Usually, many people think of body building equipment as weight machines. Although weight machines are some of the best ways to operate on specific groups of muscles, there is still plenty of other body building equipment you can use to help sculpt and work your muscle mass to their fullest potential.

Powertec L-SC Leverage Squat / Calf

The squat has always been the best lower body exercise around, but until the development of the Powertec L-SQ leverage squat machine, it's been difficult and a little dangerous. The leverage squat machine, by contrast, duplicates the precise pattern of the squat, but employs a lever arm rather than a bar. Thus, you receive the natural plate resistance of the free weight, but with the control and safety of a machine. The L-SQ also offers a footplate set at a comfortable angle, letting you take all the stress off the knees and lower back. And thanks to the start/stop handle, the exercise will always begin and end in the top position. Also ideal for working the calves, the L-SQ measures 48 by 60 by 60 inches (W x H x D), weighs 188 pounds, and carries the following warranties: lifetime on the frame, two years on component parts (such as bearings and spring pins), and one year on pads and grips. All plates are sold separately.

Body Solid GDIP59 Dip Station

Body Solid Dip Station. Build awesome shoulders, thicker delts, and killer triceps on our freestanding Dip Station. This upper body developer gets its stability from the wide and extended base that eliminates rocking. The 2"x3" heavy gauge steel uprights are perfectly angled for all size users. Oversize 1" bars with extra thick and slip proof rubber grips provide excellent comfort and allow multiple hand grip positions. Ideal for home and commercial use. Weight plates, bar and collars optional

Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym

The Bowflex PR1000 home gym is a great way to strengthen your muscles and add a bit of cardio training to the mix with over 30 strength exercises and a built-in rowing station. With up to 210 pounds of Power Rod resistance, this versatile machine helps work the abs, arms, chest, back, shoulders, and lower body. It includes triple-function hand grips for lat pull-down, a horizontal bench press, and four-inch upholstered roller cushions for leg extension and leg curl exercises. The rowing machine rail also folds when you're done with your workout

Ultimate Body Press Dip Stand

The Ultimate Body Press Dip Bar gives you an excellent strength training workout in the smallest of spaces and is a great value for your home gym--whether you're just starting out or putting the final touches on it. It supports up to 300 pounds, is suitable for users up to 6' 5" tall, and can be stored underneath your bed.

Body Solid Multi-Press Rack GPR370

Fitness professional, coaches, and personal trainers agree that a heavy-duty rack with easy-to-use adjustments and a barbell set go a long way in the world of strength training. Freeweight training is most effective when the user feels safe enough to use heavy weight and push the envelope.

Body Solid Series 7 Smith Machine

The Series 7 Smith Machine is set to a 7-degree reversed pitch. The Series 7 allows natural upper and lower body movements for maximum muscle interaction; a feature not found in the traditional Smith Machine.

Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym

The Bowflex PR3000 home gym is an excellent method to improve your muscle mass with well over 50 strength exercises and a built-in rowing station. With as many as 210 pounds of Power Rod resistance (might be increased to 310 pounds), this flexible machine helps work the abs, arms, chest, back, shoulders, and lower body. It provides a no-change cable pulley system, vertical bench press, triple-function hand grips for lat pull-down, and four-inch upholstered roller cushions for leg extension and leg curl exercises. The PR3000 utilizes Bowflex's patented Power Rods, which give resistance, or weight, that feels as effective as or far better than free weights--but without the inertia or risk of joint pain usually connected with free weights. You can hook one, two, three, four or all of your Power Rod units to the cable pulley system and go from as little as 5 pounds all the way up to 210 pounds of resistance. They're precisely manufactured from a high-tech composite material under the highest quality control measures, then sheathed and tested 4 separate times to ensure quality and durability. The Power Rod units are so strong, you can flex them repeatedly but you won't be able to wear them out.