Fitness equipment are the means by which individuals achieve physical improvement. They include weight equipment such as benches and squat racks plus cardio equipment such as cross-trainers and treadmills. They are often sold at retail outlets that either specialise in such equipment or outlets such as K-mart which sell them as a small part of their range.
Fitness equipment for the home is generally what is meant by the term. They are usually of less quality and or stability than gym equipment but also inexpensive and user-friendly. If used in a correct manner, they can help and individual achieve impressive results just the same. Through a combination of weight training and aerobic, one can easily achieve greater physical conditioning.
Weight equipment come in three main forms,machines, dumb bells and barbells. A dumb bell is a small bar with weights on either end, and is held in a single hand, a barbell on the other hand is a large bar with weights on both ends, and both hands are used to grip it.
Dumb bells and barbells are both useful for exercising different muscle areas and maintaining safety throughout a workout, but machines are both safe and also what is known as an isolator. Machines usually only have one path of motion, meaning that it follows a direct path through a system of pullies and/or attachment to an immobile frame. Some examples of weight machines are Smith Machines, Leg Press and Mechanical Shoulder Press.