Good choice if you’ll use it

A multi exercise machine is like a home gym, in that you can do a variety of exercises, but with a few differences. In fact, terms like multi-gym and home gym are often used interchangeably to describe both, so it can be hard to tell which is which.

The multi exercise machines I’m talking about generally offer fewer total exercises than a home gym and many don’t even bother to add a resistance method. But far from this making them the obvious last choice, it can actually make them more powerful. Many multi machines allow the user to perform a number of strengthening bodyweight exercises and some even serve as a spotter during barbell lifts and squats.

Multi exercise machine examples