A Guide To Exercise Equipment And Gear

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We are all so much busier now than ever before and we are all trying to find a way to squeeze in a work out at the gym. However, for some of us, no matter how hard we try we just cannot find the time so more and more of us are looking at buying gym equipment for our homes to enable us to work out in the privacy of our own homes.

A Guide To Exercise Equipment And Gear

Exercising at home has many advantages and for a lot of people will help solve the problem of not having the time to go to the gym for a work out, but with such a wide choice of exercise equipment available, especially on line how do you know what you actually need and what is right for you?

There are a wide range of cardio machines available that you can purchase for use at home, which will ensure you get as good a cardio workout as you would of you were at the gym.

So, where to begin? Obviously your first step is looking at your budget, how much is available for you to spend? Ideally you want to spend as much as your budget will allow, this is one circumstance where the more you spend the better the equipment. You could buy a cheaper piece of machinery but it may not last as long as the most expensive one so you have to decide, do you buy a cheaper model or wait a little bit longer until your budget allows a better piece of equipment.

A treadmill is an item of machinery we are all use to seeing at the gym and the majority of us use on a regular basis when we work out, however they are not cheap so if you are thinking about investing in one make sure you take these few things into consideration first. How much room do you have, treadmills come with specific belt lengths so will you have the room for one or are you going to need one that folds away? Will you want the option for different running and walking programs? The ability to increase/decrease the incline you are using? All of these features will have an effect on the cost of the machine you chose, also ensure you look at a number of different retailers and if you can try out the machine before you buy it.

Another option is go for a bike, riding a bike is something the majority of us know how to do and enjoy it, buying a bike for your home is something a lot of people have considered doing and it is probably the most popular piece of home gym equipment. It gives you a good cardio workout from the comfort of your own home and is probably one of the cheaper pieces of home equipment you can buy.

If you are looking to incorporate lifting weights into your routine and you are after more than just a cardio work out then you could opt for a "multi gym" this is a workstation that has been designed with home use in mind, they are compact units designed to fit into your spare room or the garage and will allow you to undertake numerous exercises and also lift weights from this one compact unit.

Whatever machinery you decide to buy, make sure you read the instruction manual from cover to cover before you start using it and make sure you are wearing the correct clothing and footwear.


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author avatar Melissa Dawn
30th Jun 2010 (#)

Good advice

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author avatar dak
16th Sep 2010 (#)

Thanks for the great information you provided,

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