Gym guide Ideas

Gym guide Ideas

1 . What is gym

Gym is slang for gymnasium and gymnastic services such as in schools and colleges and is attributed to compounds such as gym shoes. Gymnasia are open air and covered locations for gymnastics and athletics. Gymnasia apparatus such as bar bells, parallel bars, jumping board, running path, tennis balls, cricket field, fencing gallery, and so forth are used as exercises. In safe weather, outdoor locations are the most conductive to health. Gyms were popular in ancient Greece. Their curricula included Gymnastica militraria or self defense, gymnastica medica, or physical therapy to help the sick and injured, and gymnastica athletica for physical fitness and sports, from boxing to dance. The gyms had halls and colonnades with statues and pictures.

2 . Dumbbells

You are probably familiar with this weightlifting room staple, but dumbbells are very versatile and great for isolation exercises. If you are looking to build strength in specific muscles or muscle groups, dumbbells are your best choice.

3 . Weight plates

These were originally designed to be put on the ends of barbells covered below. However, weight plates are also great for making bodyweight exercises more difficult. For example placing a plate on your back while holding a plank position, or holding a plate overhead during lunges.

4 . Barbells

There are a few variations of barbells, and you should choose wisely depending on your goals.

5 . Olympic barbell

An Olympic barbell is 7 feet long and 45 pounds. It can hold up to 800 pounds of weight. This barbell is the choice for Olympic Lifts. Check out this Olympic Lifting Starter Plan for how to video tutorials on barbell lifts.

6 . Fixed weight barbell

These are barbells shorter in length, and of a fixed weight. Theoretically, you can use them exactly the same as non fixed weight barbells. However, it is less common to use fixed weight barbells for Olympic lifts.

7 . Ez curl bar

This is the funny, wiggly shaped bar at the gym. Like the name implies, it is designed specifically for curling exercises mostly biceps. The funny shape actually allows for a more natural hand grip when curling, and some say they can curl more weight with an EZ Curl bar than with a straight barbell. Ez Curls come as bar only, and as fixed weight.

8 . Barbell collar clips

If you are going to add plates to your barbell, you must use barbell clips to hold them in place, otherwise they will fall of the ends once you start moving the barbell around.

9 . Benches

These will probably be scattered throughout the free weights section and have a plethora of uses. There are flat benches, incline benches, and decline benches. Olympic style benches mean that there is a barbell rack attached to the bench.

10 . Flat bench

These benches are the most versatile, and can be used to support you in a huge variety of exercises.To give you a few ideas, flat benches can be used for Bulgarian split squats, bench triceps dips, decline push ups, chest presses, dumbbell rows, and more.