The gym is quite a scary place when you’re a beginner. When you enter the premises, you’ll be greeted by various commercial fitness equipment with different usages. Some will focus on your shoulders, some will strengthen your leg muscles, and others will do wonders for your back. You’ll be left looking like a fool trying to figure it out without knowing what these equipment are and what they do.
To make your first experience at the gym more manageable, here is some basic knowledge of standard gym equipment.
Out of all the gym equipment in Singapore, a treadmill is one of the most common. People who don’t usually go to the gym would know what it looks like. The track on a treadmill moves backward as soon as you step on it. As it moves back, you must walk forward while remaining in place. This movement goes on for a while, which helps with strengthening the muscles in your glutes, thighs, and calves. If you want to do a workout that doesn’t overwhelm you on the first day, treadmills are the best option since you can adjust the speed to your liking.
An upright bike is more self-explanatory, considering what it’s called. This equipment is a bike that doesn’t go anywhere once you start pedalling. Regarding the upright bike, you rely on the front and back muscles of your upper legs. Keeping a good posture while using this equipment will also engage your stomach and back muscles during the workout. Like the treadmill, exercising on this doesn’t require much work.
Dumbbells and barbells are commonly seen in movies and other forms of media. Kettlebells, however, are the less popular version of the two despite being quite similar. Like dumbbells, kettlebells are weights that can be lifted with one on each hand. They vary in weight, so it’s best to go for something within the range of 8-16 kilogrammes when you want to try it out for the first time. Several kettlebell exercises can be done by beginners, one of which is called ‘The Kettlebell Deadlift.’ It helps build muscles in your glutes, hamstrings, and core. Thankfully, gym flooring in Singapore helps ground you as you use weights like this.
Chest Press Machine
The chest press machine is the most complex-looking one on this list. This equipment requires you to sit, so it’s a seat with a metal contraption attached behind the backrest. Once you sit yourself down, there will be two handles in front of you that can give you a basic idea of how to work the machine. Pushing these handles outward will automatically move until your arms are fully extended without locking your elbows. Afterwards, you pull back and do it all over again for the duration of your exercise. This repetitive movement builds the pectoral muscles while also putting focus on your deltoids and biceps.
Now that you have a better understanding of essential gym equipment, you can create an exercise plan for your first day at the gym. If you plan on applying for gym equipment leasing, this list will help you know what equipment will benefit you most.
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