Best Home Gyms 2013

T1-X-1PsmThe Best Smith Machine for 2013 is the Titan T1X/T3X. The HGR #1 reviewed smith machine for 2012 is new & improved for 2013 with a new modular design and retains its #1 ranking. The T1X and its upgrade T3X offer a vast range of quality exercises (over 200 total), but don’t worry about trying to remember them all, you get 3 large posters to help you do that. With 3 separate workstations, three users can exercise simultaneously on the T1X and 7 on the T3X. The Titan T1X & T3X also offer a counter-balance system which allows users to do exercises such as assisted pull ups and even lat pull downs with the smith. There is some changeover between exercises but most take only about 20-30 seconds with even the most elaborate, the rowing exercise, taking less than 60 seconds….READ ON

 

Best Multi-Stack Home Gym: The BodyCraft X4 Home Gym creates a smooth workout in a quality design. The X4 offers 4 independent stations, each with its own 200 pound weight stack. Occupying a 87 x 110 x 83 inch footprint it is a complete home gym in a compact space. The four stations include (1) an Adjustable Functional Training / Cable Arms High Pulley, (2) Adjustable Dual Cable Column, (3) Row / Press Arm Self Aligning Leg extension Mid pulley, and (4) a Leg Press With up to 400-Pounds Resistance. These 4 stations offer a complete variety to give you a different workout each week…READ ON

 

 

body solid g6b home gymBest Single Stack Home gym: The Body Solid G6B is a smooth operating and versatile machine with many quality features. The Body-Solid G6B was rated a Consumer Guide® Best Buy and is also our Top-Rated Single Stack Multi-Gym thanks to the patented bi-angular press arms, well designed pec station, and variety of add-on options. The leg developer provides consistent resistance throughout the full range of motion unlike most other gyms in this category. The Body Solid G6B has durable and ergonomic pads for a quality workout with the assurance of a silky smooth and friction free exercise on every rep with the SmoothGlide Bearing System. READ ON

 

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Best Resistance System Home Gym: The Bowflex Revolution is the latest in technology from Nautilus Inc. that uses a spiraflex technology rather than bent bars on the original Bowflex. The Spiraflex resistance technology is used on the International Space Station where gravity weights are, of course, of no use. Is it good for us gravity-based earthlings though? There’s some pros & cons and it depends on what each user is looking for. The weights look similar to traditional weight plates, but they are nothing alike. There are 10 lb resistance plates and up to 40 lb resistance plates that weigh only about 5 lbs in actual weight, but the resistance technology inside creates the amount of resistance based on the plate’s bands that tighten around a central pivot coil, creating resistance as an exercise is initiated… READ ON

 

BS PowerLIFT Leverage GymBest Leverage Gym: The Body Solid PowerLift Leverage Gym is the best of the leverage gyms as far as quality & value. The new freeweight Body Solid PowerLIFT Leverage Gym allows you to work out without compromise: durable & safe enough for maxing out, smooth during exercises, and offers a variety of leverage exercises & cable exercises for a full body workout. The PowerLIFT’s versatility and advanced safety features ensure a complete heavy-duty workout without the need for a spotter. Each station adjusts to fit your size for proper positioning, beneficial pre-stretch and full range of motion. Every repetition on this rock-solid training center feels just right. READ ON

 

Best Functional Trainer: TKO Functional Trainer 9050 – Simple, sleek, smooth, and durable are the reasons the TKO functional trainer ranks on top of the others. TKO doesn’t make a lot of strength training equipment, but they did this one right! The TKO Functional Trainer is a heavy-duty & smooth operating system with all the goodies you need for a complete functional trainer. There are multiple positions to perform pull ups with six molded grip handles to choose your preferred grip position. There is a dual roller mechanism or pulley housing that provides smooth performance and easy adjustment. With all of the included handles & accessories (listed below) you get increased functionality compared to most functional trainers and there are six accessory hooks conveniently located on the machine for storage…READ ON

 

Best Power Cage: Power Cage reviews coming soon…

 

T1-X-1PsmThe Best Free Weight Home Gym 2013 is the Titan T1X/T3X. The HGR #1 reviewed smith machine for 2012 is new & improved for 2013 with a new modular design and retains its #1 ranking. The T1X and its upgrade T3X offer a vast range of quality exercises (over 200 total), but don’t worry about trying to remember them all, you get 3 large posters to help you do that. With 3 separate workstations, three users can exercise simultaneously on the T1X and 7 on the T3X. The Titan T1X & T3X also offer a counter-balance system which allows users to do exercises such as assisted pull ups and even lat pull downs with the smith. There is some changeover between exercises but most take only about 20-30 seconds with even the most elaborate, the rowing exercise, taking less than 60 seconds….READ ON

 

 

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