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What’s the number one tip for buying home gym equipment?

If there’s one piece of advice home gym experts unanimously agree on, it’s this: Try before you buy.

Highly-rated equipment is perfect for any home gym, right?

Not always. Top ratings don’t always mean a given piece of equipment is perfect for everyone. Some exercise machines are praised because they pose a worthy challenge to advanced athletes.

Is starting a home gym expensive?

A home gym doesn’t have to be pricey to be effective. You can start working on goals like building muscle, burning fat, and increasing your endurance with a jump rope, doorway pull-up bar, and resistance bands.

Should I add specialty equipment to my home gym?

Many experts would quickly say “NO.” Specialty products could be anything from gimmicky “as seen on TV” products to high-quality attachments that have one specific purpose.

What’s the biggest home gym-building mistake?

Many home gym experts will give you the same answer: Running out to buy everything at once. They believe it because it’s a mistake many of them have made themselves.

If I want to start my home gym with one piece of equipment, what should it be?

Experts advise that you consider starting with the item most central to your workout. For example, if you’re big into strength training, you should look at a quality rack.

Does lactic acid cause muscle soreness?

“This is something you hear in the gym a lot,” says Dr. Jose Antonio, CEO of International Sports Nutrition and researcher at Florida’s Southeastern University.

Are sports drinks the best way to rehydrate?

“I would not say that most commercial sports drinks are the most efficient way of rehydrating following a workout,” says Sean Kuechenmeister, Certified Athletic Trainer at the New York Sports Science Lab

Is the Bowflex Max Trainer an elliptical or a stepper?

The answer is neither … and both … and MORE! The Max Trainer was designed as a hybrid of both machines – with moving handles for great upper-body exercise, as well.

Do women get bulky when they lift weights?

The idea that lifting weights will make women bulky like men is heavy on mythology but light on logic. Dr. Jose Antonio, CEO and Co-Founder of International Sports Nutrition says college-aged men even have trouble bulking up.