What to look for in a home gym
- A heavy-duty steel frame construction will provide a long-lasting, safe and stable machine.
- Home gyms should be easy to use. They should not require any cable or pulley adjustments when moving from one exercise to another.
- The cables should be of aircraft quality with a 2000 lb test strength and coated in nylon, while the pulleys should have sealed ball bearings for durability and smoothness. Non-coated cables and pulleys without bearings do not last as long and are not as smooth to use.
- Since most people are of different heights, the seat should adjust to ensure proper positioning and support for every exercise.
- The seats should be comfortable and supportive while exercising. 'Body contoured' molded pads are the best for comfort, durability and hygiene.
- The machine should have multiple stations which allow you to work the entire body evenly.
Better engineered machines will allow for specific adjustments in different exercises. These 'range of motion' adjustments accommodate different levels of flexibility for the user.