The New Year calls for new beginnings! If you’re just starting out on your fitness journey, you’ll probably want to learn the basics around your gym. Machine-based workouts can help provide a safe introduction to your new workout routine and definitely make you break a sweat.
This means finding out how to use those sometimes crazy looking machines and which are the best to use if you’re a newbie. Here are our picks:
Elliptical – Popular among many fitness lovers, this machine helps with a low impact full body warm up and cardio exercise.
Chest Press – If you’re trying to strengthen your chest, shoulders and triceps this machine will do so with pushing movements (push-ups, burpees, dips, etc.).
Lat Pulldown – With this machine you’ll be able to strengthen your back, shoulders and biceps by doing pulling and lifting movements (pull-ups, lifting up children, monkey bars, etc).
Seated Leg Press – And for your legs, the seated leg press with help power up your leg muscle: quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes for lifting, running, jumping and stairs. It will also help tone your glutes and thighs.