Home Gym Equipment
The Major Fitness Buyer's Guide - Choosing the Right Home Gym Equipment for You
Buy once, cry once? Whether you're new to fitness or upgrading your home gym, investing in equipment like a power rack, all-in-one trainer, or Smith machine is a significant decision. Here are Major Fitness, we're here to welcome you to the world of training and help you pick out a solid option! Considering a Smith machine, power rack, or an all-in-one solution? We've got you. Our mission is to empower both newcomers and seasoned fitness enthusiasts with innovative design, and premium materials, for simply better training, and a stronger tomorrow (that's our motto!). Before diving into a purchase, it's essential to understand the benefits and functionalities of each machine type to make an informed choice. In this blog, we'll walk you through the Major Fitness lineup, and advise on what gear you'd likely benefit from selecting for your setup. Beginner-friendly and Versatile: Use a Smith Machine for Isolation Starting out? Or looking for something that offers stability and isolation? Our Smith Machines are a great choice. Smith machines offer guided movements, providing stability and safety for your workouts. You'll find many users like to start (and often stay!) using these over a traditional bench or squat rack. One of the leading reasons for this is safety - the ability to quickly reset the bar back into position without risk of injury is a big plus for anyone starting out or even trialing a higher weight. Our Spirit B52 leads the pack here, but you'll find other offerings such as the Spirit B2, and SML07/01, here's a quick summary of how they differ: Spirit B52: Five-in-one? Oh yes! This is the ultimate solution for those seeking versatility, with a scalable solution that includes a power rack, Smith machine, cable pulley system, multi-grip pull-up bar, and a 360° landmine. Now that's value! Spirit B2: Compact yet robust, ideal for those with limited space but unwilling to compromise on workout variety. Solid and scalable is the name of the game here, with options to add a bench and plates and save even more. SML07: Offers a blend of functionality and ease of use, perfect for beginners looking to safely explore weightlifting. Similar to the B2, you have the option to add extensions to this set to unlock even more options! Free Weight Training Enthusiasts: Get a Power Rack For those who prefer free weight training or are seasoned athletes, power racks like the Raptor F22, Lightning F35, and PLM03 cater to your needs. The key difference between a Smith machine and power rack is the power rack being used for free-weight exercises - ideal for full-body motion exercises like squats, bench presses, and deadlifts without the support or isolation that the Smith machine offers. It caters to a more versatile workout regimen that employs using your full body - something that has been seen as fundamental by most veterans in the space. Major Fitness power racks are a high-performance blend of value and quality. Our best-selling Raptor F22 leads the pack here, but we'll summarize each: Raptor F22: The peak of versatility and performance. Easily extendable and scalable, you'll find sets that offer a bench, barbell, and plates in handy packages. It's easily extendable through our accessory range too. Lightning F35: Worried about space and size? Check out this one - an all-in-one that has a space-saving folding design, perfect for modern spaces. PLM03: A high-performance rack that doesn't break the bank, the PLM03 has been historically one of our most popular racks as it comes in at a very competitive price point! Can't decide? Here's how to choose the best home gym equipment. If you're investing in an upgraded (or new) home gym space, you'll want to consider a few things before buying home gym equipment. Here's Major Fitness' best tips: Space: Ensure the equipment fits comfortably in your intended area. It goes without saying, but measure first before committing to anything! You don't want to get burned on shipping costs and setup. Versatility: Look for models that support various attachments, expanding your exercise options. Think about what kind of exercises you're looking to work on, and go from there. Weight Capacity and Stability: Choose a model that supports more than your current lifting capabilities to accommodate future growth. Our power racks are normally a great option here, but Smith machines are an equally great choice, especially for those starting out. Adjustability: Adjustable features like safety bars and J-hooks cater to different exercises and user heights. Check out our accessory range to pick up anything you might be missing from your base rack, too! Build Quality: Opt for equipment made from high-quality steel for durability and safety. That's what Major Fitness is all about. Safety: Essential for those lifting heavy or alone, ensure the equipment has robust safety components. Typically for first-time lifters, a Smith machine is a great choice for this. Conclusion: Whether you lean towards the guided stability of a Smith Machine or the versatility of a Power Rack, Major Fitness has options to suit every fitness level and goal. By considering your workout preferences, space, and budget, you can select the equipment that not only fits your home gym but also propels you toward your fitness goals. Remember, the right equipment can transform your workout experience, fueling your motivation and driving results. Explore Major Fitness's range today and take a step closer to your ideal home gym setup.
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