This is a question that is asked all the time all over the net. We get asked this same question daily here at Fitnessbargains, so we want to address it for you here today. Recently, we’ve read a couple of articles, and have seen couple of question asked online, were people talk about, certain pieces of equipment that they recommend for a home gym. We wanted to give you our take on it, and discuss issues with some of these recommendations that others have been making about home gyms.
Why work out at home? This is a subject that I think most of us are familiar with. Number one, it saves time. There is no need to travel all the way to the gym. You can avoid traffic jams, red lights, strange locker rooms and having to wait in line for equipment. While some of us are motivated to visit a gym for a short period of time, it gets old very quickly.
The number one reasons why most people look at working out at home is to save time. It is also a huge money saver. Purchasing the Vigorfit®® Gym is an incredible bargain as compared to paying monthly membership dues which many of you will not use to its full extent.
In addition, all of us have very busy lives. We are busy, with work, family, children and many other commitments. Having a gym in your own home enables you to sneak in a workout session whenever time allows. Some days, you may want to workout in the morning, while at others you may want to workout at night. Some days you may sneak in a small workout between projects. Whatever you decide, having a gym in your own home allows you to get your workout in daily.
So with that out of the way, I would like to address the few recommendations that we have seen thrown around the web.
First people talk about the dreaded pull up. Many recommend that you get a pull up bar because it is inexpensive, and it works but is it right for you?
Well first my comments on the exercise pull-ups. Pull-ups are an excellent upper body exercise. They work the entire upper body. While it is an excellent exercise, the problem is, it is just too difficult for most people to get a good workout out. Even if you are in good enough shape to do a couple of pull-ups, it is simply not enough reps to be able to give your body the appropriate changes that you desire.
Because of this, most people get frustrated, embarrassed, and stop doing pull ups. The Vigorfit® allows you to do assisted lifts on an incline. In essence, you are able to do pull-ups with the assistance of the incline, and then build up gradually to where you are eventually doing pull ups with more than your body weight. You can start off at a beginners level and work up slowly to a level that will allow you to go beyond what you could even do with a traditional pull-up.
What do I mean by that? Well with the Vigorfit®, you can add power bands and free weights. So you can actually do pull-ups, in a safe way with more weight that your own body. You are able to get the benefits of this phenomenal exercise, in a safe way that allows anyone starting out at even the most beginner level and to build up.
So while we agree pull-ups are an excellent exercise, using the standard pull-up bar just is not the solution. As an added benefit with the Vigorfit®, you can vary your arm position and the way in which you do the pull-ups in many different ways and get a tremendous amount out of benefit and variety out of it. It is amazing that with the Vigorfit®, you can take one exercise, the pull up, and turn it into an incredible upper body development tool.
Of course, we also offer 107 gym quality exercises, BUT right now for purposes of this question, we are talking about, pull-ups. Is it worth you getting a pull up bar? Our answer to this question is NO, because you can get a lot more out of your workouts, and a lot more out of pull-ups with the Vigorfit®.
The next piece of equipment that we see recommended is dumbbells. Do dumbbells work? Well of course dumbbells work. They are a staple of many gyms, but here are a couple of problems that we see with dumbbells.
- Most of the time, you outgrow them. You either have to buy new, heavier dumbbells or additional weights for your current dumbbells.
- It can be difficult to stabilize them. This means, if you are working at home you are in danger of pulling muscles or worse, hurting yourself badly. In addition, dumbbells limit the variety and type of exercises that you can do.
The Vigorfit® allows you to work each side of your body independently. With the Vigorfit® you get all the benefits of dumbbells, but without any of the risks. It is safer. You do not have to worry about anything falling on you, if you get out of balance. The Vigorfit® will naturally help you to develop balance between all of your muscles. Because the way the arm ropes are developed, they will provides you with a tremendous amount of more exercises than a traditional pair of dumbbells ever could.
The last piece of the equipment that we see recommended is the Swiss Ball. The Swiss Ball provides some balance and it is a good addition to many home gyms. The problem is, in our opinion for most users, the Swiss ball doesn’t provide you with the support you need, to have an effective and safe workout. If you workout using too much resistance, you risk twisting, falling or hurting yourself when you are using a Swiss Ball.
In contrast, the Vigorfit® offers you, much more stability. Each and every exercise that you perform using the Vigorfit®, regardless of the area you are working on, will also work your core. So you get all of the benefits of a Swiss ball, but without the danger and limitations.
We hope that this article was helpful to you. I hope we answered some questions from our point of view that will help you making an informed decision. There are a lot of recommendations and opinions found on the web, some are good, but many can be costly and are dangerous.
You have to be aware of your current fitness level as well as the dangers of working out and risks of working out with certain types of equipment.
When you compare your ability to vary your workout safely, and your ability to progress, from a basic beginner level, all the way to professional athlete, we are confident that you will see that you can get lot more value not to mention better results safely when you purchase the Vigorfit® Gym.
We will look forward to answering more of your questions in future episodes.
To your health and fitness!
From all of us at Fitnessbargains and The Vigorfit® Gym.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Vigorfit® Gym, and how it can help you improve your workout and fitness results, simply visit us here: www.Vigorfit.com/home-gym .