Selectorised Machines

Selectorised machines offer adjustable resistance levels by moving a pin or lever. Each machine will also have various other adjustments available such as seat weight or handles, meaning users can tailor their workout intensity to suit their fitness goals and preferences. Shop the full range of selectorised machines at GymEquipment.co.uk to maximise your workout.

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Selectorised weight equipment is generally designed for one specific motion. Once everything has been adjusted to suit you, you simply pull or push the handles to lift the weight stack.

Benefits of selectorised weight machines

Selectorised weight machines provide strength training and cardiovascular exercises with an increased load capacity over cable systems. The machines create fixed path movements rather than user-defined movements, which you get with free weights or cables. They allow for a variety of muscle group work including chest presses, shoulder presses, various leg and lower body workouts, and primary muscle group exercises.

The main benefit of selectorised machines is that they are great for isolating one muscle group. They are also really good for beginners or those new to weight training. If you run out of strength during an exercise you can literally let go and know that the weight won’t fall on you.

Another good feature for beginners is that these machines hold your body in the correct position, unlike free weights. They are also fairly quick to set up and get started, you adjust the seat and weight you require and off you go.

Downsides of selectorised weight equipment

It’s worth bearing in mind that selectorised weight equipment isn’t without its disadvantages. For one, you may struggle to find a machine that’s right for you if you are shorter than 5 feet or taller than 6 ft 2”. They can also become a little boring as you can’t alternate the exercise.

Some trainers also think that whilst isolating a muscle group can be good it’s also not how our muscles work in our body. Muscles tend to work in groups, so some trainers believe this is ideally how you should work your muscles out.

Selectorised machines are also huge bits of equipment so, unlike free weights, you can’t take them with you!

Selectorised machine styles and brands

We stock a wide range of selectorised machines from a variety of brands, including Spirit Fitness, Primal Strength, Gym Gear and more, to suit different price points. Our advice is always to think hard about what you want to achieve before you buy and also what area you have available. If you’re looking to make the most of your fitness space, our gym design consultants can help.

Get in touch today and shop the range of selectorised weight machines at GymEquipment.co.uk. You’ll get free UK delivery plus installation when you spend £99 or more.