When you go to the gym, you might think that all weight machines are created equal. After all, they all help you lift weight and build up muscles. However, different types of machines will give you a different workout. Depending on your history and level of fitness, you may want to switch up the type of weight machine you are using in order to reduce the risk of injury or increase your strength abilities.
Commonly called a "Nautilus" machine, a stacked weight machine is the most common type of machine used in home gyms. The machine consists of a series of weight sets attached to bars or push/pull devices through a system of levers, cables or both. Stack machines are a good home gym option because they are relatively safe, easy to use and easy to maintain. As long as you regularly inspect your cables and levers, you shouldn?t have any problems with the machine. The stacked weights are adjustable by removing and replacing pins or levers in order to set the correct weight for your particular lift. Most stack weight machines have at least one bench bar and one pull down bar, and some have other devices for leg presses and lower body work as well.