Because a woman’s physique is very different to a man’s, a lot of them drift away from free weights and barbells at the gym. Lifting heavy weights as a woman is seen as unfavourable, but there are many other women-friendly machines that you can experiment to find which ones you’re going to stick to.
Here are nine user-friendly gym machines to set yourself up for a great workout plan and lifestyle at the ladies only gym:
Unlike road cycling which can be a bad air pollutant, riding the stationary bike is an excellent choice to sweat calories and get through a breathlessly intense cardio workout. Known as a mood booster, it will also target your heart, lungs, and upper body muscles and the glutes.
If you want to tackle a common problem like hunching forward while sitting at your laptop, choose a rowing machine to fight through your back aches, your shoulders and the pulling muscles in your arms. It also falls under a great cardiovascular workout choice ready to boost your immune system reducing the risk of cholesterol, heart disease, obesity and high blood pressure as well.
Similar to a push-up, the chest press machine will primarily target your pectoral (chest) muscles, triceps and biceps if you’re looking to enhance and strengthen your upper body for balance and stability.
The seat is adjustable and helps you keep a straight spine with more control throughout the session.
The glute area is the strongest group of muscles in the body. However, many women are stuck with endless hours sitting through desk jobs that will lead to poor posture and halt glute development. Working on a glute machine can not only relieve you from the chronic back pain but also accentuate your curves because the exercise is done standing with the leg working on lifting weight from the back. Some machines also make the user lie down on their abdomen with their foot on a platform lifting in rhythmic motions on at a time.
If you’re not the type to be seen running outdoors, with a versatile machine like the treadmill in your home, can do wonders. Spending half an hour while adjusting its speed, pace and interval, is a great alternative to bettering your body shape and helps you develop all the muscles in the legs, hips, hamstrings and shapeless stubborn fat seen around these areas.