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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.
Depending on the training aims, you can choose between springs or elastic ropes as the key components influencing the swinging and bouncing qualities of a trampoline.
Additionally,the bouncing mat and the frame construction also influence the swinging qualities. Trampolines with steel springs are suited for dynamic exercises or jumping. Trampolines with elastic ropes are the right choice for slow, gentle and comfortable swinging or for rehabilitiation of ankle, knee or hip joints.
The stability of a trampoline depends on sturdy legs or foldable legs, a strong frame construction as well as the suspension of the bouncing mat on the frame. A sturdy trampoline is durable as well stable even when used with a higher weight load.
Well-equipped ab machines provide a higher functionality increasing the exercising variety. While equipment features like integrated lifting handles or folding mechanisms improve the handling, comfortable upholsteries facilitate the training.
This feature considers the adjustment options of single units to the user and the general ergonomics of the ab machine. An ergonomic construction with correct joint angles prevents physiological false postures.
This evaluation criterion mainly focuses on the quality of accomplishment (due to friction resistances, storages, etc.). A constant course of motion is very important for abs training. Such a movement is joint-gentle. The training effect is improved thanks to an increased muscle activity.