View Full Version : Anyone recommend a decent multigym?
Just built a new garage and want to chuck a multigym in as the missus can also use that easily then, already got weights bench and treadmill etc.
Seen this one : York G201 (http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3356225/c_1/1|category_root|Sports+and+leisure|14419152/c_2/3|15701400|Home+gym+equipment|14419293/c_3/4|cat_14419293|Multi+gyms|14419314.htm) which comes with 100kg of weight which should be enough for now (some come with 45-50kg which seems pointless), just need something half decent for weekends when I can't get to the gym in my workplace etc. Had seen a nice one in Costco but after measuring it probably would take up 1/2 the garage which I don't really want to do, the York one is nearly 1/2 the size which would leave me more room for other bits n bobs then as well...
Anyone got any idea's / recommendations?
Cheers for reading anyway :)
06-01-2011, 07:23 PM
Dude get yourself a decent selection of kettle bells and some gymnastic rings, coupled with the gear you have already it would be job done :D
I know but the missus likes multigyms and ease of use swapping between exercises is ideal for her and I don't mind them myself for concentrated exercise but will probably more be using free weights. Saw a kettlebell set in Costco tonight - think it was a 4kg 7kg and 9kg set for £40 I think? Was tempted but need to google prices on sets as well and besides never used them so not sure what weights I would need - got a few hundred to spunk on extra toys if we get the York or something similar priced as had set aside around £750 for the Costco one.
06-01-2011, 07:52 PM
Im not a big fan of multi gyms at all to be honest due the movement and weight restrictions. If your looking for workouts with kettle bells and barbells etc Id suggest having a look at the different CrossFit Wods and what you can do with what you have available.
these websites any many more affiliates sites post their work out of the day online so you can get some decent inspiration. Of course its updated on a daily basis so you can even follow them if you wish :D
I guess it all depends what you and ur misses want to achieve really dude
06-01-2011, 07:56 PM
As the other guys have said, multigyms kinda suck. An oly bar, some dumbell handels and some bands would be a better bet.
I agree but trying to get the missus to change the weights on the bar/dumbells and learn techniques is a job I can't be arsed with and a multigym will be a nice way of easing her in and its just a case of moving the stick between weights which will be ideal for her, plus if I am gonna to have to buy one I might as well get one with a decent amount of weight on so I can jump on it now and then but its not going to be my main workout tool.
Whats ya thoughts on cross trainers though - I actually enjoy using them in the gym a bit but the cheap ones you can buy at home seem shite and wobbly - like going from a lapdancer to a grannie.
06-01-2011, 08:15 PM
Dude I seriously feel your pain on this one.
Cross trainers are probably kinda pointless to be fair. If your looking for more cardio orientated style workout, it might be easier just to increase your intensity of the workout in general, give yourself time limits with no rest.
A good way is to set a small circuit of exercises with X reps in each "station", Set yourself a time limit like 15 mins and do as many rounds as possible in that time. You will be breathing out your arse by the time its finished and have a mile stone to beat next time u attach that workout.
A decent rower might be a good addition to your equipment dude, cant go wrong with a concept 2. That added to your workouts alone will give you good benefits.
07-01-2011, 08:57 AM
Listen to Razorstorm mate. You will grow out of the multigym in a few months and will be gutted that you spunked the cash on it. No disrespect but your missus will get bored after a couple weeks anyway. Its worth doing the research now and getting the right kit that will last. personally I would get an olympic bar and some weights with a bench, its so versatile.
Its not an option not to get one sadly, will keep the missus happy and if its there she probably will use it in fairness. Think a rowing machine might be in order for me though although not tried any of the cheaper ones, did miss a decent one in Costco a few months ago around £250 - in the shops was about £350+ if i remember.
Think gonna end up with the one I posted above - £300 with 100kg of weights seems decent from having looked at a fair few others. Will do the job, keep her happy and save me some coin for other toys. I already have a basic bench and bar with a shedload of weights that seem to accumulate over time so rowing machine I think it is, then maybe some kettle bells if any cash left over.
08-02-2011, 07:26 PM
hey man i have a multi gym, its called weider pro 3000, its in good nick and has minor damgage. And when i say minor i mean a dint in the back panal and a few scratches here and there, 90 quid? or offer me?? Pm me if intrested
09-02-2011, 08:20 AM
As others have said, Multigyms kinda suck dude, but i can understand why you need one if its for the mrs as well!
What about a Powertec leverage gym?? http://www.powertecfitness.com/
Thats what i have, offers a good balance between the 'reality' of free weights and the 'ease' of a multi
my mrs uses our one of those
just a thought...
09-02-2011, 12:07 PM
Before you join any gym i recomend you that you must go to a certified
personal trainer, who run the gym. because a trained personal trainer
guide you best.
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