MultiGym - Buying Advice

If you want to increase your strength, one of the best options is a multigym.  Many people choose a cardio machine first when looking to workout at home, but there are compelling reasons for buying a multigym.

Strength work has been  underrated by many people, including most women, who are often worried about getting too muscular. However, we have noticed a large change, firstly  the chances of a woman getting overly muscular are remote – the reason men are able to build muscle is because of the amount of testosterone in their bodies.  Women, whose testosterone levels are twenty times lower than men, therefore find it very hard to add much muscle.

However, when you train on a system such as a multigym, you can dramatically boost your metabolism – this is the speed at which you burn calories.   If your metabolism runs faster, you burn more calories, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

A multigym is a great option for home workouts, because it gives you the ability to perform a wide range of exercises all from one machine, thus working the entire body.

If you are considering buying a multigym for home use, there are several factors you need to consider:

  • Cost:

    There is no getting away from it, this is not a cheap purchase.  However, before deciding you can’t afford to buy a home multi gym, it’s worth looking at how much you pay every year on gym fees, plus the cost of petrol going to and from the gym.  When you consider that a good multigym will last you for many years, it can suddenly start to seem like a much better deal.

  • Space:

     It is essential that you measure how much space you have available.  This needs to include not just the size of the machine itself, but also sufficient space to move around it and work out safely and effectively.

  • Resistance:

     You can choose between models where the resistance is provided by strong bands, or those where you have a system of cables and pulleys to lift a stack of weights.

  • Total weight:

    If you choose a machine with weight stacks, you need to make sure that it includes enough weight to continually challenge everyone that will use it.

In Summary

Any machine of this type is a considerable investment, so it is vital to be sure you get it right.  Ideally test any machine out before buying it, not just of the machine itself, but the customer service, warranty and so on.