Weight Machines | A Visual Guide to Gym Weight Machines

[ 4 ] June 15, 2008 |



What do all those different weight machines at the gym do? Learn to identify and use the most common weight machines.

Making sense of all of the fitness equipment available to you in the gym can be daunting, especially for beginners.  Use this illustrated, visual guide to identify the most common weight machines and equipment in the gym.

Weight Machines for Your Chest 

Chest Press Machine Image of Chest Press MachineImage of Chest Fly Rear Delt Machine

Chest Pec Deck/Chest Fly Machine

Lat-Pulldown-Machine_1.jpg




Lat Cable Pulldown Station

Image of Overhead Lat Pulldown MachineLat Pulldown Machine

Image of Seated Cable Row MachineSeated Cable Row Machine

Image of Seated Delt Row MachineSeated Row Machine

Image of Pull Up Chin Up Dip Station MachinePull Up/Chin Up/Dip Station

Image of Overhead Shoulder Press MachineWeight Machines for Your Shoulders

Overhead Shoulder Press Machine

Image of Cable Column Weight MachineCable Station (for performing Front and Lateral/Side Cable Shoulder Raises)

Image of Bicep Cable Curl MachineWeight Machines for Your Arms (Biceps)

Bicep Curl Machine

Image of Tricep Arm Extension Machine

Weight Machines for Your Arms (Triceps)

Tricep/Arm Extension Machine

Image of Tricep Pressdown MachineTricep Pressdown Machine

Image of Leg Press MachineWeight Machines for Your Legs

Leg Press Machine

Image of Smith MachineSmith Machine (For Smith Squats, Smith Lunges or Standing Calf Raises)

Image of Seated Calf Raise MachineSeated Calf Press Machine

Image of Donkey Calf Raise MachineDonkey Calf Raise Machine

Image of Standing Calf Raise Machine

Standing Calf Raise Machine

Plate Loaded Calf Raise MachinePlate Loaded Calf Raise Machine

Image of Hanging Leg Raise Chair MachineWeight Machines for Your Abs

Hanging Leg Raises (performed in leg raise station)

Image of 45 Degree Back Extension BenchMiscellaneous Weight Machines

45 Degree Back Extension Machine

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  1. David Alesso (2 comments) says:

    Where can someone get a Donkey Calf Raise Machine such as is on your web page: http://www.answerfitness.com/157/weight-machines-visual-guide-gym-weight-machines/ ? I have seen some that are 45 degree sleds (both plate loaded and selectorized) and a few that are similar to the one you have pictured (vertical position), but only selectorized – not plate loaded as on your web page. Who is the manufacturer of the one you have pictured?

  2. Tyciol (1 comments) says:

    Lat pulldown for chest too :)

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