Currently, I use the treadmill in the gym in our apartment. Now, we want to buy one for our home. We do not have any other fitness equipment at home. I do not have any joint problems, back problems etc
I’ve read reviews on the net but they seem to suggest that each one has benefits. I can’t make up my mind – i’d like to hear what worked for other people…
What would you recommend for daily fitness routine – rowing machine, elliptical trainer, or treadmil?
When I had that choice to make, I went for the treadmill!
However, I think it’s a very personal choice.
I wanted the treadmill for the times my husband is gone and I cannot run outside, which of course is much nicer than running indoors.
If I had no limitations to running outside, I might have gone for a rowing machine.
Elliptical trainer I have only tried once and ended up with a terrible backache, so they’re not for me.
aS A HABITUE OF AUCTIONS AND YARD SALES, Ive found that , besides the ubiquitous old 8 track tapes and cassettes, the most frequent home thingy sold by humans is “EXERCISE EQUIPMENT”. Ive seen rowing machines , treadmills, stairclimbers, really lethal looking Bowflex stuff.Ive concluded that, the only thing lacking in most peoples exercise regimen is a “stick-to-it-ivness”. All equipmen(t takes effort. Otherwise you will be spending hundreds and even thousands of dollars on a laundry drying apparatus.
Im in the backwoods of Maine where there are little towns with white steepled churches. Every weekend, some little burg holds a community yard sale and there are (always) piles of exercise equipment that can be had for ten cents on the dollar.
Check your resolve level before buying thiscrap. I began a weight loss and exercide program last year and intensified it this year.
It included the purchase of
1A pair of lightweight hiking shoes( a pair of Timberlines low sides for about 49 bucks on sale )
2making a walking stick
3getting a dog whistle and training my dogs to obey the guy blowing the whistle.
recently I bought a small back-pack after my hero ,Joe NAtion had so reccomended , ( it carries water, camera, Brunton, topo sheet, maybe a snack or three)(That cost 29.50 on sale at LL Bean. Ive lost over 28 pounds without intervention with any midieval racks, thumb wheels or (my favorite) a STAIR CLIMBER. (We have a three story house which has many sets of stairs already included. I put on sneakers in the winter and actually climb the stairs for 2 20 minute sessions a day.
The results have been astounding, Ive actually felt that I have relesed a grip on two bowling balls that I apparently had been carrying. So outside of the emergency hospital thing and my heart thing that happened a few months ago, I am one fit dude, all without the need to spend much money or hog up my neat old Federalist farm house with crap that only Fr Torquemada would find interesting.
I prefer the rower, but that’s just me. If you can afford some really quality of equipment, don’t get anything. It’s hard to continue a plan on poorly made or designed equipment.
Actually, I prefer a bicycle over all else. You get a breeze, unless you have a good tailwind (which never happens), and the scenery changes. You’ll probably meet more people riding a bike or walking than you will with a rower or treadmill.
If I had to buy one piece of equipment for home, it would definitely be the elliptical. But everything will get old soon if you only have one machine.
But I much prefer to go to the gym itself, luckily mine is around the corner.
as you can see, people do have different preferences (i myself don’t care for rowers one bit), so I do suggest you try it out. Best would be in a gym though, I would try it durinig a full workout…not just a few paces for a minute or two.