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3 Pieces of Equipment for your Ultimate Home Gym

Happy Friday everyone!

I’ve been waiting for this post all week. Today I have three pieces of equipment that, if you choose to purchase, will put your home gym firmly in the “awesome” category. Don’t worry, all three of these pieces are relatively affordable.

1) Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym

I thought I would start with an affordable but high quality piece of equipment in the Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym. At approximately $450, this is less expensive than other machinery you could buy, but still is a highly popular item. With over 30 strength exercises, the Bowflex PR1000 offers resistance that ranges from five to 210 pounds. One limitation is that it has a three hundred pound maximum user weight.

Some of the workouts include:

  • Bench Press
  • Decline Bench Press
  • Incline Bench Press
  • Seated Shoulder Press
  • Front Shoulder Raise
  • Crossover Seated Rear Delt Rows
  • Scapular Retraction
  • Narrow Pulldowns
  • Stiff-Arm Pulldowns
  • Seated Lat Rows
  • and more

    2) Body Solid Dual Weight Stack Cable Crossover Machine Functional Training Center GDCC200

    Crossover machines allow for a large number of workouts, and the Body Solid machine offers 20 independent height adjustments and 180 degree cable positioning. There are two 160 pound weight stacks to offer you whatever level of resistance you need. Another nice asset of this machine is a dual position pull-up bar. This machine isn’t cheap, though, as it is currently priced at $1,775.

    Last but not least…

    3) Marcy Diamond Elite Smith System with Linear Bearings

    What I love about the Marcy Diamond Elite Smith System is that it isn’t a cheap piece of equipment at $899.99, yet is still affordable for most people. With the Smith Machine people can safely do lifts at home that otherwise carry a risk when a spotter isn’t available. Adjustable bar catches and safety stoppers provide that security that many people who work out alone are looking for. Included in the Elite Smith System is the multi-function bench that has a built-in preacher curl and leg developer. Along with a treadmill and elliptical machine, this machine is a must for any complete home gym.

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