7 great exercises using gym machines (with videos)

The world of health and fitness is big and sometimes tricky to figure out. With TrainAway you can easily find nearby gyms and be confident that you’re working out in great fitness centers.

Why should you use fitness center machines? Machines are beneficial if you’re new to exercising or maybe don’t have your full strength or stability yet. Machines by manufacturers like Technogym and Lifefitness have useful how-to cards right on the machine so you can easily figure out how they’re meant to be used.

Have you ever felt lost among all the machines in the gm center and unsure of how you should be using them? Not to worry. Here are 7 gym machines worth using every time, along with simple exercises you can use them for.

1. Horizontal Seated Leg Press

Right here you’re working out quadriceps, butt, hamstrings, and calves. This machine is an effective way to eventually progress to being able to do weighted squats or to just work on your squat technique and strength.

2. Lat Pull-Down

Here it’s the shoulders, the largest muscle of the back, that you’re concentrating on. This exercise is great for working on your strength and technique for push-ups.

3. Cable Bicep Bar

As the name implies, this exercise is all about those arms. In addition to building arm strength, this machine also trains your technique, form, and posture.

4. Cable Triceps Bar (Or Triceps Pushdown)

Work on your triceps strength to get rid of unwanted arm flab. This exercise is another great way to train your push-up and pull-up form and technique.

5. Chest Press

This machine works out your entire upper body: chest, biceps, and triceps. The movement being performed here is very similar to that of a push-up and will help you get better at that exercise. This machine targets several muscle groups simultaneously and is great for being able to eventually do more compound exercises.

6. Hanging Leg Raise

Get ready to hit the beach after using this one! This machine targets your core and hip flexors to give you the six-pack of your dreams.

7. Cardio: Rowing Machine

And lastly, work out your full body while also building cardio endurance. This is a great way to mix up your cardio routine so you’re not always on the treadmill. The rowing machine also helps you work on your stability.

TrainAway can help find gyms nearby, and these seven exercises make it much simpler to organize your workout before you get to the gym so you can save time when you’re there. With TrainAway it’s easy to find gyms close to you, check out their opening hours, facilities, reviews, and more, and get a day pass. Using the app you can also search and filter by machines and equipment available.

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