So here’s the answer, a double pulley machine or as they are called these days a multi gym, as I’m old school we’ll refer to them as double pulley machines throughout this article, I#m really getting old dude!!!!
Before you stop reading, let me recommend what I think is the best double pulley machine on the market in the UAE and Middle East in terms of functionality, variability, durability and price.
I will detail my specific top 3 recommendations here soon but let’s talk about why a double pulley machine is the best one piece of gym equipment you could ever buy if you want to stack on muscle and get ripped.
Let’s look at what you can do on a double pulley machine to a very high standard:
- Shoulders, both mid, rear and front are effectively targeted.
- Recutus abdominus (six pack)
So there is quads and calves left, not bad I would say! The only issue is they don’t come cheap, well they do but the cheap ones also fall apart so what’s the point? If you have space for your own gym or your reading this article because you actually have a commercial gym then you are going to need something that works and is a joy to use, why waste your time, effort and muscle pump on anything less.
It’s really not worth the hassle trying to find a cheap one, I am the founder of Gym Equipment Dubai and I have worked in the front line of health and fitness and been in gyms practically daily for over 19 years, I think that counts for something
Let me go over what else you would need with your double pulley machine to create the perfect gym. Ok, there is lots you could get but if you were on a budget and that’s the end of the story then I would suggest you purchase an Olympic bar and a stand for it and some weight plates as well.
So then you can do a manner of exercises apart from the stuff you can do on the pulley machine and you’re really set for serious growth. PLEASE don’t forget your diet or fail to realise it’s the cornerstone of gaining mass, I’ll say it again because it bears repeating, remember your diet, great quality food, it’s vital to eat every 2 to 3 hours, never leaving it longer than 4 hours between meals and getting at least 1 to 1.5 grams of protein for every pound of body weight. There is lots more to nutrition and training I could go into but I won’t right now, for more info you can visit www.dubai-personal-training.com and www.corporatewellnessdubai.com for some great articles on training and health as being healthy is the foundation for homeostasis (balance) and therefore being in an anabolic (muscle building) sate.
So, ‘I digest’, as Ali G would say, back to the double pulley review.
This is a list based on my exhaustive study, experience and testing in gyms over 19 years in this industry:
It gives me some unique insight, I can see when a machine is broken and which brand it is, I can see how often their cables need replacing, I know what their repair and guarantee policy is, I know how hardwearing they are . I know from my use and my Clients from gyms all around the world which attachment gets the right activation of the muscle and which falls short. Needless to say, I am the expert who is best placed in Dubai and the UAE and the Middle East for that matter to advise you how to spend your hard earned money.