Getting in Shape with Used Treadmills and Olympic Weight Lifting Equipment

April 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Weight Lifting

Article by Shawn Manaher

Getting ready to get in shape? A used treadmill and olympic weight lifting equipment, used in the right combination, can help you achieve your goals. As with any exercise program, check with your doctor first to make sure you are healthy enough to begin your plan.

Used treadmills can save money, sometimes as much as 200.00- 300.00 dollars, and these days who does not need to do that? Buying used gym equipment can be especially difficult for first time buyers who do not know what they are looking for. On-line is a good place to start, as it will let you see what is out there, compare prices and models, all without dealing with a salesman looking to make his commission for the day.

Keep in mind what you want in your used treadmill, and do not be pushed into something you do not want or need. If you are just starting out in your exercise journey a high-end, high-powered machine may be more than you can use. If this happens you may just get so frustrated that you give up before you even get started.

While buying on line may be easier than going into a store, it is also harder to see the actual condition of the equipment you are looking to buy. With used treadmills you want to not only see, but try out the treadmill before you commit to buying it. If you decide to purchase online, be sure you remember the cost of shipping. What seemed like a good deal may not be if you have to add 100.00 or more in shipping to the cost of your used treadmill. Also, find out the details about the warranty, with used machines they can vary, if one is even offered at all.

A second approach to getting in shape is the use of olympic weight lifting equipment. Before deciding on what equipment to buy, one should get help in deciding what weight limit to start with. If one has never done olympic style weight lifting before, then starting with too high a weight on the bar could wind you up in the hospital instead of in good shape. One of the best ways to find this out would be to take advantage of a weeks ( or whatever amount is offered) free membership in a local gym and have one of the instructors there help you find your starting point. Once you have found that, and perhaps the brand of equipment your want, then you can start looking for your own personal set of weights.

A combination of both types of equipment would provide the best over-all workout, and allow you to have a varied routine so you do not get bored before you reach your goal. Have fun and enjoy!

The author has spent a lot of time learning about used treadmills and other related topics. Read more about olympic weight lifting equipment

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