Used Fitness Equipment For Your New Home Gym: What Kind Of Results Can You Expect From The Investment?


Buying anything pre-owned or gently used can be a gamble; however, when it comes to fitness equipment, purchasing everything you need brand-new could cost a king's ransom. Besides the savings, used equipment for your home gym tends to be more sturdy than other items you'd pick up at a yard sale or other second-hand retailer. It's generally a safe bet, but what kind of results can you expect to see in yourself, physically, from such an investment?

Your New, Previously-Owned Treadmill

Treadmills can be large and heavy or compact and light-weight, meaning you should be able to find one suitably-sized for your home gym dimensions. They're also a hands-free workout, giving you the benefit of adding dumbbells to a walk or jog. Using a treadmill can help you gain a long list of benefits, making them one of the most popular items in any gym:

  • Improved circulation
  • Weight loss
  • Increased strength
  • Better joint health
  • Low-impact, self-moderated training
  • Lower blood pressure
  • More restful sleep

A Second-Hand Suspension Trainer

Your own bodyweight acts as the resistance with a suspension trainer, holding you up and in place as you exercise, providing intense benefits, including being able to work many different muscle groups at the same time. The trainer is a great way to improve balance and coordination, as well as agility, but it will be a tough routine at first, especially if your body is out of shape. Suspension trainers can easily be wound and folded up for easy storage in limited space, too.

The Recycled Resistance Bands

Bands that wrap around a certain area of your body, such as your thighs or ankles, need a lot of power to stretch, giving your muscles a mighty workout. They'll build mega-strength as they increase flexibility and mobility and they make setting and meeting goals easy, as you begin with a tolerable number of stretches and gradually increase the number as your body develops. They give you area-specific control, too, allowing you to chisel your limbs, upper and lower-body at your own pace and to your own extremes. Look for a lower strength or beginner band at first, to avoid injury and keep your motivation going.

Miscellaneous, Smaller Used Exercise Equipment

While dumbbells, jump ropes, and yoga gear may be smaller and relatively less expensive than the big exercise machines, they can still be found at the same places for sale, meaning you could also pick those up when shopping for your new home gym. They offer variety, which can help keep you interested in daily workouts, especially for those days when you're in a hurry or perhaps nursing an injury on one area of your body.

Dumbbells will add shape to your arms, whereas jump ropes improve cardio-health, burn plenty of calories, and work to reduce your incidents of injury. If you have any interest in yoga, you know that its benefits are plenty, from reducing stress and increasing agility to conditioning joints and strengthening muscles. Just inspect the smaller equipment thoroughly, the same way you would the bigger, more expensive merchandise. It's also important to clean and sanitize everything you bring home.

The results you see in the mirror and on the scale mostly depend on the exercise effort you put out, but having a home gym filled with practical equipment will give your entire routine a huge boost. Contact a used fitness equipment company for more information. 


5 October 2020

Talking About Learning To Love Exercise

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