People ask me ALL the time:
“What are the best machines to use at the gym?”
The answer to that question: ALL OF THEM!!!
Being able to go to a gym is a great asset to your health and fitness training. I have personally used commercial gym equipment and I will continue to do so! Having access to these machines allows you the opportunity to create a very diverse workout. You want to be able to target different muscle groups on different days of your workout. You also want to be able to do different types of cardio exercise (such as use the treadmill, use the stair master, the bike, or even a row machine). Alternating between different cardio machines is a great way to get your cardio done. It also allows you the option to split up your cardio over several different machines as opposed to staying on one machine for 30+ minutes. Try staying on one machine for 15-20 minutes and move to another one!
As you can see in the picture above, being able to have access to different machines allows you to get creative with your workouts! That is the BEST part! You can use something as ordinary as a treadmill for one whole workout to get a full body workout!
They key is to KNOW what you want to do when you get into the gym!
You should ALWAYS have a plan of the exercises you want to do for that day. You should go ahead and plan out a whole weeks worth of workouts so you can be prepared when you get to the gym! If you have a weeks worth of workouts planner it will also allow you the chance to switch your workout days if needed.
Example: You go into your gym and there are a lot of people waiting to use certain machines you wanted to use that day….if you already know what you wanted to do for another workout just use that other workout instead! It will allow you to not have to sit around and wait for people to get done with the machines you want to use.
Am I saying that you HAVE to have a gym membership to achieve your goals?
NO NOT AT ALL!
But, I am saying that having access to a gym will allow you to do more diverse workouts.
Not to mention, the gym is a GREAT place to get health and fitness advice from fellow fitness junkies as well as try to meet people who are dedicated to a healthy lifestyle.
Want an example workout to do? Here is a great workout ANYONE can try: