technology has changed exercise. Fitness equipment manufacturers are constantly innovating new products, and health clubs routinely upgrade to the latest, state-of-the-art equipment that:
- Is easier to use and gentler on your body
2. Can measure your heart rate on monitors built into cardiovascular machines
3. Can track your workout
4. Can keep track of how many calories you have burned.