You may have already set up a home gym or you may be in the process of doing so. If so there are a few things you should know about your fitness equipment, whether it’s a treadmill or a shiny new home multi gym. It is important that you take some safety precautions as you go about your workout routine.
One of the main things you should always check out is that the equipment is in good repair. If dealing with a home multi gym, make sure that the cables are not showing signs of wear. Treadmills should be lubricated and run smoothly. Elliptical trainers should have the bolts that connect the upright frame to the main frame checked for loosening. Because of the strain put on this area by constant forces of the backward and forward movement of the handles, these bolts have a tendency to come loose. Another wise move is to always hang on to the warranties.
Check the instructions to make sure you are using the equipment properly and that you know the basic care advice laid down by the manufacturer. Follow this advice as it may effect your warranty if it is deemed that you have not taken care of your machine. Remember it is your responsibility to maintain your equipment in good working order and it is advisable from a simple safety aspect as well as helping prolong the life of your equipment.
If you have not workout for a long time it is always advisable to get checked out by your doctor. If you feel any pain (not so much mild discomfort) or feel sick or dizzy, then stop exercising and once again get checked out.
It is a good idea to monitor your heart while exercising. This will help you achieve optimum results without pushing yourself too far.
By following this simple advice you will working out smart. Remember the best home gyms are the ones that get used and the best overall is the one that provides health and wellbeing for a lifetime.