Best Home Gyms 2014
And.. the winners are in!
Here are the best of the best when it comes to top rated home gyms. Of course, your workout goals, budget and available space will all factor into determining which home gym will best fit your needs, but if you’re looking for the cream of the crop, this is the ‘it’ list.
Best Overall Home Gym of 2014
If you’re looking for the king of the hill of home gyms, look no further than our 2014 ‘Best Overall Home Gym’ winner – the Titan X-Series gym. The HGR #1 smith machine for 2012 & 2013 retains its #1 ranking for 2014.
The Titan X-Series is a modular design ranging from a single station T2X ($3995 MSRP), to a 3-station T1X ($7995 MSRP), to a 7-station T3X multi-gym. Start with T2X single station and upgrade with multiple add-ons and/or upgrade to a 3-station or 7-station T3X anytime later. Seven users can workout simultaneously on the T3X. With three separate workstations, three users can do so on the T1X.
The Titan X-Series offers a vast range of quality exercises (over 200 total), a counter-balance system, cable exercises, free-weight, and machine type exercises. Don’t worry about trying to remember them all – you get 3 large posters to help you do that. 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 more.
Best Single Stack Home Gym for 2014
Best 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
Best Multi-Stack Home Gym for 2014
The Body-Solid G10B two-stackmulti-gym features Bi-Angular® Technology. The Bi-Angular Press Arm guides you through the optimal range of motion while applying resistance from two directions. The smooth, multi-directional resistance increases muscle interaction by 25%. Your exercises become more intense and your results more apparent. The adjustable Bi-Angular® Arms give the user several starting points for Chest Press, Shoulder Press and Incline Press. The G10B comes with the Perfect Pec™ Station. Equipped with swivel arms, adjustable range of motion, and designed for both unilateral and bilateral movements…Read More
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
Best Functional Trainer for 2014
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 Leverage Gym for 2014
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 Resistance System Home Gym for 2014
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
Best Home Gym on a Budget for 2014
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Best Compact Home Gym for 2014
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