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Home gym terms explained

Like all health and fitness equipment, multigyms use some terms you might not be familiar with. Here’s a list of the most common ones.

Bands flexible rods that create resistance when pulled. Used instead of weights on some machines
Lat bar handlebar at the top of a home gym, connected by a cable
Leg extension the roller-padded T shape at the foot end of a home gym
Pec deck the low grips at the side of a home gym
Press arms the large U shaped grips at the side of a home gym
Reps short for repetitions. One completed movement of a given exercise, e.g. "Leg curls and lat pulls, 10 reps each" means do 10 leg curls and 10 lat pulls.
Sets a number of completed reps of the same exercise, e.g. "Do 3 sets of 10 reps " means 30 reps with a break after each 10
Stack the pile of weights at the back of the machine
Station a possible position on the home gym (such as seated, lying, or standing). Many multigyms have more than one station
Weights the heavy blocks, usually metal, in the weight stack
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