Work Out at Home with the Vectra 1450 Home Gym
This entry was posted on February 13, 2016.
Do you love working out, but hate going to the gym? You’re not alone in this, which is why home gyms are so popular, but you will want a machine that fits in your space and gives you the versatility of several weight machines in a gym. These machines let you build your body up to prepare to participate in any sporting event, such as the Merrill Lynch Running of the Bulls in Lafayette, or the Indian Creek Triathlon in Woodworth.
Home gyms do not have to be the bulky machines that you see at commercial gyms. In reality, you don’t need a lot of space for a home gym. The Vectra 1450 only requires a 6-by-6-foot space on your floor. Unlike some other compact machines, you will never need more than the 36-square-feet that the 1450 takes up, even during exercises. That is because you can perform all 26 motions while staying within the 6-by-6-foot space this machine requires. Don’t believe it? See it in action at a Louisiana Fitness Expo store, where experts can show you the range and versatility of the Vectra 1450.
While you can sit on both benches and chairs, there is a major difference between these options when it comes to home gyms. Simply put, a bench allows you to use proper form for a wider variety of exercises, especially adjustable benches. Unlike fixed chairs, benches can also be moved out of the way to free up floor space in front of the machine for standing exercises like leg lifts and squats. Chairs have their places in home gyms, but not with strength trainers for people who want to do the greatest number of exercises during their workouts. Benches are a better option for any type of weight machine, whether it is a home gym or a trainer used in a commercial gym.
Here are some ways to get the most from any workout:
- Start with a proper warm-up, which is essential. Begin your regime with 10 minutes of some light aerobic exercise such as jogging or walking in place. This will help to warm the muscles and get them ready for heavy use during the strengthening exercises.
- Pay careful attention to your form. You should keep your core strong to support yourself, and do not use other parts of the body to make exercises easier. You should feel yourself using the only targeted muscle or muscle group during each set.
- Choose a weight that you can comfortably use throughout the number of sets you are doing without completely exhausting your muscles. If you cannot make it through the tenth rep, you are using too much weight.
- Stretch during your cool-off period to prevent muscle cramps the next day.
- Vary your routine so you challenge your whole body. Don’t exhaust specific muscle groups by working them out daily. Alternate your exercises for the best benefits.
- Take at least two days off from strength training during the week for your body to recover. You can still do aerobic exercise, such as running or biking, on those off days.