Tips on Buying Exercise Equipment

So, you are thinking about buying some exercise equipment.  There are many factors that you need to keep in mind when making your purchases.  First off, how much money do you want to spend on equipment?  You have to ask yourself what your goals are, and what equipment you realistically need in order to accomplish your goals. If you are buying equipment to supplement your workouts with me, Scott White, I recommend you start off with a few pieces of versatile equipment that will give you multiple uses.  I recommend you begin with a physio ball and a variety of dumbbells.   Dumbbells and a physio ball will enable you to do numerous exercises that work a wide variety of muscle groups.  In addition to their versatility, I recommend these pieces of equipment because they are available to consumers at a reasonable price.  If you are looking to purchase equipment, these items are far more reasonably priced than commercial equipment machinery.   

Commercial exercise machinery is often very expensive, and limits the number of exercise types and muscle groups one can exercise. Although commercial machines are durable, well built pieces of exercise equipment, they often promote poor form when exercising, and can prevent the body from aligning itself properly when doing exercises.  In reality, you may think a commercial exercise machine is the better method for home training when in fact it could be doing you more harm than good.  You also need to ask yourself, does the commercial machine cater to your own height and weight proportions?  Does the machine move smoothly, without any jerking movements?  Also, does the machine come with any sort of warranty from the manufacturer?   

In deciding whether or not to purchase commercial or consumer exercise equipment, you need to ask yourself how committed you are to using the equipment.  Are you simply making a New Years Resolution that will possibly fail after a few weeks, or are you making a lifestyle commitment of change that will continue with you for the rest of your life.  If you’re planning on purchasing expensive equipment, you had better plan on using it for a while, and not letting it become a second “clothes dryer” in your spare bedroom or collecting dust in your garage while you continue to make payments on it. 

In addition to exercise equipment for pumping iron, you need to consider what type of cardio equipment you need to keep around in order to take care of your body’s cardiovascular needs.  Again, a commercial treadmill for example is usually the best overall for conditioning.  But, you need to ask yourself how committed are you, how much are you willing to spend, and do you have the space for the equipment. 

If you still have questions on what to buy for your home, get a free pass to a local gym.  Go and try out their equipment.  Use the treadmills, and stair-steppers and other cardio equipment.  Use their weight machines to see what you like and what works for you.  Collaborate with your personal trainer to determine what is the best equipment to meet your needs.  Scott White is the perfect trainer for all of your fitness and nutrition needs.  Scott will not only tailor your sessions with him for your needs, but he will recommend specifically what equipment you need in between sessions with him in order to better attain your goals.  If you follow these tips, you should be able to find what you are looking for in quality exercise equipment.

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