The Smith machines are perhaps one of the most recognisable machines with the old "Smith and production" logo on them. They are very popular amongst serious fitness buffs and have been around since the 1920s, long before the wide spread use of the treadmills that are now available. Smith has always been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to fitness equipment and is now making some major moves into the realm of multi gym equipment. The new Star Trac bike and treadmill are two examples of these innovative moves. There are several other models available, each with its own particular feature that sets it apart from its competitors.
The Smith machine is primarily a strength training tool used for resistance training. It features a single barbell fixed in front of steel rollers that allow for either near-vertical or vertical movement of the weight. Some Smith machines also have an adjustable magnetic resistance, allowing users to vary the resistance level. The multi-gym machines often incorporate a bench as part of the equipment and can be adjusted to allow for various body types.
The Star Trac bike is among the most successful of all Smith machines and is still one of the most popular of the models sold today. The bike is adjusted by a single dial that allows the exerciser to adjust the speed and resistance of the bike. One can cycle as slowly as they want or as quickly as they desire, depending upon how tired they are and the level of exercise they wish to achieve. Smith makes a number of variations on this theme, including electric bikes and a water-motor bike.
Smith also offers many other cardio machines, both stationary and those designed for home use. These range from simple treadmills to elaborate models with televisions and other features. Many are geared towards professional athletes and professional personal trainers. One of the latest machines is the T1 treadmill, which has an astounding two hundred and fifty commands, allowing the user to do workouts like running, walking, jogging, climbing, jumping, swimming, and many more. There are many different models available from basic to high tech, and Smith makes them in all price ranges.
Smith also manufactures other equipment such as trampolines, inflatable jumpers and activity centers. Many of these are meant to enhance and support the workout routines of their customers. Jumping is one of the most popular exercises, as it works many muscles at once. They can be used on land or in the air and are ideal for users who do not have much space and who want to maximize the physical benefits of their workout. Smith has no doubt received many positive reviews for their products and services.
Smith has continually expanded and improved their equipment designs, providing better options for consumers. Smith machines are also much easier to move around and store than other brands. This means that even if your home gym does not currently have Smith machinery in it, you should definitely consider adding one. If nothing else, you will probably find that it is more convenient to have.