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5 Useful Gym Equipment - How to Use Them and The Muscles They Target

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5 Useful Gym Equipment - How to Use Them and The Muscles They Target

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When you enter a gym, you see those bulky guys using all the fashionable commercial gym equipment. You want to try them too to get a muscular body, we know. But wait. Before you use any fitness machine, you should know the different gym equipment, how to use them and which muscles do they target.

Here is a list of 5 best commercial gym equipment that would help you get a ripped body.

    1. Pec Fly


      Pec Fly

      How to use?

      • Sit on the seat with your back pressed to the backseat

      • Hold the handles and pull them inwards bringing your elbows together

      • Release them outward until you feel stretched and then repeat

      Muscles Targeted:

      Upper Chest Muscles (Pectoralis major, pectoralis minor, serratus anterior)

    2. Leg press


      Leg press_new

      How to use?

      • Sit on the platform and place your feet on the platform in front of you

      • Lower the safety bars holding the weighted platform and fully extend your legs

      • Slowly lower the platform until your lower legs make a 90° angle with your thighs

      • Push the platform mainly using the heels of your feet to go back to starting position

      Muscles Targeted:

      Lower body muscles (Thigh muscles, gluteus maximus, knee and hip joints, leg bones - femur, tibia, fibula)

    3. Lat Pull-Down


      Lat Pull-Down

      How to use?

      • Sit on the platform upright and grasp the bar with an overhand or underhand grip

      • Keeping your spine erect, pull the bar down by slightly leaning backward

      • Pull it down upto the center of your chest, hold and then slowly raise it back to its original position

      Muscles Targeted:

      Shoulder and back muscles (Latissimus dorsi, teres major and minor, trapezius, rhomboids, infraspinatus and serratus posterior inferior)

    4. Standing Calf Raise


      Standing Calf Raise

      How to use?

      • Adjust the height of the machine and place your shoulders under the pads

      • The balls of your feet should be secured on the block with your heels extending off it.

      • Push the lever up until your torso is erect without locking your knees

      • Exhale and raise your heels by extending your ankles and flexing your calves

      • Go back down slowly and repeat the exercise

      Muscles Targeted:

      Calf Muscles (gastrocnemius, tibialis posterior and soleus muscles)

    5. Seated Shoulder Press


      Seated Shoulder Press

      How to use?

      • Sit on the platform and choose suitable weight

      • Adjust the height to level the handles with your shoulders

      • Exhale and slowly lift the handles by fully extending your arms

      • Hold the position and then slowly lower the handles to the starting position

      Muscles Targeted:

      Shoulder and chest muscles (anterior deltoid, pectoralis major, triceps brachii, supraspinatus, trapezius and serratus anterior, scapular muscles)

Incorrect use of gym equipment can lead to injuries. While the enthusiasm to join the bandwagon of using the best gym equipment is much appreciated, knowing how to use them is equally important. Above are just a few of the wide ranged fitness machines that Into Wellness manufactures and supplies. Take a look at our vast ranged products and you'll know that you have innumerable options to explore in strength fitness machines.

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