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The equipment of a weight bench consists of the construction (i.e., flat bench, incline bench), the quality of upholstery as well as extras like biceps curlpult, transport wheels or lifting handles . Furthermore, some weight benches are equiped with extended training units like integrated or free weight racks incl. dumbbell/barbell sets. The training comfort of well-equiped weight benches is very high.
This criterion considers the options of adaption of single units to the exercising person. The quality of adjusting mechanisms is also taken into consideration for evaluating. The adjustability contributes to a higher variability while exercising. Correct joint angles optimize the course of motion and prevent false postures.
A great variety of exercises is achieved by the number of exercising possibilities for different parts of the body. Adjustable weight benches with extended training units achieve optimum values.
A sturdy construction with high frame thickness provide stability for the weight bench. In addition, own weight, set-up area, and general workmanship are considered. A sturdy weight bench is not just durable - it is also stable for intensive use and has a higher weight loadability.
The resistance system is a core feature of rowers. Depending on the chosen system, the rowing motion can be regular and even or similar to rowing in nature , where the resistance varies depending on the pulling force.
Accessories such as a training computer with training programmes, a heart rate meter, a USB/PC port as well as transport wheels make for a more comfortable and effective training and contribute to positive ratings
The interaction of resistance system, running rails, seat castors, pulling rope and frame construction is extremely important for the motion sequence. A rowing machine with a smooth motion sequence provides extra joint-friendly training and increases muscle activity.
High stability depends on the construction of the frame, its weight and the floor space of the machine.
The more stable the rower, the higher the max. user weight and the more durable the machine.
Rowing machines with good stability stand more safely during intensive training with vigorous strokes.