Should You Buy A Treadmill - Tips Before Purchasing
is a question I have been asked on numerous occasions. Lots of people
wanting to lose weight (BODY FAT) consider buying a treadmill for
home exercise usage.
BUT... is it a wise investment?
Think about the overall usage and versatility of a treadmill? What
can you use it for? Not a lot to be honest. Walking and running
on a flat level or on a gradient... BUT not a lot else, especially
for those who have a load of weight to lose. Foe leaner more advanced
individuals you can get a little more creative and perform some
crawling type movements and hand walks... but other than that treadmills
are not a versatile training tool.
Not to forget that you will also pay for the better models. If
you get a cheap treadmill don't expect it to be that great, because
it won't be.
Treadmills are also going to take up a whole lot of space and storage
becomes an issue. Even if the treadmill folds, which generally only
the cheaper ones do, it's still going to take up a decent amount
Why are you thinking of buying a treadmill in the first place?
You can walk and run outdoors can't you? Plus it's better to walk
and run where you move over the ground as opposed to a treadmill
belt moving underneath you.
If you want to burn fat and get 'LEAN' you need to lean more towards
resistance training. Think of your muscles as the ignition to your
metabolism and fat loss.
Think about all the 'USEFUL', versatile training equipment you
could buy for less than the cost of a treadmill. Equipment that
will benefit you much, much more.
Go buy some dumbbells and or kettlebells, some resistance bands,
an adjustable bench (a quality one) and some medicine balls. You
could also look into purchasing TRX Suspension Trainer.
All these tools are way more versatile, not to mention fun... and
they will attack the muscle, revving up your metabolism and helping
you get leaner... FASTER!
They will also be easier to store and perfect for use with a training
Now don't get me wrong... I am not anti treadmills, but I am against
you wasting your money and time on the wrong investments. If you
have a gym membership then the gym will have all the treadmills
you need... and if you don't and you like to walk, do so outdoors.
If you want to buy some equipment for home exercise use I recommend
you purchase some of the items from the items I mentioned above.
I hope you found this tad bit of information informative and I
hope it will help you when making the decision about whether or
not you should invest in a treadmill or any other piece of home
Best of luck to you with your fat loss and physique development